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The Royal Albert Bridge:

Twelveheads Press
Publish Railway and Transport books, mainly focused on Cornwall and the south west of England. Book list and special offers online.

The Great Western Railway:

The Broad Gauge Society
To most people the image of the Great Western Railway is one of Churchward 4-6-0’s and the ubiquitous pannier tank. However, for over half its 113 year existence, a totally different character of railway existed, Brunel’s magnificent 7’0¼” gauge. Home to over 600 locomotives – many of them unique to this gauge – from the early “freaks” to the Convertibles and “Rovers” of the 1890’s.

South Devon Railway
The South Devon Railway operates a Heritage Steam railway between Buckfastleigh and Totnes (Littehempston) in South Devon. This is a genuine ex GWR branchline preserved railway running alongside 7 Miles of the River Dart.

Great Western Study Group
Promoting and encouraging interest, research and modelling of the Great Western Railway.

The Great Western Archive
Locomotives of the Great Western Railway from 1902, with histories, images and sounds.
History of the Great Western Railway from 1832 to 1947.

West Country Railway Archives
Historical information about the railways of the UK West Country, including their signalling.

Torre Signal Box Group
A Great Western designed Signal Box located in Devon, where it has been restored to 1950’s condition.

Exminster Signal Box Project
The aim of our project is to dismantle, transport, re-build and restore the Exminster Signal Box, at Swindon’s ‘STEAM – Museum of the Great Western’, where it will be a working exhibit for visitors of the STEAM museum, and railway signalling enthusiasts.

Modelling the Great Western Railway:

GWR Modelling
GWR Modelling provides links and notes for modellers of the Great Western Railway. Features include notes on GWR liveries, listings of models and kits and extensive links to GWR-related websites.

Pendon Museum
Official site for Pendon Museum Indoor Model Village and Railways, Oxfordshire, England.

Clutton Station
A site about my P4 model of Clutton Station with pages on details I have not found elsewhere.

On this site you can find information about a model railway layout called Grindham. The site contains pictures of Grindham as well as scale model locomotives, rolling stock and road vehicles.

A description of my P4 model of the two Marlborough stations ca.1911. includes photo’s a brief history of the line and an occasional diary and photo’s taken during construction.

Much Meddling
A 4mm scale, 18.83mm guage finescale model railway based on a fictitious Great Western branch line station located in the Forest of Dean. This website is intended to showcase the layout and rolling stock and to document the various stages and techniques of construction.

A Cornwall between Falmouth and Mevagissey. It is assumed that the town grew up around it’s small harbour and fishing fleet, although there is also a twice weekly market where the livestock and agricultural produce of the surrounding area are bought and sold. At the period when my layout is portrayed, 1905, the town is just beginning to enjoy the growth in holiday traffic by the middle and upper classes.

Model Railway Manufacturers:

247 developments
247 Developments, producers of steam era nameplates and suppliers of model railway products.

51l manufacturers a wide range of products for British railway modellers in all 4mm scales (including OO, EM & 18.83 gauges). The range includes freight wagons, carriages and one locomotive and concentrates on rolling stock in the pre & post grouping eras.

ABS Models
Wide range of cast wagon kits and parts, including buses.

Alan Gibson Model Products
A vast range of high quality loco kits, components and fittings in 4mm & 7mm scales.

Bachmann Branchline
Home of well known manufacturer Bachmann, whose products include British Outline models. Also agents for Liliput HO and HOe, Bachmann American and Aristocraft G scale and Woodland Scenics trackside models

Bill Bedford Models
A catalogue of, mainly carriage, etchings available in all scales. Listed are many items not covered and not likely to be covered by other manufacturers.

Blacksmith Models
Specialises in providing high quality etched and white metal kits and castings for the serious modeller.

LNWR/LMS loco kits and parts. Trackwork components for points and point operation. GCR wagon kits and parts.

C&L Finescale
The U.K’s premier supplier of scale rail track building components.

Cambrian Models
Manufacturers of plastic wagon kits in 4mm (1:76) and components for 16mm Narrow Gauge (1:19).

Comet Models
British outline 4 mm scale model railway kits and components for you to build accurate models from the 1920’s to the 1960’s. Worldwide mail order, VAT free outside EEC. Overseas carriage and packing at cost.

Connoisseur Models
Connoiseur Models manufacture and sell etched brass model railway rolling stock kits in 7mm and 4mm scales. The range includes: coach kits; wagon kits; and locomotive component packs.

Cooper Craft and Mailcoach
Manufacturer of a range of plastic construction kits for model railway enthusiasts in a variety of scales.

Dart Castings incorporating Monty’s Model Railways
Manufactures of 4mm/ft scenic and lineside accessories in white metal and etched brass. The range includes horse drawn vehicles, people, animals, scenic and lineside details that bring your layout to life.

Evergreen Scale Models
Styrene Plastic

Exactoscale Limited
Exactoscale Limited, are UK based manufacturer of 4mm and 7mm finescale products for the railway modeller.

Falcon Brassworks
Falcon Brassworks was established over 20 years ago as “Jidenco”. The Company was acquired 3 years ago by Philip Rudd. Since we acquired Falcon Brass we have undertaken a programme of upgrading and improving a number of our present range of kits. Many have had new masters that have improved the quality of our castings and many new lost wax parts are now supplied with the kits. We are also modifying some of the etches to include additional detail such as Brake Rigging, Safety Chains and other details. Some kits will also have new and improved chassis.

Frogmore Confederacy
Coach sides contain sides, ends and end details. Where appropriate bolections are seperately etched and door droplights automatically align with the window openings. Door lock and grab handles are not included as they are available from other manufacturers.

Manufacturers of a vast range of high quality scenic materials at down to earth prices.
Haye Developments
GWR 4mm etched brass coach kits.

For all your Hornby needs! From product searches to online forums, stockist and distributor searches and competitions, you will find it all here ….. and more.

IKB Models
Etched brass Coach kits for ‘O’ Finescale or S7, 7mm scales and 4mm scale Loco kits for ‘OO’, EM and P4 gauges.

K&S Metal Engineering
K&S Engineering has been in business for over 50 years manufacturing the highest quality metal products.
Langley Models
Detailed accessories for any model railway, from figures, lorries, cats & dogs through to detailed Fairground rides. All in OO scale, we also have similar ranges in N and O scales.

London Road Models
London Road Models has been designing and manufacturing 4mm etched kits since 1990. Originally started to produce a range of five 50ft LNWR carriages for the P4 exhibition layout “London Road”, the kits now in production have expanded to include 50 locomotives, 49 carriages and 13 wagons. In addition, 12 tender and 6 chassis kits are available.

Martin Finney Locomotive Kits
Details of my range of sophisticated, highly detailed, yet straightforward to build, locomotive kits.
Masokits Masterbits
Etched 4mm parts for detailing fanatics…

Model Signal Engineering
The world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of British outline semaphore signalling parts for model railways. Site offers the current catalogue and detailed product information.

Parkside Dundas
Parkside Dundas produce an extensive range of rolling stock kits, mostly wagons from the post group period. The 4mm scale and 7mm scale ranges are listed here, some models are produced in 2mm and 3mm scales available through the specialist societies.

Phoenix Coaches
Many kits and components for the GW, LMS, LNER and BR modeller.

We are pleased to offer over 4,000 different Plastic Model Parts in scales ranging from 1:12 to 1:1800. Our range of Products covers every aspect of a model, from base materials to structures to landscaping to scale detailing.

Roxey Mouldings
In 1971 Mike Rawlings and Dave Hammersley saw a demonstration which held the key to producing kits that they each wanted, but nobody made. By May 1972 prototypes had appeared and Roxey Mouldings was launched.

Scale Link
2500+ items for Model-railway enthusiasts from Z' to1′ in etched brass & whitemetal including WW1 narrow-gauge.
Shire Scenes
Easily assembled etched brass scenic & lineside kits in etched brass for 4mm, 2mm, Z & HO plus replacement sides for Ratio GWR coaches.

Slater’s Plastikard
We specialise in fine scale model railway kits and accessories in a number of different scales.

Springside Models
Railway models, cars buildings figures lamps locos and loads more.

Woodland Scenics
Produces a wide variety of products for the creation of model scenery. While widely used to model railroading these products have a number of uses. Gaming, hobby details, model building, architectural models to name a few.


Pages 259 – 264 of “A Pictorial Record of Great Western Architecture” by Adrian Vaughan Pub OPC 1977 ISBN 0-902888-22-6 give several photographs, drawings and sectional diagrams of this bridge along with an account of its building.