Societies & Heritage

West Somerset Steam Railway Trust
LNER Coach Association
Scalefour Society  –   for 4mm finescale railway modelling
S Scale Model Railway Society  –   railway modelling in 1:64 scale
Bulleid Society  –   owner of West Country class loco 21C123 Blackmoor Vale, Adams B4 class loco 96 Normandy & coach 5768
Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers  –   helping modellers for 40 years, particularly for garden railways
Alsager Railway Association  –   Cheshire, the club helps to promote railway modelling, photography, preservation and research
009 Society  –   world’s largest society for small scale narrow gauge modelling
Clay Cross Model Railway Society  –   Charitable Trust showcasing East Midland railway heritage
Spetisbury Station Project  –   to preserve the former Somerset & Dorset station

Model Railway Clubs

Bingham MRC  –   near Nottingham, for design, building and operating model railways
Swindon MRC  –   building & operating model railways since 1953
Heywood Model Railway Group  –   modelling in N gauge and up to G scale
Dorking and District MRC  –   all things railways & modelling, particularly BR Southern region
Gainsborough MRC  –   features one of the largest O gauge layouts
Isle of Wight Model Railway Group  –   features N gauge, 3 large 00 gauges and a 009 layout
Shrewsbury Railway Modellers  –   established 1989, meets first Wednesday of the month
Andover MRC  –   for model railway enthusiasts and beginners in North West Hampshire
BAG 16mm  –   the Bedfordshire Area Group for 16mm narrow gauge modellers
Sudbury MRC  –   involved in railway layouts since 1980 with weekly meeting
BRMNA  –   British Railway Modellers of North America, founded in 1968
Chesterfield Railway Modellers –  small group of modellers featuring a range of gauges
Broadland MRC –  Norfolk based club modelling in many different scales
Elgin MRC –  formed in 1987, the club covers a variety of scales and gauges
Glenrothes MRC –  Meeting twice weekly, gauges include N, OO and O
Bury St. Edmunds MRC – meeting weekly, the club celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2024 with planned events
Nottingham MRS – founded in 1971, a leading club in the East Midlands, with extensive library


UK Rail Log  –   superb database of UK locomotive & multiple units. Also includes latest news and heritage events
Welsh Railways Research Circle  –   for researchers & modellers interested in all aspects of Welsh railways
GWR Modelling  –   comprehensive reference site on all aspects of GWR
Heritage Railways Map  –   comprehensive guide to British heritage railways
Martin Loader  –   railway photography spanning more than forty years
Steam Index  –   steam railway resource
Steam Train Photographs  –   steam railway and wildlife photography


Bambrick Studio  –   model railway scenic dioramas & landscape backscenes expert, author of ‘Creating a Backscene’
Heather Kay  –   commissioned models specialising in coaches and rolling stock
Lee Marsh  –   producer of fully researched museum quality, finescale 0 gauge model locomotives