Below is a list of websites that we recommend you should explore:
Acton Miniature Railway – http://www.actonminiaturerailway.co.uk/
Built and operated by the London Transport Museum Friends, the AMR is a 7¼in gauge railway situated in the grounds of the Museum Depot at Acton. During depot open weekends, the railway provides rides with a variety of motive power and rolling stock.
Bedford MES – http://www.bedfordmes.co.uk/
Bedford MES is a group of like-minded people who are interested in engineering in miniature, from transport by road, rail, air and sea. The Society’s base is at Summerfields, which is located approximately half-way between Hitchin in Hertfordshire and Bedford.
Coate Water Miniature Railway – http://coatewaterrailway.wixsite.com/swindon
Open the first Saturday of the summer months, every Sunday and bank holiday weekends (weather permitting) from around 11am to 5pm (or dusk in the winter) the Coate Water Miniature Railway runs for just under a mile through a lovely wooded setting, with gradients of up to 1:57. During the summer school holidays we open on a Tuesday.
Didcot Railway Centre – http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/
The home of the Great Western Society.
Echills Wood Railway – http://www.ewr.org.uk/
The Echills Wood Railway is a 7 ¹⁄₄ in gauge railway located in Kingsbury Water Park, Warwickshire, England. The railway was founded in 1972, based in the Royal Agricultural Showground in Stoneleigh, Warkickshire, where it operated until 2005.
Great Cockrow Railway – http://www.cockcrow.co.uk/
The Great Cockcrow Railway is a 7 ¹⁄₄ in gauge miniature railway located at Lyne, near Chertsey, Surrey, UK. It is open on Sunday afternoons from May to October inclusive, plus Wednesday afternoons during August. Built as one of the first “mainline scale” 7.25″ gauge railway by John Samuel and moved to its current location by the late railway publisher Ian Allen.
Manchester Model Engineering Exhibition – http://www.mmex.co.uk/
The Manchester Model Engineering Exhibition is both a showcase for the best in model engineering in the north west and a forum where model engineers and public can meet to appreciate the expertise that exists in the region.
National Railway Museum – http://www.nrm.org.uk/
Charged with restoring and maintaining Britain’s national collection of locomotives – and models! A useful source of railway archive information.
Nottingham SMEE – http://nsmee.org.uk/
The Nottingham Society of Model and Experimental Engineers Ltd was founded in 1929 and is one of the longest established societies in the UK. From humble beginnings, its membership is now in excess of 235, whose interests span the many branches of model engineering as well as horology.
Phoenix Locos – http://www.phoenixlocos.com/
Phoenix is a small family-run business with access to a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry of battery powered miniature locomotives to cater for all tastes.
Seven and a Quarter Inch Gauge Society – http://sevenandaquarter.org/
The 7.25″ Gauge Society is the international organisation for people interested in 7.25″ and 7.5″ gauge miniature railways.
Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust – http://svrtrust.org.uk/
Formerly The SVR Rolling Stock Trust, the Charitable Trust was formed in May 2012 in recognition of the increasing demands of the railway and a need to broaden the scope of our activity. Originally caring exclusively for the railway’s vehicles, the remit was expanded to cover the 150 year old infrastructure, buildings and other developments.
Spinney Light Railway – http://www.spinneylightrailway.co.uk/
The Spinney is a passenger carrying miniature railway in the garden of a house in Surrey with steam trains travelling through 4 stations on a run of about 2000 feet. The railway is fully signalled with 4 signalboxes controlling some 17 points and 70 signals.
Statfold Barn Railway – http://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk/
The Statfold Barn Railway is a mixed gauge privately owned railway of 4 ft 8 ¹⁄₂ in standard gauge, 2 ft 6 in narrow gauge, and 2 ft narrow gauge near Tamworth, Staffordshire.