Barry and Penarth Model Railway Club


Model Railways

Bristol Model Railway Exhibition (organised by the Association of Model Railway Clubs Wales and the West of England) held in the Thornbury Leisure Centre, May 1st – May 3rd 2015

The Gauge ‘O’ Guild Ltd.

The National Model Railway Association NMRA (of North America)

NMRA (British Region)

Separate page of links to sites for modellers of N.American Railroads

The Historical Model Railway Society – includes a list of UK model railway clubs

Model Electronic Railway Group (MERG)

Diesel and Electric Modellers United (DEMU), a society for the modeller of the post-modernisation plan era of theBritish railway system (No matter what gauge or scale you model!).

The N Gauge Society caters for the needs of all those interested in N gauge

EMGS (The Eighteen Millimetre Gauge Society) The society caters for both the traditional EM standard of 18.2mm and the P4 standard of 18.83mm

MOROP – European Union of Model Railroad and Railroad Friends –
sets European Standards for Railway Modelling ” NEM “(Normen Europäischer Modellbahnen)

MOBA – Modellbahnverband in Deutschland e.V. the German Model Railway Association – our hosts for Intermodellbau Dortmund April 2005

Bundesverband Deutscher Eisenbahn-Freunde The German Federation of friends of railways, our hosts in Stuttgart, 2002 and Sinnsheim, 2004.

Model-Eisenbahn-Club Stuttgart, who entertained us in their impressive club rooms on the Friday evening of the Stuttgart show.

Barnhill Model Railway Club A fellow member of the Wales & West

Burnham & District M.R.C. A fellow member of Wales & West, who hold several small shows in Somerset and sell a large range of commissioned private owner wagons.

Cardiff Model Engineering Society A fellow member of the Wales & West, who run the trains in Heath Park, as well as have an active model railway section

Nailsea & District Model Railway Club A fellow member of the Wales & West.

Newport Model Railway Society A fellow member of the Wales & West

Pontypridd Model Railway Club A fellow member of the Wales & West, who often exhibit at our Penarth Show.

Plymouth and District Model Railway Club A fellow member of the Wales & West

Westford Modellers Group A fellow member of the Wales & West

Somerset Railway Modellers Club our nearest neighbours due South across the Severn estuary.

Cardiff Model Railways Exhibition next show 17th – 18th October 2014, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, (Former Glantaff High School), Bridge Road, Llandaff North, Cardiff, CF14 2JL

Bristol & Somerset Group HRCA – 7th Vintage Hornby Train Show next show 31st October 2015, The King Alfred School, Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3EE

009 model of Lynton and Barnstaple Railway – an exquisite model of a make-believe extension of the L&B to Minehead. All kinds of details of layout are included – check out their method of making convincing oak trees. They also make reference to the traverser locking mechanism in our tips and techniques section.

Holt Model Railways, near Swansea. Extensive site with lots of pictures of new models.

Modellers Mate, Suplier of all Model Accessories including Scenics, Electrics,Tools, Metals, Plastics, Nuts & Bolts.

Bachmann Europe Online details of all Bachmann’s products.

Hornby Products details of all Hornby products

Dapol Model Railways the only company actually manufacturing in the U.K. They supply our limited edition P.O. wagons.

Wessex Wagons, based in the villiage of Crowcombe in Somerset, this firm commissions West Country P.O. wagons from Dapol.

Robbies Rolling Stock, based in Abergavenny, Robbie Burns specialises in transfers for P.O. wagons, including many from South Wales. Coal wagons available complete in OO gauge, wider selection of products for N-gauge.

Bromsgrove Models have a large range of DCC supplies from various manufacturers includingDigitrax, Lenz, Train Control Systems (TCS) and NCE both on mail order andat exhibitions.
Also includes a good listing of model railway clubs.

Kadee Couplings. American coupling system and much more.

Lord and Butler local model railway shop in the Old Wharehouse, next to the Pump House, Penarth Road, Cardiff Frank Warner’s new website for model railway transfers, especially modern image. Works closely with former BPMRC member Steve Jones, who has developed a set of Derby test vehicles using these transfers.

Woodland Scenics Woodland Scenics® is the world’s leading manufacturer in the model railroading scenery industry. (from N to G scale)

PECO – Homepage Peco products, including The Railway Modeller on-line

Model Railway Express Mag a web site with up-to-date news on commercial model railway products available in the U.K., plus daily discussion on all kinds of issues from readers.

UK Model Shops links to all kinds of model railway sites, including an excellent callendar of events

iRail – links to all kinds of railway sites

GWR Modelling Links and notes for modellers of the GWR

Shunting Puzzles on model Railways – an interesting site about building and operating small layouts particularly as shunting puzzles. Porthwain is an example of such a layout in the club’s collection.

Beginners Guide to Model Cars A web-page with links to several model car related web-sites. A useful starting point suggested to us by Kayla. A school project, where you can find some of the best free train games from simulations to fun, shoot-em up. You can be sure that all the features needed for a top train game are included.


Links to 12 inch to the foot railways, which individual B&PMRC members support:

UK Heritage Railways Comprehensive listing of all UK preserved railway sites

The Gwili Railway, near Carmarthen

Construction news on the Welsh Highland extension to Rhyd Dhu note a further change in web server (Sept.04).

Ffestiniog Railway North Wales , includes the official Welsh Highland Railway site.

Severn Valley Railway

The “Official Unofficial” Severn Valley Railway Website

An unofficial West Somerset Railway web site

The Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust, dedicated to all matters relating to the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway (SDJR) and its associated undertakings.

Gloucestershire Warkwickshire Railway

Llangollen Railway

Dean Forest Railway Society now open to Parkend

Bluebell Railway in Sussex.

Kent & East Sussex Railway

Downpatrick Railway Museum Northern Ireland


Other Railway related sites of interest to members

John Smith’s web site on the Crumlin Viaduct.

Nigel Bird Books, Railway Book Dealer from West Wales, often seen at exhibitions. Nigel helped us find information about the Crumlin Viaduct.

The Welsh Railways Research Circle (WRRC) aims to bring together researchers and modellers who are interested in all aspects of railways and tramways in Wales.

Street Jewellery Society Information on the history of enamelled advertising signs, including many photographs of actual signs

Southern E-mail Group’s Internet Site for everything you wanted to know about the Southern Railway and its constituent companies.

Closed Railway Stations in the UK

Mike’s Railhistory A look at railways in 1935, but also has links to over 2500 railway related sites (near the bottom of the home page)