Suppliers and Other Interesting Sites

These links are provided for general information only.
Preston and District Model Railway Society has no control or influence over the contents of third party websites and as such accepts no liability for the contents of any linked third party website.

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Chiltern Model Railway Association.

Chiltern Model Railway Clubs Association


Scale and Gauge Societies and Associations . 

National 2½ Inch Gauge AssociationStandard gauge trains on 2 1/2 inch gauge trackTheG Scale SocietyThe Gauge1 Model Railway AssociationThe Gauge 0 GuildAssociation of Larger Scale Railway ModellersThe 7mm Narrow Gauge AssociationThe S Scale Model Railway SocietyThe Double O Gauge Association The British 1:87 Scale SocietyThe 009 SocietyThe N Gauge SocietyShop for all 50 Z scale manufacturers T gaugeTrain Collectors Society The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA), an organization of model railroaders, advances the worldwide scale model railroading community through education and standards as well as advocacy and fellowshipNational Model Railroad Association British sectionBritish railway modellers of North AmericaModel Railway society of IrelandTramway and Light Railway SocietyAustralian Model Railway Association IncorporatedBritish Railway Modellers of AustraliaSNCF SocietyGerman Railway Society


Finescale Groups and Societies

The Broad Gauge SocietyWorking to a scale of 1:43.5, 7mm to 1ft, using a true-to-scale standard gauge of 33mm, and a wheel profile which matches closely the real thing.Proto 48Proto 64 ModelerEM Gauge SocietyScalefour SocietyProto87The Three Millimeter Society2mm Scale Association


Model Railway Manufacturers.

Hornby - Built to lastBachmann - 00 British outline productsGraham Farish - N scale British outlineDapol - Innovation in N & 00Heljan - 0 and 00 British Diesel locos


Sources of Supplies, Modelling Information and Kit Producers.

THE UK Model Shop Directory - Model shops/suppliers/events/clubsRailServe - A leading provider of rail information servicesModel Shops UK - Model shops/suppliers/events/clubs Railway Models Info Transport Models - Preston's Model ShopDC Kits/D&E Videos - Probably the largest range of Railway and Transport programs in the UK & IrelandModelRRScenery - How-to model railroad scenery tips, travel, interesting layouts and videosMark's Models - Shop and on line resourceSecure online shoppingModel car and Railway Accessories for the enthusiastredutexFinely painted (and unpainted) model figures and scenic items in all sizes from G scale to TT.(English translation at the bottom of the page)Digital papers and a wide range of fabrics for use in any kind of inkjet or laser printer.


Downloadable Card building Kits

unique high quality downloadable model kitsDownloadable card building kits for model railway and scale modellers.model-buildings.org


Railway Modelling Magazines.

Railway Modeller - For Every British Railway EnthusiastBritish Railway Modeller - The Quality Model Railway MonthlyModel Rail - Every scale, every era, every four weeks!Continental Modeller - Railways from around the worldHornby Magazine - Britain's fastest growing model railway magazineSimply Trains - The Model Rail Site

Bringing you the news from the British model railway industryAdventures in outdoor model railroading Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling Review. Accurate information for fine model building

Leading model train magazine for the past 75 years From beginner to seasoned veteran Having fun with trains.Always free. Australia’s premier model railway magazine.internet magazine for all 4mm/ft railway modellers


Other Preston Area Groups and Societies with Railway Interest.

Preston 'O' Gauge GroupWest Lancs O Gauge GroupLeyland Society of Model EngineersFylde Society of Model Engineers


Local Groups of  Transport Interest.

Ribble Steam Railway - Preston's preserved Railway and Rail Museum on The DocklandsWest Lancs Light RailwayPoulton and Wyre Railway SocietyOrmskirk, Preston and Southport Travellers' AssociationCumbrian Railways AssociationRibble Vehicle Preservation Trust - Dedicated to the preservation, restoration and operation of Ribble Group busesBritish Commercial Vehicle Museum - Journey through time exploring almost 120 years of transportFylde Tramway SocietyLancashireTransport TrustEast Lancashire Railway


Sources of Information.

Historical Model Raiway SocietyStevenson Locomotive SocietyModel Electronics Railway GroupThe Central London Area Group of the Scalefour Society. Source of information on workshop practice, useful data, and Constructional Articles.iRail Railway Search EngineSteamTo - model railway search sitemodel trains for beginners Modelling resourceHistory of Diesel Locos - A closer look at the history of diesel locosB.B.C. Radio Lancashire. What's on locallyNew resource for railway modellers