More P4 Layouts

P4 New Street – Jim Smith-Wright’s excellent model of Birmingham’s iconic station in the 1980’s, built to P4 standards.

Birmingham Moor StreetBirmingham Moor Street was originally built as an entry to the 2007 DEMU Minories Challenge. Subsequently it was enlarged and entered for the Scalefour Society’s Diesel and Electric Layout Challenge, where it was awarded a Highly Commended certificate.

Callowland – Watford & District MRC’s first venture into P4 standards and is the culmination of a challenge to build a layout portraying the 1990s at Scaleforum, and return it in the millennium year as a working layout.

Ravenscroft Sidings – A fictitious layout set in the industrial heart of Teesside. Taking its inspiration from the heavy industries found in the area, the layout features a rail-served steel distribution terminal with overhead gantry crane.

Other Sites of Interest

Tim Horn – Laser cut precision scale replicas and layout accessories. Also offers a bespoke service.

Magazine Exchange – A very useful website selling back issues of magazines. I have used them and they’re very helpful too.

Action Rail UK – Railway Photographs, Videos & Information

Double Arrow – A website about the British Rail Corporate Identity from 1965–1994, If you need info its probably here!

Martin Loader – Railway photography of excellent quality, with helpful descriptions.

Peter Tandy – Another excellent site for photographic references. Mid 90’s to present day.

My Flickr Page – Photos of Mainly West Midlands railways in the 90’s.

Bring Back British Rail – A collective voice of disgruntled rail passengers and disheartened train employees, demanding a re-unified national rail network run for people not profit.

Realtime Trains – Rail information across the Great British rail network.

Andy Williams – Photographic site of Railways around the West Midlands.

Rail Around Birmingham – Historic information for the railways around Birmingham. Some interesting photos.

Societies & Clubs that I’m a member of

DEMU – The society for the D&E era modeller of all scales.

The Scalefour Society – The Scalefour Society caters for the needs of railway modellers working to the scale of 4mm to the foot (1:76.2)

Modellers United – A friendly forum for modellers that actually model stuff. New member applications are approved subject to meeting the criteria.

Wolverhampton MRC – A friendly membership of modellers that meet twice weekly. Famous layouts include, Charwelton, Moreton Hampstead and Stoke Summit.


Model Rail Forum – A useful forum with a healthy membership.

New Railway Modellers – Excellent source of advice for beginners.

Finescale Railway Modellers Workshop – A forum for helping each other to get the most from our hobby.

Model Railway Retailers

Modellers Mecca – Model Railway Retailer with Online Shop

Shawplan – A huge range of etched detailing products and nameplates. They also have a blog.

Colin Craig – Manufacturer of an excellent range of items for the finescale modeller, including track, FFA wagons, Wheels etc.

Brassmasters – A range of brass parts including; compensation units, axle spacing gauges, buffer height gauge, etc.

Road Transport Images – Manufacturer of some useful road vehicles not available in diecast form.

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