Here a few links to some blogs and sites I find interesting.


Bickersgate – an 00 gauge layout set in Northumberland

Mark Branson – creator of Juniper Hill, one of my all-time favourite model railways

George Dent – one of Model Rail magazine’s modelling gurus

James Makin’s Workbench – modern image modelling at its finest, I always enjoy looking at James’ projects

Chris Nevard – ace photographer and model maker, as also seen in Model Rail

Oly Turner and Chris Matthews – 4mm finescale modelling 

Ouse Valley Modelling – 4mm modelling about Sussex railways

Phil’s Workbench – the workbench of BRM’s Phil Parker

Paxton Road – the model railways of James Hilton

Playing Trains – a multitude of narrow gauge scale models by Bob Hughes

West Halton Sidings – a 4mm layout currently in the planning stages by James Wells

Wood End and Beyond – the blog of renowned narrow gauge modeller Chris Ford

09 Modeller – the blog of Colin Peake, chronicling his many small layouts and dioramas


MRL Forums – a small but friendly forum where I’m a moderator – come and have a look.

RMWeb – I’m a infrequent poster but there is lots of inspiration on here.


Great Coles Wood Halt – a Chris Nevard commission that provided the impetus for Little Lawley.

Juniper Hill – by Mark Branson, a quite stunning micro

Roath Minor – class 37’s in a crate, something quite niche by Marc Smith

Terminus – all change! – Dave Carson’s charming tram-based micro

Wells Green TMD – great layout and an amazing range of well-modelled traction

Modelling Resources

ModelSigns4u – free signage for your model railway, designed by good friend, Jack Bowley

Railway Sites

Severn Valley Railway – one of the UK’s premier heritage lines in nearby Bridgnorth.

Telford Steam Railway – a local heritage line where I enjoy a ride behind Rocket. My under construction layout ‘Little Lawley’ is based on the line’s northern terminus