Modelling resources by railway company

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Modelling resources by railway company

Postby Paul Willis » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:07 pm

Following my announcement of the 4mm modelling product list from the Great Eastern Railway Society, I've taken up the challenge to collate as much information as possible on similar resources.

Roughly two-thirds of pre-Nationalisation railway companies of note (i.e. not the Mumbles Railway and its ilk) have a dedicated line society with an online presence of varying degrees of professionalism. Out of that population, roughly half produce lists of relevant models, covering scales including 4mm. As befits its character, the Colonel Stephens railways have a unique approach :-)

The attached table includes all links I could find to the societies, and their lists of models. The file is an Excel (.xls) one. The line societies with modelling lists are:

    Colonel Stephens railways (various)
    Cumbrian Railways
    Glasgow and South Western Railway 
    Great Eastern Railway 
    Great North of Scotland Railway 
    Great Western Railway (broad gauge)
    Great Western Railway
    Highland Railway 
    Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway 
    London and North Western Railway 
    London, Brighton and South Coast Railway 
    London, Midland and Scottish Railway 
    Midland Railway 
    North British Railway 
    North Staffordshire Railway 
    South Eastern & Chatham Railway
    Southern Railway
    Welsh railways circle (various)
    Weston, Clevedon and Portishead Railway

I hope that this is of use to many people, and naturally I look forward to hearing of any additions or corrections.

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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby andrewnummelin » Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:21 am

Although the individual Welsh railway companies do not generally have dedicated societies, there is the Welsh Railways Research Circle. The Circle has produced data sheets on available models and there is some information on its web site
https://wrrc.org.uk/links_modeling.php - more information is available in the members’ area.

(I declare an interest as secretary of the Circle.)
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Postby Paul Willis » Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:25 pm

andrewnummelin wrote:Although the individual Welsh railway companies do not generally have dedicated societies, there is the Welsh Railways Research Circle. The Circle has produced data sheets on available models and there is some information on its web site
https://wrrc.org.uk/links_modeling.php - more information is available in the members’ area.

(I declare an interest as secretary of the Circle.)


Thanks Andrew. Spreadsheet duly updated, and post amended above.

The declaration of the conflict of interest is noted, but fortunately I'm doing this as a hobby, not for the day job ;-)

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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby Mario KESR » Sun Feb 07, 2021 4:29 pm

Thanks for the list Mr Willis.I like the way Colonel Stephens and his railways are top of the list.

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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby seanmcs » Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:57 am

Paul: Maybe add GWR Modelling?

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Postby Paul Willis » Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:25 am

seanmcs wrote:Paul: Maybe add GWR Modelling?

Best. Sean


Morning Sean,

In what way? I added the GWS as part of Didcot under the line Society. Do they/someone else maintain a list of models?

I'm afraid that I'm not expert in the arcane ways of things Green With Rivets. Although I must add the GWR(BG) as separate - that's a thought.

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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby kelly » Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:56 am

A useful resource, thanks for compiling.

Perhaps this list at srmeg.org.uk might be of use for it? it is a list covering multiple scales for all things Southern and constituents, though it hasn't been updated for a while.
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Postby billbedford » Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:41 am

Paul Willis wrote:
seanmcs wrote:Paul: Maybe add GWR Modelling?

Best. Sean


Morning Sean,

In what way? I added the GWS as part of Didcot under the line Society. Do they/someone else maintain a list of models?


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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby Paul Willis » Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:58 pm

Thank you Bill, Kelly.

Both links now added to the spreadsheet and the original post updated.

Much appreciated,
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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby seanmcs » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:50 am

I lost my computer for a while and thanks to Bill Bedford for posting the site I had in mind.

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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby David B » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:49 am

I would suggest this resource, rather than being available only on this Forum, were made available on the Society's main site. The 'Downloads' section would be the obvious place under a new sub-section 'Modelling Resources'. This would make it easier to find.

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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby Noel » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:04 am

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Postby David B » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:20 am


I can't see any link in the Members' section to any 'Notes' and it would also be an extra click to get there. Having followed your link (I wasn't aware this existed), the Notes section, its appearance does not really encourage one to explore.

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Postby billbedford » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:39 am

I suggest that this URL to the list" https://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/manufact ... /A/scale04

Unlike many of the line society websites, individual entries are updated around once a year.
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Postby grovenor-2685 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:11 pm

David B wrote:I can't see any link in the Members' section to any 'Notes' and it would also be an extra click to get there

The link to 'Notes' is in the top line of the forum header, between 'Digests' and 'Stores'. Just one click from here.
You will need a few clicks wherever it is as its not going to be on the front page directly.

having it in 'Notes' means that it can be kept up to date by any member or members. On the main website pages it would fall to the webmaster. Its good to share the workload so things are done by those most interested.
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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby David B » Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:28 pm

Thanks, Keith. I was looking on the main Society website as Noel had given the link for there. I never thought to look at the top of the Forum - it's not very obvious.

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Postby Rod Cameron » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:04 pm

From the March Committee report:

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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby Noel » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:23 pm

David B wrote:Thanks, Keith. I was looking on the main Society website as Noel had given the link for there.


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Postby David B » Mon Apr 05, 2021 5:57 pm

I had clearly not done enough clicking as this is what I saw when I opened the Members bit:
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There is nothing here to indicate the presence of the 'Notes' section.

To me, this is another example of the difficulty there is in finding some material on the Society's website. There is material, such as the Notes, whose presence is 'hidden' be it behind more clicks or not being clearly indicated.

I was in discussion with someone last year when we wanted to check something in the constitution. It took both of us a long time to find it.

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Postby Alastairr » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:29 pm

David - that's because you need to login to the 'Members Area" of the site to get to the Notes section. The link is not present until you login, as you have to do to access the other members only areas, Scalefour News archives, Stores etc.

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Postby grovenor-2685 » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:11 pm

Actually, from that page, which is to indicate to non-members that there is much more for members, you need to click on the link right at the bottom,
ie. "Continue to Members only Homepage"

For members, much better to set your bookmark to take you to the forum, New Posts' page from where everything is easy to access.
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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby David B » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:07 pm

Then why, on opening the 'Members Area' link from the main menu, are other aspects mentioned which are for the eyes of members only but not the Notes?

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Postby Winander » Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:05 pm

The benefits of placing information such as this on the wiki are, I believe numerous.

But the main reason is that it is simply more accessible, so here it is https://www.scalefour.org/members/notes/railway-companies-line-societies-and-modelling-resources
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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby Noel » Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:50 pm

Alexandra Docks station on the Liverpool Overhead not being a company, I assume this was an error for the Alexandra (N&SW) Docks and Railway and have corrected the entry. I am now more than ever convinced that I do not like the syntax of Notes, however useful a wiki may be.
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Re: Modelling resources by railway company

Postby grovenor-2685 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:01 pm

I suppose there is some reason why Wikis use their own syntax, however the link to Alexandra docks doesn't work, some problem with brackets ! :)
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