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Links to Steam and Model Engineering related websites

The Steamplates website is not just somewhere to sell our products. Our aim is to bring you the best, most comprehensive Steam links page possible. Below is a good start, but if you have any you think should be on this page then please send them using the mail link below. Link swaps are also of great interest, so if you have a related site then let us know if you'd like to do a swap.

NOTE - Links are a problem for webmasters as people do not write and tell us when their websites move to another domain address, server or simply go offline. Also, the server hosting that particular site may go offline temporarily, making the link appear put of date. None of these issues are the fault of the linking site, nor its webmaster, so please resist any urge to write to me and tell me about a non-working link. I will review and expand the links at some point, but for now I'm having to concentrate on building the Steamplates website and developing the business itself.

Moving on, the links below are in the normal format, click the Underlined Blue Title to visit any site. If you want to bookmark any of these sites press 'Crtl' and 'D' at the same time whilst on the first (home) page, the site will then be added to your 'favourites' folder. Have fun!

Miniature Railway Magazine

A really good read, full of all the things that capture our interest. Rare and sometimes hitherto unseen pictures accompany well researched text.

At an astonishingly low price, this independantly produced magazine deserves a lot more support!

Click on the cover picture to the left to visit the Miniature Railway Magazine Website and order today!

At the time of writing a full set of back numbers can be bought at very low cost.

Narrow Gauge Links

Kerr Stuart 'Wren' by Geoffrey Horsman
Quarry Hunslet index
The Slate Quarries of Wales
The Great Little Trains of Wales
The Fairbourne and Barmouth Railway, Mid Wales
Narrow Gauge Heaven
Welsh Highland Railway
West Lancs light railway Dinorwic Hunslets 'Irish Mail'and 'Jonathan' live here, along with many other NG locos.
Narrow Gauge Railway Society
Industrial Narrow Gauge Covers Europe and UK
Industrial Railway Society More industrial fascination....
Leighton Buzzard Steam Railway Hunslet 'Alice' lives here, along with many other NG locos.
Bala Lake Railway Nice setting, good stock and very friendly people.
Brecon Mountain Railway
Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland (Caernarfon) Railway
Llanberis Lake Railway
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
Talyllyn Railway
Vale of Rheidol Railway
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway
Teifi Valley Railway
Lynton and Barnstaple Railway
Corris Railway
Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
Golden Valley Railway Golden Valley NG Railway, Ripley, Derbyshire
Amerton Railway Amerton NG Railway, Staffordshire
UK Heritage Railway map - Excellent
Groudle Glen 2ft gauge Railway. Isle of Man
Statfold Barn Railway
Hunslet Engine Company


7.25'' Gauge and other Miniature Railway Links

Peco Railway (Beer Heights)

The 7.25" Society website

Eastleigh Lakeside Railway
Miniature Railways of Britain
7 1/4" Echills Wood Railway Now moved to Kingsbury Water Park and set to be one of the UK's largest lines
Manukau Live Steamers 7.25" in Auckland, New Zealand
Live Stream in Keirunga More 7.25" in North Island of New Zealand
Hamilton Model Engineers Central North Island, New Zealand
George Henry Colin Mac Eke's excelllent website chronicles his design and construction of a 7.5" De Winton Locomotive
The Romulant..... Another superb website from Colin Mac Eke, this time telling the story of his construction of a 'Romulus' variant. Highly recommended!
Salfords Light Railway Interesting garden railway story. Huge 'Links' section.
Train Mountain Could be the world's longest 7.5" line at over 25 miles......
Weston Park Railway Large 7.25" track in the grounds of Weston Park, Shropshire/ Staffordshire

Superb description of 7.25" loco building in Helsinki, Finland

Great Cockcrow Railway 2 miles of 7.25" bliss in Surrey


Traction Engines and Steam Lorries

Model Steam Road Vehicle Society Ltd.
Traction Engine pages
Burrell Builder Ongoing build of a 4" scale Burrell Traction Engine
Steam Rallies Site showing many of the Steam Rallies due to be held


Useful tool and equipment sites

Homeworkshop Site

An excellent internet resource

The place to buy and sell Tools, Machines and Models, and it's FREE!


Standard Gauge Preserved Steam Railway sites

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway
Severn Valley Railway
Isle of Wight Steam Railway
UK Heritage Railway map - Excellent
Foxfield Railway, Staffordshire

Miscellaneous but interesting.......

Steam Boat Association of Great Britain
Model Gas Turbine Association
Sharpo's Miniature World Excellent site with many pictures
Uphill and Son

Kindred Spirit MAD about machinery etc.

Peppercorn A1 'Tornado'

Building a completely new A1 in Darlington

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