Links

These are links to the websites of allied manufacturers, societies and preservation organisations with whom Accucraft (UK) has an informal relationship:

  • Allied Manufacturers & Suppliers

    • Acme Engineering make a range of accessories for our locos and also offer 7/8ths scale quarry rolling stock
    • Atlantic Publishers The source of “Garden Rail” magazine and “Narrow Gauge World”, requisite reading for all those modelling outdoors.
    • Cliff Barker Manufacturer of Gauge 1 finescale track systems
    • D.J.B. Engineering D.J.B. manufacture coal-firing conversion kits, accessories and detail parts for Accucraft locos.
    • Fox Transfers Superb transfers for a wide variety of scales and regions, particularly useful for our Gauge 1 locos
    • Garden Railways Magazine An American publication devoted to U.S. garden railways, useful for those running Accucraft (US) stock.
    • I P Engineering Manufacturers of narrow gauge rolling stock including Isle of Man freight wagons
    • Jackson's Miniatures make an excellent range of garden railway buildings suitable for 16mm and G scales
    • John Lythgoe – name & number plates Maker of fully finished name, number and builders’ plates from Gauge 1 to 5″ gauge including bespoke plates for Accucraft locos
    • Lightline Lightline offer a comprehensive service for lining and finishing your 16mm or G scale locomotive. Choose from a wide range of liveries, either prototypical or ‘might have been’.
    • Loco-Boxes Manufacture storage/carrying cases for 16mm/G scale, Gauge 1 & other scales/gauges.
    • Pendle Valley Workshop The new owners of Lineside Delights, garden railway building kits. These kits are made from resin and are suited to outdoor and indoor use.
    • Simply 7/8ths Simply 7/8ths produces a range of etched nickel silver body kits to fit Accucraft chassis in both 16mm and 7/8ths scale as well as complementary rolling stock in 7/8ths scale.
    • Slaters Plastikard Slaters produce a range of rolling stock kits in 1:32, 1:19 and, now, 1:13.7 scales
    • Summerlands Chuffer The Summerlands Chuffer is a highly developed and precision engineered chuff pipe that can bring the real sound of a working steam loco to your 16mm and G Scale railway.
    • Swift Sixteen Suppliers of body kits for the Ragleth power unit as well as superb WW1 wagon kits to go with our WD locos.
    • Trennaren Models Makers of great garden railway accessories
  • Online forums

    • G Scale Central The place to be to find help on anything that relates to anything to do with G Scale railways or garden railways. A place for G Scale railway fans to chat, post pictures and find help with all things G Scale Railway related.
    • Garden Railway Forum A welcoming online international community of people who model railways in the garden, all scale and gauge combinations are welcome.
    • Isle of Man 15mm Group A forum for 1:20.3 scale modellers of IoM 3′ gauge railways.
    • Model Rail Forum A general model railway forum with a very good garden rail section.
    • My Large Scale Forum An American G Scale forum
    • Sidestreet Bannerworks Online Marc Horovitz’s resource for U.S. modellers, particularly useful for those people running Accucraft U.S. outline equipment.
    • The 7/8ths Scale Lounge This is a useful forum where 7/8ths Scale modellers hang out and exchange ideas
  • Preserved Railways & Preservation Societies

    • Penrhyn Quarry Railway the spiritual home of the Quarry Hunslet
    • The 'Lyd' Project A project to build a close replica of Lew, one of the 2-6-2Ts of the legendary Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in Devon. The first work was carried out in Cornwall, but the main building of the engine later moved to the FR’s Boston Lodge works.
    • The 762 Club – The 'Lyn' Project The 762 Club has been formed to construct, own and maintain a replacement Baldwin 2-4-2T – also named ‘Lyn’ of course – for operation on the renascent Lynton & Barnstaple Railway
    • The Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Home of NGG16 and NG15 classes as well as “Lyd”, the L & B 2-6-2T replica, these two unique narrow gauge railways have a fascinating past and an even more exciting future. Passengers can now travel from Caernarfon through to Blaenau Ffestiniog!
    • The Groudle Glen Railway Situated in a small picturesque valley, the Groudle Glen Railway & the Sea Lion Rocks Tea Rooms are owned & operated by volunteers.
    • The Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters' Association The Association supports the work of the Isle of Man Steam Railway and funds projects on that line.
    • The Leighton Buzzard Railway This little narrow gauge railway is based on the preserved remains of a once extensive system that served the sand and building industry in Bedfordshire. The line is home to the only active W.D. Baldwin 4-6-0T in the U.K.
    • The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Trust owns the railway and manages the project to rebuild it. With over 2000 members worldwide the Trust remains determined to reinstate the railway that was once (and will one day again become) the jewel in the crown
    • The Moseley Railway trust The Moseley Railway Trust exists to preserve, conserve and interpret locomotives, vehicles and other artefacts pertaining to the industrial narrow gauge railway.
    • The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway The Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway is the preserved southern half of the former Bowater’s Railway built to move the raw materials for paper making and also the finished products around the mill at Sittingbourne.
    • The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion, this 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway now provides a tourist service for all the family and a welcome change from the rush of every day life.
    • WHR Baldwin No. 590 The Baldwin 794 Restoration Fund is restoring a WD Baldwin to replace No. 590 which was scrapped in 1942
  • Societies

    • The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers A society for all those interested in the running of model narrow gauge trains of a suitable size and scale for use outdoors. The majority of members run on tracks of 32mm or 45mm gauge (Gauge 0 and Gauge 1) and many operate with live steam locomotives.
    • The Colonel Stephens Society The Society for enthusiasts of the light and narrow gauge railways of Colonel Holman Fred Stephens
    • The G Scale Society The G Scale Society was founded in 1987 and now has over 1200 members in the UK and overseas. It caters for all modellers working in G Scale and has a liberal approach, believing that enjoyment is just as important as rivet-counting.
    • The Gauge One Model Railway Association A society for devotees of 1:30 and 1:32 scale electric and live steam operation of 45mm (1 Gauge) track. The Association has well over 2200 members,the majority located in the U.K., but Europe, North America and Australia are well represented too.