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Links to various web sites that may be of interest.


NMRA   The National Model Railroad Association is the largest organization devoted to the development, promotion, and enjoyment of the hobby of model railroading. The NMRA British Region promotes North American modelling in the United Kingdom. 

Black Diamonds A North American Modelling Group, based in Kegworth, Leicestershire. LTRB are frequent visitors to their Meets, and especially to the National events they have organised. A fine bunch of people. 

NMRA UK Convention.  2018's Convention (Union Station) will once again be held in Derby. LTRB will be there, with a huge selection of North American books. 

Mech Models. "The new name in model railroading". Local to LTRB with a great selection of models, and a friendly bunch of guys. LTRB will attend their Americana weekend in June 2019


The Great Central Railway The UK's Only Main Line Heritage Railway. Based in Loughborough

The Midland Railway. Butterley to Swanick in Derbyshire

Peak Rail  Experience the thrill of steam and diesel on this preserved railway, operating between Rowsley and Matlock (Derbyshire) for a distance of 4 miles. 

Ecclesbourne Valley. Operates the line between Duffield and Wirksworth in Derbyshire mainly using heritage diesel railcars. 


RAIL UK "The Premier UK Rail Site"

DISUSED STATIONS. Closed railway Stations in the UK. Disappear into this site for a few hours....

HISTORICAL MODEL RAIL SOCIETY (HMRS) Publishers of quality books on various aspects of railways. Based at the Midland Railway Centre in Derbyshire. A massive fund of knowledge and a very nice bunch of people.

GLUE-IT.COM    Aimed at modellers, Clubs, Glossaries, Museums, Resources: all you need from one site.

THE UK MODEL SHOP DIRECTORY. All the model railway shops, clubs, events and suppliers on one site. Excellent, as its updated regularly.