Real Railways

Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway

The preserved former Bowaters Paper Railway, which initiated my interest in industrial narrow gauge railways.

Seaton Tramway

A 2ft 9in gauge, half scale tramway on the Devon coast. Riding in the miniature electric tramcars inspired me to model an overhead electric powered narrow gauge railway.

Claverton Pumping Station

Not a railway, but the water powered pumping station on the Kennet and Avon canal which my layout is named after.

Model Railways

Chris Nevard’s Model Railways

Small, beautifully detailed model railways  by Chris Nevard. The use of foamboard baseboards on Catcott Burtle demonstrated to me that it was a practical material to use for the boards of Claverton Engineering.

The Brickworks

This tiny O-14 layout by Arthur Budd introduced me to the Roy C Link / KBscale range of industrial trackwork.

Avalon Brickworks

Howard Martin’s O-16.5 micro layout.

Gas Works

An O scale standard gauge model depicting a railway serving a town gas works, by Yeovil Model Railway Group.

Hellingly Hospital Railway

Phil Parker’s model of the Hellingly Hospital railway. He also has a good modelling blog.

Carl Arendt’s Micro/Small Layouts

The late Carl Arendt’s collection of track plans for small layouts and the archives of his twice-monthly micro layout newsletter.

Train Puzzle

Not a real layout, but a freely downloadable computer game featuring several shunting puzzles including the Timesaver and Inglenook. In English and Danish.



Manufacturers of the former Roy C Link range of O-14 track parts which I have used on Claverton Engineering. They also have some very useful O-14 track templates available in a free PDF.


UK supplier of the Grandt Line rivets used on my loco.

Mercian Models

Producers of 7mm narrow gauge locomotive and rolling stock kits.

Smallbrook Studio

Makers of resin body kits for O-16.5 locos and rolling stock.

South Eastern Finecast

Source of the brick-effect plastic sheet used of the buildings on Claverton Engineering.


The Hellingly Hospital Railway

Peter A Harding’s excellent book on the Hellingly Hospital Railway, including the scale drawings of the line’s loco which I used to build my model.

Model Railway Shunting Puzzles

The history and rules of the Timesaver track plan and the other popular shunting puzzle Inglenook Sidings.

John Allen


A site dedicated to John Allen, creator of the Timesaver, featuring a biography, description of his Gore and Daphetid Railroad, and a page on the Timesaver.

A Message from the Opposition

Craig Bisgeier’s polemic against inappropriate use of the Timesaver trackplan.

The urban exploration forum which was the source of many of the photos of industrial buildings that I have used in building those on Claverton Engineering.


The UK’s largest railway modelling forum.

Dedicated narrow gauge railway modelling forum.

Your Model Railway

Online model railway club.

My stuff

Alternative Railways – Flickr version 

Photoshopped pictures of trains in different liveries.


My Youtube channel, featuring several hundred videos of model railways recorded at exhibitions across the country.


Higher quality versions of my more recent videos of model railways.

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