Resources for Model Train Enthusiasts
The links that you will find here are ones that don’t quite fit anywhere else.
Many of the links will point to prototype information that modellers may find helpful as they strive to produce scale models of prototype locos, wagons, stations and other buildings.
Other links will point to things like layout plans, tutorials and just about anything else that you, as a modeller, will find helpful.
Categorizing some of these links will be difficult so you may have to dig a little to find exactly what you are looking for.
Layout Resources – information for everyone
Model Track Plans
A catalogue of layout plans for a variety of scales and gauges
Australian prototype information
Modelling Victorian Railways
Information on VR rolling stock and operating practises along with articles on how to scratchbuild, kitbash and/or detail VR rolling stock – don’t be put off by the dates shown on the front page for updates.
If you want to explore the wonderful world of scratchbuilding then this site is definitely worth a close look.
It appears to have no other name but it is a great place to go for black and white photos of VR and NSW rolling stock from the last 30 years.
Navigation is fairly rudimentary but it appears to start with VR photos and around “Film 524” you begin to see the NSWGR rolling stock.
When There Were Stations
Photos and information about stations in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria in the period from dieselisation to rationalisation.
Chris’s Commonwealth Railways Information (Comrails)
Plenty of information and photos of the CR, ANR and SAR
The Model Workhorse
Some interesting tutorials on back-dating VR narrow gauge rolling stock
(Facebook link only)
UK prototype information
Images and details of over 10,000 on-track machines, road-rail vehicles etc. in the UK
US Prototype Information
Geared Steam Locomotive Works
Information about geared locomotives that everyone has heard of and plenty that you’ve never heard of.