Blood and Custard’s Links

Blood and Custard comes from the slang for BR’s Crimson and Cream livery of the 1950’s and
whilst this website is not specifically dedicated to that livery, a short overview is provided

These links are to websites that are associated with interest in railways or the modelling thereof.

Whilst Blood and Custard is not specifically endorsing any of the organisations thereon a pre-requisite
for the placement of trade links is having had satisfactory personal contact and /or purchase(s).

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Railway Modelling

Railways General

The Southern

Heritage, Minor Railways & Tramways



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Railway Book Publishers

Buggleskelly Books - a specialist publisher
Kevin Robertson Books – specialist publisher, author and retailer
Irwell Press – specialist publisher

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Model Railway Magazines

Railway Modeller
Hornby Magazine

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Railway Modelling

Layouts & Groups

BRMA - British Railway Modellers of Australia.
Clag - 18.83mm gauge modelling group & excellent information source.
Meopham (East Junction) - 4mm Southern Electric exhibition layout (from the East Riding).
Newchapel Junction - a correctly signalled and operated 7mm mixed SR /GWR exhibition layout (from Surrey).
Pendon Museum – superb public modelling display in Oxfordshire
Pinhaven Harbour - a terminus layout of an imaginary East Devon BR(S) branch.
Southern Armchair Modellers – a group modelling in 4mm.
Southern Eclectic - a layout that was intended to display and run Southern stock.
Southern Society – link inactive although we know the group isn’t!

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Model Railway Trade Sites

ABM Railcraft - manufacturer of 4mm & 2mm scale Southern & S&D kit buildings.

Bachmann Europe - manufacturer of 4mm scale Southern models.
Branchlines Models – specialist manufacturer /supplier (website awaited).
Bratchell Models - manufacturer of ABS plastic kits of Mk3 multiple units.
Buffers Model Railways – quality Devon model railway retailer <3 miles north of Axminster station.
Cambridge Custom Transfers – specialist manufacturer /supplier of transfers.
Carriage & Wagon Models – detailed and customised 4mm models.
CRT kits - manufacturer of 4mm & 7mm rolling stock kits.
Dart Castings – specialist manufacturer /supplier based in Kent.
DC Kits - manufacturer of model kits and supplier of books, DVDs, models etc.
Diesel and Electric Modellers United - special interest group for "modern image" modellers.
e-traction – manufacturer of 4mm /P4 Liverpool-area class 502 DC electric unit kits & accessories
Fox Transfers - manufacturer of high quality transfers.
Golden Arrow Productions - 4mm & 7mm scale kits with a Southern emphasis.


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Heljan - Danish manufacturer of 4mm & 7mm diesel models.
Hobbybox (Uckfield) – quality Sussex model railway retailer 10 mins walk from Uckfield railway station.
Hornby - manufacturer of 4mm scale models.
Hurst Models - manufacturer of EMU, DMU, coach, diesel & electric locomotive conversion/detailing kits.
Invicta Model Rail – Kent model railway retailer 5 mins walk from Sidcup railway station.
John Day Models - manufacturer of 4mm scale models figures and vehicles.
Kernow – Cornish model railway retailer commissioning Southern and Western models.
Kytes Lights – model lighting specialist based in Sussex.

Marcway - manufacturer of 4mm & 7mm scales finescale ready to run track.
Metro Models - manufacturer of 4mm tube trains and a useful connection to the LT scene.
Miniatures by Aidan Campbell - model railway 4mm and 7mm figures (as well as model making & miniatures)
MJT (Dart Castings) - manufacturer of 4mm scale EMU, DEMU and coach parts.
Modelec - model railway signalling /electronics.

Modeltorque – supplier of replacement motors including the X04.


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No Nonsense Kits - manufacturer of Southern Electric trains in metal kit-form.
OO Works - manufacturer of 4mm scale RTR Southern steam locomotives.
Perfection in Miniature – specialist manufacturer in architectural modelling (2, 3.5, 4 & 7mm).
Replica Railways - Southern friendly niche manufacturer and retailer.
Roxey Mouldings - manufacturer of EMU and coach kits in 7mm and 4mm scales.
Skytrex (4mm) – building facades, arches, retaining walls & detailing in 4mm.
Skytrex (7mm) – range of locomotives, coaches, wagons and accessories including buildings in 7mm.
Simply Southern – limited edition ready to run Southern stock.
South Eastern Finecast - locomotive kits and Flush-Glaze kits for ready to run stock.
Southern Pride - manufacturer of 4mm scale EMU, DEMU and coach kits.
Southern Region Models - manufacturer of Southern EMU kits.


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Railways General

Diesel and Electric Multiple Unit Preservation Groups

The Brighton Belle Trust
Cravens Heritage Trains
EPB Preservation Group
EMU Preservation Society
Hampshire & Sussex Unit Preservation Society
Hastings Diesels
Oxted Unit 1317 Support Group
Suburban Electric Railway Association

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Locomotives & Rolling Stock

BR/Sulzer type 2

Co-Bo World
Paul Bartlett’s Mk1 Photographs

Rail Blue

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Really useful sites

Colin Duff’s World of Railways (a site that many will find interesting)
e-traction (Class 502 DC electric units)

Railways Archive

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The Southern

Southern information sources

3rd & 4th Conductor Rail Settings a site by Russell Elliot
Southern Region of British Railways a site dedicated to the BR(S)
Southern E-mail Group an information site (with a forum that may suit some)
Southern Electric Group a site dedicated to the Southern electric scene
Southern Railways Group the SRG’s website

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Pre-grouping Southern


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Heritage Railways including Cliff Lifts & Tramways

Please note that this list of passenger lines is still being added to!


Heritage Railways Association


South-East England

Amberley Working Museum – West Sussex (<1 mile narrow gauge)
Bentley Miniature Railway – East Sussex (<1 mile narrow gauge)
Bluebell Railway - East Sussex (9 miles standard gauge)
Bredgar & Wormshill Railway – Kent (<1 mile narrow gauge)

East Hill Cliff Railway (Hastings) – East Sussex (267 feet 5’ gauge electric funicular)

East Kent Railway – Kent (2 miles standard gauge)
Eastleigh Lakeside Railway - Hampshire (1.25 miles narrow gauge)
Exbury Gardens Railway – Hampshire (1.25 miles narrow gauge)
Hastings Diesels – East Sussex (main line operations only)

Hastings Miniature Railway – East Sussex (<1 mile narrow gauge)

Hayling Seaside Railway – Hampshire (1 mile narrow gauge)

Hollycombe Steam Collection – Hampshire (1 mile narrow gauge)

Hythe Pier Tramway – Hampshire (2,100 feet 2’ gauge locomotive-hauled 3rd rail electric)

Isle of Wight Steam Railway – Isle of Wight (5 miles standard gauge)
Kent & East Sussex Railway – Kent (10.5 miles standard gauge)
Lavender Line – East Sussex (1 mile standard gauge)

Leas Lift Railway (Folkestone) – Kent (164 feet 5’10” gauge hydraulic)

Mid Hants Railway – Hampshire (10 miles standard gauge)

Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway – Kent (13.5 miles narrow gauge)

Royal Victoria Railway – Hampshire (1 mile narrow gauge)
Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway – Kent (1.75 miles narrow gauge)
Spa Valley Railway – Kent (4 miles standard gauge)

Volks Electric Railway – East Sussex (1.2 miles narrow gauge)

West Hill Cliff Railway (Hastings) – East Sussex (500 feet 6’ gauge electric funicular)  

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South-West England

Avon Valley Railway – Gloucestershire (3 miles standard gauge)

Babbacombe Cliff Railway - Devon (720 feet 5’8”gauge electric funicular)

Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Cornwall (6.5 miles standard gauge)

Dartmoor Railway – Devon (7 miles standard gauge)

Dartmouth Steam Railway – Devon (7 miles standard gauge)

Devon Railway Centre – Devon (<1 mile narrow gauge)

East Cliff Railway (Bournemouth) – Dorset (170 feet 5’6” gauge electric funicular)

East Somerset Railway – Somerset (2 miles standard gauge)

Fisherman’s Walk Cliff Railway (Southbourne) - Dorset – Somerset (128 feet 5’6”gauge electric funicular)

Gartell Light Railway – Somerset (1 mile narrow gauge)

Launceston Steam Railway – Cornwall (2 miles narrow gauge)

Lynton & Barnstaple Railway – Devon (1 mile narrow gauge)

Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway – Devon (862 feet 3’9” gauge hydraulic)

Moors Valley Railway – Hampshire (1 mile narrow gauge)

Plym Valley Railway – Devon (<1 mile standard gauge)

Seaton Tramway – Devon (11 miles 2’9” gauge)

South Devon Railway – Devon (7 miles standard gauge)

Swanage Railway – Dorset (6 miles standard gauge)

Swindon & Cricklade Railway – Wiltshire (1 mile standard gauge)

West Cliff Railway (Bournemouth) – Dorset (145 feet 5’6” gauge electric funicular)

West Somerset Railway – Somerset (20 miles standard gauge)

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East Anglia

Bressingham Steam Museum – Norfolk (1 mile narrow gauge)

Bure Valley Railway – Norfolk (9 miles narrow gauge)

Colne Valley Railway – Essex (1 mile standard gauge)

East Anglian Railway Museum – Essex (<1 mile standard gauge)

Mangapps Farm Railway – Essex (1 mile standard gauge)

Mid-Norfolk Railway – Norfolk (11.5 miles standard gauge)

Mid-Suffolk Railway – Suffolk (<1 mile standard gauge)

Nene Valley Railway – Cambridgeshire (7.5 miles standard gauge)

North Norfolk Railway – Norfolk (5.5 miles standard gauge)

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway – Norfolk (4 miles narrow gauge)

Whitwell & Reepham Railway – Norfolk (<1 mile standard gauge)

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Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway – West Lothian (5 miles standard gauge)
Cairngorm Mountain Railway – Highland (6 ft 6.75”gauge electric funicular)
Caledonian Railway – Angus (4 miles standard gauge)
Keith & Dufftown Railway – Morayshire (11 miles standard gauge)
Leadhills & Wanlockhead Railway – Strathclyde (1 mile narrow gauge)
Royal Deeside Railway – Kincardineshire (1 mile standard gauge)
Strathspey Railway – Inverness-shire (10 miles standard gauge)

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Aberystwyth Cliff Railway /Rheilffordd y Graig – Ceredigion (778 feet standard gauge hydraulic funicular)

Bala Lake Railway – Gwynedd (4.5 miles narrow gauge)

Brecon Mountain Railway – Glamorgan (3.5 miles narrow gauge)

Cambrian Heritage Railways – Shropshire (<1 mile standard gauge)

Corris Railway – Gwynedd (<1 mile narrow gauge)

Fairbourne Railway – Gwynedd (2 miles narrow gauge)

Ffestiniog Railway – Gwynedd (15 miles narrow gauge)

Great Orme Tramway /Trammffordd Y Gogarth – Conwy (1 mile 3’6” gauge funicular)

Gwili Railway – Carmarthenshire (2 miles standard gauge)

Llanberis Lake Railway – Gwynedd (3 miles narrow gauge)
Llangollen Railway – Denbighshire (7.5 miles standard gauge)

Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway – Torfaen (2 miles standard gauge)

Rhyl Miniature Railway – Denbighshire (<1 mile narrow gauge)

Snowdon Mountain Railway – Gwynedd (4.5 miles narrow gauge rack railway)

Talyllyn Railway – Gwynedd (7.5 miles narrow gauge)

Teifi Valley Railway – Carmarthenshire (2 miles narrow gauge)

Vale of Rheidol Railway – Ceredigion (11.75 miles narrow gauge)

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway – Gwynedd (1 mile narrow gauge)

Welsh Highland Railway – Gwynedd (26 miles narrow gauge)

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway – Powys (8 miles narrow gauge)

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Northern England

Eden Valley Railway

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Cavan & Leitrim Railway – Co. Leitrim (<1 mile 3’ gauge)

Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway - (4 miles standard gauge)

Fintown Railway /An Mhuc Dhubh – Co. Donegal (2 miles narrow gauge)

Giant’s Causeway & Bushmills Railway – Co. Antrim (2 miles 3’ gauge)

Tralee & Dingle Railway – Co. Derry (2 miles narrow gauge)

Waterford & Suir Valley Railway – Co. Waterford (2 miles narrow gauge)

West Claire Railway – Co. Clare (narrow gauge)

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Amberley Working Museum, West Sussex

East Anglian Railway Museum, Essex

London Transport Museum, London

National Railway Museum, Shildon

National Railway Museum, York

Science Museum, London

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Other Railway Sites

Scottish Preservation
Hastings Diesels Ltd
GBrf (train operators for Hastings Diesels)

Tramways & Light Rail

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If you feel you are missing from this list please contact us!

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