Blood and Custard comes from the
slang for BRs Crimson and Cream livery of the 1950s and
whilst this website is not specifically dedicated to that livery, a short overview is provided here.
These links are to websites that are associated with interest in railways or the modelling thereof.
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).
Scroll down or click for each section and their links to......
Railway Book Publishers
Model Railway Magazines
Layouts & Groups
- 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 isnt!
Model Railway Trade Sites
ABM Railcraft - manufacturer of 4mm & 2mm scale Southern & S&D kit buildings.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Diesel and Electric Multiple Unit Preservation Groups
Brighton Belle Trust
Cravens Heritage Trains
EPB Preservation Group
EMU Preservation Society
Hampshire & Sussex Unit Preservation Society
Oxted Unit 1317 Support Group
Suburban Electric Railway Association
Locomotives & Rolling Stock
Really useful sites
Southern information sources
& 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 SRGs website
Please note that this list of passenger lines is still being added to!
Working Museum West Sussex (<1 mile narrow
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)
Leas Lift Railway (Folkestone) Kent (164 feet 510 gauge hydraulic)
Mid Hants Railway Hampshire (10 miles standard gauge)
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Kent (13.5 miles narrow gauge)
Volks Electric Railway East Sussex (1.2 miles narrow gauge)
West Hill Cliff Railway (Hastings) East Sussex (500 feet 6 gauge electric funicular)
Avon Valley Railway Gloucestershire (3 miles standard gauge)
Babbacombe Cliff Railway - Devon (720 feet 58gauge 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 56 gauge electric funicular)
East Somerset Railway Somerset (2 miles standard gauge)
Fishermans Walk Cliff Railway (Southbourne) - Dorset Somerset (128 feet 56gauge 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 39 gauge hydraulic)
Moors Valley Railway Hampshire (1 mile narrow gauge)
Plym Valley Railway Devon (<1 mile standard gauge)
Seaton Tramway Devon (11 miles 29 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 56 gauge electric funicular)
West Somerset Railway Somerset (20 miles standard gauge)
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)
& Kinneil Railway West Lothian (5 miles standard gauge)
Cairngorm Mountain Railway Highland (6 ft 6.75gauge 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)
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 36 gauge funicular)
Gwili Railway Carmarthenshire (2 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)
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)
Giants 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)
If you feel you are missing from this list please contact us!
note that Blood and Custard cannot be held responsible for the contents of
these UK out-line links (including their accuracy).
Links are provided on a good faith basis only and if a problem exists then we will remove a link if required.
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