Garden Railway Suppliers
Update (2021): Some of the suppliers listed below are no longer trading. Please see my blog where I occasionally post supplier information.See also: Garden Railway Links, Other Scales and Ride On
The suppliers listed here are ones I've used, or come across in the course of my hobby. They are listed here in roughly alphabetical order.
BrandbrightBrandbright are excellent, you can buy just about anything to do with Garden Railways from them, and they offer good old fashioned service. They deal mainly with 16mm/ft, but also cater for G scale and Gauge 3. Brandbright are also a supplier of Roundhouse locos.
Dream SteamDream Steam Supply parts and enhancements for Mamod and MSS locomotives, as well as new MSS locos and rolling stock. They are based in Plymouth, and following a period of uncertainty in 2010, have re-launched the company.
Forest ClassicsForest Classics aim to supply the best Steam, Gas and Hot Air Engines in the world. As well as being a major Mamod stockist, they stock many other suppliers including Wilesco, Mercer, Ministeam and Jensen and a range of Stirling engines and other parts.
Garden Railway SpecialistsGarden Railway Specialists get a special mention for getting me started in the hobby. These people are specialists in G scale, and do 16mm/ft as well, and they have their own range of locomotives, largely electrically powered. They are also stockists of LGB and loads of other G-scale suppliers. Fans of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways may be interested to know that they sell kits for "Prince", a Double Fairlie and a Beyer-Garratt K1. (Check here)
IP EngineeringIP Engineering supply a range of parts and kits, including loco chassis kits, parts for Mamod locos and a few ranges of coaches. I have obtained a number of electric chassis from IP for my own railway.
Kent Garden RailwaysKent Garden Railways
Model railway suppliers of all gauges.
Specialists in 16mm and G Scale
Mamod OnlineMamod Online supply oscillating motor steam models, traction engines, stationary engines, cars, locos and rolling stock.
Marcway ModelsAs well as being a model railway shop, Marcway of Sheffield offer a track-making service, and can supply custom-made pointwork in just about any scale and gauge, including 16mm/ft.
PPS Steam ModelsThe retail operations of PPS Steam have been taken over by Anything Narrow Gauge and the engineering production has been taken over by Roy Wood models
Squires ToolsSquires, supply an enormous range of tools and materials for the modelmaker, and to other hobbies as well. It's well worth obtaining their catalogue (email them your postal address).
Squires' shop in Bognor Regis is open Monday to Friday. They also sell by
mail order and at exhibitions.