SEARCH ENGINE, NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM the UKs largest collection of historical locomotive, carriage and wagon drawings including drawings from the main carriage works of all of the Big 4 and the pre-grouping railway companies. Plus collections from several major private manufacturers including the Pullman Car Co. Our collections are listed on our website at and copies can be ordered on print or digital format. Prices start at only 5 for print/digital from microfilm and 20 for print/digital from originals. Drawings can be viewed and photographed for FREE in the Search Engine library and archives centre, open 7 days a week. Contact us at EMail or 01904 686235

BARROWMORE MODEL RAILWAY GROUP - PDFs of vehicle diagram books and some other useful information -

THE HISTORICAL MODEL RAILWAY SOCIETY - have a large number of carriage & wagon drawings at their Butterley HQ. These are slowly being catalogued and becoming available for purchase. The collection includes the Metro-Cammell drawing archive which includes early LMS, LNER and SR C&W drawings and the Ray Chorley collection which covers mainly SR and constituent C&W drawings.
The drawings currently available are listed on the HMRS website
along with contact details for enquiry and purchase.


NUTTERS FASTENINGS Ltd - Units 3, 4 & 5 Maple Business Park, Walter Street, Birmingham. B7 5ET
Tel: 0121 328 9027 Fax: 0121 328 3768
Almost all types of nuts, bolts etc.

TRI-ARD FASTENERS - Pop Rivets for windows, gutters, windows 4.8mm x 14mm Blind Pop Rivets Countersunk Aluminium body steel stem, see EBay

COMECH METROLOGY Ltd. - Calibration, gauges,
See 'Shop' and 'Rail gauges' links - Buckeye gauges, flange height and thickness, door lock....

Stainless Screws specialist

THOMAS SMITH FASTENERS - Smith Bullough, Unit 2A, Swan Lane, Hindley Green, Wigan, WN2 4HD Tel 01942 520250
Also - Thomas Smith Fasteners, 14 Forrest Steert, Blantyre, Glasgow, G72 0JP Tel 01698 826464
Large stocks of BSW/BSF

RYDER'S OF BURY - Suppliers of Heritage type Screws, amongst others. Highly Recommended, prompt service
0161 764 7954

BUCKS BOLTS & NUTS - BBN Industrial Fasteners Ltd., Unit 7, Wye Estate London Rd, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP11 1LH.
Some large screw sizes & Imperial threaded bolts/nuts etc.. Tel: (01494) 440002
Fax: (01494) 450552

ALLFIX - Fasteners

LOCKSLEA - Fastners - Lockslea, London End, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 2JB
Tel 01494 680078

MACAKAYS - Fasteners, in Cambridge 0800 298 3459


BRITISH STEAM SPECIALISTS - Fittings, Pipe, and valves inc. Spirax Sarco range

SPIRAX SARCO - Fittings and valves, particularly drip valves/traps for steam heating


SIGNOMATIC - Engraved Plastic Signs

TRAFFOLYTE LABELS - Engraved Plastic Signs

TRACKSIDE - Coach and Loco Vinyls -

TEARNE & SONS - Varnish Fix Transfers
41-45 Hanley Street, Newtown, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 3SP, Tel: 01213 591717 Fax: 01213 594040

BUTCHERS PRINTED PRODUCTS Ltd. - Varnish Fix Transfers
498-506 Moseley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 9AL, Tel: 01214 402612, Fax: 01214 403239

FOX TRANSFERS - Waterslide Transfers


L.E.D. 24V BULBS -
Look for BC22s, ie bayonet cap, 22mm. Many '12V' LED bulbs appear to have an operating range that goes above 24V.

ELECTRONICS REPAIRS TO BR ITEMS - XBR Electronics Ltd, Campbell Road, EWS Site, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 5AD. United Kingdom


PB BATTERIES - 12 BRA1/CM, BR cat no is 18/70262, and it is twelve cells giving a total of 24V and 255 A/hr. - exchange possible. Contact at PB is David Millin, 01206 792449.


ENDON LIGHTING, Felnex Road, Cross Green Ind Estate. Leeds LS9 0SS Tel. 0870 220 0789 - Light fittings including gas lamp globes.

Not a supplier, but some useful data on electrics -

Excellent mail order service for 24V lightbulbs. Newey and Eyre Electrical Wholesalers, branches across Britain. See

Specialist lighting. See Christopher Wray Lighting


OXFORD LEATHERCRAFT - Leather Droplight straps. M: 07788 309760 T: 01865 407100

TORRINGTON COASTAL RESTORATIONS - Tim Robbins - Authentic BR Moquette from the original manufacturer, or 01372375724 or 07855661156

CAMIRA FABRICS (formerly HOLDSWORTHS) - manufacture moquette, upholstery fabrics for passenger transport that covers the spectrum of buses, coaches, trains and ferries. Holdsworths the original manufacturer for BR. Minimum orders are quite extensive - use Tim Robbins - as above - for useable quatities.

THE IDENTITY STORE - Holt Lane, Matlock - Leather suppliers, leather working tool suppliers, and leather repairers and leather item manufacturer. 01629 581403

J.A.MILTON - - Upholstery Supplies.


J A HARRISON - are the UKs largest independent gasket manufacturer. They manufacture and supply all manner of sealing solutions including boiler spares, gland packings, nuts and bolts, rubber extrusions, mechanical seals, window seals, the rubber bellows that fits between carriages, ladder tapes and tadpole tapes, packing sleeves, sigh glasses.

MIDLAND RUBBER - Rubber components including rubber springs/buffers for spring hangers, buffers, drawgear - Midland Rubber Co Ltd, Unit B, Commerce Court, Challenge Way, Cutler Heights Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD4 8NW, Telephone: 01274 820268.

KUMPULAN JEBCO - rubber components including rubber springs/buffers for spring hangers, buffers, drawgear - supplied through Unipart Rail (Railpart) -

COH BAINES - Window Seals and door P seals -

K&R WOOLSTENHOLMES - A car supplier but P seals and so on but also some useful hardware - handles/catches.

RAILWAY WHEELSET & BRAKE LTD - Wheelset products, a full range of Railtrack approved components, Rolled Tyres, Forged Axles, Monobloc Wheels, Wheel Centres. Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Brake Components - Vacuum Cylinders, Rolling Rings, Joint Rings, Pistons, Rubber Seals, Bushes, Vacuum Brake Hoses to any specific sizes, Valves, composition brake blocks.
Railway Brake and Wheelset

Derwent House
Railway Technical Centre
London Road
DE24 8UP
Tel:01332 342462

SEALS + DIRECT - Rubber Extrusions - eg window seals.
Seals + Direct Ltd
Unit 6 Milton Business Centre
Wick Drive
New Milton
BH25 6RH
Tel: 01425 617722
Fax: 01425 610967

RAILWAY BRAKE HOSES - Vacuum Brake, Soil & other rubber railway hoses made to order. No minimum quantity. Also rubber mouldings. Please contact REDIWELD CERAMBOND, 6/7 Westfield Industrial Estate, Horndean, Hampshire PO8 9JX Tel 023 9259 3979: Fax 023 9259 3982

SESAFE LTD. Tel.01302 853469 (Ray Ekins) - Steam heat hose coupler seals.


F.MARTIN * SONS, Ltd., Bridgeman Street, Walsall, WS2 9NR Phone:(01922) 624666 - chain, particularly communication cord chain.

BTLs Nu-T-Link Detachable V Belts.
Contact Tony Wilson at BTL on 0870 7577007 or Mob 0780 2196175

GEORGE WOODALL & SONS , Malton North, Yorkshire - Luggage Rack Netting. EMail

OUTHWAITES ROPE WORKS, Hawes. Manufacture and supply string suitable for luggage rack netting - and other ropes/cords/string not necessarily made from polypropelene!

DEVOL Engineering Polymers (plastic.....) replacement gangway fascia pads, drawgear wear pads, centre pivot liners, bushes etc..


NEMESIS RAIL - Rolling Stock Engineering, maintenance, storage, loco hire -

RICHARDSON MACHINE TOOL SERVICES LTD. - Wheelset turning, wheesets only - Derbyshire area

BRITISH FELT - Felt strips for droplights -

PERCY LAINE - Beclawat window parts -

SIMON THEAKER - Various components
MK1 Doors - complete doors with all structural timber components, i.e. the full door structure and door frame, finishing components - top and bottom inside door panels (manufactured to the profile of the door), bottom inspection panel, bottom door step, garnish rails and the window 90 degrees cover trims.
Mk1 Windows - The inside window section timbers.
Mk1 Body Structural - The steel Z and top hat section for the main coach body in stock.
Mk2 - new fibre glass doors with all steel inside being galvanised, oak timbers where necessary and all the timber finishing panels and components for the inside as the MK1 (the bottom panel manufactured to the profile of the door (curved)).
Timber mouldings machined to customer's specifications, CNC machining undertaken.
Contact Simon Theaker Work - 01724 281314, Mob 07917 153801, Fax 01724 271715, EMail

PETER BRIDDON - Composite Brake Blocks

RVEL - Railway Vehicle Engineering Ltd. Derby - Many spares available including R1 Brake Blocks - Please enquire.

EEC (UK) Ltd. - Buckeye coupler parts, and other components.

SAMUEL WILKES - Railway Door lock and hinge etc. manufacturer, original manufacturer of self aligning Mk1 Hinge.

MORRIS SPRINGS - Elwell Street, Great Bridge, West Bromwich, West Midlands B70 0DW (tel.: 0121 522 4720: email

ALSTOM (Eastleigh Works) Some Mk1 parts and some wooden components machined. Contact Mike Parker (Component Sales) Tel 02380 624044 or 07801 774255.

FOSTER REFRIGERATOR UK Ltd. - Some components used in BR spec fridges (Door Seals 15210708). Old Meadow Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk. PE30 4JU. 01553 691122

HOBARTS - current suppliers for RBR boiler parts

CATERING PARTS UK - Suppliers of some parts, for Stills Boilers etc. eg float switch is part num 1422622080429

LEESAN PUMPS Etc. Potential catering boiler feedwater pumps -


RAILWAY WHEELSET & BRAKE LTD - Wheelset products, a full range of Railtrack approved components, Tyres, Axles, Wheels. Carriage & Wagon brakes - vacuum cylinders, hoses, valves, spare parts, composition brake blocks. 280 Bawtry Road, Wickersley, Rotherham, S66 0JJ Tel:01709 542907 Fax:01709 701082

North Yorkshire Moors Railway
NYMR Motive Power Dept
N. Yorkshire
YO22 5QN
Tel. 01947 895880


Top quality coach enamel, heritage paints and associated products such as Paint Stripper and Rust Converter

01743 232200
Axlebox bearing recommmendation Compound Bearing Oil Grade 150

M.D. FINNEY - Wood Finishing

Arboseal (Belper) - Window Sealing Mastic Strip
Adshead Ratcliffe & Co. Ltd
Derby Road
DE56 1WJ
Tel: 01773 826661
Fax 01773 821215
General Enquiries:
Sales Enquiries:
Technical Enquiries:

WRIGHTS OF LYMM, signwriting supplies,

T&R WILLIAMSONS (Ripon) - Paint Suppliers. 36 Stonebridgegate, Ripon, N.Yorks HG4 1TP
Tel: 01765 607711 Fax: 01765 607908

A.S.HANDOVER - Signwriting supplies 1 Farleigh place, London, N16 7SX.
Tel: 0207 241 5877
Fax: 0844 875 3382
Amazon link

ROSE CHEMICALS - 1kg Oxalic Acid anhydrous in stock at 19.50. Delivery 4.50, VAT 17.5% from


PETER BENSON (Plywood) Limited - Plywood & Laminates, large range - - Timber

OSCAR WINDEBANKS, The Bassetts, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 8E Telephone:(01225) 742929- Hardwoods.

E&BAR - C&W - Replacement hard wood profiles shaped to fit the door edges and curved to MK1 profile to fit into MK1 carriage door pockets. Hinge & lock sides and also top sections in stock.
Also from stock, hard wood, machined and shaped door step sections to replace that bit where the brass strip screws on.
Door restraining strap leathers in best quality Chrome Leather. This is a type of leather very flexible and strong not a colour! Also to special order only metal end pieces for door straps to fit to the pins.
Prices according to quantity given on enquiry to
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway Carriage and Wagon Dept or 07753 178249. - Timber - Timber - Timber

WENBAN SMITH LTD, White House, Eastgate Wharf, Lewes, E Sussex, BN7 2LD, Tel 01273 472495 - Timber. As recommended by the Bluebell!

ARNOLD LAVERS - National Timber Merchants - best site in the Midlands for veneered ply and an immense store of Hardwood is the Mosborough branch.


EDWARDS METALS (Birmingham) - Metals Stockholder, ferrous and non ferrous

TWIGGS(Matlock) - Steel Stockholders and Fabrications

GREAT NORTHERN STEAM - A supplier of steel pressings and mouldings ie z sections, curved z sections and crash pillars etc.
Great Northern Steam, 3 Forge Way, Cleveland Ind Estate, Darlington, 01325 464616.

P.W.FABRICATIONS LTD - Phil Whetton, Unit 1, Dallow Bridge Works, Dallow Street, Burton on Trent, Staffs. DE14 2PQ. Tel/Fax 01283 540958

SUMMIT SOLDER - Summit Solder Products, Rail Works, Railway Sidings, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 8BD 01767 318999, White Metal Supplier.


SPECIALISED CANVAS SERVICES Ltd. - Weatherproof bespoke textiles for industry, transport, leisure, home.

MUDFORD (Sheffield) - Roof Canvas. Request 14oz waterproof cotton, no hems, 3' oversize length, 2' oversize width and direction of seams. 0114 2433033.


PSV GLASS - - 01494 533131 - Mk2 Double Glaze Units - 5ft bay part number is TR8T15R

The original material used for most Mk1 floors.
Possible replacement covering for aluminium chequerplate in catering stock kitchen areas.