Related Web Sites
Last updated 13 May 2011, new or updated material marked by
There are a number of Web sites which you may like to visit if you are interested in the history of LB&SCR or modelling it.
Here are some of them.
- The National Railway Museum, York
- Has a library and research facilities.
Location of preserved Stroudley's “Terrier” Boxhill No.82 (1880)
and Gladstone No.214 (1882).
- British Library
- Holds copies of almost all published books, leaflets and magazines in the UK. Now has its catalogue on-line.
- The National Archives (formerly the Public Record Office)
- On April 2 2003, the Public Record Office (PRO) and the Historical Manuscripts Commission (HMC) joined together to
form a new organisation: The National Archives.
To find out more about this go to the brand new home page.
To find out more about the HMC go to their home page.
- Holds records of Company information for all railways in the UK. LB&SCR material is found in its on-line catalogue under -
Lettercode: “RAIL”, Class: “414”.
- Useful leaflets include
Railways: An Overview and
Railways: Staff Records.
- West Sussex Record Office
- Holds records of interest related to the county West Sussex, including
the Ronald Shephard &
the Fletcher photograph collections.
The record office staff have published a book on the railways of West Sussex
and can give talks on the railways of the area.
- The Southern E-Group
- Southern railway enthusiasts and modellers corresponding over the Internet.
- Southern Railways Group
- Study group for the Southern Railway.
- They also produce 4 mm LBSC wagon buffers in white metal with steel heads.
- The South Western Railway Circle
- The historical society for the London & South Western Railway.
- South Eastern & Chatham Railway
- The historical society for the South Eastern and Chatham Railway and its two constituent railways
(the London Chatham and Dover Railway and the South Eastern Railway).
- The Historical Model Railway Society
- A registered charity promoting accurate models based on historical research.
- In particular they have an index of LB&SCR photographs and a collection of LB&SCR drawings
available to members.
- The O1 and Wainwright Interest Group
- A site devoted to all things Wainwright, with the main focus being the O1 engine and its restoration.
- The Signal Box Society
- Excellent coverage of signal box design.
The Regency Society
- The James S. Gray collection of photographs - includes some early views of the Craven era (See albums 18 & 31 in particular).
- Disused Stations
- A lot of useful information and photos of closed stations including many ex-LBSCR ones.
- Maureen's Choice Books
- Online shop run by Maureen Copping with many local history and industrial archaeology books by local Sussex Authors.
- Clarendon (Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society)
- A P4 (4mm scale, 1:76.2 ratio) layout set in the London area, around 1908, served by trains from the L&NWR,
GWR, L&SWR and LB&SCR.
Coombe Wharf (Frank Warren)
- A P4 (4mm scale, 1:76.2 ratio) wharf set on the South Coast at the mouth of Ferring Rife. Built for the Scalefour Society's 18.83 challenge.
East Grinstead Town (Ian White)
- An OO gauge (4mm scale, 1:76.2 ratio) layout based on the 1855 and 1866 stations at East Grinstead, designed to provide a stage on which to operate stock built between the 1840s and early 1900s
- Ferring (Michael Ball)
- A P4 (4mm scale, 1:76.2 ratio) double track branch line set on the South Coast in 1911. More photos.
Fittleworth (Phyllida & Nick Holliday)
- A P4 (4mm scale, 1:76.2 ratio) single track branch line station in Mid-Sussex set around 1900. Built for the Scalefour Society's 18.83 challenge.
- Hayling Island Railway Modelling Project (Chris Dadson)
- A P4 (4mm scale, 1:76.2 ratio) layout accurately depicting the terminus of the former LB&SCR branch line that closed in 1963.
- Mid-Sussex 18.83 Group
- The Mid-Sussex 18.83 Group is a small group of friends, with a common interest in building and operating model railways
to P4 (4mm scale, 1:76.2 ratio) standards. They have built a number of LB&SCR layouts over the years, including:
Pulborough; and their latest one,
Rowfant Grange (Ian White)
- An OO gauge (4mm scale, 1:76.2 ratio) layout based on Rowfant, designed to provide a stage on which to operate stock built between the 1840s and early 1900s
Scratch Built locomotives (Ian White)
- Details of some of his scratchbuilt LB&SCR locomotives in OO gauge (4mm scale, 1:76.2 ratio).
- Sheffield Park (Roger Marler)
- An OO gauge (4mm scale, 1:76.2 ratio) layout of Sheffield Park built in Canada
- Skeims Hill (Pete Wisdom)
- An O gauge (7mm scale, 1:43.5 ratio) branch line terminus.
- Wandle Valley Railway (Mike Watts)
- A lovely S gauge model (3/16th inch scale, 1:64 ratio) of the LB&SCR set in the Victorian era. More photos.
- West Wittering (Dave Searle)
- A P4 (4mm scale, 1:76.2 ratio) model branch line terminus set on the Selsey peninsula, set around 1884.
- 5&9 Models
- Kits for models of very early LB&SCR prototypes.
- ACE products
- Kits for 7mm & 4mm scale models.
- Kits for 4mm and 7mm scale models.
- A range of etched brass LB&SCR coaches, formerly supplied by Alan Gibson.
- E.B. Models
- A new range of etched brass locos, coaches & signal kits for the LB&SCR modeller.
- Ian MacCormac Models
- A blog of Ian's etching activities, including LBSCR number plates and coaches.
- Laurie Griffin Miniatures
- Kits for 7mm scale models.
- 4mm scale waterslide transfers for Stroudley liveried LB&SCR locomotives by Eric Gates & Ian White.
- MSC Models
- Kits for 7mm scale models.
- A range of LB&SCR wagons, coaches & locomotives in whitemetal and etched brass (4mm & 7mm scales).
- SE Finecast
- A large range of whitemetal LB&SCR locomotives.
- Severn Mill
- A range of 7mm scale nameplates, numberplates, worksplates etc. including the LBSCR
- Steam and Things
- Kits for 4mm & 7mm scale models.