Model Rail and Related Links

Manufacturer Brief Synopsis Website
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Märklin This Link is the first and most obvious one to make and you can visit the english site here
Roco Roco are makers of both AC and DC models HO HOe and TT
Fleischmann Yet another quality german model rail maker
HAG A high quality Swiss model rail maker (german)
Brawa Brawa not only make AC model loks and rolling stock but also lights, decoders etc (german)
Viessmann Quality maker of signals, decoders, lights and other accessories
Busch Scenery, electrics, cars, decoders you name it they probably make it in many scales
Kibri Quality plastic kit maker with varied products and different scales
Faller Probably the most well known of the plastic kit makers, they also make a brilliant car system for HO
Heljan Makers of OO N HO plastic kits and Lok and Rolling Stock makers
Noch Now owned by Woodland Scenics, they make fabulous scenery supplies etc
Electrotren Spanish manufacturer of AC loks and rolling stock now a part of the Hornby Group
Herpa German maker of miniature scale models including aircraft and cars (german)
ESU Quality maker of electronic accessories like decoders and controllers
Auhagen Plastic kit makers of quirky eastern european style buildings in many scales
Woodland Scenics Prolific maker of model scenery products and diorama kits
Project/Layout/Blog top
Sean Fanelli Sean Fanelli is a keen Model Rail Enthusiast, many things Märklin . . . Sean Fanelli
Adventure in Minature So many tips, tricks and adventures in minature from Huib Maaskant
Miniatur Wunderland Massive world of moving minature models, trains, cars, aeroplanes etc based in Hamburg
Paul Delcour Website of a keen hobbiest and rail blogger (dutch)
Mä This link takes you to a Märklin modellers forum that has some VERY useful tips and links to other Märklinist's, you could even subscribe to the mailing list?
ETE The European Train Enthusiasts is a group that model not only Märklin but a full range of Model Trains from other european manufacturers. There is also a SIG group focusing on display modules.
Ross Stewart For an Aussie slant on Märklin . . . Visit Ross Stewart's site, it has lots of great photo's and information, Regulary updated Ross Stewart's Märklin Website.
Dale Schultz This is the Train section of Dale Schultz's Website, Dale has some fabulous ideas, tips and tricks, that are consice and easy to understand
Bundesbahnzeit Ulrich Budde's website all in german but has some spectacular photographs from various era's
Retail/Online Stores top
The LokShop The LokShop supply most of the main brands from MRR manufacturers including, Märklin, Faller, Kibri, Viessmann and Uhlenbrock all at reasonable prices too
Toottoot Toottoot is a Christchurch based reseller of Märklin, Viessmann, ESU, Auhagen, Faller and also other well known and not so well known manufacturers, good prices to
Merv Smith Hobbies Merv Smith Hobbies have a large range of Model Railroad goodies from most manufacturers and have lots of larger gauge Models
The Model Shop Auckland Supplier of scenery making equipment and products, please phone for opening times: Unit 3, 18 Clark Street, New Lynn Ph (09) 827-6527 no website
Stoker Models open 7 days Cnr Market Road & Great South Road, Greenlane Ph/Fax (09) 520-1737
Eurorail Models Huge range of Faller, Kibri, Vollmer, Noch, Viessmann and Woodland Scenics
Other Clubs top
The Wellington Märklin Club The Website of fellow Kiwi Märklin Modellers, based in Wellington, some nice photo's and reference information. This is without doubt the oldest club of it's kind in New Zealand!
Z Gauge top
zScale Do it Yourself in Z-scale. Contains many articles on Z gauge model railroading
Ztrains Z scale (1:220) model railroading. More Z gauge articles with a North American perspective.
Val Ease Central Railroad Award winning multi-suitcase layout
Tom's Z Scale Trains Tom's Z Scale Trains & Northwest Pacific Z Scalers Information Lots of photos and movies showing both large and small z gauge layouts
Ztrack The magazine for Z Scale Model Railroading. Ztrack is the world's largest magazine devoted to Z scale model railroading. The gallery is worth a look
Tom's Z Scale Trains Tom's Z Scale Trains & Northwest Pacific Z Scalers Information Lots of photos and movies showing both large and small z gauge layouts
Other Links top
Mikes Rail History This site is a fantastic rail history resource, based before 1935, from the subways of Glasgow to the "Johanasburg Express", it's all here, check it out.
German Steam A fasinating website if you're into German Steam (and we are) there are some fantastic photo's of Dampfloks in their full glory, with lots more information as well
Gleis 4 I enjoyed this site for its wonderful rail images and If i could read german it would be an even more useful resource. (german only)