The Northern Association is run by its Members for the benefit of its Members.  If you find a link that is wrong, or you find or know of one that would be useful or interesting to other Members, then please let us know so that we can share it with everyone.


Nationwide Events Listing -- now a menu item in the main Menu (left).  This is currently produced by the hard-work of Mr Richard Guthrie (with grateful thanks).

National Associations

The Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies
The Society of Model & Experimental Engineers
The Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers
The National 2 1/2" gauge Association
The Ground Level 5 Inch Gauge Main Line Association
The 7¼" gauge Society
The 10 1/4" gauge Society

Model Engineering Clubs

For Northern Association Clubs, use the Member Clubs in the menu (left).
We will endeavour to keep this site as up-to-date as possible.


For Southern Federation Clubs use the “Affiliated Clubs” button on the Link – Southern Federation Affiliated Clubs


There are a number of other websites that give listings of ME Clubs & Societies:


Model Engineering Sites -UK

Club Contacts (MEWS)

Model Engineering Clubs & Societies (Station Road Steam)



British Horological Institute. Interesting site with lots of general info and tips.


Search and Link Sites

Going on holiday, or just at a loose end ?  Try these sites which show the locations of Miniature Railways

or Preserved Railways in the UK:


Heritage Railways Map


Other Model Engineering Link Sites:

The Model Engineering Clearing House

International List of Scale Model Related Web Sites

Train - the site with links to everything connected with trains. 


On-Line Model Engineering / Miniature Railway Magazines


Model Engineering Website (MEWS)

Narrow Gauge Net


Books and Magazines


Tee Publishing (Engineering in Miniature Magazine & New Books)

Tee Publishing 

Model Engineer Index page 

Australian Model Engineer Magazine

Grand Scales Quarterly Magazine

Andrew Neale Railway Books

Abe Books (on just about anything)


Health and Safety Information

HSG 216 Passenger-carrying miniature railways – Guidance on safe practice


Model Engineering

Model Engineering, Live Steam, Modelling, Lost Models Directory, Bookstore, Discussion Groups

Lathes. Lots of interesting info.

Make a Quick Change Toolpost

Johnson Matthey Metal Joining, the home of successful brazing

Copper Developement Association UK Home Page

Copper: Innovations in Copper Published By the Copper Development Association

Alan Stepney's Model Engineering, Steam Engines, & Railway Technical Pages

Alan's RC Links

Metal Web News US site with loads of useful info, hints and tips.


Loco Building Sites

The Simplex web site


Model Engineering Supplies

The following listings are by no means exhaustive, nor are any suppliers excluded for any reason.  The entries are purely alphabetical in each category, and are provided to help other Model Engineers find things.  If any supplier or Member have any suggestions, please send these to the Website Editor.


            Specialist Model Engineering


Abbots  Model Engineering

Barry's Model Lettering

Blackgates Engineering

Camden Miniature Steam Services

EKP Supplies  (steam fittings)

GS Supplies

Phoenix Locos 

Phoenix Precision Paints

PNP Railways

Polly Model Engineering Ltd (incorporating Bruce Engineering)

R A Barker

Reeves 2000

Ride On Railways

Seddon& Black steam consumables

Steam Fittings Co.

The Miniature Railway Supply Co Ltd - UK

4QD: speed controllers for battery operated electric motors 



2nd Hand or “Pre-loved” (or not, sometimes)


Antique Steam

Preston Services



Station Road Steam - live steam models 

The Engineers Emporium

View Models


General Supplies


Ancient and Modern Hand and Machine Tools Bought and Sold at Pennyfarthing Tools of Salisbury


Axminster Tools  Power tools, machinery and adhesives for home or workplace.

Bearings Direct

Benson Verniers Ltd   verniers and height gauges.

Bradford Piston Rings

CupAlloys (Silver Solder and Fluxes etc.)

Drives Direct Variable speed drives for your 3 phase motors.

DROs from BW Electronics -- welcome! Digital Read Outs for your machine tools.

EKP Supplies  (Nuts & Bolts& Bits & Bobs!)

Engineering supplies - cutting tools, metal working, consumable tooling

G and M Tools

Greenwood Tools Carbide tipped lathe tools.

JLS Supplies Ltd

John Keatley Metals

Johnson Matthey Metal Joining, the home of successful brazing

Lee Spring Springs,springs,springs!

Mallard Metals

Newton Tesla - Model Engineering Variable speed drives for your lathe or milling machine

Proops Brothers - serving the craft and model engineering hobbyist for over 40 years

Reduction gearboxes and linear motion products

Smiths Metal Centres  Non-ferrous metals, Stainless steel and Engineering plastics

Tracy Tools