Charity 12Through locoyard author Jonathan Malton (1306mayflower) we are proud to support the Aspergers Flyer Educational Society.  Please click here to go to the dedicated page.

Other Friends of Locoyard:

As well as a team of Authors and many Contributors, we have a number of friends in the heritage and model railway community.  Some of them are listed here!


The Bluebell Model Railway

An inspirational model railway project by Matt Wickham; who’s layout is based on the Bluebell Railway with the numerous fantastic scenery and stock . The layout is modelled in 4mm, OO scale, using ready to run and kit built locos and stock to be as close as possible the Bluebells impressive stock list.

“The British Railway Stories”

Simon Martin - 60114 WP Allen - British Railway Stories

The British Railway stories are a series of videos and book created by Simon Martin, centred on the character 60114 W.P. Allen.  As well as being a fantastic series of children, Simon Martin is also an excellent modeller and his blog is one of the best out there and definitely worth following!

Calling All Stations

An excellent blog and website – many happy hours can be spent reading through the content!

Cornish Inc


Fantastic artwork by Stephen Bedser, Heritage painter that is simply beautiful.  Do check out Stephen’s website

Graham Muz

The model railway world and meanderings of Southern expert Graham ‘Muz’ Musprat – including his exhibition quality layout Fisherton Sarum.  This site is well worth a visit!

Leeds Weeklyn Hill MPD 55A 

This brilliant blog and website is based on Leeds Weeklyn Hill – a 00 Gauge model railway depicting a fictitious shed set in the heart of Leeds during the late 1950’s/early 1960’s. It’s small size means it is nothing more than an outpost for loco’s not able to get into Holbeck and Neville Hill (which is quite a lot it seems!).  All locomotives in the very impressive collection are DCC sound fitted.  It is an excellent website well worth bookmarking!

Max Stafford’s Kennel

Various rantings, but largely related to Scotland and its railways, particularly those in the South.  There is plenty of content for both the railway modeller and enthusiast.

Midland Modeller

This blog charts the ideas and efforts to recreate a Midlands model railway layout that captures, memorable and happy decades.  It shares layout ideas, plans, projects and memories, as well as some real-life railway action.


This is a great website about two excellent model railway layouts – Nictun Borrud and Nictun (2K) and it’s well worth having a look.

Oxcroft Junction

This is an excellent “Work in Progress” Model Railway, interspersed with the odd photograph of real railways.  A must-follow blog!

The Sodor Island Forums are a community for fans of Thomas the Tank Engine that began in 2002 and has been going from strength to strength ever since.  They are supporters of the Lcooyard Movember campaign, for which we are truly grateful!

Steam Age Daydreams

10729107_815598431819912_690061015_nBlog of a former British Railway fireman who has featured on locoyard, with a penchant for photographing steam locomotives and indulging in metaphysics.

Playing Trains

Bob Hughes blog has a simple premise: “Playing Trains | Toy trains. Nothing else.”

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