Trains For Kids – Set up by the father of two train-loving boys, Trains For Kids looks to be the UK hub for everything kids and parents need to enjoy trains and railways. This includes days out guides, including a Days Out Map of all UK steam and diesel heritage sites; regular competitions and reviews for train toys, clothes, books and more; as well as online games and activities to keep children entertained. Pay them a visit!!
MyMarklin.com has been created by a passionate collector of Marklin miniature trains. On the site you’ll find useful informations on manteinance and restoration techniques, informative articles for esperts and collectors, as well as locomotives on sale. (Note: If you use Google Chrome as your browser, you can press the translate button!!)
Ryan’s Railway website. This is a website, developed by Ryan who is just 8 years old! There is lots to see and discover. In particular, I like the way he has organised everything so carefully.
The Steam Apprentice Club is part of the National Traction Engine Trust. It exists to teach young people up to the age of 21 all about road steam: traction engines, steam rollers and road locomotives. We start by teaching you how to drive real traction engines! ( from the age of about 7 ) and then go on from there. We have many varied competitions during the year, driving days, rallies and other opportunities. A very hands on club!
Model Engineer Magazine Chris read this magazine from about the age of 10. It is a constant source of interest and knowledge on how to make things, especially model steam engines!
Museum of Retro Technology This is an amazing mine of information about weird and wonderful locomotives, motorcycles with one wheel, and the Auxetophone – a mechanical record player which was incredibly loud!
The Young Engineers An organisation to encourage an interest in engineering for youngsters. Perfect for Peter’s Railway readers.
Trains around India:
Palace on Wheels If you fancy an exotic holiday by train all around India, (and have a fully stocked bank balance!) you might find this interesting. Also The Maharaja Express… And the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, another example of wonderful travel in India, just look at the pictures of the interiors of the carriages!