I always acknowledge entries in my guestbook and answer any questions asked, just as long as I have your e-mail address.

I prefer to contact any signees directly so I neither use the "REPLY" nor the "MEMBERS" features available to me.

Many thanks & kindest regards,


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Reply Sean Wallace-Docherty
8:32 AM on November 23, 2017 
hi long time no speak hows things with Stroley running better than normal rail i hope, i have registered to view stroley international just awaiting your approval, hope you and Rolinda are ok and that your shed and layout are fine

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Reply Mike
7:26 PM on October 6, 2014 
Hi. I 'very been looking at your track plan which I think is awesome particularly the station throat. I'just planning a layout for the first time and would like to incorporate something similar although probably not as many branches. Would you be able to tell me what track components you used, starting from the central crossover.
I'll probably be using Peco code 100.
Once again great layout.
Reply Colin Edwicker
7:44 AM on March 22, 2014 
I've just re-read your article in the January issue of Railway Modeller where I saw your website details which I missed last time. What a stunning layout indeed, something I could only dream of building. As for the wiring, spaghetti junction is a very apt description. I'll be spending a fair time going through the website, thanks for the opportunity to view it.
Reply Bob Hex
4:03 PM on March 5, 2014 
A great layout, Stevie. Nice touch with the international trains. I like the rule IBISI RAIL, which I follow myself, within reason. After all, railway enthusiasts and modellers should have broad minds, unfortunately this is not always the case !!
Reply Tommy
10:16 AM on January 11, 2014 
You've made me bring back out my model railway! Thanks Stevie
Reply Lewis East
2:37 PM on January 7, 2014 
Hi , Lewis here, just asking, do you plan to add Overhead Power Lines to the track? because that would really suit it!
Reply Lewis McCulloch
1:43 PM on December 7, 2013 
Fantastic website a fantastic array of of locos and stock !! I think you might have swayed me towards the IBI RAIL method !!! Great job and loved your magazine entry in RM !! Cheers Taynuilt Model Railway !! I am on youtube too :)
Reply Ron
10:50 AM on May 13, 2013 
Hi Stevie, just wanted to say what an excellent layout you've built!!! And good for you running the rolling stock that you like rather than the 'normal' rolling stock for a set era. I'm still at the layout design stage, but finally decided that having some lines running through the main station is better than a terminus, just like you. Congratulations on your layout, and also the very helpful website too, especially the hints and tips. One question: how do you keep your track clean? Regards, Ron
Reply John
3:56 PM on April 12, 2013 
A truly impressive set of photo and comprehensive description. Thank you so much for putting this together
Reply Xav Sinden
8:38 AM on March 3, 2013 
Love the layout! Really hope to have one like this one day! But where did you find the full rake of first great western fag packet liveried coaches and class 43s? I have only ever seen the engines and two coaches for sale and they cost a fortune!!
Xav, 15
Reply mario
6:44 PM on February 19, 2013 
Hi Stevie,
Congratulation You did a great Job !

with best Regards from
Reply Lyndon
4:53 PM on January 23, 2013 
Fantastic layout
Can I ask how did you make your platform as I want mine similar
Reply max
3:29 PM on January 17, 2013 
nice site but a couple of positive criticisms, with your text it seems to be all over the place, at least try to keep the colours and fonts relatively the same format just to make it look more professional, also just generally make the site look neater, also if you do have the writing in purple make the background darker to make it easier on the reader eyes, also if you need help with PHP/ HTML coding I can help if your interested.
Reply Stevie B
3:50 PM on November 8, 2012 
Hi Joe,
Thanks for your interest in my layout and our Euro Partnership.
Hope you continue to enjoy our uploads.
Kindest regards.
Reply Joe
11:16 AM on November 8, 2012 
this layout is truly stunning and now partnered with hillside, falconstower, portland grove and new glebe road it is working really well all these layouts are fab (glebe road will be i can tell! lol)
well done Steevie!!!
Reply Alex Johnson
12:16 PM on May 20, 2012 
Hi again Steve,
I was wondering. i know that you are not a fan of steam locomotives, but have you considered buying 'Tornado' and some relevant rolling stock. It is an extremely popular locomotive and I think that 'Tornado' passing through with a steam special every now and then would not only add some more variety, but would be very popular with followers of the layout. Bachmann do a fantastic model in BR apple green and brunswick green.
I have a Tornado model myself now and I plan to run it in the same way i have just described. it is a beautiful locomotive and a great one to show off with!
Reply Alex Johnson
3:02 PM on April 13, 2012 
Hi Steve,
I have found some work recently so my budget has risen. As a result I am looking at some modern image locomotives for my railway. I currently have two steam locomotives. No.5068 Castle Class 'Beverston Castle' and a 56xx Class No.6568. I would like to get a class 66 and relevant rolling stock, a FGW HST and a class 150 FGW. What companies (eg. bachmann, hornby ect) would you recommend as i'm sure you have these models and experience of how they run.
Reply Alfie
3:30 PM on February 27, 2012 
Hello again Steve! My third visit to your guestbook. I've just noticed that your Era 'A' pictures have disappeared. I haven't checked the others, but I thought I'd let you know.
Reply Stevie B
5:55 AM on January 30, 2012 
Hi Brian,
I'm not technically minded enough to know what you are asking. Please e-mail me directly at
stevieroleyb (at) lineone (dot) net
and if it's photos you want I can send them as attachments.
Kindest regards,
Reply brian
6:27 PM on January 28, 2012 
Stevie how can I link a couple of photos?
Reply Alfie
11:52 AM on January 1, 2012 
Afternoon Steve,

Happy New Year to you, hope the celebrations at Stroley were not interrupted by any revellers falling on the tracks. I'd like to know how long your longest platform is; this would help me with a layout I am planning.
Reply Joey West
8:15 AM on December 28, 2011 
Your layout is amazing, I cant believe how excellent it is. How long roughly has it taken you to build up all that rolling stock and layout plans ect
Reply Chris Ridout
8:27 AM on December 14, 2011 
Hi Steve,

You have a superb layout and this is an excellent site with some really great hints and tips. I'm sure many of them will come in useful as my layout progresses through it's extension. At the same time I'm converting from DC to DCC. I wonder what your thoughts are on soldering the droppers onto the fishplates? Or is it better to solder to track?
Reply Alfie
1:32 PM on November 4, 2011 
Hi Steve,

First of all, I love your layout ! It looks brilliant after all the hard work you have put into it and this website has made me late a number of times. Two questions though;
1) Whereabouts in the UK would Stroley International be?
2) Do you welcome visitors? :P
Reply Lee E
2:39 PM on November 2, 2011 
hi steve first off massive well done on your layout look brilliant i am a train driver but cant get enough so im starting my own layout hopefully based on cambridge station,yard ect i see you live in cambridgeshire i do aswell are you local to march thanks for the time reading hope to hear from you soon

Reply Matt Reynolds
3:36 PM on October 17, 2011 
Hi Steve,

Fantastic layout!! I'd already seen your site before when browsing, however it wasn't till my mum told me about it today that I know now who you are!!

Mum is Sam Lindsay and danced with Rolinda and stay in touch!! I to have a layout in the garage, 8ftx8ft, BR blue and DCC controlled!!

Be good to chat!!

Reply Matthew Coxall
4:20 AM on October 1, 2011 
You are a genius! Wish I had room for a 24' shed in my garden!!!