Just for you! A Railway Christmas Gift Guide for those wondering what to buy for your nearest and dearest! If they love hertiage railways or model railways then you have come to the right place as I have lots of exciting and usual gift ideas that are sure to delight on Christmas morning.
Stocking Fillers (you’ll want to keep for yourself)
“Great Western Railway” GWR Lapel Pin Badge A beautiful little item that would be a pleasure to wear.
BEWARE OF TRAINS RAILWAY RETRO ANTIQUE STYLE METAL SIGN VINTAGE WALL DECOR CAST IRON STEAM A great little heritage style sign that makes a house a home….
Hornby R767 00 Gauge Sheep As I mentioned in my post about how to make your model railway look realistic, attention to detail is everything! How about some grazing sheep to watch the locomotives steam by?
TX433 Vintage British WALES Cader Idris GWR Welsh Railway Travel Retro Poster Re-Print – A4 (297 x 210mm) 11.7″ x 8.3″ A neat little A4 railway poster shows the beauty of railway posters of yesteryear and this example is a bargain!
Tim Dunn’s quirky brand new book full of fantastic photos that will transport you back to a bygone era.
Christmas Gifts under £25
ACME Thunderer No. 58 is the whistle favoured by train guards both in heritage railway and on the main lines today. The Acme Thunderer was invented in 1884 by John Hudson, a Birmingham toolmaker, and his son as the world’s first pea whistle.
Britain’s 100 Best Railway Stations This is a beautiful book that any railway buff would be very happy to unwrap. It’s full of glossy photos of beautiful railway stations and the accompanying text tells of their history and uniqueness.
Traditional GWR railways vintage design victorian wall mounted toilet loo roll holder by Bowley and Jackson Well this is definitely going on my ‘wish list’. What a great little feature this would be in the smallest room. You could even admire it by reading your latest copy of Steam Railway.
The Galloping Sausage and Other Train Curiosities: 150 Steam Railway Events & Stories A small book of entertaining snippets, stories, and strange and unusual facts from an ample supply of railway curiosities. A light amusing read for when the recipient is slumped in the chair full of Christmas dinner!
Railway Roundabout [DVD]( Includes Stunning 32 Page book) A fantastic TV series that I remember from my childhood, this would be a great nostalgia trip for those of a certain age *cough*
Get a special Christmas offer of 7 issues of Steam Railway, Rail or Model Rail Magazine for under £25 from Great Magazines. My favourite is Steam Railway and I’ve not missed an issue since the very first one. If you buy a Christmas gift subscription then the first issue is delivered to your lucky recipient after Christmas Day. There’s also a free e-card with each order and best of all, you don’t even have to wrestle with crowds of people at the shops.
Christmas Gifts under £100
Hornby have a great selection of coaches in 00 guage and there is bound to be something new to enhance an exisiting model railway. I’d be very excited to find one of these in my Christmas stocking!
London Transport Museum has rescued a limited number of original 1960s luggage racks from decommissioned Metropolitan Line trains. These make a very unique gift.
Blow the budget!
From a relaxing Christmas Break in Inverness and Edinburgh to a ‘bucket list’ trip up the Jungfrau, Great Rail Journeys have 16 Christmas Rail Escorted Tours to choose from. Think powdery snow, candles at Midnight Mass and sleigh bells combines with festive meals, traditional celebrations and best of all – trains! All Christmas rail tours are escorted by a Tour Manager who meets you in London and stays on hand throughout the holiday so you can relax and enjoy yourself.
You can get a free Christmas Rail Tour Brochure here