on Railways is
a family run business based in Romford, Essex producing quality
engineered ride on railway items for 5" , 7 1/4" and 10 1/4" gauge
While initially aimed at the garden railway market, the robust designs
have found themselves equally at home on the larger private and club
2008 we moved to
a small business unit along with investment in workshop equipment which
we couldn't previously accommodate. Where ever possible we use UK
manufactures/suppliers but we have to be realistic as we all live in a
we started back
in 2001 I would never have dreamed of building more than more than a
handful of locos. It is a growing business and as such it is a learning
curve for us.
we want to
keep costs down, commercial rent, insurance, VAT and rates are all
costs which we didn't used to have when the company was small and
working out of a home workshop.
Most items are built in
house but some specialist parts are contracted out
you are unsure
please feel free to pick up the phone or come and see us.
Meet the Team
Middleton (with Faith)
Our representative on the continent. Rob is based in the Netherlands
and is fluent in Dutch, English and German
There are no real
hard and fast
roles in the company although if you have bought an engine in the last
2-3 years then it would almost certainly been welded by Paul and
assembled and painted by Barry.
David M thinks he can retire but is still actively running
the financial side of the company.
There is also my mum who plays the host on the garden railway + my
three children who are always testing items to destruction for me.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
We will look
after you. It is
in our interest to keep your locos and rolling stock running. We will
fix or sort any problems which are our making and help out with those
that aren't (with in reason).
Items will not
be dispatched until invoices are paid in full. So if you under pay it
will only delay your items.
every effort has been
made to keep this site up to date at Ride on Railways we do make
changes and improvements to our range. As a result specifications and
may vary from those shown. Prices shown do not include postage and
packaging. Postage is via Standard Parcels Service with insurance
unless requested or stated otherwise. Goods can be collected.
It is not
our intention to
mislead you over prices or specification. Please talk to us if you
believe that we have not made details clear. The website has become
and errors may have occurred.
that you should
get public liability insurance, if you are not covered under any club
policies. This is especially important if you intend to carry public or
non family members. 5" & 7 1/4" gauges are big enough to cause
major injury, therefore adequate care should be taken when running. We
would recommend you read and follow advice given by The Health and
Safety Executive's guidance notes, Safe
ALL PRICES ARE
INCLUDING VAT. Outside EU we can ship less vat. For companies in other
EU countries with a formal order, valid vat number (which checks out)
and we arrange shipping we can ship at 0% vat. No collection. If we
cannot prove beyond doubt that the order is a formal company one and
the goods are going to the correct country/address then we will add vat
on at the current rate.
registration GB 918 7060 14
Selling Regulations - Most items are made to order and therefore do not
qualify for the statutory 7 day cooling off period. That said if you
change your mind on a standard item or are not happy then please get
the goods back to us for a refund. Return postage will
be the responsibility of the buyer.
We do not want
to get lost in legal waffle. If you have problems or need help/advice
then please get in touch.
You will need
to carry out
regular maintenance and inspection of your items to ensure they are
still fit for purpose. If you are unsure about this please get in touch
and we will send out guidance notes
prices are those shown on the website. We don't ask you to pay more so
please don't ask if you can pay less.
The RoR garden
railway shown in
various locations across the site is a personal railway and is
developed as a hobby and not a business. Advice given is just that
-"advice". What works for us may not work for you. If in doubt ask or
contact any railway supplier.
catalogue at present is
the one you are reading now. It is cheap, full colour and even has
video in it. I can print up a hard copy catalogue but its contents and
style will not match those which a website can offer.