The 2023 model railway survey

It’s that time again!

As longer term readers will know, I run regular survey’s of visitors to ModelRailwayEngineer and on my social media channels to understand what you and thousands like you want on and from your layouts and help make articles, guides and products here more relevant and useful for you.

These survey’s have turned into one of the largest surveys of model railway enthusiasts and some of the insights are also provided to selected manufacturers (no personal data is taken) to help them in their planning for future products.

The survey takes under 10 minutes to complete, is completely optional, anonymous and is open to all model railway enthusiasts.

Start the 2023 ModelRailwayEngineer survey.


Founder of ModelRailwayEngineer, Andy Leaning

Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of He has been building model railways, dioramas, and miniatures for over 20 years. His passion for model making and railways began when he was a child, building his first layout at the age of seven.
Andy’s particular passion is making scenery and structures in 4mm scale, which he sells commercially. He is particularly interested in modelling the railways of South West England during the late Victorian/early Edwardian era, although he also enjoys making sci-fi and fantasy figures and dioramas. His website has won several awards, and he is a member of MERG (Model Railway Electronics Group) and the 009 Society.
When not making models, Andy lives in Surrey with his wife and teenage son. Other interests include history, science fiction, photography, and programming. Read more about Andy.

Afflliate disclosure:The links on this page may take you to carefully selected businesses, such as Hornby, Amazon, eBay and Scale Model Scenery, where you can purchase the product under affiliate programmes. This means I receive a small commission on any orders placed although the price you pay does not change. You can read my full affiliate policy here. I also sell my my own ready to use, pre-made and painted buildings and terrain features. browse the range.

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