Introduction to MPB Model Supplies

We are planning to have our new high street shop open for business during April after lockdown ends

Phone number
01905 676167
Following on the effects of covid 19 on the Sound and Lighting industry, alongside my established sound and lighting business I have been trading as MPB Model Supplies to cater for railway models and miniature steam engines of all varieties.

I have been modelling railways and running live steam models since 1975

Our products
  • DCC equipment
  • Trackwork
  • Locomotives and Locomotive kits
  • Live Steam Miniatures
  • Model railway electronics
  • Tools
  • Modelling supplies

Owner and Founder - Mike Belham

In 1996 I formed my own IT Consultancy which gave me more flexibility to pursue my sound and lighting interests. While working as an IT consultant I was training Church PA Teams and in 2008 had the opportunity to work as technical director in a community production of Joseph.

From 2009 continuing through to 2020 my Sound and Lighting Company has helped Churches, Schools and village halls with permanent installations and events.

Photo taken in 2011 in Mikes Studio control room
This photograph of Mike the studio control room was taken in 2011

I have been an active volunteer on a number of preserved railways since the 1980's, my positions have included:

  • Station Porter
  • Ticket Office
  • Signalman
  • Locomotive Crew
  • Commercial Director

Since childhood I have had a keen interest and involvement with model railways.

  • My own personal OO gauge layouts
  • Mamod Live Steam
  • Chief electrical engineer for a 45' O Gauge exhibition layout in the 1990's
  • Installation of DCC and repair of model locomotives
  • My current projects include the building a 4" scale live steam traction engine from a machined kit, I have a YouTube channel documenting the build and showcasing other steam related videos