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Sawyer Models
Sawyer Models has only moved to its current address quite recently, so it doesn't yet show on Google streetview (it's where Daisy used to be - almost opposite Iceland). An e-mail enquiry to confirm the shop's location brought a speedy, friendly and helpful reply. This attitude continued when I called in to the shop a week ago. The proprietor was very pleasant and not at all pushy. He explained that he is still trying to build up the stock, which to be truthful isn't yet the most comprehensive. However, many of the basics are stocked, and I did manage to find an item of N gauge pointwork that I needed. I appreciate that small local model shops like this can struggle to compete with the "big boys", but they do provide an important service to long time modellers and beginners alike. Their survival depends on our patronage; so, if you are in this part of the world or passing through the area, do call in. Parking over the road is free and easy (I had to walk 19 yards). I do wish this shop every success for the future - it deserves it.
Robin, Southwell, Nottinghamshire - 21 Jul 2017 - Four Stars

Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
It is so delightful to be served by such an excellent company - one which has been 'there' since I was young, back in the middle of the last century! Hatton's has always been a magical name.
Peter, Wellingborough - 21 Jul 2017 - Five Stars

A G R Model Railway Store
Great customer service when you phone in to ask about an item and place an order, Recommend this shop for the very friendly staff and helpful service if ordering over the phone.
Neil, Luton North - 21 Jul 2017 - Five Stars

Colletts Models of Exmouth
Leigh always goes above and beyond for his customers. His service is second to none. He always answers his phone or mail. If he hasn't got it in stock he'll get. Any issues he sorts it and bends over backwards for you to make you happy. I am returning customer and I wouldn't go anywhere else.
Simon, Reading, Berkshire - 20 Jul 2017 - Five Stars

Olivia's Trains & Models
I have used Olivia's Trains for almost 8 years now and they have been excellent with all my locomotives having sound fitted along with all the extras like smoke, firebox flicker, lights front and rear if required. Over the years I have had over one hundred locos with all the above features and I am happy to continue our relationship for many years to come. They always advise me on any issues I raise, and more often than not perform miracles with what they can do. I would never attempt to do some of the work they take in their stride. What seems impossible to me they can do - it is not whether or not they can do things but how how would I like the finished product to be. This is one of the best model railway shops in the Country in my opinion. Whatever you want from your railway - just ask and they will advise how to do it. Absolutely Brilliant - Thankyou Just wish they were nearer to where I live rather than 100 mile round trip - trouble is I would be there everyday.
Jim, Halifax - 19 Jul 2017 - Five Stars

The Albatross
I spent a few days in Aberystwyth last week and visited this shop which is still very much going and just as described by other, earlier posters. Lots of stock - particularly Hornby & Bachmann. Model railways only part of the business.
Richard, Plymouth - 16 Jul 2017 - Three Stars

The Tram Junction
Nice secondhandshop with a lot of tramwayitems and books surprising shop I bought a lot of nice tramway magazines, the shop has too a lot of corgi tramway modells F Nice prices
Niels, The Netherlands NL - 15 Jul 2017 - Four Stars

Cornwall Model Boats
Used them for lots of model boat projects and have had excellent service across the board. Good site layout easy to order and very quick deliver service. I all the years using them I have had only received damage goods once and this was rectified by return post free of charge, you cant ask for better.
Simon, Fife - 15 Jul 2017 - Five Stars

Carnforth Models
Problems with the fabric of the main station building mean this shop has temporarily moved to a small corner of the Heritage Centre on platform 1. However, a warm welcome is still received, and the proprietor seems to have managed to display a bit of something for everyone. Will definitely visit again , and look forward to proper shop reopening to see his whole range.
Edward, Keighley - 10 Jul 2017 - Four Stars

The Locoshed
Have been there twice now and on both visits Jim has made me a brew and gone out of his way to be helpful. The place is a real Aladdin's Cave - stacked to the roof with bits and bobs and I'll guarantee you'll spend quite some time looking round. I can't see anything to stop you going to this shop - recommended - !
Gary, United Kingdom - 08 Jul 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Frome Model Centre
I visited on 5th July as someone who was on holiday nearby. The shop really is crammed full of stock for all sorts of things including model trains, dolls' houses, loads of plastic kits of planes, etc. I nearly purchased an Oxford Rail Adams Radial for 30% off but self control prevailed for the moment. There is always mail order!
Jeffrey, Horley - 07 Jul 2017 - Four Stars

Janes Trains
Have been going to this shop a number of years on and off. The staff are exceptionally helpful and knowledgeable. The shop has a very good range of new and secondhand trains at very reasonable prices. Its definitely worth a trip to Tooting.
Darren, Sutton - 04 Jul 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Invicta Model Rail Ltd
Website good, have seen and spoken to them at shows before but yet another shop only catering for boring and expensive British models, European models are of a much higher quality and better price
Antony, Southend-On-Sea - 01 Jul 2017 - Three Stars

Victoria Court Models
A neat and tidy shop with a good range of basics. The owner has built a layout which well demonstrates a number of key principles, including the wiring of reverse loops using a pair of PL-13s and a lifting flap, and is very knowledgeable about the process of building a layout. This would be a good shop to visit for anyone thinking of building a layout but uncertain how to start. Definitely worth a visit if in the town.
Keith, Chesham - 01 Jul 2017 - Four Stars

A Oakes Ltd
super shop, lovely and very helpful people. Not the cheapest out there, but you can save a bunch by buying clothing in the same shop. Wonderful feel to the place and good old fashioned service
David, Walsall - 30 Jun 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Great Eastern Railway Models
Very good family run shop good product knowledge friendly and helpful staff always ready to listen and advise on all aspects of the hobby well stocked range of products
Bill, Norwich - 29 Jun 2017 - Five Stars

The Signal Box
Since retiring 12 months ago and getting back into model railways and having to relearn the hobby, THE SIGNAL BOX and its staff have been a massive help to me with advice and suggestions. Highly recommended .
Malc, Thurmaston Leicestershire - 25 Jun 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Cheshire Models
Small quaint shop that's rarely open with no parking. It is rare for the woman behind the counter to even know what day it is not alone help with your query. Most items are 10-30% more expensive than anywhere else. With all that said it is a handy local shop that at a pinch might just be able to help you if you're desperate that is of course if it's open.
James, Macclesfield - 22 Jun 2017 - Two & a half Stars
[Response: "Reply to James from Macclesfield. I am the woman behind the counter and have been for 29+ yrs but not in the last 6 months as i have been having and still are having cancer treatment. If you had read the notice on the door you would have seen the opening times and they are also on facebook. So sorry my cancer has interefed with your modelling . Iris."]

Model Railways Direct
I have been an on line purchaser from this retailer I was in Bristol while on holiday and decided to pay a visit in person. Great shop with pleasent helpful staff and a tremendous collection of model railway stock for the size of shop well displayed and easy to access. All the major brands stocked but didn't see any second hand stock. Would strongly recommend a visit as you would be pleasantly surprised.
John, Clackmannan - 20 Jun 2017 - Four Stars

Transport Treasures
I've known Bill for a long time. Always helpful. Always test runs locos. Not the biggest of model shops but stocks a good variety of model railways (mainly British outline in 00 and N) and is happy to order anything more exotic if he possibly can. Please support him.
Steve, Milton Keynes - 16 Jun 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Buoys Toys & Models
I was so sad to leave Cromer not long after the model shop opened. A great variety of stock, well presented, and Dave was always very helpful. I started buying N gauge vehicles before leaving, and had purchased many bits and pieces for my N gauge project, and model boat project. I can only wish him well for the future.
David, Burwell, Cambridge - 15 Jun 2017 - Five Stars

American Railroad Centre
What can I say that hasn't already been said -Stuart goes the extra mile for his customers. Only dealt by mail order -but is always spot on -even had some things special ordered in this time-no worries-no problems -your kept up to date by email. Prices are very good too. Well worth trying him out.
Neil, Southport - 03 Jun 2017 - Five Stars

Barby Model Rail (Incorporating Tony's Trains)
A gem of a shop. Great selection of new and used stock at reasonable prices plus friendly and knowledgeable staff. Tony never fails to make you feel welcome. Highly recommended.
Bob, Preston, Lancs - 02 Jun 2017 - Five Stars

Model Masters
I have spent many a Happy hour in this wonderful shop! The range is fantastic if you are after something a bit different! I've always liked the fact that Robin will leave you to browse as sometimes I've just popped in to have a look around whilst my car has been serviced. But you can always strike up a conversation with Robin and his staff and always worth asking if there are any special offers!!
Richard, Bristol - 31 May 2017 - Five Stars

Redfin Models
Very much for the RC enthusiast with pretty much everything you could need for this hobby. Also a fine selection of balsa wood, limited choice of paints, and hardly any plastic kits. Nice roomy shop and well laid out. Short walk from train station.
Jonathan, Ware (Herts) - 29 May 2017 - Three Stars

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