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Mona Models
Mona models in my opinion is definitely worth a visit, I found the owner to be very helpful with a good understanding of modeling and the products, for a new shop there is plenty of stock of railway items also of other types of plastic models and scenery products, I found the owner to be most helpful in ordering items he didn't stock, to me this shop is well worth a visit.
James, Rhosgoch Anglesey - 20 Apr 2019 - Four & a half Stars

Osborn's Models
Couldn't have asked for better service order was placed and delivered within 24 hours and well packaged very friendly helpful staff as well at the end of the phone
Paul, Poole - 18 Apr 2019 - Five Stars

W D Models
My first time in this shop and I was very impressed as they had all I needed for a project and the owner was extremely helpful. I have been in the model industry for 35 years,in the aircraft plastic kit and model railway manufacturing fields.
John, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. - 16 Apr 2019 - Four & a half Stars

The Model Railway Shop
Pleasant little shop that sells exclusively OO, but appears to have a large stock. Martin is extraordinarily helpful and very easy to chat with, even though as an N gauge modeller I wasn’t a prospective purchaser. The shop also offers a repair service at very reasonable cost, which is why I went. An unexpected gem and handy for the station too!
Phil, Haxby - 12 Apr 2019 - Four Stars

Tony's Trains of Rugby (Formerly Barby Model Rail)
Have used this shop several times but this was my first visit since moving next door to larger premisis. The latest vist was conducted after a quick chat via messenger,'Yes' The loco I wanted was in stock, 'No problem' To fitting a DCC chip for me. Drove down from Near Atherstone to find the loco ready and waiting for me, chipped and everything, Anthony's shop has set a very high bar but he maintains it very well.
Ian, NR Atherstone Warwickshire - 03 Apr 2019 - Five Stars

Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
As usual with Hattons the service was great and they are always ready to answer any questions or help with problems that may arise great company
John, Newcastle Upon Tyne - 30 Mar 2019 - Five Stars

Hornby Hobbies at Hamleys
Very basic stocks of trains, kits and supplies on the fourth floor of this enormous toy store. Prices are high (It is on Regent Street in central London) and selection is somewhat limited. Worth it if the kids are looking at other items but will cost you.
Stephen, Aberdeen, Maryland - 13 Mar 2019 - Three Stars

Colletts Models of Exmouth
This shop is very much open and offers a great friendly service with competitive prices compared to the big boys - Highly recommended and worth a visit to exmouth or mail order
Roger, Dorchester - 02 Mar 2019 - Five Stars

Carnforth Models
A delight to visit, every time I have called I was made very welcome and found Mike also ready to help and answer any questions. Will called regularly.
Mick, Morecambe Lancashire - 19 Feb 2019 - Four Stars

Derails Models
Having been let down by another well established large retailer over a long established pre-Order. I searched round for the loco I was after and was delighted to find what I wanted on Derails website. I had a problem completing the order on line and emailed them about it. I had a swift response telling me it was out of stock, but they would contact the manufacturer to see if any were still available. To summarize they got me one at a price lower than that previously pre ordered elsewhere. Told me when to expect delivery and by whom, which it duly did. I'm delighted and will use them again. First class service.
Bill, Brough, East Yorkshire. - 19 Feb 2019 - Four & a half Stars

The Train Shop
Delighted to find a really good model railway shop in Scarborough last July, stocked with useful modelling materials as well as locos, rolling stock and track. I look forward to visiting this shop again later this year.
Tim, Beijing, China - 14 Feb 2019 - Four & a half Stars

Milnsbridge Models
A traditional model shop where customer service counts. Knowledgeable proprietor and associates who go out of their way to help and not just "Sell you something" Very sociable, you usually get a tea or coffee too !
Andy, West Yorkshire - 14 Feb 2019 - Two & a half Stars

Model Railways Direct
A great shop, well stocked, very tidy, everything clearly priced, very helpful staff, easy parking outside. I would highly recommend this shop. Well worth a visit.
Stephen, Downend, Bristol - 08 Feb 2019 - Five Stars

Hunstanton Models
I actually visited this shop last year while on a short break in Hunstanton. We hadn't been to the town before, and it speaks for itself that we will be taking a break there this year as well. When we do this shop will be high on my list of places to visit. A 'Proper' Old style model shop with room to browse and a good selection of stock. I picked up a boxed 60's Tri-Ang point in perfect condition for a pound, so felt value was good, and the service was friendly. A proper model shop, and the perfect place for a modeller to pick up a souvenir when in the area.
Garry, Staffordshire - 01 Feb 2019 - Four & a half Stars

Olivia's Trains & Models
If you want the best model shop in the UK you cannot beat Olivia's Trains as they are fantastic. I have been buying model railway equipment for years from them. Excellent and always offering advice on what and what cannot be done to locomotives and stock. Over the years I have had over 150 steam and diesel locos fitted with sound lights smoke cab lights etc etc. This shop in my opinion cannot be beaten. Many thanks Olivia's for making my models become so realistic. Jim Halifax
James, Halifax - 27 Jan 2019 - Five Stars

Kent Garden Railways
I only recently discovered this model shop and have now visited twice within a week! A very helpful and friendly gentleman was serving and he was also very willing to make suggestions when he knew my main area of interest. On top of that the shop is full of modelling 'Goodies' And I defy anyone to not find simply browsing the shelves absolutely fascinating! Furthermore there is easy and free parking outside the shop.
Tim, Welling, Kent - 20 Jan 2019 - Four & a half Stars

Tutbury Models
There is a lot of stock available a nice shop to look around need to spend time to enjoy it open Sundays impressive easy parking outside
Andrew, Tamworth - 13 Jan 2019 - Four Stars

Durham Trains of Stanley
Re David , Kendal - 26 Jan 2015 david you must visit durham train of stanley he has re vamped his shop and now got a full range Metclfe kit, lot of second hand and new rolling stock witch are now in easy to see cabinets
Martin, Newcastle Upon Tyne - 10 Jan 2019 - Four Stars

Mikes Models (Lan Danaire Models Ltd)
This shop gets better every time I visit. Went in for paints, had all that I required and more. Good stock of Model Railway items. Staff very helpful when asking for specific model making material.
Rodney, Aldridge - 07 Jan 2019 - Four Stars

Affinity Models
I went in looking for a specific colour paint and nearly bought a 1:48th scale Phantom instead! There's a reasonable choice of pre-Owned kits as well as new ones and a very good selection of tools and weathering materials at competitive prices. The owner's happy to open boxes and suggested I try a well-Known motor factors for the paint colour I needed. I will go back - And I might even buy that Phantom.
Alf, Northwich, Cheshire - 15 Dec 2018 - Four Stars

A2b Model Railways
I called in yesterday, well signed adjacent to the A6. Small shop but well stocked with a variety of model railway items. Unknowingly I had met the owner previously at exhibitions and as a new trader I hope the business succeeds.
Paul, Belper - 23 Nov 2018 - Four Stars

Doug's Model Trains & Tools
I saw Doug's stand at a model railway exhibition in 2018, and as I wanted to buy some tools I started talking to him. Doug was friendly, knowledgeable and patient, giving me his full attention despite his stand being very busy, and he had exactly the tools I wanted at very competitive prices (I also came away with a few kits, which I hadn't intended to buy, but the price was too tempting...!). He is the sort of trader who is the backbone of our hobby and I recommend him.
David, Rochester, Kent - 19 Nov 2018 - Four & a half Stars

The Locoshed Manchester
We brought probably the grumpiest grandad in the world here, with stressed parents and kids in tow - Recipe for disaster. As it was, the shop catered for each of us and the service was great. The shop owner is as busy as the shelves, but nothing could be faulted and we got invaluable advice as well as the experience, with the train set cheaper than a main retailer advertised it at. Hoping to come back many times - This shop is a gem.
Alwin, Salford, Greater Manchester - 18 Nov 2018 - Five Stars

Morris Models
What a shop,I drove over from Eastbourne and wasn't disappointed. I went over there with the intention of getting a 1/76 British Gas Transit van and came out with am armful of goodies as there is so much variety of different stock. The owner was very quick to offer assistance and left me to my browse and my leisure, I would recommend this shop as they stock a lot of different manufactures products so you have a good chance of getting what you need.
Colin, Eastbourne - 16 Nov 2018 - Four & a half Stars

The Signal Box
I have been looking for a proper train model shop for quite awhile in Leicestershire and came across a signal box in Anstey excellent shop and good prices and friendly staff
Michael, Leicester - 15 Nov 2018 - Four Stars

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