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Olivia's Trains & Models
Ordered a Bachmann Class 105 DMU with several custom modifications including Olivia's sound as well as cab lights and an assortment of passengers and 2x Drivers. The completed model arrived on my doorstep within 5 working days and was absolutely perfect in every way, including the packaging. It was impossible to detect that the model had ever been opened up at all and every sound and lighting function worked perfectly, straight out of the box! I am delighted with the products and services which Olivia's Trains provides and I would unhesitatingly recommend this company to any discerning modeller.
Mark, Norwich - 22 May 2017 - Five Stars

Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
Excellent website shows precisely what is available with a good selection of photographs allowing you to see exactly what you are purchasing. Updating by email of the progression of the order allows the purchaser to plan to be available for delivery. All very reassuring! Recent purchases have all been of top quality, even second-hand models.
Colin, Mirfield, West Yorkshire - 19 May 2017 - Five Stars

Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
I could not ask for a more straightforward web site with a comprehensive list of just about all that is available from manufacturers. The service has always been excellent and any items ordered on line are delivered well packed.
John, Glenrothes, Fife - 19 May 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Janes Trains
As 'Janes' is my local model I guess I'm a little bias, but it's great that it remains one of the last bastions providing services to modellers etc.. Alan's knowledge of DCC is paramount and he has helped fix several of my locos that where 'playing up'. If it's not in stock, Jane will always do her best to source it for you and phone you when its available. Well worth a visit if you are ever in South London, close to Thameslink station too. You cannot fault the many years of excellence and knowledge on Railway, Scalextric & modelling provided by the team.
Stephanie, Tooting Broadway - 12 May 2017 - Four & a half Stars

M W M Warbirds
Great shop with Friendly Staff, Mike has a great knowledge of scale Aircraft and has built a loads of them. Stock seems to be growing every time I visit. Yes they will spend time with each customer. Yes they will open Boxes and show/explain the contents. What they wont do is sell you something just because they have it on the shelf i.e. they wont sell a scale spitfire to a novice but will try and guide them into Joining a club and purchasing a more forgiving Aircraft. I did take a micro Helicopter back for a refund which was given almost before I explained the problem, after looking at it for a while Mike then fixed the problem so I gave him my money back and went away happy. Interesting Location on an active Airfield and with a Cafe next door what more could you ask for. Parking is in the Airfield Visitors car park and there are signs directing you across the apron to the shop.
Dave, Snodland - 12 May 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Northfields Model Shop
A very friendly owner who clearly loves the hobby. However I asked to look at the models behind the counter but was not allowed! It is like the owner does not want to sell the models. I came a long way and left disappointed with plenty of money I wanted to spend. A surreal experience.
Kieron, Malawi - 05 May 2017 - Two & a half Stars

Shop is in the centre is the staff was very friendly and welcoming a lot of oxford die cast in stock as well as hornby and bachmann
Raymond, Netherlands - 05 May 2017 - Three & a half Stars

Wheels of Steel
I was very upset when the shop closed but the service and range of second hand items is just as good online. My parcel that arrived, very quickly after my order earlier this week, was very well packed and the models were exactly as described. Well worth keeping an eye on for a bargain.
Chris, London - 04 May 2017 - Five Stars

Cheltenham Model Centre
I have dealt with Cheltenham for many years both over the phone and in the shop. They have always been very helpful especially when i needed help with my DCC layout. I have always received my parcels quickly and the people on the phone always know what I want. Highly recommended.
Ian, Cinderford, Gloucester - 29 Apr 2017 - Four & a half Stars

The Railway Conductor
Only discovered this gem of a shop recently, but I will be returning lots. Open 7 days a week and with an excellent selection of materials and products. It's fantastic. No problem parking either. What more could one wish for.
Malcolm, U. Boddington Northants - 29 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

The Locoshed
Excellent service from start to finish. First time I have used, but it wont be the last. Will try hard to visit the shop in the future.
Andrew, Hook - 20 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

Derails Models
Absolutely brilliant customer service from Danny at this shop via email and phone, nothing was too much trouble, encyclopaedia type of knowledge he has and was a very polite and understanding person to whom with his wealth of knowledge has given me more than I could ever hope for in completing my train layout landscaping as a first timer. When he said a date or to do a request or an order, he did it on time and informed me, and if he thought of anything that would help me, he gave me advice to that effect. If you want the best, then this is the place!
John, Lincoln - 20 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

Very helpful, willing to give good advice and recommend alternatives. Stocks a reasonable range of items but always willing to order. Publicises local clubs and shows very well.
Jeremy, Sutton Coldfield - 19 Apr 2017 - Four Stars

Spot-On Models & Games
Located in fleet st, Nearest Car Park is John street which is about 50 Yards Away, Well Stocked Shop. Look out for the special offers. Recommended
Kevin, Swindon , Wiltshire - 15 Apr 2017 - Four Stars

Mr Models
Little to no train stuff, however perfect for Airfix and the like kits and modelling supplies like paint, tools etcs. All very reasonably priced, I have been countless times and practically every paint pot, spray tin and brush etc and almost hundreds of kits and come from Mr Models.
Peter, Edgbaston, Birmingham - 14 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

Modelmania of Bristol
After buying a brand new OO loco from Modelmania, I found it had a fault.I contacted the shop and by return email I was offered a return to the maker, a swap or an exchange and they were proactive in their follow-up service. Impressive and very re-assuring.
Martyn, Wellington, Somerset - 10 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

Waterlooville Model Centre
Excellent model shop and owner very helpful and knowledable
Chris, Havant - 03 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

Colletts Models of Exmouth
friendly - lots of stock mail order 2nd to none. helpful and know there stuff well worth a visit or browse there online shop
Martin, West Yorkshire - 31 Mar 2017 - Five Stars

The Model Railway Shop
Fourth visit to Martin as helpful as ever replacing old stock for more modern or updated stock plenty to choose from and fair exchange prices good knowledge natter well worth 80mile round trip
Peter, Scunthorpe - 31 Mar 2017 - Five Stars

Classic Train & Motor Bus
The shop is small and I wasn't expecting to find much, but I could have spent hours in there. There was a vast range of new and obsolete stock. The owner was very helpful and knowledgeable. A real gem of a shop.
Andrew, Leicester - 30 Mar 2017 - Four Stars

The Train Shop
Brilliant shop! An absolute gem of a shop that has everything for your railway modelling needs no matter what scale you model in and at great prices too. I've been popping into this shop for over 30 years and it never disappoints. A welcoming atmosphere and a friendly chat guaranteed every visit. Very highly recommended indeed!
Andy, Oakham - 24 Mar 2017 - Five Stars

Rails of Sheffield
I went to take some second hand railway for exchange. I had traveled a distance and the staff offered me a seat aand a fantastic cup of tea. The appraisal was not lengthy and I came away with everything I had initially wanted... the staff are extremely helpful, understanding and offered me a very understanding explanation to all my questions.i would go out of my way again to visit this friendly well stocked and very well run shop again thank you rails of Sheffield for making a very long trip so very worth while
Paul, Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde, Scotland - 21 Mar 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Train Times
Stopped off in Eastbourne to see this shop as I had read other reviews. Pleased we did. Owner both friendly and extremely helpful. Good stock both second hand and new. Will do mail order.We need to support businesses like these.
Ian, London - 21 Mar 2017 - Four Stars

Buoys Toys & Models
Very nice shop, has lots ot kits and difficult to find items. Plus as a bonus its at the sea side. Spent all my pocket money...
Colin, Melton Mowbray - 18 Mar 2017 - Five Stars

Mad About Trains of Gainsborough
We were able to park outside the shop (30 mins only). Good range of new and secondhand rolling stock plus interesting selection of accesories to aid layout building. We received a warm welcome and the assistant was friendly and knowledgeable, definitely worth a second visit.
Martin, Rotherham - 17 Mar 2017 - Four Stars

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