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Win Tickets to Sutton Coldfield Railway Society
Model Railway Exhibition.

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In conjunction with
Sutton Coldfield Railway Society,
This will be your chance to win one of two Family tickets to the
SCRS 2019 Exhibition
on Sat 27th - Sun 28th April 2019

at Bishop Walsh School, Wylde Green Road, 
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B76 1QT.

This year for the first time we will be having 3 demonstration stands at the exhibition showing you how to maintain your locomotive fleet, how to get the most out of DCC and how to build card kit buildings. Along with 14 quality layouts from near and far featuring the ever popular Museum of Transport and Watney & Worsted from the Warley Student Members group. This will be an exhibition not to be missed.
Model Railway Exhibition 2019


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Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
Excellent products and excellent service. I live in Canada and always use Hattons for the reasons noted. I will continue to0 use them as they provide an excellent srvice
Graham, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada - 15 Mar 2019 - Four & a half 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

The Model Railway Shop
First time visiting , was looking around for a module shop as our grandson (5) got his first electric train set , and had been lucky enough to have uncles who saved their trains, needed to find some one who could give them a service and repair. Martin is an absolute gem , spent an enjoyable , informative afternoon and look forward to returning to collect the repaired engines .
Lesley, Selby - 01 Mar 2019 - Four & a half 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

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

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

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

Trident Trains
An excellent model railway shop - Richard the owner is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I live not very far away, and his prices are very competitive, so no need to order off the internet for a lot of stuff - A 15 minute drive and I'm there. If he hasn't got the item you want, he will order it; if he doesn't stock an item (E.g. He doesn't do Zimo decoders), he will not try to flannel you. A real gem!
Neil, Crewe - 12 Nov 2018 - Four & a half Stars

A G R Model Railway Store
I visited the shop on my way back from a Trix (TTRCA) event last month. It is still well stocked with various makes of model railway items (Hornby, Heljan, Oxford, Bachmann, Peco, etc) and the owner is friendly. It is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. Make sure you know the address though as it is tucked down the end off a short pedestrian dead end. I knew it was there from when I last visited in about 2012.
Jeffrey, Horley - 09 Nov 2018 - Four Stars

Coastal DCC Ltd
Great service via post with very delivery next day. Very helpful advice regarding frog juicers also saved me money. Can’t fault the service from this shop.
Richard, East Grinstead, West Sussex - 02 Nov 2018 - Five Stars

Pennine Models
This is quite simply an amazing model shop - Have called in every time I visit Haworth. My love is WWII Bomber Command aircraft kits - Always plenty to tempt me. Thank you for your outstanding service over so many years.
David, Pudsey - 02 Nov 2018 - Five Stars

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