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Pennine Models
Amazingly comprehensive stock. Best stocked model shop I have seen in years. Friendly welcome. Good prices. Highly recommended. The stock includes many deleted, hard to find items. Brilliant. I didn’t think this sort of shop still existed.
Stephen, Hythe, Kent - 14 Sep 2018 - Five Stars

Kytes Lights
Great service and advice, excellent prices, fantastic products too, highly recommended for all your lighting needs. The web page is easy to use, with great descriptions of products, and clearly lays out the cost of the items.
Justin, Newport, Isle Of Wight - 13 Sep 2018 - Five Stars

Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
The shop has a large selection of all gauges loco and rolling stock in stock and on show,there is also a selection of second hand good's in stock. And last but by no means least a selection of bargain priced items
David, Manchester - 10 Sep 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Gee Dee Models
I used to visit this shop regularly when I went into Nottingham. Nowadays I rarely do either. Others might be interested to know that, after two or three years of uncertainty, Mr Grain the owner has announced that it will close by Christmas. Malcolm the manager is now 67, but postponed his retirement whilst a new owner was sought. See the Nottingham Post article at https://www.nottinghampost.Com/news/business/popular-Hockley-Model-Shop-Set-1972621 . Note to Adrian: This is as much for your information as for a conventional review. Best regards. Robin.
Robin, Southwell, Nottinghamshire - 07 Sep 2018 - Four Stars

Orderred product online, item subsequently picked up at plymouth store. Always found staff friendly and helpful. Often has a selection of airfix at heavily discounted prices. Pick up a bargain. Support your local retailer
Michael, Plympton Devon - 05 Sep 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Trident Trains
The customer service is excellent with a wide range of railway modelling items for sale. Not only good for shopping as an enthusiast himself gives great advice.
John, Llandudno - 05 Sep 2018 - Three & a half Stars

Bure Valley Models
Well stocked shop. Wide range. Excellent prices. Handy for cafe and rest of Bure Valley Railway attraction. Friendly service. Visited when on holiday and bought several items based on competitive pricing.
Peter, Rugby - 02 Sep 2018 - Four Stars

Hunstanton Models
Excellent Shop in all ways -Plenty of stock-Covering alot of modelling -Railways oo and n -Plastic kits -R/c -Plenty of room to view it -Nice owner that's interested.Reasonable prices for a change too -Worth a visit if your near!
Neil, Southport - 30 Aug 2018 - Four Stars

S M T F Model Shop
A well stocked shop catering from N to O gauges and local specialist in Garden Railways. Dave and Ron are very helpful and friendly and helpful and ready for a gossip. They will also order any items they do not have in stock.
Alvin, Macclesfield - 29 Aug 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Old Barn Hobbies
Very knowledgeable, very helpful. For a relatively small shop a very wide selection. Plenty of parking and a cafe near by to park any uninterested hangers on whilst enjoying a browse.
John, Sa33 5dd - 26 Aug 2018 - Four Stars

Bought an N gauge layout from Hobbyrail, Barrie spent a few hours with me at the shop going though the wiring to check it was ok and making sure my loco ran ok.
Robert, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands - 24 Aug 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Wicor Models
Found this store via google search. I was looking for quite a hard to get item, out of stock everywhere else, but they had it and sent it very fast, with great packing and was bargain price too! Highly recommended!
Mike, Hitchin, Herts; Uk - 23 Aug 2018 - Five Stars

Porthmadog Models
Visited this cracking shop twice whilst on holiday. A fantastic selection of different and rare plastic kits. There were some aircraft kits I had no idea had been manufactured. Brilliant.
Richard, Bristol - 22 Aug 2018 - Five Stars

Sat Model Rail
Nice little shop located in quaint Battlesbridge, I'v e been in several time now since becoming aware it was so close to me. As its a small shop they are limited for space to maintain a large stock and range but certainly a good range of wagons and coaches, limited on the locomotive selection. They do also stock a decent range of track and accessories. Check opening time before making the visit.
Mark, Essex - 22 Aug 2018 - Three & a half Stars

Signals Model Shop
Dropped in while on holiday. Very welcoming, well stocked shop, surprising range of manufacturers and products. Very helpful lady behind the counter clearly had a very good rapport with other clients who came in while I was there. Shame it's so far away.
Jonathan, Guisborough, North Yorkshire - 20 Aug 2018 - Four Stars

Rochester Games & Models
I travel from Croydon to visit great shop to look round and very nice people they treat you well. Keep up the very good work.Well stocked shelves.
Paul, Croydon - 17 Aug 2018 - Four Stars

Granary Models
I try to visit the Granary modelshop each time I am nearby. It always costs me money !!!!! The prices are competitive, and with plenty of choice, particularly consumeables, like wood, plastic, glues and papers. Mary is always ready for a chat, so expect a long visit.
Dave, Peterborough - 10 Aug 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Marks Models
Good stock of model trains and accessories, reasonably priced and friendly staff. Also a good stock of diecast models and farm toys. Easy to find and lots of free parking
Peter, Carlow, Ireland - 09 Aug 2018 - Four Stars

Lord & Butler Model Railways
This is a well asorted modelshop a lot of second hand/and new in all scales.The owner was helpfull and friendly,Well worth a visit when your in cardiff
Raymond, Dordrecht,the Netherlands - 04 Aug 2018 - Four & a half Stars

This shop is located near cardiff station.It has got trains in all scales but is more into plastic kits over all.Staff was very friendly and polite worth a visit when you are in the area.
Raymond, Dordrecht,the Netherlands - 04 Aug 2018 - Three Stars

Paignton Model Shop
This shop is just a few minutes walking from Paington station,It has a diverse and assorted collection of new and second hand model railways and die cast,friendly and welcoming owners.
Raymond, Dordrecht,the Netherlands - 04 Aug 2018 - Four Stars

South Devon Railway Gifts and Models
Big and well asorted giftshop with a lot of modeltrains in N,00 and 0 modelrailways it has a well assorted scenery stuff too and it's a few steps from the Buckfastleigh station
Raymond, Dordrecht,the Netherlands - 04 Aug 2018 - Three & a half Stars

The Locoshed Manchester
Visited for the first time today. A well stocked shop, perhaps a little overcrowded but a very friendly atmosphere and an extremely helpful owner. An excellent model shop.
David, Harrow, Middlesex - 28 Jul 2018 - Three & a half Stars

Model Junction
Excellent shop with a wide selection of locomotives, DCC, track, scenery, detailing parts, paints, tools etc. Helpful and friendly staff who offered me advice and demonstrated the products when I wanted to upgrade my DCC. Plenty of parking in front of the shop, really worth a visit.
Jeremy, Bracknell - 23 Jul 2018 - Five Stars

Model Railways Direct
I needed a n gauge GF class 47 to replace the running gear/body of my old 2nd hand dcc GF Rolland Hill which has given up the ghost as when I looked at it, problems with the wheels/gears etc. I ordered late Thursday night, and it arrived Saturday morning RM 1st class post. Great service and great price, thank you. Shell switched over, and my TPO now running like a good one.
Pete, Bristol - 22 Jul 2018 - Five Stars

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