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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 2018 Exhibition
on Sat 28th - Sun 29th April 2018

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

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Club and to celebrate such an auspicious occasion we have 16 layouts on show including 6 from the Club itself. Highlights are Oakley from Roger Strike which exemplifies the steam era branch line, and Bear Creek Junction from Adrian Hall, a Warley National award winning American multi-gauge layout with stunning Colorado scenery.
Model Railway Exhibition 2018


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Following the sale of Parkside Dundas we are delighted to still be able to offer our customers this range of kits & accessories.

The OO, O & N Gauge range is now under the Parkside Models Banner from Peco and the OO9 kits are under Dundas Models, still from Andrew Hastie (previously of Parkside Dundas).

We have also been offered the range of Ratio Coach & Wagon Kits in OO Gauge as well as the Wonderful Wagon Kits from Peco on OO Gauge and have taken our first delivery of these products.

All this will be followed by the full range of Peco Wonderful Wagon kits in O Gauge in time for Alexandra Palace.

Don't forget, Precision Paint is available from us at Exhibitions, call us up to two weeks in advance to pre-order for collection.

Come and see us at Alexandra Palace on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th March - Stand 135.

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European General Data Protection Regulations 2018 - Suppliers affected.

As mentioned previously the new General Data Protection Regulations will be introduced in 2018.

The following Suppliers/Manufacturers have received several invitations since the dates given but have never replied to me. I have also spoken to some of them at shows to ask them to confirm their details but still not received a response.
So, as some of them are small one man operations that are likely to be run from their home the information listed could be personal information and under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulations I will no longer be able to display their details.
Andy Lowe Electronics, 27-07-2016
Bearwood Models, 09-03-2015
Brandbright Limited, 29-12-2008
Diorama Debris, 28-08-2013
E L R Engineering Services Ltd, 07-03-2016
Five79, 18-04-2014
G W Models, 05-03-2008
Golden Age Models Ltd, 19-09-2007
Graham Whistler Productions, 22-02-2016
Lightline, 07-03-2016
Locoworks, 17-02-2015
Model Lighting Solutions, 20-02-2015
Motley Miniatures, 06-09-2016
Mr Soundguy, 27-05-2016
Pathfinder Tours, 01-09-2002
Pendle Valley Workshop, 07-03-2016
Penfro Models, 10-03-2015
Perfect World Models, 02-11-2016
Petite Properties Ltd, 29-11-2015
Polly Model Engineering, 25-10-2012
R Parker Vehicle Kits, 01-06-2004
Reeves Model Engineers, 01-06-2003
Richards Spares, 01-02-2007
S & M Tools, 04-03-2015
S M Models, 04-12-2015
Skytrex Model Railways, 09-03-2015
Southern Region Models, 17-02-2016
Stenlake Publishing Ltd, 15-04-2017
Strathwood Publishing, 18-04-2015
Streetscene Models, 24-09-2016
Stuart Models, 05-11-2011
The Engineers Emporium, 25-10-2012
The Kyle Line Railway Buildings, 11-12-2015
Timpdon Electronics, 04-09-2016
Townstreet Models, 15-01-2007
Vintage Toy Train Spares, 04-12-2015
Weathering Wonders, 04-12-2015
Wistow Models, 04-12-2015

So unless the owners get in touch within the next few weeks their entries will be suspended at the end of March.

Best Regards,



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The Model Railway Shop
Spent a lovely hour in Martin and his lovely dog's company. Very knowledgable and friendly guy who is only to willing to help. Only went in for dcc clips and my husband and I came out with a beautiful loco, three matching coaches and a wagon and all at an extremely competitive and fair price. For what looks like a small shop the stock is massive. Martin offers loco repairs at cost and we were given a voucher for 10% off our next purchase. Well worth a short detour off the M62 or A1 and easy parking behind the shopping precinct opposite.
Viv, Lancaster, Lancashire - 14 Mar 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
Excellent service, very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Great to deal with. Other companies should take a leaf out of their book. Keep up the good work!!
Hall, Kinross-Shire - 13 Mar 2018 - Five Stars

Widnes Model Centre
First visit yesterday in order to collect Bachmann's latest North West Reps edition of 47 712. With the opening of the new Mersey Crossing bridge late last year, door to door was only 30 minutes meaning Widnes Model Centre is pretty much my closest model shop. Pretty pleased about that, as the shop was a real treasure trove of model railways, kits and all the modelling accessories you would expect. Extensive stock on display and keen prices. Locos are tested before being sold which is something I always appreciate. Friendly and attentive service from Barry & Gill. Delighted to have discovered this excellent model shop and will be back for sure.
Mike, Buckley, Flintshire - 10 Mar 2018 - Five Stars

Olivia's Trains & Models
First time ordering and this is what customer service should be. A lot of companies should take a lead out of Olivia's Trains book - they really look after you. They'll certainly get my business in future. Recommended.
Mark, Australia - 10 Mar 2018 - Five Stars

Kent Garden Railways
My no 1 shop for buying railway items for my layouts and they are always happy to help with any technical issues I need help with. They always take the time to help. Which makes such a difference.
Judith, Dartford - 09 Mar 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Another of my favourite suppliers, always very helpful, a great variety of scenic supplies. I always seek them out at the Exhibitions I attend. Great on-line service too :)
Judith, Dartford - 09 Mar 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Carnforth Models
Visited today. Shut but the signs are good in that all the scaffolding has gone and the return home looks promising. It's been a great effort on the part of the owner to keep things going during the rebuilding work, but what a joy it will be when things are back to normal.
John, Grange-Over-Sandsmail - 05 Mar 2018 - Four Stars

Buoys Toys & Models
Incredible range of parts and materials mainly for model railways, and scenery of all sorts. Some ready to run, increasing all the time. Paint, glue and tools. The proprietor, is very knowledgeable, willing to share his knowledge, and open to new ideas and techniques. Shop is crammed, and includes scale dicast models and a huge number of kits for buildings in card and plastic, as well as line side structures, plant and machinery. Although a lot is OO gauge, (1:76) N to O is catered for. Also a selection of military kits in 1:72 to 1:35 and electrical and control for model railways. New things seem to be added regularly to this clean and tidy shop. Worth going out of your way for. Easy to find, it is opposite the tourist information, where there is a car park. I live 130 miles away and try to get there 3 time a year at least!!!! Check out on Facebook.
Chris, St Albans - 28 Feb 2018 - Five Stars

Lord & Butler Model Railways
L&B are very willing to send items abroad which in my experience have arrived within 3 or 4 days of the order being placed - well done! I have been personally to the shop, which is very well stocked. Mr Lord and Mr Butler are very helpful and knowledgeable and they will run a loco prior to sale to ensure all is in working order. The 'Dirty Boy' weathering is very impressive too.
Philip, Tartecourt, France - 25 Feb 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Amberly Services
Actually "excellent" undervalues this splendid business, Should be "Perfection". How Peter keeps track of his huge stock, heaven only knows. I needed some 22gauge n/s wire along with some 1/8" insulating washers. Peter came up with the goods. Who else stocks M3 nylon washers? Those together with the 0.7mm straight wire solved the problem...AND this piffling little order was delivered to my door, courtesy of Gillian, who happened to be passing, a couple of days later... What Service !!
Bruce, Llandysul, Carmarthenshire - 23 Feb 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Wheelbase Models
The shop is outstanding.I found eerything i needed all under one roof.The owner is very helpful ad accomadating. Excellent service all round. Very pleased customer indeed
Ann, Bolsover Chesterfield - 17 Feb 2018 - Five Stars

DCC Concepts Ltd
I've only used for mail order so can't comment on shop. Very efficient, excellent communication, good prices. They tell you what the postage is after you've placed the order but this was very reasonable. The website could be a little bit better but that could be me (or my Samsung tablet).
Stephen, Milton Keynes - 17 Feb 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Access Models
A good general purpose model shop with parking free outside. Friendly proprietor who offered to order items in and gave me some literature to take away. Prices were reasonable and stock was good. Traditional market town model shop that we should try to visit or lose at our peril.
Ian, Leeds - 09 Feb 2018 - Four Stars

Hereford Model Centre
I have used Hereford models on several occasions and their advice and service is second to none. Thank you Always worth trying first for discontinued stock as they might be able to help as was the case this time. Delighted!!
Richard, Northiam East Sussex - 04 Feb 2018 - Five Stars

Church Street Models
Always willing to help you find what you want. For a small shop he has a large selection of models and accessories. 9 times out of 10 I have always found what I wanted.
Robert, Basingstoke. Hampshire - 01 Feb 2018 - Three & a half Stars

Kernow Model Rail Centre
Excellent on-line service and well priced for an out of production Grumman Gosling Airfix kit. Kit arrived quickly and was well packaged. Would recommend this company.
Dave, Inverness Scotland - 30 Jan 2018 - Five Stars

2k Technologies Limited
Paid a visit this afternoon for the first time. Very large amount of stock - up there with the best of them. Very careful not to call shops 'one-stop-shops' for everything you could need but this certainly is close. Went with specific purchases in mind so only paid a cursory look round the rest of the shop but there were shelves and shevles of model vehicle and model railway items and an upstairs with Airfix kits and bits and a working model railway which I did not visit on this occasion.
Ian, Leeds - 22 Jan 2018 - Four Stars

Digitrains Ltd
Excellent shop. They are responsible for opening my eyes to DCC when I first met them at a Toy and Train Fair many years ago as they first started in business. Always helpful and always prepared to explain. Importantly they will often recommend good but cheaper alternatives for some parts which produces a good, trusting relationship with customers. The shop in Lincoln has developed a lot and is now very well stocked. Thoroughly recommended.
Don, Lincoln - 22 Jan 2018 - Five Stars

Derails Models
Excellent experience when ordering from their website. They answer email queries promptly and locomotives are tested before dispatch which is rare these days. My order was dispatched extremely quickly and arrived in perfect condition. Their prices are very competitive too so give Derails a try - you will not be disappointed.
Paul, Pudsey, West Yorkshire - 21 Jan 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Bekra Models
very friendly local shop lots of bit from minature bulbs to plasticard friendly helpfull service and reasonably priced been in there a few times since recently moving tothe area
Mark, Teignmouth - 19 Jan 2018 - Five Stars

Cheshire Models
I came in the other week looking for materials for a Steampunk accessory - Iris could not have been more helpful. When I returned the next week, she had exactly the stuff I needed to make the "aether collection device" I had designed for my top hat. Only cost a couple of quid, too!
John, Macclesfield, Cheshire - 12 Jan 2018 - Five Stars

Barnsley Models and Games
Traditional model shop not far from the town centre. Worth a visit. As well as the mainstream items there are some interesting detailing items from smaller manufacturers. Good idea to combine similar hobbies to make a model shop viable in the 21st century. Will be visiting again - probably this weekend which triggered me to write the review! Have another outlet in Doncaster that is similar.
Ian, Leeds - 12 Jan 2018 - Three & a half Stars

K S Models
A real old fashioned model shop with an excellent range of 00 stock plus some detail modelling items. The staff are knowledgeable, helpful and friendly to both beginner and experienced modellers. Great for a browse round!
Julian, Broxbourne - 10 Jan 2018 - Four Stars

4d Modelshop
One of the very few shops in London for the modeller. Though definitely only materials and tools for buildings and scenery, as they are really aimed at professional (architectural) modellers. Having said that a valuable resource with a friendly and helpful staff.
Julian, Broxbourne - 10 Jan 2018 - Three & a half Stars

Panda Models
Visited for the first time today. Convenient for the centre. Stock levels good; looks much bigger than their market stall close by. Worth pointing out that the opening hours are different (better) to those on this site e.g. Wednesdays are a full day opening not half. Will visit again. Will be interesting to see if a town can sustain two very similar shops close to each other. I hope so .
Ian, Leeds - 10 Jan 2018 - Three & a half Stars

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