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The Great Electric Train Show 2017 TICKETS COMPETITION NOW CLOSED

In conjunction with
Hornby Magazine,
This was your chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets to the
The Great Electric Train Show 2017 Exhibition
on Sat 7th October - Sun 8th October 2017.

at British Motor Museum, Banbury Road, 
Gaydon, Warwickshire CV35 0BJ.

The Great Electric Train Show will take place on the weekend of October 7/8 2017 at the British Motor Museum, Warwickshire. Now in its fifth year the Great Electric Train Show will feature 25+ quality layouts, 30+ traders, free expert modelling demonstrations and much more!

Unfortunately the competition is now closed and the lucky winners are -
Congratulations and we will be contacting you within the next couple of days to get your prize to you.
If you did not win this time please do not worry as we will be holding further competitions.
So watch this space.

The Great Electric Train Show 2017


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Trident Trains
A fantastic model railway shop with a very comprehensive range of RTR stock in both N and OO gauge. Scenic and building kits from all major suppliers. DCC decoder / Sound fitting service available. To me though the best thing about this shop is the owner who being a modeller himself gladly gives advice and assistance with great friendliness and patience.
Keith, Middlewich - 20 Sep 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Pennine Models
Great model shop not only for model railway enthusiasts this shop has a great selection of the latest plastic kits by the top manufactures & is a great place to look for bargains as if you are prepared to delve in the mountain of kits I loved it can't wait to go back it reminded me of hobby shops of old.
Steve, Lleeds, West Yorkshire - 20 Sep 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Caistor Loco
Visited Caistor Loco while visiting a friend in the town last month. Typical old-school model shop - stuff stashed in every nook and cranny with a welcoming proprietor who knows what and where everything is, and also what's sold out! Picked up some reasonably priced discontinued whitemetal kits to try out from the bargain box. Will definitely call again when next in town.
Mark, Tamworth, Staffordshire - 18 Sep 2017 - Four Stars

Malcs Models
Always pop in when over Ilkeston. Always happy to help you and if anything is not in stock then Malc will try and order it in for as soon as possible
David, Belper Derbyshire - 16 Sep 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Geoffrey Allison Railways
Finally managed to visit this great old school shop yesterday. Very friendly family run shop. Got some good advice and will stop by again. Free parking to the rear.
Ian, Leeds - 09 Sep 2017 - Four Stars

The Goods Yard
Driven past this village many times but only found this shop yesterday. Glad I did. Answered questions helpfully. Nice guy. Large selection of stock. Will call again.
Ian, Leeds - 09 Sep 2017 - Four Stars

Aspire Gifts & Models
I have visited Edward at Aspire on several occasions and always find him to be friendly and helpful. As I'm a novice modeller his advice has been invaluable to me and I have always found him extremely willing to share his knowledge of the hobby.
Jim, Cattistock - 05 Sep 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Olivia's Trains & Models
Can't praise Olivia's Trains enough. All the staff are great and no query is too much for them. Always my first choice when buying new trains. I love the way they customise my trains and coaches. Professional and knowledgeable as I often have questions which they answer fully and give sound advice from years of experience. Highly recommended.
John, Southampton - 05 Sep 2017 - Five Stars

Buoys Toys & Models
I found them to be most helpful and so very interested in what I was planning to do. The 210 mile journey to Norfolk was woth it just to visit Bouys Toys and Models. I shall be back again.
Peter, Winchester Hampshire - 04 Sep 2017 - Five Stars

Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
Great service from Hattons The packaging was excellent and my parcel arrived very quickly You can always count on getting value for money when you buy from this seller
John, Solihull West Midlands - 03 Sep 2017 - Five Stars

Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
thank you for a excellent service, my order arrived on time and in perfect condition. I shall be placing my next order very soon. I have used your service several times in the past.
Keith, Hockley Essex - 03 Sep 2017 - Five Stars

Stamps & Hobbies
An excellent shop for models (Hornby trains, Revel kits, etc) as well as stamp collecting. Still very much in business (2017); I have shopped here for over ten years, and found the owner knowledgeable and very helpful. Honest and professional, will order if asked.
David, Dawlish, Devon, Ex Gravesend - 01 Sep 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Train Times
Very friendly and helpful service. This shop is highly recommended, because personal advice saves time and is often more effective than browsing the internet. Living part time abroad and in Eastbourne, I'm very happy to have found that shop. Being a trained precision mechanical and electronic engineer, I do highly appreciate this kind of special shop. Many thanks to Sebastian, I have lots of new ideas to plan a new track layout. Thank you for all your hints. See you soon.
Fried-Helm, Bn20 8pt Eastbourne And D-85302 Gerolsba - 31 Aug 2017 - Five Stars

Barnsley Models and Games (Doncaster)
Visit this shop on occasions when I am working in the area. It carries a good range of stock and is only 5 minutes from the town centre. Prices were fair and the gentleman behind the counter approachable.
Ian, Leeds - 29 Aug 2017 - Three & a half Stars

Starbeck Models
Great shop visited last friday. Lots of items for sale. Owner very helpful. Lots of scenery stock available. Good prices and also many model kits to build.
Graeme, Australia - 28 Aug 2017 - Four Stars

Salisbury Model Centre 2010 Ltd
An easy walk from the city centre. Just the sort of model shop you would want to find. Good stock of a variety of model types & supplies. A friendly welcome & a good chat.
Malcolm, Southam, Warwickshire - 27 Aug 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Mech Models
I am new to modelling North American railroads so finding this dealer was like finding Alladin's cave. The store is located in an industrial estate and is part of a small manufacturing unit. Having traveled quite some distance from home I was offered a hot drink and I needed to use the toilet which was no problem. The owner spent ages with me giving helpful advice and tips which would save me money. I could have spent all day chatting and browsing with no pressure on me. Lots of equipment in stock and more available to order all at reasonable prices. Well done. This is how to do it. Many thanks. Julian Hemstock.
Julian, Eastwood Nottingham - 26 Aug 2017 - Five Stars

Country Park Models
Called in to day(24/8/17)very, very,little N GAUGE, no locos no coaches or trucks, ok if your looking for OO,HO got some good stock at good prices.Not N Gauge ....Brian
Brian, Bristol - 24 Aug 2017 - Two & a half Stars

Wheelbase Models
I visited this shop via a last-minute scan through the ukmodelshops site for retailers near Sheffield. My first visit will not be my last as this shop carried a large stock from what looked like a modest frontage in the village square. Parking is immediately adjacent to the shop once you navigate the one way system. Prices were fair. Stock included some discontinued and pre-owned items. Lots in the smaller H0/00 railway-compatible scales of 1:87 to 1:72 as well which is quite unusual. I left with a bag full of 20 (!) models without breaking the bank. Worth travelling for.
Ian, Leeds - 24 Aug 2017 - Four Stars

Marquee Models
What a great shop! Arrived late in day and welcomed by excellent friendly crew. Great range of models tops etc. How refreshing! I'll be back again!
Peter, Crich Derbyshire - 23 Aug 2017 - Four & a half Stars

The Hobby Goblin
Definitely the friendliest shop I have ever been in. An excellent range of model railways and all of the bits and bobs that accompany modelling! Very good prices and a good range of previously owned stock.
Martin, Stoke-On-Trent - 22 Aug 2017 - Five Stars

Waltons Models
An excellent model railway shop. Good stocks of Hornby, Bachmann, Farish and Oxford. Tools and materials available including paint, plastic and metal sheet and sections. Friendly helpful service by the owner.
David, Harrow, Middx - 18 Aug 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Dalesman Diecasts
I had never visited a model shop specialising only in diecast before so it was a nice change. There were shelves full of new and used in scales from 1:43 to 1:148 (and probably larger; I didn't look). My personal collecting preference is cars and vans in 1:76 and the range carried was mostly discontinued with little in the way of new releases. They were, however, well priced and I left with a couple of purchases. I would certainly recommend a visit for diecast collectors as there is a lot of stock.
Ian, Leeds - 16 Aug 2017 - Three & a half Stars

The Model Railway Shop
Not just a shopping trip but a full experience! Like I suspect is the case for many customers, I was there to renew stock after a couple of decades away from the hobby, and I received good advice and a good deal at the end. I live abroad but I now plan a visit for every return trip!
John, Lucerne, Switzerland - 14 Aug 2017 - Five Stars

K J B Models
Superb service, good prices swift post at a reasonable price. can't ask for more but they are nice people too always a pleasure to deal with. Recommended to anybody buy from or sell to safely.
Stuart, Goole East Yorkshire - 11 Aug 2017 - Five Stars

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