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SYSTON 2018
TICKETS COMPETITION NOW OPEN

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In conjunction with
Syston Model Railway Society,
Here is your chance to win a pair of 2 Adult Tickets to the
Syston 2018 Exhibition
on Sat 17th - Sun 18th February 2018

at Sileby Community Centre, High Street, 
Sileby, Leicestershire LE12 7RX.

The annual exhibition features approx 12 quality layouts and 11 trade stands. This popular exhibition has a summery feeling to it with both St Ruth, a finescale 2mm layout featuring parts of the railway system on the South Coast. The exhibition is FREE admission to all children under the age of 14. There is free parking adjacent to the venue and plenty of street parking nearby. Refreshments will also be available.

Competition ends Sat 3rd February.

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Leicester Model Railway Show 2018

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THE FESTIVAL OF BRITISH RAILWAY MODELLING 2018
TICKETS COMPETITION NOW OPEN

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In conjunction with
Warners Exhibitions,
Here is your chance to win one of four Adult tickets to the
The Festival of British Railway Modelling 2018 Exhibition
on Sat 10th February - Sun 11th February 2018

at Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Leger Way, 
Doncaster, South Yorkshire DN2 6BB.

Visitors can enjoy browsing over 30-handpicked layouts with a 'Best of British' theme and purchase must-have items in a variety of major scales, era and gauges from over 80 quality traders. There will be expert demonstrations, giving you an opportunity to enhance your modelling skills. Whether you're new to the hobby or looking to stock up on essentials, our Doncaster Show offers something for everyone. The show is kindly supported by:Doncaster & District Model Railway Club

Competition ends Sat 27th January.

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The Festival of British Railway Modelling 2018

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Stafford 2018 TICKETS COMPETITION NOW CLOSED

In conjunction with
Stafford Railway Circle,
This was your chance to win a pair of Adult Tickets to the
Stafford 2018 Exhibition
on Sat 3rd February - Sun 4th February 2018

at Stafford County Showground, Weston Road, 
Stafford, Staffordshire ST18 0BD.

We will once again have plenty of layouts, traders and demonstrators for you to enjoy at the exhibition. This year we will have two themed areas. Our highly successful "small layout" section will be with us again with 11 layouts of various gauge that would fit in any home and also a selection of 9 layouts set in the north west of England. As well as these there are another 24 layouts in various scales for your entertainment. Refreshments available from the catering area.

Unfortunately the competition is now closed and the lucky winners are -
Pete Sisson, Lincoln
Val Lee, Stalybridge
.
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.

Model Railway Exhibition Stafford 2018

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European General Data Protection Regulations 2018 - Retailers affected.

As mentioned at the end of last year the new General Data Protection Regulations will be introduced in 2018.
The regulations mean that I will no longer be able to list businesses where I do not have permission to display any potential personal details.
The Shops listed below were added on the dates given but have never confirmed their details in the Directory and so are liable to be affected by these regulations.

These first seven shops do not have a website or email address but I do know they are real brick and mortar shops so even under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulations I believe I can continue to display their details.
Parrs - 21/11/2005
Silverhill Models & Toys - 01/07/2004
The Albatross - 06/08/2002
Fraction Models - 01/07/2004
Stamps & Hobbies - 02/03/2004
Models Unlimited - 10/02/2005
Turners Models - 01/07/2005
So, even though they will continnue to be listed, if anyone is able to provide a review to confirm these shops are still open I would be grateful.

The following nine shops have received several invitations since the dates given but have never replied to me. As some of them are internet only retailers the information listed could be personal information and under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulations I believe I will no longer be able to display their details.
So unless the owners get in touch within the next few weeks their entries will be suspended in due course.
Mr Models - 12/02/2005
Brickyard Models - 17/02/2015
Peebles Trucks - 04/03/2015
P & S Model Trucks - 04/03/2015
Foxbox Diecast Models - 04/03/2015
The Diesel Works - 18/04/2015
Shamrock Trains Ltd - 04/12/2015
Harrison Brown Models - 06/12/2015
Kevins Trains - 27/02/2016

I will look at providing a list of the Suppliers affected at a later date.

Best Regards,
Adrian

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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

Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
Very prompt service. However, the website is not kept up-to-date. One of the items listed was marked as 'in stock' when it wasn't. Hatton's did inform me of the error before my order was processed, but this still meant that I was unable to acquire a model I'd been trying to get for some time, even to the point of not following-up with another retailer in preference to Hatton's - and now the other retailer no longer has the item in stock either, having sold it whilst I was waiting in vain for Hatton's to deliver! In addition, I'm not sure why Hatton's list items on their website that are not only not in stock, but in some cases production has ended so it's going to be impossible to buy new anyway!
Michael, Strone, Argyll & Bute - 17 Jan 2018 - Two & a half Stars

The Model Railway Shop
Martin was a very friendly, knowledgeable, fair shop owner. He gave me a fair price for all my Hornby railway trains and coaches and for all my goods carriages and misc items. I would recommend Martin to anyone that wishes to sell their train sets. I was delighted that all my set was going to a good home.
David, Rotherham - 16 Jan 2018 - Four & a half 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

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

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

Olivia's Trains & Models
The staff are very friendly and knowledgable and all their locomotives are on display and easy to view. They will do customisation of numbers, liveries and other details so suit whatever the customer wants. The best for me, as a novice to digital model railways, is that when my system didn't seem to work they encouraged me to bring my controllers and locos into the shop and helped me get it working. I was very grateful for that and for me this is excellent after-sales service. They say they can often do the same thing over the phone.
Graham, Matlock - 10 Jan 2018 - Five Stars

TMC (The Model Centre) & Custom Finish Locomotives
I ordered a model locomotive on the Monday before Christmas 2017. It was delivered two days later. The shop is worth visiting, but you will need a car and satnav as the shop is literally 'up a farm track'. There is no bus service. I have had excellent service when visiting the shop or ordering by mail order.
Alan, Middlesbrough - 07 Jan 2018 - Four Stars

Ards Model Centre
Friendly, local, well stocked model shop, nothing is too much trouble, and they usually have what I need, or can get it very quickly if not. Highly recommended if you are in the Belfast / North Down area.
Les, Belfast - 07 Jan 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Peters Spares Model Railways Ltd
I recently purchased a Bachmann OO train pack from them. Their price was very competitive (the best I could find online), the service over the phone was friendly, with all questions answered, and the item very well packed for shipping. I was pleased to see they reused a strong cardboard box, and the internal padding was paper and not plastic or polystyrene, so as environmentally friendly as you can get. Thank you!
Keith, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire - 05 Jan 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Hobbyrail
Popped into Hobby Rail today Jan 4th, even better now as the premises have been extended, and nice to see Barry and the gang. Highly recommended with bargains galore.... Nice to be able to chat with enthusiastic people. Looking forward to many satisfying visits during 2018
Mike, Royal Sutton Coldfield - 04 Jan 2018 - Five Stars

J & J Models
Very tidy clean shop, friendly reception. Good stock in very pleasant surroundings. They had exactly what I wanted (Plastikard embossed stone) and were very helpful. Recommended.
Bob, Keighley, West Yorkshire - 04 Jan 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Granary Models
I paid my second visit to this shop yesterday and on both of my visits I've found the propietor very helpful and the shop is the best stocked model railway shop I've ever been in.Next time I'm in Boston I will definitely be paying another visit.
Mike, West Midlands - 03 Jan 2018 - Five Stars

Morris Models
Brilliant little shop! It very cramped in there, but alright. You have to move a bit carefully through the shop, to not knock down anything. But it's not bad, it just shows the vast amount of items they have in stock. They have a very large selection of model trains and cars, both British and European. I have been there twice now and so far I have spent quite a lot of money but at the same time got a lot for it. Especially Herpa H0 trucks are very affordable. The staff are very nice and helpful but at the same time not annoying. Very good balance between ignoring and annoying a customer. When you enter the shop, you are greeted friendly and offered assistance. If you decline, they will let you browse without bother and when you do have a question, they won't hesitate to help. Card payments are accepted and they offer a loyalty bonus card. They also have an online shop, which is very helpful if, like me, you live a few hours away.
Max, Daventry - 02 Jan 2018 - Five Stars

Chris Crafts & Model Railways
Cant recommend this shop highly enough! Always a good selection of new and a huge arrange of good quality pre-owned items in stock.....always worth a browse! I rarely come out without something. Paul and Steve are also great, helpful and knowledgeable.. Good parking and very good prices! What a railway shop should be!
Neil, Saltash - 27 Dec 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Going Loco
This model shop has gone on from strength to strength, the stock profile has grown substantially, easily accessible from the M1, expect to be there longer than you planned courtesy of how easy it is to browse their product range. Pre-owned, Bachmann, Hornby, Peco, Airfix models Tamiya, Humbrol paints etc. Reasonably sized free car park too.
Bill, Mirfield, West Yorkshire. - 27 Dec 2017 - Four Stars

Ray Heard Model Railways
Great seller of new and used model railways with knowledgeable and friendly staff to boot. Pre owned quality items have always run superbly. A pleasure to deal with. Thanks
Len, Fivehead - 21 Dec 2017 - Five Stars

Rhuddlan Models
A visit to North Wales last week let me get here and I was impressed by the reminders of my childhood: Corgi and Dinky Toys galore. I came away with a couple of second-hand items and some Evergreen styrene that was very competitively priced. I'll make a point of visiting again, and possibly buying a couple of those Corgi cars.
Alf, Northwich, Cheshire - 11 Dec 2017 - Four Stars

The Hobby Goblin
Friendly, helpful, welcoming and competitive. I bought a couple of things that were very reasonably priced. What more could you want in a model shop, or any shop for that matter? I'd not been here before, but will definitely return next time I'm in Stoke.
Peter, Lichfield - 09 Dec 2017 - Four & a half Stars

The Locoshed
Efficient service, bought on-line and received first class post. Well packaged item in good condition. Class 142 Pacer in GMPTE orange livery is now classic enough to keep running. Well pleased. Tony (Morpeth)
Anthony, Morpeth - 08 Dec 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Mad About Trains of Gainsborough
Have taken 2 wrenn engines to be repaired,Excellent work on both actually run better than they did before repairs .Would definitely recommend very helpful and friendly.
Michael, Mablethorpe - 08 Dec 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Osborn's Models
Very helpful and excellent value for money. Well worth making an order or paying a visit. I have made quite a few orders from this shop.
Rob, Gloucester - 06 Dec 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Brian Chapman Models
Really nice guy...does his upmost to put across the hobby for all ages...... ...Well recommended, sells "New" and "Second " hand items at very competitive prices.....5 *****
Robin, Great Barford...Bedfordshire - 26 Nov 2017 - Four & a half Stars

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