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RAILEX 2017
TICKETS COMPETITION NOW OPEN

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Risborough and District Model Railway Club,
Here is your chance to win one of four Adult tickets to the
Railex 2017 Exhibition
on Sat 27th - Sun 28th May 2017.

at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Stadium Approach, 
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP.

RAILEX is a model railway exhibition that brings together the very best layouts and traders in one huge hall at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. The emphasis is on quality and Railex has some very large layouts that are not normally seen at other shows. A free vintage bus will run from Aylesbury railway station carpark to RAILEX and return up to every half hour Saturday and every hour on Sunday. Up to two children can be admitted free with each paying adult on Sunday only.

Competition ends Sat 13th May.

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Railex 2017 Model Railway Exhibition 2017

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Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
Have ordered many times from this store and have always found them to be first rate. The delivery was within the 3-5 days quoted & I was kept fully informed of the order progress. The order was securely packaged for transit. Highly recommend this store.
Gary, Lancashire - 22 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

Olivia's Trains & Models
I have visited the shop a couple of times and use mail order regularly. The directions given for getting from Sheffield railway station to the shop are excellent. Olivia's have a great range of stock with many items not available elsewhere. I have found them very friendly and extremely helpful. When I visited last they were prepared to get additional work done out of cycle so that I could take goods with me rather than have them posted. The service is excellent. Goods are shipped in a very timely manner. Thoroughly recommended and well worth taking time out to visit if traveling in the region.
Adrian, Australia - 21 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

Olivia's Trains & Models
Have not visited the store but have purchased a few sound decoders over the years. Great service and very helpful with any issues I have had with programming.
Graeme, Australia - 21 Apr 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Olivia's Trains & Models
Have found there online shop to be one of the best out there, offering a wide range of work to be carried out on your order is dispatched. They stock hard to find items as well. Will definitely use again.
Alan, Shanklin, Isle Of Wight - 21 Apr 2017 - Four & a half Stars

The Locoshed
Excellent service from start to finish. First time I have used, but it wont be the last. Will try hard to visit the shop in the future.
Andrew, Hook - 20 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

Derails Models
Absolutely brilliant customer service from Danny at this shop via email and phone, nothing was too much trouble, encyclopaedia type of knowledge he has and was a very polite and understanding person to whom with his wealth of knowledge has given me more than I could ever hope for in completing my train layout landscaping as a first timer. When he said a date or to do a request or an order, he did it on time and informed me, and if he thought of anything that would help me, he gave me advice to that effect. If you want the best, then this is the place!
John, Lincoln - 20 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

Hobbyrail
Very helpful, willing to give good advice and recommend alternatives. Stocks a reasonable range of items but always willing to order. Publicises local clubs and shows very well.
Jeremy, Sutton Coldfield - 19 Apr 2017 - Four Stars

Spot-On Models & Games
Located in fleet st, Nearest Car Park is John street which is about 50 Yards Away, Well Stocked Shop. Look out for the special offers. Recommended
Kevin, Swindon , Wiltshire - 15 Apr 2017 - Four Stars

Mr Models
Little to no train stuff, however perfect for Airfix and the like kits and modelling supplies like paint, tools etcs. All very reasonably priced, I have been countless times and practically every paint pot, spray tin and brush etc and almost hundreds of kits and come from Mr Models.
Peter, Edgbaston, Birmingham - 14 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

Modelmania of Bristol
After buying a brand new OO loco from Modelmania, I found it had a fault.I contacted the shop and by return email I was offered a return to the maker, a swap or an exchange and they were proactive in their follow-up service. Impressive and very re-assuring.
Martyn, Wellington, Somerset - 10 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

Waterlooville Model Centre
Excellent model shop and owner very helpful and knowledable
Chris, Havant - 03 Apr 2017 - Five Stars

The Model Railway Shop
Fourth visit to Martin as helpful as ever replacing old stock for more modern or updated stock plenty to choose from and fair exchange prices good knowledge natter well worth 80mile round trip
Peter, Scunthorpe - 31 Mar 2017 - Five Stars

Colletts Models of Exmouth
friendly - lots of stock mail order 2nd to none. helpful and know there stuff well worth a visit or browse there online shop
Martin, West Yorkshire - 31 Mar 2017 - Five Stars

Classic Train & Motor Bus
The shop is small and I wasn't expecting to find much, but I could have spent hours in there. There was a vast range of new and obsolete stock. The owner was very helpful and knowledgeable. A real gem of a shop.
Andrew, Leicester - 30 Mar 2017 - Four Stars

The Train Shop
Brilliant shop! An absolute gem of a shop that has everything for your railway modelling needs no matter what scale you model in and at great prices too. I've been popping into this shop for over 30 years and it never disappoints. A welcoming atmosphere and a friendly chat guaranteed every visit. Very highly recommended indeed!
Andy, Oakham - 24 Mar 2017 - Five Stars

Rails of Sheffield
I went to take some second hand railway for exchange. I had traveled a distance and the staff offered me a seat aand a fantastic cup of tea. The appraisal was not lengthy and I came away with everything I had initially wanted... the staff are extremely helpful, understanding and offered me a very understanding explanation to all my questions.i would go out of my way again to visit this friendly well stocked and very well run shop again thank you rails of Sheffield for making a very long trip so very worth while
Paul, Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde, Scotland - 21 Mar 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Train Times
Stopped off in Eastbourne to see this shop as I had read other reviews. Pleased we did. Owner both friendly and extremely helpful. Good stock both second hand and new. Will do mail order.We need to support businesses like these.
Ian, London - 21 Mar 2017 - Four Stars

Buoys Toys & Models
Very nice shop, has lots ot kits and difficult to find items. Plus as a bonus its at the sea side. Spent all my pocket money...
Colin, Melton Mowbray - 18 Mar 2017 - Five Stars

Joto Hobbies
Great selection of 00 gauge model railway items mainly hornby and pecos a smaller selection of N gauge but no ) gauge a very good selection of plastic models from the cheap kits for young starters to the more advanced ones for "grownups" there is an upstairs where i have not visited i think they do warhammer and such like plus craft sets
Nigel, London - 17 Mar 2017 - Four Stars

Mad About Trains of Gainsborough
We were able to park outside the shop (30 mins only). Good range of new and secondhand rolling stock plus interesting selection of accesories to aid layout building. We received a warm welcome and the assistant was friendly and knowledgeable, definitely worth a second visit.
Martin, Rotherham - 17 Mar 2017 - Four Stars

Digitrains Ltd
Having purchased a number of sound cards (Zimo mainly) I recently made the journey from Heathrow to Lincoln to meet with the friendly team I have only talked with on the phone. Well worth the time (and cost). Helpful and friendly, and a lot of in-depth knowledge I am sure that all my future purchases of DCC equipment will be through Digitrains.
Philip, Ashford Common Middlesex Tw15 - 11 Mar 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Monk Bar Model Shop
Great service provided by some very friendly staff who are always happy to talk trains with you. A great range of products and the only let down is the website which can be a little hard to find items on but never the less it provides a very much needed service to many modellers around the York area. Prices are decent and they always have some special offer. Every uk gauge is catered for (n,oo,o,g,009,large diorama scale).
Luke, North Yorkshire - 06 Mar 2017 - Five Stars

Upstairs Downstairs
This the go to place for me, it has been built up to carry an extensive range of goods and exclusive products for modellers who are modelling the Isle of Wight railways. Product knowledge, problem solving, decoder fitting, if fact they will sort it.
Haydn, Brading Isleofwight - 04 Mar 2017 - Four & a half Stars

Parrs
After over 40 years of having track and trains stuck up in my loft I decided to regenerate my old childhood hobby. I visited this shop whilst visiting the area and was overwhelmed by the amount of stock. After a 10 minute chat with the very helpful lady I was hooked purely due to her knowledge. I wish there were more model shops just like this.
Leslie, Canvey Island Essex - 26 Feb 2017 - Five Stars

Voyle's
Good comprehensive stock with helpful knowledgeable owner. Always a pleasure to call in even if just for a chat
Roger, Llanelli - 26 Feb 2017 - Four & a half Stars

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