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Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
Recently bought a Heljan model. Webshop worked perfectly , and everything went well. Shipping to Holland also went perfect ,the parcel was delivered the next day as promised. Will be doing some more shopping in the (Near) future !
Ed, Rozenburg Holland - 11 Aug 2018 - Four & a half 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

Antics
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

Wheelspin Models & Hobbies
A super store for remote control racing cars, drones and aircraft. The staff there were very helpful and knowledgeable offering good advice Very limited model rail stock.
Jan, Bridgnorth, Shropshire - 13 Jul 2018 - Four Stars

Trident Trains
Owner Richard runs Trident Trains as a true model shop for the railway enthusiast. A keen model railway enthusiast himself, it shows in his attention to detail and customer service. All locomotives are tested in front of the customer on the test track prior to purchase. The shop is well stocked and carries the Bachmann, Hornby, Oxford and Dapol ranges as well as all the track, electrics and scenic items you would require. The shop is located in the large Dagfields Emporium which in itself makes for a great day out, with ample free parking and places to eat and drink etc.
Mike, Buckley, Flintshire - 13 Jul 2018 - Five Stars

Carnforth Models
The level and variety of stock is good. Mike is always welcoming and knowledgeable. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. You get twenty minutes free parking if you are going into the station, otherwise park carefully in the streets.
Gerry, Morecambe - 12 Jul 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Tutbury Models
I've been using this model shop for the last 8 - 9 years now and still keep going back. Fantastic selection of Model Railway items. The Model shop Owner Barry is very helpful. Defiantly worth a visit if your in the area.
Jake, Burton-Upon-Trent - 11 Jul 2018 - Five Stars

Tutbury Models
I arrived at the shop yesterday at 4.30pm to find it closed. There was a hand written sign on the door which stated that the closing time is 4.15pm Monday to Saturday. I had travelled many miles to visit this shop, which I am unlikely to do again, so I was extremely disappointed and frustrated. Please check with the establishment and correct as required.
Andrew, Benfleet, Essex - 11 Jul 2018 -

Ashton Model Centre
It's always great to see a new model shop opening, especially one near to you. The guy who openeditast year is friendly, chatty, willing to discuss any type of model making and essays and is open to a good deal. It's not the biggest place around but it's certainly packed to the rafters with a fantastic selection of various brands of paints, glued, modeling materials etc. If he doesn't have it on the spot he's happy to search something out and order stuff in ( Within reason of course !). I have been quite a few times now and he has remembered what I am doing, what scale I work in, what I boughtast time, and always shows .E anything that's new in that may be relevant to what I am doing. This is a warm, friendly shop with a knowledgeable owner who goes that little bit further than others. He shuts at 4.30p.M. But if your already in the place he doesn't chase you out. Well worth a visit if your anywhere near the area or even making a special trip.
Dawn, St.Helens, Merseyside. - 11 Jul 2018 - Four Stars

Our Place
A surprising and excellent little shop. It always seems to have exactly what I need, a few tenting things I don't, and an extensive second hand shelf to boot.
Nicholas, Studley, Warwickshire - 11 Jul 2018 - Four Stars

Hobbyrail
I recently acquired an N gauge set that had been dismantled over 10yrs ago with 5 engines, Barry spent over an hour with going through the basics and testing the engines for me. Have had trouble procuring the IPA as chemists no longer sell it, got some off Amazon. Once I have completed the base support units I shall be back V. From Lichfield
Peter, Lichfield - 03 Jul 2018 - Five Stars

Footplate
Went for a trip on Severn Valley Railway recently from Bridgnorth to Kiddieminster and came across the shop 100 yards from the station. Great model shop with loads of stock on display no pressure and left to browse at my leisure. Spotted used ERF artic lorry with Scottish branding in very good condition so had to buy for my layout. The owner said the shop was having a trader place at the Perth Model Railway show 23rd & 24th June. I would also agree web site not the best but wouldn’t put me of visiting again when in the area. The preserved railway is also well worth a visit.
John, Clackmannan - 23 Jun 2018 - Four Stars

H & A Models
I have dealt on a number of occasions with this retailer. The service is prompt. Items are exceptionally well packaged. Communication (Very important) is nonpareil, any problems with an order and you are advised straight away. This is beyond perfection, and sadly I cannot grant 12 twelve stars. Effort by this retailer rates at 110% plus. Many could and should learn from this. Buy in full confidence. He has the highest recommendation I can give with no compunction whatsoever.
Nigel, Horsham - 18 Jun 2018 - Five Stars

Parrs
The most comprehensive model shop I have visited in a long time. A very good stock and knowledgeable and helpful staff. First class. Well worth a vist.
Nick, Rugeley - 16 Jun 2018 - Five Stars

The Model Railway Shop
Just popped in to have a look, and had a chat with the owner who is very knowledgable and helpful. Needless to say I left with some really brilliant bits and pieces. I have got an amazing amount of stuff for a stunningly low price!!!! I will certainly be going back again. Thanks very much
Matthew, Sheffield - 16 Jun 2018 - Five Stars

Coastal DCC Ltd
I have purchased a number of DCC decoders and associated equipment and find their product range, delivery service and after sales back up to be absolutely excellent.
Raymond, Wirral - 09 Jun 2018 - Four & a half Stars

Classic Rail
This is just an update to say that I visited today (9th June 2018) and the business is still as it ever was. I was only there half an hour but there were two other customers in that time despite the relatively rural location. I bought two secondhand locos, both in very good condition. One needed some TLC to help it run better, which the owner did there and then. His test layout is a real boon in providing reassurance.
Jeffrey, Horley - 09 Jun 2018 - Four Stars

Osborn's Models
I am about a couple of hours away from finishing my low relief dairy model, it has been very straightforward to make and is really beginning to look the part and will be a great addition to my layout. Maurice at Osborn's models was very obliging in changing it to Express Dairies to suite my layout and I have absolutely no problem in recommending them.
Micheal, Chesterfield - 06 Jun 2018 - Four & a half Stars

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