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REVIEW issue 120 is soon to be distributed.
REVIEW issue 120 is soon to be distributed.
The contents are:
- Creech Bottom - James Hilton describes his first 4mm scale NG layout
- Rhossydd Slate Quarry Iron Slate Wagons - New research by Alan Jones & Claire Marsh
- Bridport & Charmouth News - Part 3 David Taylor recounts a tale of two brake vans on his 7mm scale layout
- Manning Wardle Jubilee 1897 - Drawings and Research by Stuart Baker
- Mark Greenwood discovers another Alan Keef K12 locomotive
- Postwar Ruston & Hornsby DL Series - Archive material
- Plus the usual reviews, letters and jottings
NG&I Review 120

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The following information has been forwarded to me by Phil Cooper who organises Model Fairs in the Ipswich area.

"On a customer survey recently carried out at the Ipswich Fair the Directory polled second only to local flyers and leaflet handouts.
In addition the Directory polled five times higher than the railway modelling magazine and local paper adverts."

So to all Exhibition Managers please ensure you submit your details nice and early to maximise your publicity. I am more than happy to promote all Model Railway related events no matter how large or small but I need you to submit the information please.
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Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
My first order with Hattons was absolutely perfect from the prize conditions as well as from the order winding up. Also DHL was perfect: Collection of the broadcasting at 16:30 o'clock and delivery in Germany the next day around 11:15. Hattons is unconditionally recommendable from my experience.
Bruno, Erkrath, Germany - 17 Oct 2019 - Five Stars

Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
Oxford Rail Class N7 received today via the Royal Mail. I have tested it on my layout and it ran very well. Many thanks for your kind attention.
Francis, Woodingdean, Brighton - 17 Oct 2019 - Five Stars

Voyle's
Very helpful and friendly service from a well stocked and easy to find shop with ample parking. After an internet search I found this shop I never knew existed and is only six miles from home, I will definitely be a regular there!
David, Gowerton, Swansea - 11 Oct 2019 - Five Stars

The Model Railway Shop
I visit the shop usually every few weeks. I have purchased many locos and stock from Martin and all have been at a very fair rate and all have been excellent in condition and performance. I have always found Martin to be helpful and generous in his advice and assistance. This is a real gem of a shop for all OO modellers and I strongly advise a visit. You will not be disappointed.
Stephen, Mirfield - 11 Oct 2019 - Five Stars

Caistor Loco
Called in the other month on a day off and really glad I did, tucked in the corner of the market square this is a little shop with a lot to choose from and I spent over an hour browsing N gauge items and scenics with interesting items rammed into every tiny space available. Owners were lovely people and couldn't have been more helpful - It's a 45 minute drive from home for me - But well worth the trip 10/10
Richard, Hull - 06 Oct 2019 - Five Stars

A & H Models
I think it's about time I threw some more praise on this wonderful establishment! I have been purchasing from A&H since 2014. Chris the proprietor always goes the extra mile for customers. Always willing to help, order products for you at extremely competitive prices. I always buy via mail order, if I lived closer would spend even more money here! Well done Chris thanks for all of your help in the past.
Chris, Frampton Cotterell NR Bristol. - 04 Oct 2019 - Five Stars

Mad About Trains of Gainsborough
What a great Model shop this is. It does not have the largest selection of stock in the world, but what it does have is helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff. I bought some great ready made buildings for my layout and if your in the area well worth dropping buy. All the stock is competitively priced when you compare them to other outlets and they have other services too including weathering and engine maintenance. No fuss, you can inspect goods I was even shown a cunning trick to check if the engines run (Useful when going to train fairs folks) (Ask), nothing is too much trouble and if your lucky you might even get offered a coffee. Oh and by the way - They have some great layouts at the back of the shop. If your lucky you can park right outside for free - Useful when leaving with large amounts of stuff - Even got help putting it all in my car.
Jonathan, Lincoln - 30 Sep 2019 - Four & a half Stars

Mad About Trains of Gainsborough
There seems to be a major problem with this retailer as their website is returning a message that the account has been suspended. In addition, the email address is not working with emails being returned "Domain madabouttrains has an outgoing mail suspension. Message discarded." Not sure if this business has closed down or not.
Adrian, Sutton Coldfield - 30 Sep 2019 -

Sawyer Models
Excellent model shop,very friendly service,and very reasonable prices,great weathering and renumbering service including chip fitting,lights and smoke,a one stop shop for everything and a good cup of tea too
Craig, Leigh Lancashire - 28 Sep 2019 - Five Stars

The Model Shop
A lovely model shop friendly polite staff and very helpful every time I have visited , they have always had what I've been looking for 90% of the time .
Lee, Wootton Bedfordshire - 24 Sep 2019 - Four Stars

Classic Rail
A real treasure trove, everything you could possibly require including expert and extremely helpful advice, the owner will spend time with you and is extremely knowledgeable, certainly worth a visit
Robin, Heathfield Sussex - 14 Sep 2019 - Five Stars

Modelscape
A range of thing for OO and N gauge, prices are very good, been to hoby craft this will knock spots of it for prices and quality.
Nick, Telford - 07 Sep 2019 - Four Stars

Model Scenery Supplies
Very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Cannot recommend highly enough! I was warned that I would be bitten by the 'bug'! What more can I say? Thankyou.
Nigel, Sheringham - 07 Sep 2019 - Five Stars

M I B Models
Went to the official opening of the new shop ,lBigger premises and lot more room to browse the stock and now within walking distance of the local railway station ,great welcome !
Mervyn, Pencoed - 03 Sep 2019 - Five Stars

The Model Train Centre
How refreshing in this age of shop closures, a model shop OPENING! Proprietor Les is happy to talk model railways with all enthusiasts. Hats off to all concerned.
Jim, Brierfield, Nelson - 29 Aug 2019 - Four & a half Stars

Osborn's Models
Good communications and very fast delivery. Nice model of 45t steam crane N gauge, been looking for a model for a while as I am renovating a full size one on the Bluebell Railway
Roger, London - 28 Aug 2019 - Five Stars

Wicor Models
I've known Dave and Lynn since I moved to Portsmouth. Friendly, inviting and always ready to chat. Dave's knowledge of railways and plastic kits I think is unbeaten and Lynn is a firm favourite of my wife's who is into her Dolls House stuff. Great models and great service.
Neil, Portsmouth - 28 Aug 2019 - Three & a half Stars

K B Models
Wow! What a shop! Just love it. More aircraft kits than you could throw a stick at! Kim the boss is very friendly and happy to chat or just let you browse (which I do, often). So many different companies kits that you ALWAYS find what you want. Or if you're with the wife, stuff you don't need! I would say this is the best shop in Hampshire for choice.
Neil, Portsmouth - 28 Aug 2019 - Four Stars

Addlestone Model Centre
An actual, real, bricks and mortar establishment! I'm a regular visitor and supporter of this shop. Covering model kits, remote control cars and planes along with railways and slot cars - breathe in to get down the aisle! They're keen to talk and provide guidance and advice to modellers old and new. If it is not in stock with them, they'll order it in for collection. Park over the road in the Tesco car park.
Trevor, Woking - 23 Aug 2019 - Three & a half Stars

Mantua Model UK Ltd
Although I am a railway modeller this shop has a good range of materials and is convenient for my material needs, and have a good customer service.
Keith, Windsor - 23 Aug 2019 - Four & a half Stars

Redcar Models & Hobbies
I always enjoy a visit to this well stocked shop when in the area. Good selection of railway and plastic kits. tremendous etc.selection of paints glues.friendly attention from Andrew the owner.
Richard, Lancaster - 19 Aug 2019 - Four Stars

The Signal Box
Always helpful, great little shop, so much in such a well managed small space. We should use the few remaining model shops we still have or we we will lose them.That would be a tragdy
Ron, Coalville - 15 Aug 2019 - Five Stars

Chester Model Centre
Went to chester so visited this shop in de center of the city,The trains are upstaires,I was welcomed by the friendly owner, This shop has a lot of OO but also a selection of 0,Was happy to find out they have a great collection of modelling books too,Well worth visiting when your in the area
Raymond, Dordrecht - 14 Aug 2019 - Four Stars

Tower Models
The owner was great and gave me all the time I needed to browse the collection,They have a great selection in 0 and have some OO too,If you collect 0 gauge this is the place to go to.
Raymond, Dordrecht - 10 Aug 2019 - Four & a half Stars

Pennine Models
Had a lovely time at this shop the owner was great,He was very friendly and helpfull.this shop is a must go imho prices are great too and lots of stuff everywhere in all scales and specialy in 0 gauge lots of stock.
Raymond, Dordrecht - 08 Aug 2019 - Five Stars
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