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Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
I have used Hatton's about 4 times now, always a fast service. Our grandson loves trains and I have a layout in loft for him. We are on a budget and it is great to be able to buy pre-owned with confidence as Hattons give a detailed description of item and we have never been disappointed with any purchase. Very highly recommended
Peter, Jarrow -
30 Jun 2020 -
K J B Models
After a downsizing exercise emailed a list of OO items I wished to sell. The response was prompt and the offer excellent. Helpful advice as to couriers was much appreciated. Despatched two boxes which were delivered and acknowledged the following day. I was then contacted for payment details and the money was in my account in the time promised. At all times contact was very pleasant and I found this reassuring. Couldn't be more pleased with the business.
Alexander, South East Wales -
26 Jun 2020 -
The Model Shop
Although small, this shop stocks a lot of parts and other accessories that are hard to get hold of. Good stocks of track and scenic items. They also make their own baseboards and accessories. Small stock of RTR (including Continental HO) but they are always happy to source anything else if required. Always very helpful.
Jeff, Ashford, Kent -
26 Jun 2020 -
Scoonie Hobbies will be looking to open up on Mon 22/06/20 from lockdown. They still sell Kits, trains. Aero and car RC, paints. I've frequented this shop since I was a kid so know the staff pretty well. They have a good knowledge base for their products and are very helpful. Two small public car parks within a 100m of the shop. Well worth a visit.
Jack, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland -
20 Jun 2020 -
I have used this company for around 20 years and have always had tip top service any information that you need is always given without making you feel like a novice all the staff have always been so polite and friendly I would have no hesitation to recommend them to anyone experienced or novice.
John, Bedford -
14 Jun 2020 -
Coastal DCC Ltd
Ive never been to the shop but bought a Z21 from them well packaged and at a good price. Took the trouble to a ser my questions
Roger, Bewdley Worcestershire -
05 Jun 2020 -
John Dutfield For Model Railways
A very friendly and well stocked shop. Ordered a Ratio signal box interior, follow up was quick and received it a few days later which was quick in these circumstances. Glad to see your still trading and helping people get though these unusual times
Peter, Cromer -
04 Jun 2020 -
Clwyd Models & Hobbies
Modellers of British railway and transport historians ideal shop to visit. Second hand model railway rolling stock and a vast array of literature on british transport over the past decades. I have visited this local retailer on a few occasions with an hour or so there .
Tony, Betws Yn Rhos -
03 Jun 2020 -
H & A Models
Excellent mail order service by Husband and Wife team under these unfortunate circumstances of lockdown. With currently no exhibitions, where they normally have an extensive display of kits, the mail order system has been very welcome and prompt supply to enable me to make seven kits whilst having to stay at home. Well recommended.
John, Chatham -
31 May 2020 -
The Hobby Shop
Under Lockdown I have for the first time used the Hobby Shop mail order system. It has been very good and straight forward to use and safe delivery of items via the Royal Mail. Whilst no substitute for a personal visit it has been good to support a local shop under these unfortunate circumstances. Well recommended.
John, Chatham -
31 May 2020 -
W M Collectables
I received prompt, friendly and faultless service. I ordered five models on Monday morning and was pleased to speak to a friendly, courteous, helpful and knowledgeable retailer. The products were competitively priced and during our unhurried discussion of my interests I learned he is willing and able to source some of the rarer kits which I was interested in. Everything was posted to me the same day, was well protected for transit and arrived in perfect condition. This is the first time I have purchased anything from WM Collectables, but it certainly will not be the last. Highly recommended.
David, Kent -
19 May 2020 -
Pop in to Arcadia models for an advanced Bemo purchases for my birthday. A friendly welcome was received, I said that I had come a long way(Oxford) but was passing on business, received a lovely cuppa and a nice informative chat about the Rhb and Filisur. Shop is not large but rammed with stock and I was taken upstairs to view more Bemo stock. It may of had something to do with the fact that I was parting with a lot money, but still spent a very nice time there for over an hour. Highly recommend and will be visiting again when back balance recovers.
Simon, Bampton -
26 Apr 2020 -
To echo another comments, I visited October 2018 and saw models by kit manufacturers I'd not heard of and of aircraft that I'd not heard of. Good shop layout, good range of kits and offer to join a mailing list. It's a good shop and adds to my belief that the sign of a good (holiday) town is a dedicated model/toyshop: This place, Sidmouth, Harrogate, Clitheroe, Hexham to name recent destinations.
Charles, Sale -
25 Apr 2020 -
The Locoshed Ltd Manchester
This, one of the best model shops in the country, is open for business. Order on line which is what I did and the loco arrived two days later. Keep our model shops alive during this lock down. We will need them when this is all over. Order on line
Roger, Wirral -
03 Apr 2020 -
Alton Model Centre
Ignore the review from John of Lancashire, they obviously don't know how to use a shop up there. Alton Model Shop may not be big BUT it has a lot more than they can display - You just have to ask. I get all my track and stuff there - Locos too. They are helpful and knowledgeable and the customers often chip in with friendly advice. Top shop for your railway modelling needs.
Brian, Hampshire -
02 Apr 2020 -
I went in looking for some fine wire mesh; the shop owner couldn't provide any but suggested using either a tea-Strainer or some doped net curtain instead - Practical suggestions. While I was in another customer phoned looking for Hornby track but couldn't get there until after the official closing time; not a problem as the owner was happy to stay open for them. Range-Wise,it's primarily radio-Controlled aircraft, but with general modelling bits as well.
Alf, Northwich -
21 Mar 2020 -
Something Wicked Models
Was there on Saturday (14-3-20) following Airfix's advice to use the virus to model. This is a rare survival of a small traditional local shop with a good OO/HO railway selection and a good selection of plastic kits. The staff are always friendly and well informed, I believe they manufacture Knightwing models so they really do know what they are talking about. They are supportive of young modellers (I had my son with me). Shop is physically small but every nook and cranny has something. I parked in Sainsbury's you get two hours free parking and it is useful to stock up with a bottle of wine. One of my favourite shops and well worth the 30 mile journey!
Jonathan, Sheffield -
18 Mar 2020 -
What a fabulous model shop set in the main square of Caistor in the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds. I visited the shop on 6 March 2020 and the gentlemen in the shop was very welcoming and friendly inviting me to have a good rummage. Do not be put off by the size of the shop from the outside because once you walk through the door you will see it is an Alladin's cave inside a Tardis! The range of items is incredible from Kadee couplings through Hornby, Dapol and Bachmann locos, wagons and coaches to Springside loco lamps. A real bonus is free parking right outside. I shall definitely be going again.
Julian, Hythe Kent Ct21 -
17 Mar 2020 -
Spot-On Models & Games
For the last couple of years I have visited this shop and always find something to buy, it was a load of bargain trees last time, but you never know what you might find. This shop is well worth a look if you are in Swindon.
David, Barnet -
13 Mar 2020 -
I'm a diecast collector and as such unless I go Online I am limited in where I can purchase items for my collection(S). Although this shop is primarily a 'trains' shop, Steve is quite happy to look for and order anything die cast I ask him for. If you just want a chat, he's happy to do that as well! A friendly bloke,who knows his stuff. What more can you ask for? As a bonus his prices are very keen too,.a damn sight cheaper than buying on e.bay for instance. This sort of shop is hard to find these days. Totally recommended! Chris
Chris, Wigan -
13 Mar 2020 -
Church Street Models
A lot of stock crammed into small premises. Worth spending time looking through the displays. Proprietor friendly and helpful, even when busy you're not made to feel unwelcome. I enjoy a visit here while family members shop in nearby mall!
David, Wokingham -
09 Mar 2020 -
The Model Railway Shop
I visited yesterday with my daughter and was given an honest and fair price for some railway items I was selling. Martin and I had an enjoyable conversation and I valued his approach, he is a gentleman. Please support this model shop you will not be disappointed, it has a great range of stock. Thank you.
Daniel, Leeds, England -
08 Mar 2020 -
Absolutely fantastic service, all other retailers were sold out of a model of 37800, except derails, I pre ordered it Monday, paid Tuesday and it arrived with free postage on Wednesday, fully tested. Fantastic and personal service.
Ben, Milton Keynes -
04 Mar 2020 -
Great shop. Very friendly. Happy to browse. Plenty on offer with a good selection of models that I was looking for. Bought quite a few items. Mary, Thank you.
Shaun, Stamford -
18 Feb 2020 -
Visited this shop while on the Isle of Wight, a very well stocked shop with friendly and helpful staff willing to spend time with you. Shop is well laid out and surprising when you walk in. Will pay a visit when on the Isle of Wight when there again Wish there was more shops like this around
Keith, Windsor, Berkshire -
08 Feb 2020 -
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