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Harburn Hobbies


67 Elm Row,  Leith Walk, Edinburgh,  Lothian EH7 4AQ

Tel: 0131 556 3233
Model Shop eCommerce Website Contact Retailer by mail

 Credit Cards accepted Mail Order Service available
Opening Hours: MON-SAT 9.30am-6pm (SUNDAYS PRE-CHRISTMAS ONLY)
Worldwide Export: Yes
Model Types Stocked:

Model Railways Kits Slot Cars Diecast Models


10th December 2017


Stockists of:

- British Outline -
Manufacturers stocked:
Bachmann, Hornby, Peco, Murphy Models, Realtrack, Harburn Hamlet, Parkside Dundas, Cambrian, Ratio, Wills, Modelscene, Faller, Preiser, Noch, Busch, Superquick, Metcalfe, Gaugemaster, Javis, K&M Trees, Trackside Signs, Cooper Craft, Springside, Woodland Scenics, Kadee, Slaters, Humbrol, Airfix, Revell, Railmatch, Precision Paints, Modelmaster Transfers, K&S Metal, Plastruct, Plasticard, Tracksetta, Zircon, Oxford Diecast, Classix, Corgi, Ooc, Efe, Liliput Lane, Cinerail DVDS, Railway Books, DCC Concepts, Model Railway Magazines., Vitrains, Heljan, Farish, Dapol
Scales & Gauges:
1mm, 2mm, 4mm, 7mm,
T, N, HO, OO, OO9, O
Other Model Railway Products Stocked:
Rolling Stock Kits, Track, Trackside Accessories, Scratchbuilding Materials, Secondhand Items
Other Modelling Products Stocked:
Books & DVDs, Paints & Glues, Plastic & Card kits, Scenic Materials, Scratchbuilding Materials, Tools
Services Available:
- Modelling Advice - Service & Repairs - DCC Decoder Fitting - Limited Edition Models -

Harburn Hobbies founded in the '30s, is the longest established model shop in Scotland, well stocked with British railway products in N & OO with many models displayed in illuminated cabinets. The shop, situated on the Leith Walk thoroughfare, is 1/2 mile from Waverley Station. Lothian Buses 7 10 12 14 16 22 25 49 & 'Majestic' open top tour pass the door. Parking is available outside (1hr FREE!) and in side streets (Ticket parking). Tram stop is York Place by the Playhouse Theatre, a short walk.
[RateIT] Current Rating: Four & a half Stars
 Previously submitted Customer Comments

Alan , Mansfield - 08 Aug 2017 - Five Stars
Not been to the shop but have bought from them several times, they are very helpful and they send your orders out promptly I ordered Thursday items delivered Friday what more could you ask for.

Tommy , Waterfoot , Eaglesham , Glasgow - 15 Jan 2017 - Five Stars
Visited on Saturday and came out with a few bargain buys......staff very nice and helpful and are happy for you to browse.....First class 5 star plus....

Emmanuel , Paris, France - 06 Aug 2016 - Five Stars
I had the opportunity to visit Harburn Hobbies during holidays in Scottland (I am French) The shop is nice with a lot of display cabinets showing a lot of models. But what is more important is the contact with the people, I had a question about a gaugemaster device and the answer was detailled and they took quite a lot of time to explain all the details. So I rated 10 because it is not so usual to find this level of service and people loving to do that. That was a very good experience with mail contacts following. Note for Canadians and French readers: the Lady speacks very well french.

Stephen , Ellesmere Port - 19 Oct 2014 - Four Stars
In the city for a day, and had a plan to visit at least two of the outlets shown on this site.Excellent shop, well laid out with loads of stock and plenty of new releases Staff were friendly enough in spite of the langauge barrier (Joke) small selection of second hand items, had no trouble spending, well worth a visit


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