A traditional model shop selling die-cast models, a wide range of model railways in N, ho, oo, and o gauge, and a good selection of plastic kits. Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol, Farish, Ratio, Wills, Peco, Parkside, Metcalfe, Superquick and many more stocked. We also stock Minichamps, Art, Best, Ixo and other 1/43rd scale models. 1/76nd scale road vechiles by Efe, Corgi, BT models and Oxford diecast are stocked. A selection of Expo tools are stocked and available to order. Kadee couplings now stoked
Previously submitted Customer Comments
Martyn , Wellington, Somerset -
10 Apr 2017 -
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.
Steve , Bristol -
19 Sep 2016 -
Very helpful and reasonably priced. Managed to get old locomotives working- most not run for thirty years- without much trouble or cost. Good selection for items for the expert or the newcomer.
Mike , Church Stretton Shropshire -
28 Jul 2015 -
Excellent model shop, good range of secondhand stock.
Pete , Bristol -
18 Nov 2014 -
My 80 year old dad and I are complete newbie's to model railway trains, and brian was so helpful answering our bonehead questions. Explained to myself how to wire up points and how to power the switches etc. and on a visit by dad, helped him with decorations and advice for his home layout. My father belongs to frenchey railway model club, and most of them use modelmania as well. Will be back soon.
Ian , Cheshire -
28 May 2014 -
I had known of (And occasionally purchased from remotely) this model shop for over 20 years, and I finally visited it this year! Well worth the visit - I found an item sold out everywhere else. I didn't leave it another 20 years and went back a few weeks later! Recommended. Lots of items new and secondhand in both uk and continental.
Phillip , Bristol -
22 May 2014 -
Excellent modelshop. Have bought items from them over the past 10years and will continue to use them as excellent service from the owners. If item out of stock they will order it for you.
John , Stratford-upon-avon -
08 Mar 2014 -
For a "Traditional model" Shop their on-line service is great. I needed to replace some Hornby nem couplers (Steel) with Bachmann which are non magnetic. The big boys only had hornby, I found them in stock here. Put in my order, pay-pal threw a wobbly and went round the payment loop three times. Sent them an e-mail to check there was only one order, reply came back first thing Monday, couplers arrived Wednesday. Traditional and up to the mark on the internet, can't be bad.
Ian , West Yorkshire -
26 Feb 2014 -
I have known of this shop for over 20 years but only just got round to visiting it last week. I put my hands on an item that was out of stock everywhere else so I am glad I did. This is one of the few traditional style model shops left and I would advocate anybody paying them a visit.
Simon , Bath -
31 Dec 2013 -
First visit after a few years gap, and this shop is just as good as ever. Excellent range, well displayed, brian in residence, had a good chat and came away with just what I wanted, which had been helpfully put to one side following an earlier phone call. Forget the internet - go and visit a proper shop like this one. Pleased to see several people drop in while we were there, all cheerfully greeted and helpfully dealt with by brian - top shop!
John , Witney -
14 Jul 2013 -
A most enjoyable visit (From witney - 90mins journey). There is so much browsing potential, terrific stocks and knowledgeable people. Prices for new are very reasonable and lots of secondhand at very good prices. So good I went again for a second visit. Log out of ebay and take a trip there instead - you won’t regret it.
Joanna , Bristol -
30 Apr 2013 -
Best model shop i've used in bristol. Fantastic service, they really go out of the way to help. Lots of 2nd hand items as well as new, so more affordable for the beginner, and as reasonably priced and without the risk of internet shopping! their knowledge about their stock and also any random problem I go to them with is just great, and i've never been unable to find (Or get delivered in a few days) whatever I need. Their range is vast considering their size (More extensive than bigger shops in bristol). my sons and I love this shop!
Trevor , Lydney, Gloucestershire, Uk -
04 Oct 2012 -
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