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NEW Book - The Railways of Sir Arthur Percival Heywood

The long awaited first volume of the fabulous new RCL Publications book by James Waterfield. The author has spent many years studying and researching the work of Sir Arthur Heywood, particularly with regards the 'Minimum Gauge Railway'. He has also built fine full-Size working replicas of the locomotives and various items of Heywood rolling stock.
This is a large book with 336 pages, over 300 photographs, 42 modellers' scale drawings, 40 drawings, diagrams, maps and plans.
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TOLWORTH SHOWTRAIN 2019 CUP WINNER

The Hampton Court Model Railway Society had another successful show over the weekend of 9 and 10 November at Tolworth Recreation Centre. Visitors to the show are asked to vote for their favourite layout which is awarded the Showtrain Cup.
The Show has long been associated with Remembrance Weekend, and as usual the Two Minute Silence was observed, this year being the Centenary of it's introduction by King George V.
It therefore seemed entirely appropriate that the layout chosen by the public as Best in Show was 'Somewhere in France', by Peter Capon. This layout depicted a French village and surrounding countryside, showing in four scenes how it would have been at the height of the Great War, to it's appearance today. This also included the transformation of a temporary graveyard into a War Graves Commission Cemetery.
The picture shows the cup being presented to Peter Capon by the Exhibition Manager, John Noorani.

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K J B Models
I arranged to meet Katie and Martin to sell them all of my comprehensive British and USA N gauge collection. The price offered was more than fair and it was a pleasure to do business with them. Thank you both.
John, Exeter - 15 Nov 2019 - Five Stars

Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
Our order was placed after lunch on a Monday and delivered by our postman on Tuesday morning. The item was very well packed and arrived in good order.
Peter, Swadlincote, Derbyshire - 12 Nov 2019 - Four & a half Stars

Chris Crafts & Model Railways
Called in for advice on a non train related problem and the owner was very helpful. He took time to sort the paint I needed and advised me on applying it. Very pleased.
Les, Plymouth - 08 Nov 2019 - Four & a half Stars

Kitstop Models
Always a warm welcome from friendly knowlegable staff and an excellent range of kits. New lines coming in all the time, including the new Ammo paint range which I rather like ;) WELL WORTH A VISIT
Colin, Wallasey Wirral - 02 Nov 2019 - Four Stars

Kernow Model Rail Centre
I made my first visit today. It is not as far from the Station as I thought. The extensive stock is clearly displayed and the staff are knowledgeable and friendly.
Jeffrey, Horley - 02 Nov 2019 - Four & a half Stars

Smiths Model Railways
Great new shop, great looking display and friendly knowlegeable staff, a must visit shop when you are on holiday. Lots of items in various scales. Right in the middle of town on the high street.
Colin, Melton Mowbray - 30 Oct 2019 - Four Stars

Hampshire Models Ltd
Pleased to find a new local(Ish) shop opened up recently so went along to have a look. Two miles, 5 minutes from J6 of the M3 (You'll need a satnav) so very easy to get to; number 7 bus from the station appears to stop about 5 minutes walk away. Not the biggest 'front' of shop but it's deceiving as there's a lot out the back too and the owner is willing to get things to special order. Prices appear competitive against the big 'box shifters' and of course you save on postage - Always good to support your local shop anyway. Challenged him recently with a few obscure Peco bits that nobody stocks, and they arrived within a week. Plenty of 'standard items' such as stock, scenery and kits from many of the popular suppliers in N, OO and a bit of O on display plus a range of second hand items. Parking can sometimes be difficult as there's a lot of units on the estate but you can usually find somewhere and it's just a minute's walk. Only downside is I often end up spending more than intended because I find things I didn't know I needed, but I don't think that's really unique to this shop!
Andrew, Grateley - 29 Oct 2019 - Five Stars

Malcs Models
There is a fantastic selection of new and used models here, the staff are also a pleasure to talk to about anything to do with Model Railways !
Dave, Kettering - 28 Oct 2019 - Four & a half Stars

Dunks Specialist Model Centre
A great deal is crammed into the shop and there's a friendly welcome too. Sadly I live a long way away because this is a top notch model shop.
Charlie, Myddle, Shropshire - 27 Oct 2019 - Four & a half Stars
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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

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

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

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

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

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