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Harburn Hobbies


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

 0131 556 3233
eCommerce Website Contact Retailer by mail

Credit Cards accepted Mail Order Service available
Worldwide Export: Yes
Model Types Stocked:


14th September 2020


Stockists of:

- British Outline -
Manufacturers stocked:
Bachmann, Hornby, Peco, Harburn Hamlet, Peco, Metcalfe, Dapol, Efe Rail, Oxford Rail, Oxford Diecast, Parkside, Cambrian, Ratio, Wills, Modelscene, Faller, Preiser, Noch, Busch, Superquick, Gaugemaster, Javis, 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, DCC Concepts, Heljan, Farish
Scales & Gauges:
1mm, 2mm, 4mm, 7mm,
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 is the oldest model business in Scotland, well stocked with British prototype model railways, especially for N & OO, many displayed in illuminated cabinets. The shop is on the Leith Walk thoroughfare, 1/2 mile from Waverley Station. Pay parking is available on surrounding side streets, FREE on Sat/Sun. Tram stop is York Place near Playhouse Theatre. Tram extension work is progressing with a stop planned at Harburn's door! Harburn Hobbies is the home of Harburn Hamlet Accessories.
[RateIT] [Write a Review] Current Rating: Five Stars
 Previously submitted Customer Comments

Dave , Stowmarket - 10 Jan 2020 - Five Stars
Visit this shop only on cruise ship stopovers or in December 2019 whilst spending Christmas in Edinburgh and Harburn's were only 300-400 yards from my hotel and about the same distance from York Place Tram Terminus. It is an amazing delightful 'Aladdin's Cave' of a shop containing something that you want and often something you never realised that you wanted! The shop management team are very friendly, helpful and love a good chat. Thoroughly recommended and I will revisit them on my next cruise ship stopover in September 2020.

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.


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