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John Dutfield For Model Railways


Wards Yard,  133 Springfield Park Road, Chelmsford,  Essex CM2 6EE

 01245 494455
Website Contact Retailer by mail

Credit Cards accepted Mail Order Service available
Opening Hours: MON, TUES, THURS, FRI & SAT. 9am-5.30pm
Worldwide Export: Yes
Model Types Stocked:


3rd July 2020


Stockists of:

- British Outline - North American Outline - European/Continental Outline -
Manufacturers stocked:
Bachmann, Hornby, Peco, Accurascale, Phoenix Precision Paint, Exkirk, Cavalex, Slaters, Parkside, Metcalfe, Markits, Efe, Heljan, Farish, Dapol, Gaugemaster, Tasma, Expo, Railmatch, Mig Paints, Scalextric
Scales & Gauges:
2mm, 4mm, 7mm, 10mm & larger
N, OO, OO9, On30, O
Other Model Railway Products Stocked:
Rolling Stock Kits, Track, 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 -

Servicing and Repairs undertaken - Subject to parts availability. See our Facebook and YELL pages for further details. CV19 UPDATE: Normal Opening Times. One Way System in operation, for Social Distancing we limit the number of Customers inside. GREEN or RED access indicator in shop window.
[RateIT] [Write a Review] Current Rating: Four & a half Stars
 Previously submitted Customer Comments

Philip , Moissac France - 28 Dec 2020 - Five Stars
Excellent service for over 25 years. Fast, efficient replies to all my questions. Super fast delivery to France - In time for Christmas! I can't praise this retailer too highly.

Chris , United Kingdom - 03 Dec 2020 - Five Stars
Responded quickly to my request, had the items in stock and delivered very quickly. Communication was excellent. Very easy to deal with. Looking forward to visiting when Covid over.

Laurie , Rainham - 26 Sep 2020 - Five Stars
Super service from a friendly team. I often visit even though it is a long drive but also use their postal service. Just bought a Steampunk loco. Recommended.

Phil , Biggar, South Lanarkshire - 13 Aug 2020 - Five Stars
It's always a pleasure to deal with John Dutfield, whether in person or by mail order. The service is excellent, the staff are very knowledgeable and offer good advice openly.

Graeme , Auckland, New Zealand - 03 Aug 2020 - Five Stars
This was the 3rd time I had bought from John Dutfield (Twice by email and once in-store) and their service was tremendous. I received all I wanted, sent to New Zealand in under a week. I would recommend any modeller to try their shop any time. Graeme Leary (New Zealand)

Stephen , West Midlands - 10 Jul 2020 - Five Stars
An Alladin's cave of delights with a terrific team providing exceptional service. Such a shame I now live over 150 miles away so their mail service bus invaluable.

Michael , Hockley - 09 Jul 2020 - Five Stars
Emailed order, and drove over to collect and realised needed a few other bits. Nothing was too much trouble. Staff were very knowledgeable and polite. Wasnt the first visit and certainly not the last

Peter , Cromer - 04 Jun 2020 - Four & a half Stars
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

Iain , Milton Keynes - 30 Apr 2020 - Five Stars
Excellent shop crammed full of stock. I have often visited without really wanting anything but never left empty-Handed. The staff are very helpful without being at all pushy. Locos are tested, usually in front of you.

Werner , The Netherlands - 26 May 2019 - Four & a half Stars
A small shop but fully packed with nice models. Has some nice prices on a couple of new models and second hand items. Also well stocked with Bachmann Scalescene and Hornby Skaledale building. I will be visiting again.

Andy , Chelmsford - 17 Oct 2016 - Four & a half Stars
I regularly visit on Saturday and there is an excellent selection of products. I rarely come away without buying something new or second hand. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable.


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