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16b Station Fields Industrial Estate, Kidlington,
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Howes have been trading since 1939! We currently offer a fast 'on-line' service via our constantly updated website whilst still maintaining a showroom of modelling products. We are now primarily R/C with a greatly reduced model railway section that is only open on a part time basis (Monday/Tues and Thursday).
Previously submitted Customer Comments
Richard , Witney, Oxfordshire -
18 Feb 2020 -
A shadow of the shop it used to be. I've been shopping at Howes for 50 years and it is really sad to see the shop reduced to that state it is in today. It is house in a horrible old industrial unit on a trading estate on the outskirts of Kidlington. The shop is very small. The stock is almost exclusively radio controlled. There was one cabinet of second hand OO gauge railway stuff. The staff were busy either chatting in the office or fiddling with a radio controlled buggy. No one spoke to me. If you're looking for proper traditional model shop that stocks model railways, diecast, slot cars, plastic kits, model making tools and the like, don't bother with Howes. It's such a shame. They are the only model shop in Oxfordshire and could be cashing in on that fact.
Martyn , West Wales And Oxford -
19 Sep 2016 -
I have used Howes Model Railways for almost forty years, particularly more recently as a user of Heljan O gauge models and ESU sound decoders, and the quality of customer care I have received has always been second-to-none. If ever there has been an issue with any model I have purchased it has been dealt with swiftly, thoroughly and courteously. The level of expertise on Heljan and Esu is comprehensive. It is important to bear in mind that Monday/Tuesday/Thursday are the days to visit or call for model railway business.
Nick , Bicester -
12 Sep 2016 -
I have been shopping at Howes for 15 years. They have a good stock of reasonably priced second hand railway products. However over the last year the shop has massively deterioriated. There are new, quite rude staff there. I have often found some of them offhand and disinterested in the railway side of the business. This morining I went there to find that the shop was not ready for business, despite the website saying that they would be ready in their new premises from today. Having travelled for near 30min I therefore wasted nearly an hour. When I mentioned this I got no apology from anybody. When I said that the web site should have mentioned that they were not ready for business today, I was informed that the internet was down. I will continue to use Howes as there are so few model railway shops near where I live. However I think their service is now poor.
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