Model Railway Shop with a large selection of over 7, 500 line items which includes rolling stock, building kits and scenery. O, OO and N scale. All of our products are sensibly priced. We also stock collectable and limited editions. As well as being a stockist for Hornby & Bachmann we are also an authorised repair centre. We were the main technical team for James May's Toy Stories programme on the BBC.
Previously submitted Customer Comments
William , Taunton -
17 May 2016 -
An excellent shop with very friendly and helpful staff. If they don't have the item/s that you need on the shelf, they will get them for you and they will notify you as soon as the item/s arrive. They also have a reasonable stock of used items at sensible prices.
Steven , Slough, Berkshire -
17 Jan 2016 -
I first visited buffers about 6 or 7 years ago and only discovered when passing. It was closed at the time, so I made a mental note to visit the following morning. I was in for a shock! A model shop run by women? I had my doubts But lo and behold, my preconceptions were blown out of the water in very little time at all. I quickly found out these 2 ladies were very knowledgeable in all things to do with railway modelling, or if by any chance they didn't, they knew a man (Or men) who did. This was a shop with a very jolly atmosphere and lively with innuendo. and as other customers have commented already, you're offered a tea or coffee quite quickly, or told to make your own and for others! Wide variety of stock across the main uk manufacturers is held or otherwise quickly available in most instances so I tend to pre-Order and pay/collect when I am in the area. They are not necessarily the cheapest but do in most instances offer some discounts over normal rrp. I think james may summed this place up perfectly in the 2 toy stories episodes where buffers were heavily involved in the recreation of the (Model) rail link between barnstaple and bideford. Miss this retailer and you miss an experience. Long may it continue to serve the south west's (And beyond) modellers.
Andy , Porlock -
02 Mar 2015 -
There are not enough superlatives to describe this shop. As soon as you walk in, you are asked if you want a cup of tea or coffee unlike othe model shops I have been in. So much to chose from, it is a fantastic model shop indeed. The staff will bend over backwards to help you. Can't recommend them enough. If only all models shops were like this
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