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Salisbury Model Centre 2010 Ltd
Chance visit because I spotted the shop on driving into Salisbury. Friendly proprieter who was actively engaged in getting a customer's loco working when I arrived, and proved very happy to take time over a product enquiry. Offered use of a continuous run test track for testing ahead of purchase, slways a useful facility. Fair stock of RTR model railway product, and turned up a little item I have been looking for at a reasonable price.
Paul, Welwyn Garden City, Herts -
18 Oct 2018 -
Scograil Model Railways
I recently ordered a model locomotive from Scograil's website which unfortunately (No fault of the shop's) was not working on arrival. I contacted the shop and was advised on how to return the item; which I did that afternoon. I was amazed to find that they sent a replacement model to me that same day (This model works perfectly); before the original could possibly have reached them. Such service turned my initial disappointment to great joy. Words cannot express how delighted I am with this shop, would that there were more like them, highly recommended!!!
Kevin, New Milton -
16 Oct 2018 -
The Locoshed Manchester
The owner, Jim, is a very friendly and helpful owner. If it's not too busy you'll get a cup of tea and a chat! Excellent second hand selection that you can have a look through. A bit of an Aladdins Cave that reminds me of the original Hattons in Liverpool. Not the big one, but the original from 'back oil the day'!
Gary, United Kingdom -
12 Oct 2018 -
Period Houses in Miniature & Think Tank
A small unit in an arcade, but it has a comprehensive stock of modelling supplies such as styrene as well as aircraft and armour kits. A helpful owner, who was happy to open a kit box for inspection (And subsequent purchase).
Now on the list of places to visit in Shrewsbury.
Alf, Northwich, Cheshire -
01 Oct 2018 -
Model Railway Solutions Limited
Have visited three of the shops in Poole/Bournemouth area and have found this to be the best for costumer service with a well layout to theshop and it also has a good stock of bits and pieces.
Keith, Windsor Berkshire -
30 Sep 2018 -
Hatton's Model Railways Ltd
I've used Hatton's several times and always found them well-Priced, responsive and efficient. Online orders are dealt with the same day, with emails keeping you informed about their progress. This even applied to a locomotive I had DCC-Fitted, which came with a comprehensive information sheet detailing the process - Very useful. I've never yet failed to find what I wanted, and browsing the website usually turns up stuff I didn't know I needed!
Joe, St Austell -
27 Sep 2018 -
Malc is now operating out of a well-Stocked shop across the county boundary in Ilkeston, Derbyshire rather than in Nottinghamshire. His wide range of model railway items in the popular scales and gauges is well laid out, and I have managed to street-Park right outside the shop each time I have visited. It's only a short drive off the M1 motorway (Junction 26), so it's handy both for locals and those passing through the area.
Robin, Southwell -
23 Sep 2018 -
The Model Shop - Exeter
Very helpful and knowledgeable,and nothing was to much trouble, and the prices are good I will definitely be back, there are lots of stock I didn't get to see.
Alec, Paignton -
19 Sep 2018 -
Amazingly comprehensive stock. Best stocked model shop I have seen in years. Friendly welcome. Good prices. Highly recommended. The stock includes many deleted, hard to find items. Brilliant. I didn’t think this sort of shop still existed.
Stephen, Hythe, Kent -
14 Sep 2018 -
Great service and advice, excellent prices, fantastic products too, highly recommended for all your lighting needs. The web page is easy to use, with great descriptions of products, and clearly lays out the cost of the items.
Justin, Newport, Isle Of Wight -
13 Sep 2018 -
Gee Dee Models
I used to visit this shop regularly when I went into Nottingham. Nowadays I rarely do either. Others might be interested to know that, after two or three years of uncertainty, Mr Grain the owner has announced that it will close by Christmas. Malcolm the manager is now 67, but postponed his retirement whilst a new owner was sought. See the Nottingham Post article at https://www.nottinghampost.Com/news/business/popular-Hockley-Model-Shop-Set-1972621 .
Note to Adrian: This is as much for your information as for a conventional review. Best regards. Robin.
Robin, Southwell, Nottinghamshire -
07 Sep 2018 -
Orderred product online, item subsequently picked up at plymouth store. Always found staff friendly and helpful. Often has a selection of airfix at heavily discounted prices. Pick up a bargain. Support your local retailer
Michael, Plympton Devon -
05 Sep 2018 -
The customer service is excellent with a wide range of railway modelling items for sale. Not only good for shopping as an enthusiast himself gives great advice.
John, Llandudno -
05 Sep 2018 -
Bure Valley Models
Well stocked shop. Wide range. Excellent prices. Handy for cafe and rest of Bure Valley Railway attraction. Friendly service. Visited when on holiday and bought several items based on competitive pricing.
Peter, Rugby -
02 Sep 2018 -
Excellent Shop in all ways -Plenty of stock-Covering alot of modelling -Railways oo and n -Plastic kits -R/c -Plenty of room to view it -Nice owner that's interested.Reasonable prices for a change too -Worth a visit if your near!
Neil, Southport -
30 Aug 2018 -
S M T F Model Shop
A well stocked shop catering from N to O gauges and local specialist in Garden Railways.
Dave and Ron are very helpful and friendly and helpful and ready for a gossip.
They will also order any items they do not have in stock.
Alvin, Macclesfield -
29 Aug 2018 -
Old Barn Hobbies
Very knowledgeable, very helpful. For a relatively small shop a very wide selection. Plenty of parking and a cafe near by to park any uninterested hangers on whilst enjoying a browse.
John, Sa33 5dd -
26 Aug 2018 -
Bought an N gauge layout from Hobbyrail, Barrie spent a few hours with me at the shop going though the wiring to check it was ok and making sure my loco ran ok.
Robert, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands -
24 Aug 2018 -
Found this store via google search. I was looking for quite a hard to get item, out of stock everywhere else, but they had it and sent it very fast, with great packing and was bargain price too! Highly recommended!
Mike, Hitchin, Herts; Uk -
23 Aug 2018 -
Visited this cracking shop twice whilst on holiday. A fantastic selection of different and rare plastic kits. There were some aircraft kits I had no idea had been manufactured. Brilliant.
Richard, Bristol -
22 Aug 2018 -
Sat Model Rail
Nice little shop located in quaint Battlesbridge, I'v e been in several time now since becoming aware it was so close to me. As its a small shop they are limited for space to maintain a large stock and range but certainly a good range of wagons and coaches, limited on the locomotive selection. They do also stock a decent range of track and accessories. Check opening time before making the visit.
Mark, Essex -
22 Aug 2018 -
Signals Model Shop
Dropped in while on holiday. Very welcoming, well stocked shop, surprising range of manufacturers and products. Very helpful lady behind the counter clearly had a very good rapport with other clients who came in while I was there. Shame it's so far away.
Jonathan, Guisborough, North Yorkshire -
20 Aug 2018 -
Rochester Games & Models
I travel from Croydon to visit great shop to look round and very nice people they treat you well. Keep up the very good work.Well stocked shelves.
Paul, Croydon -
17 Aug 2018 -
I try to visit the Granary modelshop each time I am nearby. It always costs me money !!!!! The prices are competitive, and with plenty of choice, particularly consumeables, like wood, plastic, glues and papers. Mary is always ready for a chat, so expect a long visit.
Dave, Peterborough -
10 Aug 2018 -
Good stock of model trains and accessories, reasonably priced and friendly staff. Also a good stock of diecast models and farm toys.
Easy to find and lots of free parking
Peter, Carlow, Ireland -
09 Aug 2018 -
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