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Colletts Models of Exmouth
Great shop, Leigh will do whatever he can to help. Sold for a great price and dispatched very quickly! Been once in person, but still a very personal service even when ordering all the way from Yorkshire! Would definitely recommend!
Chris Gillespie , Wakefield, Yorkshire - 30 Nov 2016 - Five Stars

Ron Lines
RonLines must one of the very best model railway shops. I live on the Wirral but always call to see Ron and his extremely helpful and knowledgeable team whenever visiting relatives in Southampton. The stock range is superb and the second hand stock immense. The claim is 'perhaps the biggest second hand stock on the south coast'. I would say anywhere as all the stock is readily on view, neatly arranged and displayed and above all at reasonable prices, not like my local shops highly inflated S/H prices. Highly recommended and well worth a 240 mile journey!
Chris Channon , Chester - 27 Nov 2016 - Four & a half Stars

Spot-On Models & Games
Visited for a browse as in Swindon for the weekend. Good selection of stock for a modest sized shop, including some interesting second hand and genuine special offer items. Friendly staff were willing to spend some time pursing a specific enquiry I had. Proprietor told me that he is the third generation of his family to run the shop!
Mark Hambly , Staffordshire - 26 Nov 2016 - Four Stars

Northfields Model Shop
Very good shop witek very nice helpful can always give you a good deal!
Daniel Jones , Lambert Avenue 41 - 24 Nov 2016 - Five Stars

Redfin Models
the shop is very clean & well set out the person that served us & very helpful this shop is definitely worth a visit.
Jamie Armstrong , Luton Bedfordshire - 23 Nov 2016 - Five Stars

Osborn's Models
Very good service would have given 10 perfection but only for your website Small updates like how much stock you have of each item displayed better pictures and sizes of some of the items I know it takes a lot of effort to keep the website up to date Thanks for your support
Roger Newton , Bryncethin Bridgend - 23 Nov 2016 - Four & a half Stars

Springhill Models
Excellent model shop,hornby ,scalectric etc.Knowledgeable owner keen to help in any way,would recommend.
Ken Powell , Wolverhampton - 21 Nov 2016 - Four & a half Stars

East Somerset Models
Excellent service I recently had a problem with a Dapol engine and they managed to deal effectively with the problem Well done East Somerset, Highly recommended. Excellent stock too.
Christopher Forester , Wincanton, Somerset - 18 Nov 2016 - Four & a half Stars

High Lane Model Railways
Purchased a "secondhand" engine shed from high lane at a recent show - great price and friendly service - will definitely look out for them in the market
Jon Trolleyed , Manchester - 18 Nov 2016 - Three & a half Stars

Jacksons Models & Railways
everything under one roof brilliant
Michael Shepherd , Seaton - 16 Nov 2016 - Five Stars

Dave Angell Trains
Dave is great to deal with. He has such enthusiasm for all things Tri-ang and much more! He’s helped me improve my collection and found pieces of model railway from my childhood and more! He’s a pleasure to talk with. Call him at once.
Oscar Paisley , Newcastle - 15 Nov 2016 - Five Stars

Wheels of Steel
Having seen that WofS was polling high on this website (pointed out by Jim at theLocoshed) when I was in London last Friday I looked out this great emporium. It's not huge but there was a great range of secondhand stock. Friendly owner and convivial conversation with super prices to boot. Highly recommended. In the annex to the main market - hidden down the back but chap on reception knew exactly where to send me.
Jon Trolleyed , Manchester - 10 Nov 2016 - Four Stars

Lendons of Cardiff
Very helpful staff, good prices and very welcoming. Spoke at length and showed a real passion for model railways.
Steve Thomas , Cwmbran - 31 Oct 2016 - Four & a half Stars

Edwinstowe Trains 'N' Things at Benhams
Went in today as I've just decided to get back into the hobby after a fair few years. David the owner was brilliantly informative, welcoming and helpful. I've come away with a much better idea about how to go ahead with my layout and will definitely be going back. There is something there for everyone, be it Tri-ang, Hornby or Peco and Graham Farish N Gauge. Next time I'll also be getting some sweets from the adjoining sweet shop.
David Hall , Clipstone, Nottinghamshire - 31 Oct 2016 - Five Stars

Barby Model Rail (Incorporating Tony's Trains)
Excellent little shop, which has most items your likely to need and at really good prices. If he hasn't got it he Will get it in .
Bernard Mieth , Kilsby - 29 Oct 2016 - Five Stars

Frizinghall Models & Railways
Have been a customer since the 1980's. Always found the shop to be well stocked with just about everything a modeller would need. The staff are always helpful and answered all the queries if have throw at them. Prices are competitive on new items. second hand items may not be as cheap as some 'online' bargains but this is understandable as they do need to eek a profit on these items. The model railway industry has changed considerably over the decades and as a retailer I would say they have moved with the changes and the customer is still central to there business
Paul Mason , Skipton - 29 Oct 2016 - Four & a half Stars

Buoys Toys & Models
A model shop for serious modellers, no endless shelves stacked high with same coloured boxes, just shelves and racks containing tools, scratch-building materials, kits and accessories for serious modellers all mixed together in a historic building (I believe it used to be a pub) and this 'Mine Host' Dave has a warm and friendly demeanour that he could sell you a drink if the bar was still there!!
Dave Carson , Stowmarket, Suffolk - 23 Oct 2016 - Four & a half Stars

A C Models
Visited it whilst on business in town. A well-lit and well laid out shop but sadly lacking customers, then I realised why - it was more of a box shifter rather than a serious model shop. Pity because it has a lot of untapped potential within.
Dave Carson , Stowmarket, Suffolk - 23 Oct 2016 - Two & a half Stars

Much better location,easy to find and as usual very friendly and helpful WELL WORTH A VISIT.Very willing to order special items and very speedy delivery.Just one point GOOGLE shows shop as old location and "permanently closed" could well be costing them trade
John Wassell , Great Barr Birmingham - 21 Oct 2016 - Four Stars

The Locoshed
Wanting to change from N to 00 gauge I called in for advice last Saturday on Way back from East Lancs Flying Scotsman visit. They really could not be more helpfull, friendly and don't look at you askance if you ask a basic question that others learnt years ago. please use them as I am.
Peter Brown , Leamington Spa - 18 Oct 2016 - Five Stars

John Dutfield For Model Railways
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.
Andy Nichols , Chelmsford - 17 Oct 2016 - Four & a half Stars

Dorking Models
Dorking models is the model shop I visited every Christmas whilst growing up. Now someone with a passion for model making I visit this shop regularly. The stock is brilliant with many scales and a sale box with many discounted second hand 00 hornby carriages as well as airfix models. There's is lots of airfix and hornby buildings as well as miniature people and scenery materials. After multiple visits though the stock can become slightly boring and repetitive. The owner can be happy and helpful or down and gruff depending on the day. Just for the feel and small atmosphere of the full stocked model shop is worth a visit for any passionate modeller. It also has some history of model production in Dorking that is an interesting backstory to ask the shop keeper who also creates the brilliant window displays of models he has created.
Flora Pipe , Stratford-Upon-Avon - 13 Oct 2016 - Three & a half Stars

The Little Layout Company
Fantastic shop with really knowledgeable staff, who are definitely willing to spend time with you. Excellent location and onsite parking with a really good range of items available to purchase.
Chris Usher , Lincoln - 10 Oct 2016 - Five Stars

Detritus Models & Terrain
I was totally unaware of Detritus models until today. I visited another model shop in Wakefield to buy some enamel paints and an air brush but was unable to find any of the things I needed. I did a quick search on the web and stumbled across Detritus models and gave them a call. my seven year old son went over and found Paul to be a really friendly, and extremely knowledgable and very patient to rank amateur like me! He offered plenty of impartial advice on air brushing options as well as various other aspects of modelling. I'll definitely visit again for my future modelling requirements and highly recommend Paul and Detritus to any other enthusiasts.
Neil Harrison , Pontefract - 08 Oct 2016 - Five Stars

C & M Models
Found this shop C&M Models on the UK MODEL SHOP DIRECTORY I ordered a item sunday and it was delivered Tuesday, this was the 1st time I have used them the owner Mike was very helpful and the price of item was very good so outstanding service thank you.
Alan Hall , Mansfield - 04 Oct 2016 - Five Stars

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