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Olivia's Trains & Models


25a Mansfield Road,  Intake, Sheffield,  South Yorkshire S12 2AE

Tel: 0114 2647 449 & 0114 3216 160  Mobile: 0755 7126 651
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 Credit Cards accepted Mail Order Service available
Opening Hours: MON - FRI 09.30am to 6pm SAT 09.00-16.00
Worldwide Export: Yes
Model Types Stocked:

Model Railways


27th February 2017



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Manufacturers stocked:
Bachmann, Hornby, Peco, Heljan, Dapol
Scales & Gauges:
DCC Products Stocked:
Esu, Bachmann, Hornby

DCC sound specialist, full repaints, renumbering and weathering commisions. Limited editions.
[RateIT] Current Rating: Four & a half Stars
 Previously submitted Customer Comments

Graham , Matlock, Derbyshire - 27 Mar 2017 - Five Stars
Although the shop looks small from the outside it is packed with model locomotives on display of seemingly all classes and liveries. I was told these can be customised "with pink spots on if that's what you want". The staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I'm a novice to digital models and when I couldn't get things to work at home they repeatedly let me bring all my equipment back into the shop to test to see if there were problems with it or whether I needed more guidance. Indeed they encouraged this. The excellent after-sales service means I'll stick with this shop for future purchases.

Graham , Marsden, West Yorkshire - 27 Mar 2017 - Five Stars
Once again, Neil and his team have done a fantastic job for me. I bought two of the new Heljen Esso B Tank wagons and had them weathered, they look great. They fitted class three lamps both ends to my Fowler 2-6-4 tank engine and then to round the morning off they fitted sound and express lights to a late crest Royal Scot. Plenty of coffee was served during my morning visit. If you have never been to Olivia's Trains at Manner Top you are missing a trick. Looking forward to my next visit. Best wishes Graham

Bob , Worksop - 25 Mar 2017 - Five Stars
I found this shop today because I needed a DCC control chip, and both of my normal suppliers had them on back order. The staff were very knowledgeable, and chatted about various aspects of the London Underground, which is what I model. The visit proved a little expensive, as they had a Wickham Trolley, which they had fitted with DCC control and sound. I know LU have never run Wickhams, but I am going to have to allow a bit of poetic licence, as it was too delighful to pass by. Oh, and they also had the DCC chip!

William , Odenton, Maryland, Usa - 24 Mar 2017 - Four & a half Stars
I have had a very satisfactory relationship with this shop. For one living in the USA, this is one of my preferred dealers.

Richard , Kidderminster, Worcs. Uk - 24 Mar 2017 - Five Stars
I wanted sound decoder and speaker recommendations, together with fitting advice for a Heljan Class 35 and a Heljan Class 17 which are both tight for space and access for a newcomer to DCC such as myself. I emailed my query mid-afternoon and got a detailed response from Neil less than an hour later with all I needed to know. I placed my order the next morning. 48 hours later, despite a delay caused by me not sending my payment details in very quickly, I received exactly what I needed, safe and sound by recorded delivery. An excellent response with friendly help as well! This was my first dealing with Olivia's Trains and most certainly will be the first of many.

Simon , Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada - 20 Mar 2017 - Four & a half Stars
Olivia's did a fine job of delivering a customized pair of locos. The re-fit job on one of them was more complex than originally anticipated, but they nevertheless persevered and delivered Q6 and J15 locos. Customization involved adapting the sound codes to the limitations of my north american DCC control. Neil the owner also came up with an idea of how to adapt the visibility of the loco oil light arrangement so that the locos can display the correct code for the consist being operated.

Richard , Honiton, Devon - 16 Mar 2017 - Five Stars
Very smooth transaction from start to finish with quick delivery and item safely packaged. I sent them an email asking which was the version of the model I was ordering (Bachmann Deltic)and received an immediate reply. When it arrived, there was a note inside the box giving details of who had checked the model and what parts were enclosed. Highly recommended.

Ian , Manchester - 15 Mar 2017 - Five Stars
Olivia's Trains and Models and their staff are simply the doyens of the modelling universe, especially when it comes to OO-gauge and O-gauge model railways. Do not be misled by the unprepossessing exterior: once inside you will find yourself in a veritable Aladdin's cave where coming across several editions of some of their models represents the norm rather than the exception. Their locomotive fleet spans all the different eras and routinely come in a choice of liveries and numberings; but should that still not quite meet your discerning tastes, why not ask Neil or Zoe if they could send your choice of generic locomotive off to be personalised to your precise specifications? What you will receive back will leave you, as it has me, speechless with admiration for the skill and dedication of the contacts who they commission to offer their customers a whole range of specialist services. Finally, speaking of specialist services, don't forget Olivia's Sound to bring your locomotives to life as vividly as if you were standing on the footplate or sitting in the cab yourself. It seems that there is nothing that Olivia's Trains and Models' enthusiastic staff cannot do in pursuit of their customers' total satisfaction.

Graham , Germany - 14 Mar 2017 - Four & a half Stars
I have been buying from Olivia's since 2009 and have always enjoyed swift, polite service and solid advice. Neil knows his stuff being a former driver. It all started with their then class leading Deltic sound fitting and now most of my sound fitted engine stable has come from them. Highly recommended. Support the smaller retailers!!

Tom , East Malling, Kent - 07 Mar 2017 - Four & a half Stars
Very impressed with the service of Olivia's Trains. I have been trying to track down a particular locomotive of a certain era and of which seems to be out of stock everywhere. I called Olivia's Trains and the assistant was more than helpful in answering my questions together with confirming that they have plenty in stock. Very happy to hear and will be ordering the locomotive shortly. Would recommend this retailer and the fabulous customer service to all. Thank you!

John , London - 04 Mar 2017 - Five Stars
Really impressed with Olivia's Trains! I selected the items I wanted from their website, both of which only their shop sold, and within the hour I received a call to confirm my card details and process the order. The next day both items arrived by recorded delivery and securely packaged. One of these was an Olivia's Trains special renumber/naming and weathered loco which was excellently done. From placing the order to having the trains running on my layout took under 23hrs! That's impressive!

Christopher , Newborough - 27 Feb 2017 - Four Stars
Although I have currently only asked some questions, The staff at Olivia's immediately responded and answered my Questions. Very good for this day and age!


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