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Mad About Trains of Gainsborough


106 Trinity Street,  Gainsborough,  Lincolnshire DN21 1HS

Tel: 01427 811040  Mobile: 07858 612716
Model Shop

 Credit Cards accepted Electronic Payments accepted e.g. PayPal Mail Order Service available
Worldwide Export: Yes
Model Types Stocked:

Model Railways Kits Diecast Models


26th March 2018


Stockists of:

- British Outline -
Manufacturers stocked:
Bachmann, Hornby, Peco, Vitrains, Heljan, Farish, Dapol, Peco, Ratio, Wills, Metcalf
Scales & Gauges:
2mm, 4mm, 7mm,
N, OO, O
Other Model Railway Products Stocked:
Locomotive Kits (Finescale), Rolling Stock Kits, Track, Trackside Accessories, Scratchbuilding Materials, Secondhand Items
Other Modelling Products Stocked:
Paints & Glues, Plastic & Card kits, Scenic Materials, Scratchbuilding Materials, Tools
Services Available:
- Modelling Advice - Service & Repairs - DCC Decoder Fitting - Limited Edition Models -

DCC specialist we fit and supply sound chips. We stock a larg selection of accessories and scenice materials together with electric componants.If you are building a layout we cater for all your needs. We also build layouts from N gauge to O gauge. Good honest and reliable advice is always available. We aim to please rather than fill the till. We carry a selection of locos and rolling stock. We buy and sell 2nd hand as well as new railway. Give us a try you will not be disapointed. We build many kinds of dioramas and scratch built buildings. Should you require something differant. If it can be done we will try to do it for you. We also do repaint, renumbering and weathering. We also offer a repair service.
[RateIT] Current Rating: Three & a half Stars
 Previously submitted Customer Comments

Jonathan , Lincoln - 30 Sep 2019 - Four & a half Stars
What a great Model shop this is. It does not have the largest selection of stock in the world, but what it does have is helpful, friendly and knowledgeable staff. I bought some great ready made buildings for my layout and if your in the area well worth dropping buy. All the stock is competitively priced when you compare them to other outlets and they have other services too including weathering and engine maintenance. No fuss, you can inspect goods I was even shown a cunning trick to check if the engines run (Useful when going to train fairs folks) (Ask), nothing is too much trouble and if your lucky you might even get offered a coffee. Oh and by the way - They have some great layouts at the back of the shop. If your lucky you can park right outside for free - Useful when leaving with large amounts of stuff - Even got help putting it all in my car.

Adrian , Sutton Coldfield - 30 Sep 2019
There seems to be a major problem with this retailer as their website is returning a message that the account has been suspended. In addition, the email address is not working with emails being returned "Domain madabouttrains has an outgoing mail suspension. Message discarded." Not sure if this business has closed down or not.

Michael , Mablethorpe - 08 Dec 2017 - Four & a half Stars
Have taken 2 wrenn engines to be repaired,Excellent work on both actually run better than they did before repairs .Would definitely recommend very helpful and friendly.

Martin , Rotherham - 17 Mar 2017 - Four Stars
We were able to park outside the shop (30 mins only). Good range of new and secondhand rolling stock plus interesting selection of accesories to aid layout building. We received a warm welcome and the assistant was friendly and knowledgeable, definitely worth a second visit.

Don , Lincoln - 06 Jan 2017 - Two & a half Stars
I have visited this shop several times but rarely purchased as I have found an indifferent level of service offered. I think the owners have the knowledge and ability to help answer questions but it sometimes does not present very well. They have a good range of stock although some surprising gaps: e.g code 75 track - What's that? I was asked surprisingly. (I think they sometimes have someone in the shop who is not familiar with the hobby).

Phil , Lincoln - 11 Jan 2016 - Four & a half Stars
Mavis and keith who run mad about trains are extremely helpful and friendly and they know their stuff. Recently they weathered an N gauge loco for me and the finished product was amazing. The attention to detail was superb. To be able to weather the loco as per my instructions which was 'Heavily weathered' Was done to perfection.

Robin , Southwell, Notts. - 04 Aug 2015 - Four Stars
I called in to this shop today not knowing what to expect considering previous comments. First let me say that I parked at tesco's just down the road - And, yes I did buy something there, i'm not that cheeky. On entering mad about trains I got a cheery greeting from the lady behind the counter. She was no less friendly when I said that I had just called in to look around and didn't intend to spend any money (Always a good test). There was some pleasant conversation, and one of the customers pointed me to a box of s/h stuff which I would otherwise have missed. Actually this is quite a well-Stocked shop for its size (With a fair-Sized OO layout in the back room) and I would call in again - Especially for hard-To-Find things. Did I walk out without parting with any of my "Hard earned"? No, but I only spent a fiver!

John , Gainsborough - 06 May 2015 - Five Stars
Great shop well worth the visit loads to choose from in new and second hand. DCC sound locos were great and loads of advice given. Very frendly people and customer service was great will be going bk to and well worth the money I spent thanks mad about trains for all the advice

Mark , Gainsborough - 05 May 2015 - Five Stars
Went in to the shop today was well worth the visit very frendly staff and very good customer service. Was offerd a drink (Something you dont get in other train shops) and was talked through the advantages od dcc. Vast range of stock to choose from and the layout in the back was fantastic. Was also told that if I got stuck with building my layout to contact them and they would help me out a1+ for this shop was well worth the visit will visit again

Robert , Sheffield - 01 May 2015 - No Stars
I have been planning to visit 'mad about trains' for a while now and was pleased to get the opportunity today. The shop has a great stock of new and used model railway items and the shop itself is well set out. Sadly, that is where all the positives end. When I visited the shop there were 4 people already in, chatting around the till area. I said hello and got a slight grunt in response and I mean a grunt. Not sure if this was a staff member or just another shopper! I had a look around and found several item of interest. I asked the lady behind the till how much the wagons were and a man in the rear of the shop just shouted 9, the lady ignored me! I assume 9 pounds but he could have meant 9 kicks to the groin. It turned out that all 4 people worked there or were the spouse of a staff member. I had planned to buy a birthday gift of around £60 but I left thinking 'no chance of them getting my money' such a shame as I now work near gainsbourgh and I am planning a new layout. This shop would have been ideal. The staff virtually ignored me and were extremely rude and unhelpful whilst I was in there. I will now travel to worksop and visit jeffery alison as the service there is of a much higher standard.


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