Opened some months ago, the shop is an outlet for model-railways in all gauges, - slot cars, including Aurora, Tomy, Tycho, Scalextric, - die-cast road vehicles, eg Dinky, Corgi, Matchbox, - Mamod, - Airfix/Revell, - Meccano, etc.
Also railway and other transport books, magazines and videos.
A mixture of new and pre-owned - at present skewed to the latter but with stock from Hornby, Bachmann and Peco arriving regularly.
Previously submitted Customer Comments
Michael , Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, Usa -
05 May 2018 -
I called the shop a few days prior to coming out while on a visit from the US. I explained sort of what I was looking for but thought I would be able find something of interest or use. Rated below average because I could not shop or browse through the store. Stood in a one by two or so meter space while the first man in line was served for 40 minutes or so. Had to step outside shop to give him access to the exit door. There is no browsing or actual “shopping” involved. Not a retail experience you would get back in the states. The gentleman owner was very nice and knowledgeable about model trains and had a 50/50 chance of locating any merchandise you might ask for if he had it on hand. There was no satisfaction of “the hunt” or chance discovery.
Not sure I will go back but it was interesting enough for a trip! Nice location just outside the tube station. I still recommend a visit,especially if you know exactly what you are looking for along the line of British rail. Personally, I would love to spend a month rummaging through the stock and help organize it. The store would be a gold mine for modeling and OO enthusiasts!
Robin , Southwell, Notts. -
10 Aug 2017 -
I don’t think that I’ve ever been to a shop like this before. As someone else says here, a visit to the Northfields Model Shop is a surreal experience. The place is something of an anachronism for this day and age (not a bad thing), and not just because you cannot pay by debit or credit card. Think “Aladdin’s Cave for model railway enthusiasts which you’ll never find your own way around”, and you’re getting there. It is literally packed from floor to ceiling with model railway items dating from (at least) the 1950s to the present day. In fact there’s so much stock that there’s not much room for customers! Having said that, if you’re looking for a particular hard-to-find item, I reckon that there’s as much chance it being here as in any shop I’ve ever been to. However, the chances of you finding what you want for yourself are slim to non-existent. Thankfully the proprietor (a self-confessed collector) is a very approachable chap who was keen to rummage through his copious stock to find items about which I enquired until he found some for me. Slick and well-presented it’s not - incredibly well-stocked it most definitely is. In conclusion the expression “seek and ye shall find” doesn’t really apply at Northfields Model Shop, but “ask the man and he’ll most likely find it for you” most definitely does!
Raymond , Dordrecht -
30 Jul 2017 -
Massive collection of cars and trains new and second hand the helpfull owner told me to have a look in a box
And i found some great items,Glad i dropped in can recommend this shop when your around London.
Kieron , Malawi -
05 May 2017 -
A very friendly owner who clearly loves the hobby. However I asked to look at the models behind the counter but was not allowed! It is like the owner does not want to sell the models. I came a long way and left disappointed with plenty of money I wanted to spend. A surreal experience.
Damian , West London -
23 Jan 2017 -
Returning to the hobby after many years, I popped into Northfields Model Shop last week and was welcomed by the owner. With so much having changed in the hobby since I was last involved he spent a lot of time with me explaining and giving me advice. I took up over an hour of his time yet *he* was grateful to *me* for my time! He even waived the opportunity to sell me a piece of maintenance kit and suggested an alternative I may have in the garage already!
This is great unbiased advice and I will *certainly* be going back for my future purchases. This shop is a treasure for any rail hobbyist: friendly, un-rushed and unbiased advice. Here do you get this nowadays? And this is in London!
Owner sells new and second-hand, and said he will do his best to match the big on-line shops too if there is any particular loco I'm looking for (even told me the name of the shops, this is great honesty).
Northfield Model Shop will be getting my custom as much as possible, this type of shop deserves more customers.
Daniel , Lambert Avenue 41 -
24 Nov 2016 -
Very good shop witek very nice helpful can always give you a good deal!
Andrew , London -
21 Oct 2015 -
Witek is an amazing guy, the shop is a dream come true for kids and nostalgic big kids such as myself! If there is a toy car, train set out there. This man has it!
Matthew , Chiswick -
10 Oct 2015 -
Nice little shop that I first saw in the new year passing on the e3 bus, finally decided to go in my time off work. Great selection of kits and a few really nice ones from tamiya and academy etc. Only problem I could see was there wasn't a lot of space, but the owner was very friendly and knowledgeable and really made us feel welcome. Will definitely go back on my occasional days off to have a browse or a chat
Antony , Hounslow -
22 Apr 2015 -
Great little shop. Really friendly service. Very helpful. Worth going in just to chat about models / railways.
Nigel , Ealing -
18 Apr 2015 -
People buy from people and the proprietor is so wonderfully enthusiastic and supportive of modellers ranging from outright beginners to the far more experienced. Nothing seems too much trouble and, in truth, this is what shopping should be about. Well, and I stress well, worth a visit.
Gilbert , Chiswick, London, Uk -
18 Feb 2015 -
An extraordinary aladdin's cave crammed full with models plus an extremely helpful owner. OO and N gauges. New and second hand. Sensible prices. Also very experienced in helping younger modellers. Close to northfields station (30 minutes from piccadilly circus).
Neale , Berkhamsted -
11 Aug 2014 -
Aladdin's cave of a store this one! Simply masses of OO stuff, new and secondhand. Quite a lot of other scales too. For example rummaged through three boxes of (New) farish and peco wagons today. Oodles of secondhand railway books and magazines. Huge variety of other toys and models. Dinky cars, aircraft, rockets, etc. Expect to spend some time here: not easy to find stuff on your own! You will need to ask for help. Shop owner a delight though. Especially helpful to youngsters and newcomers to the hobby looking to start out while saving some money. Bring a shopping list so he can find the stuff for you! Pretty much the only model shop in west london, but luckily a good one. Cash only! Luckily cashpoint only a minute away.
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