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Buffers Model Railways


Axminster-Chard Road,  Colston Cross, Axminster,  Devon EX13 7NF

Tel: 01297 35557
Model Shop eCommerce Website

 Credit Cards accepted Mail Order Service available
Opening Hours: TUESDAY-FRIDAY 10am-4pm SATURDAY 10am-1pm
Worldwide Export: Yes
Model Types Stocked:

Model Railways Kits Diecast Models


22nd February 2019


Stockists of:

- British Outline -
Manufacturers stocked:
Bachmann, Hornby, Peco, Farish, Dapol
Scales & Gauges:
2mm, 4mm, 7mm,
N, HOe, OO9, OO, O, On30
Other Model Railway Products Stocked:
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 -

Model Railway Shop with a large selection of over 7, 500 line items which includes rolling stock, building kits and scenery. O, OO and N scale. All of our products are sensibly priced. We also stock collectable and limited editions. As well as being a stockist for Hornby & Bachmann we are also an authorised repair centre. We were the main technical team for James May's Toy Stories programme on the BBC.
[RateIT] Current Rating: Four & a half Stars
 Previously submitted Customer Comments

William , Taunton - 17 May 2016 - Five Stars
An excellent shop with very friendly and helpful staff. If they don't have the item/s that you need on the shelf, they will get them for you and they will notify you as soon as the item/s arrive. They also have a reasonable stock of used items at sensible prices.

Steven , Slough, Berkshire - 17 Jan 2016 - Five Stars
I first visited buffers about 6 or 7 years ago and only discovered when passing. It was closed at the time, so I made a mental note to visit the following morning. I was in for a shock! A model shop run by women? I had my doubts But lo and behold, my preconceptions were blown out of the water in very little time at all. I quickly found out these 2 ladies were very knowledgeable in all things to do with railway modelling, or if by any chance they didn't, they knew a man (Or men) who did. This was a shop with a very jolly atmosphere and lively with innuendo. and as other customers have commented already, you're offered a tea or coffee quite quickly, or told to make your own and for others! Wide variety of stock across the main uk manufacturers is held or otherwise quickly available in most instances so I tend to pre-Order and pay/collect when I am in the area. They are not necessarily the cheapest but do in most instances offer some discounts over normal rrp. I think james may summed this place up perfectly in the 2 toy stories episodes where buffers were heavily involved in the recreation of the (Model) rail link between barnstaple and bideford. Miss this retailer and you miss an experience. Long may it continue to serve the south west's (And beyond) modellers.

Andy , Porlock - 02 Mar 2015 - Five Stars
There are not enough superlatives to describe this shop. As soon as you walk in, you are asked if you want a cup of tea or coffee unlike othe model shops I have been in. So much to chose from, it is a fantastic model shop indeed. The staff will bend over backwards to help you. Can't recommend them enough. If only all models shops were like this

Roger , Beaminster Dorset - 28 Nov 2014 - Four & a half Stars
This is my local shop which I have used for about two year since moving to dorset. Always friendly and helpful staff who offer you a drink when you arrive (Not a g&t sadly). Lots of stock and they are always willing to help you to find things. The loyalty card system is good and I am very happy to support a local business like this one. They will explain things to you and have regular repair clinics. They can also recommend someone to fit dcc chips if you need it. The canopy out front has gone now so there are a couple of extra parking spaces.


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