THE British Railway Modelling Directory on the Internet.
If you have something to say about how useful (or otherwise) you have found this site please let us know via the General Enquiries form.
From Dave Williamson
Thanks, Adrian, for all of the hard work that you have put in over this and other years. Your site is the first port of call for information regarding model railways, certainly model shops and exhibitions . Your information is highly regarded within the two model clubs that I am chairman of. Thanks again, and a merry Christmas. Dave Williamson Peterborough (Viscount) Model Railway Club. Peterborough Group 16mm Association.
From Rob Pendry
[...] By the way, the UK Model Shops directory is very easy to use and is a mine of information! Thanks again Rob
From Michael Stickland, Bexhill on Sea
Hi Adrian May I in return thank you for all your hard work in maintaining the website and providing such useful information. There must be thousands of people who benefit from it, but they never have the opportunity to thank you - So thank you!! Kind regards Mike
From David Cockerham, Lanetop Models
Hello Adrian, Hope you're well. Just wanted to say thanks for the continued support with the ads and everything, I'm still getting more hits from UKMS than my ads in the 'Glossies'. much appreciated for a fairly new business to get advertising revenue for such a reasonable outlay smile Regards David
From Graham Bevan, Exhibition Manager Wimborne Railway Society
Dear Adrian, I have just submitted details of our Model Railway Open Day in December. I compliment you on having put together a very clear form to complete (perhaps refined over time!). Thank you for the service you provide for this hobby. The word reaches far and wide and saves much time and effort for Exhibition Managers. Best Wishes, Yours sincerely, Graham Bevan Wimborne Railway Society Exhibition Manager
From Susan Copestake, Derbyshire Model Trains
I would like to say a big thank you to Adrian Hall for his outstanding attention to helping me sort out joining this site. He sorted out everything in super quick time even though he was on holiday. 1ST CLASS !!
From Fred Enbee,
Just to say thanks for your newsletters they are a great source of info..
From David Tremeer, Hucclecote Methodist Church
From John Rainbow, Hucclecote Methodist Church
Thanks very much for doing this.
From Lynda Smith-Hargreaves, Fox Transfers Ltd
We are happy to say, the advertising with you has definitely increased our web traffic - you have a great site there.
From Tom Jenkins,
I am indebted to your newsletters as a local exhibition changed its scheduled exhibition date and I only discovered this through your newsletter. Keep up the good work - we now rely on you to keep us in the picture.
From Charlie Miller, Newcastle & District Model Railway Society
I was travelling for work last week, as usual, and like to take a modelling project with me.
From Dave Williamson
Congratulations on another year with a very informative website, with accurate up-to-date information, as well as the new innovation - the newsletter. Again, congratulations, and a happy new year. Dave, Peterborough VMRC, and Peterborough 16mm Society branch.
From Roger Beschizza
Good morning Adrian
From Tony Hoffman - Railscene Today
The directory is such a wonderful resource for all things model railways and having used the e-layouts for both my events thus far I won't hesitate in placing a link on my website and in the show brochure.
From Monique en Ger, Netherlands
Hi Adrian, Yep, I simply called the phonenumber and there were problems. Within 10 minutes the website was back online, Chris Gibbon even sent me an email to confirm it. So, problem solved very quick! Thank's to your site it was possible for me to contact them! Keep up the good work, it's a very helpful site on the mainland! Best regards, Ger
From Kelvin Watson, Hurley 0 Gauge Group
Hi Adrian - Many thanks for all your excellent work you do with the UK Model Shops Directory - hugely appreciated!
From John Kneeshaw, St Neots MRC
Thank you Adrian, it looks good.
We are very happy to support UKMS, and we appreciate the work involved in maintaining and operating your site.
From Clive Armour
Dear Adrian, just a quick note to thank you for your help and support in advertising our event, I have to say most of our visitors found our exhibition due to your coverage, and I will be happy to use your services again. We will be having another exhibition at some time next year however we do not know the venue yet as the Sqdrn is moving to new premises at the end of the year. I will certainly let you know when that will be. Thanks again.
From Ian Everett
Not an enquiry - just a note to say how much I appreciate your MR Exhibitions web site. The comprehensiveness of the information, the simple way it is set out and clever ideas such as selecting shows within 50 miles (or whatever) of my home reflect well on your ability and enthusiasm.
From Nick Williams
Once again I am driven to compliment you upon your web site. If only all websites were so well designed with regards to user friendliness the web would be a wonderfull place!! It is easy to navigate - current (as usual)- easy to read and access desired information - and looks very professional. Heartfelt congratulations to whoever you guys have maintaining it.
From Peter Chandler
Hi Adrian, just wanted to say your site is rather marvellous :-)
From Alex, Modeltrains-online.co.uk
Love your web site use it all the time. Warmest regards.
From Nigel, Milford Models & Hobbies
Many thanks for all the hard work. I know it works, not only because customers have told me that they found the shop on your site, but I am getting more referals from you than from Google! Not bad at all! All the best.
From Mike Wakelin
I wish all websites were this good. I came looking for a retailer in my area that might deal in second hand tri-ang trains. The county search and quick display of details made the job easy. A second listing of dealers that specialize in second hand items gave me a cross reference to make it easier still. Well done!
From Dave Williamson
Many thanks for yet another year of information concerning this vast hobby of model railways. Our club uses your web site a lot, and would miss it if it were not available. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
From Alan Chell
You have an excellent website - it is so useful to find products, exhibitions and model shops all over the country.
From Malcolm Priestman - Exhibition Manager, Hartlepool Model Railway Exhibition
From Robin Sharman
<snipped> I really do appreciate your site. I refer to it quite often when I'm on my travels to see what model shops there are in a particular area. Thank you.
From Dave Kemp
many thanks for the Model Rail index, brilliant stuff
From Brian Macdermott : Herefordshire
Adrian - Thanks for providing a great site which continues to improve year on year. All the best for Christmas and 2005. Brian
From Gary Needham : Yorkshire
Thank you for taking the time to reply - I appreciate that.
Your web site is a a great idea that will be useful to many of us modellers. By sharing such information it can only be to the collective good of the hobby!
I wish you continued success with this venture and thank you for making the effort to set all this up for our benefit.
From Mike Jackson : Ohio, USA
I just wanted to say thank you for your terrific site. I live in the USA, so I don't have normal ready access to British Railway information. Your site makes it very easy to find.
From Gary : Hertfordshire
Hello Webmaster, Just a short note to tell you that Hobbies and Crafts in Potters Bar have closed down. I have driven past it twice this week and the windows are empty and the big 'To Let' sign is above the door. Hope this is useful so you can update the best model rail info site on the web.
From Tim Mulhall : OnTracks
Hi Adrian, You are still on of our top three referrers (excluding search engines) and we have seen a 60% increase in sales during the last 6 months since we re-launched the website.
From David Temple : Barry & Penarth Model Railway Club
Hi Adrian, Thanks for contacting me. I very much appreciate the effort you put into UK Model Shops. It must now be one of the most complete directories of UK railway modelling etc on the Web.
From Philip Millard : Home of 'O' Gauge
Adrian, You are very imaginative and capable, and your site is a great credit to its designer/manager (you!). It beats any competitors hollow!
From Allen Doherty : Worsley Works Kits
Adrian, I have recently fitted a Tracker to my site "Worsley Works" to try to find out where my visitors were coming from and you've guessed it a lot of them are coming from your site "The UK Model Shop Directory". You really are a ONE STOP SOURCE for everything in MODEL RAILWAYS. Because your site is categorised I know which section they are coming from and I have some indication of what my visitors are looking for and can 'hopefully' fill their needs.
From Tish Holmes at Modelpals, UK
Hi Adrian, Just thought I would let you know your site has worked for us again. We had an enquiry from New Zealand and needed to find a shop for the chap so where did we turn to? Yes, UK ModelShops Directory of course. Found the details so have e-mailed them off. Thanks for the help your site has given us again.
From David Cooke at Classic Trains Plus, Arizona
Adrian, My name is David Cooke, I am a Brit living in the USA (20yrs). My business over here has been buying, selling and painting American Brass. About a year ago for sentimental reasons I built myself a DJH A1, one of my customers saw it and the rest is history. I now have substantial orders for British kits to be built up and painted and without your list I would have found it next to impossible to buy the supplies I needed.
From Martin Creek, Coventry
I live in Coventry but work all over the midlands. I like to try a new shop if I finish work early and am heading home, so have made use of your site several times to get an address for a new shop. On the same trip I successfully found Roy's Models in Rubery and bought something there, so not entirely unsuccessful.
All the best
From George O'Hagan, New York
Again, I appreciate your help.
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