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KJB Models
Had a number of models to sell. Contacted KJB. They responded immediately and offered a very fair price. Within a day of them receiving the models the money was in my bank. The service is efficient, fair and friendly. I recommend KJB without reservation. I have dealt with other model shops in the past but I have never found better service.
David, Reading - 13 Jan 2021 - Five Stars

Osborn's Models
Excellent service. Very good price. Will allways try and use osborns models web page in the future to add to my collection of my N gauge railway. Many thanks
Richard, Brigg NTH Lincs - 10 Jan 2021 - Five Stars

Hattons Model Railway
Hi Alex Many thanks for your reply to my radius enquiryvery helpful. I will be in touch when I have sorted my requirements. Keep Safe and well
Trevor, Sheffield South Yorkshire - 10 Jan 2021 - Five Stars

Granary Models
I have been visiting Granary Models regularly during the past few months as I am completely rebuilding my layout. So have been buying turnouts, track, wire, paints glues and kits. There is a fantastic selection of materials. Mary, the owner, is friendly and helpful. I noticed there isn't much R-T-R in the shop these days, she seems to have completely run down stock of Hornby and Bachmann. So if you're after an item of R-T-R it's definitely best to phone first. Be aware also of the quite limited opening days/hours. But all in all a very good source of modelling supplies.
Vivian, Lincolnshire - 31 Dec 2020 - Four Stars

Frizinghall Models & Railways
Bit of a strange location in an industrial estate, but a very pleasant and well laid out shop. More of a 'mini-Supermarket' rather than an 'open-All-Hours' corner shop, but that is not a criticism. Doesn't look very big at first glance, but have considerable amount of stock with lots of stuff 'as seen Online'. I would class this as a 'destination' shop as it is worth going out of your way to take a look.
David, Huddersfield - 30 Dec 2020 - Four Stars

John Dutfield For Model Railways
Excellent service for over 25 years. Fast, efficient replies to all my questions. Super fast delivery to France - In time for Christmas! I can't praise this retailer too highly.
Philip, Moissac France - 28 Dec 2020 - Five Stars

Kent Garden Railways
The is not really a review but I gather from the website that after 25 years this shop has closed and now only a telephone; internet and exhibitions trader for orders. Rather sad as the owner is a good chap and always willing to chat at exhibitions (When we had them!). You might want to check this out to avoid unnecessary journeys for some.
John, Chatham - 17 Dec 2020 - Three & a half Stars

KS Models
Following Keith's retirement, the change of management to his son Russell has been effected with no change to the friendly welcome and quality of what is on offer. I was efficiently guided to what I wanted to find, some changes to stock positioning having occurred under the 'new broom'; some good ideas imnplemented to allow a little more light into the shop . The current free parking behind (The recently closed) Waitrose means no having to hope for a free space on the High Street too. The railway station is the same short walk away.
Paul, Welwyn Garden City - 14 Dec 2020 - Five Stars

Caistor Loco
Nice old fashioned shop in all the good ways! A very friendly and helpful manager. Good varied stock of OO and N. Will definitely use again.
Julian, Goxhill - 09 Dec 2020 - Four & a half Stars

K B Models
What an absolute treasure trove! Packed to the gunnels with fabulous models, many familiar from my childhood and many new and unexpected ones, with friendly and expert advice and recommendations. A really excellent shop!
Nick, Havant - 05 Dec 2020 - Five Stars

Elaine's Trains
Nice item in good condition and fairly priced. Good communication throughout. Fast postage and well wrapped. Very friendly excellent service. Highly recommended and will definitely use again
Steve, Poole - 16 Nov 2020 - Four & a half Stars

The Locoshed Ltd Manchester
I bought a pre-owned loco direct from the wide range shown on the Locoshed website. The loco was despatched promptly and the excellent condition was exactly as described. I was most impressed with the letter enclosed in the package which suggested contacting the shop for specific models not listed on the website. I sent a request and received a reply the same day. Excellent service.
Neil, Exeter - 24 Oct 2020 - Four & a half Stars

Digitrains Ltd
Digitrains are definitely still in business. Their mail-order service is excellent; I ordered decoders yesterday (Friday) and received them this morning (Saturday). They kept me updated on the order's progress throughout.
Alf, Northwich, Cheshire - 24 Oct 2020 - Four Stars

DC Kits and D&E Videos
Excellent communication replied to my email promptly with answers to my questions the locomotive arrived in perfect condition extremely satisfied with the service that I received
James, Rugeley - 22 Oct 2020 - Four & a half Stars

Baz's Model Rail
Nice little shop. Very helpful and friendly owner. Open on Sundays which is a great idea ! Good range including second hand items and a variety of gauges. Definitely worth visiting if in the area.
David, Solihull - 15 Oct 2020 - Four Stars

Porthmadog Models
Called by after weekend break and was amazed once more by the variety of stock and by the fabulous 'megarama' of Rorkes drift. Lots of aviation and military including rarely seen stuff. Purchased a diorama base, and hope to return soon
Mike, Solihull - 14 Oct 2020 - Five Stars

The Model Railway Shop
Great find and very helpful owner, exchanged a few items now to upgrade for newer locos, great shop with a good selection of stock. Worth a visit and a coffee.
Stuart, Selby - 12 Oct 2020 - Four & a half Stars

Rocket Railways
Used this shop to sell my old TT locos etc. Very easy to deal with. Delivered items and the shop is very well stocked with reasonably price items. I will definitely visit when I am looking for more OO items.
Simon, Huntingdon - 06 Oct 2020 - Three & a half Stars

Mad About Trains of Gainsborough
A treat for me to visit whilst on holiday. This is how model shops used to be with lots to look at both new and secondhand. Used items from as new to play worn condition, I was able to find several items at most reasonable cost. A warm welcome from proprietors, no corporate image, with no matching uniforms in sight. Traditional model shops are still the best. If you have a ONE TRACK MIND and COMPLETELY DERAILED visit Mad about trains and claim asylum.
Richard, Lancaster - 18 Sep 2020 - Four Stars

Milnsbridge Models
Great little shop, masses of second hand stock as well as lots of new stuff. Even if they don't have what you went for you will still find something to buy.
David, Huddersfield - 14 Sep 2020 - Four Stars

P & S Hobbies & Models
I visited while on holiday. Impressed by just how much stock there was, loads of it rammed every where, but still easy to see every thing. Owner friendly, chatty and helpful
Peter, Cambridge - 29 Aug 2020 - Five Stars

A to Z Models
Andrew has great models at very reasonable prices and has always been most helpful in looking out for items of special interest to me over the many years that I have been buying from him.
Claire, London - 21 Aug 2020 - Five Stars
[Response: "Thank you Claire for all your custom over the years, see you at Ashington Toy Fair."]

Britannia Models
You will not find more helpful people anywhere, even met me halfway to my home with my track to save me the postage and ensure I had the track for the weekend, fantastic.
Stephen, Burnaby - 14 Aug 2020 - Five Stars

Tony's Trains of Rugby (Formerly Barby Model Rail)
A bit of a trek for me but well worth it - everything you need under one roof good knowledge and good prices plenty of secondhand as well
Stephen, Birmingham - 13 Aug 2020 - Four & a half Stars

Mark's Trains
Very good communication, excellent service.Value for money and good packing of returned locos. At all stages of dealing with Mark trying to sort out a difficult problem with a Hornby loco he as kept me informed of progress and tried hard to obtain out of stock spares and succeeded.
Philip, Dorset - 10 Aug 2020 - Four & a half Stars

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