News & Events

Updated Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Following the Prime Ministers announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020 all none essential business are to close. The website is open for orders but at the moment I will not be able to post/ship parcels. Royal Mail and Parcel force are working delivering but to what degree I am unsure at the moment, my local post office is open to accept parcels but under the current circumstance I think it wise to hold all parcels for the time being. If there is an items you need quickly please let me know and I will see what I can do. If you wish to purchase item/s please do so and I will hold all item/s (20% deposit) until we can clarify delivery. Royal Mail (Next day) and Parcel force (24 & 48 hour) have suspended guarantee deliveries for the time being. Europe - This is a little more sketchy France has withdrawn 'signature' on delivery this is currently suspended and I am sure this will increase for other European countries. Australia, New Zealand, USA etc to date there are no restrictions on Cargo flights but the post office service will need to be confirmed as i say my local post office is open but I want to avoid parcels being held in warehouses for weeks on end. I will endevour to keep you informed, either way you can email or phone me like most people I am at home so please keep safe and hopefully we can all start playing trains together again shortly.

PLEASE NOTE All 'Up and Coming' events have been cancelled due to the current virus situation, please keep an eye on my 'News and Events' and I will try to post details as and when I know any changes. Please keep safe in these difficult times in the mean time it looks like we have to play trains on our own.

When you have placed an order please make sure your basket shows the item/s and you WILL receive confirmation of the order if this does not happen please check your basket. Do not pay the order until I have added the postage shipping cost which will depend on the packed weight of the item/s and the destination. Please check your emails to make sure the order confirmation has not gone in your spam box. You can always ring me if you are in any doubts about your order or other matters. I accept payment on the site by card or bank transfer, If you prefer to do it over the phone direct with me or send a cheque that is fine too.

I realise that we all have a budget to work to so you can secure any item with a deposit on an agreed time frame so give me a call to discuss this option if it is of interest.

Don't forget to let me know if you are looking for anything in particular I will always keep a look out and let you know if they are in stock. Additional pictures are available for all items on the site if you are unsure about an item/s, you can also contact me to discuss an item/s on the phone and I can also describe them to you.

A number of items sold very well in the last week or so, I have been actively seeking new items. I have just placed a mid price ranged boxed Princess (now sold) some Bassett Lowke and Exley items so have a look and see if there are items of interest. late Nord locos seen for some time (now sold) on its way to a new home, Rare LE2/20 Swiss style loco in factory repair box soon found a new home I have been asked by a number of collectors to let them know whan another becomes available. That super boxed Princess with the rare pink instruction sheet has also been sold. E1E rare Engine shed part boxed. A rare E020 GWR Passenger set in unbelievable condition from the contents right through to the box and all items in between found a new home very quickly. I have left a picture on the site so you can see the quality of this rare set.

Don't forget if you are looking for something in particular let us know we may have it in stock. I am always looking for nice items to add to my updates so if you have something to sell single item or a whole collection, we can also offer to sell your items on a commision basis so give me a ring or send me an email with details.

I added an electric E220 LMS compound. I have some clockwork 2-rail Double Straights there is a quantity but when there gone there gone. I have still listed E120 special tank loco's in GWR, really nice E220 Bramham Moor, 2E lamp standard, No.4 'Wembley' station etc, there are a number of items still remaining including a super No.3 Special pullman 'Verona', super near mint clockwork SR class 'L1' Loco & Tender, SR Gunpowder, Fyffes Private owner, Meccano and HRC wagons and others ......as well as a super Late circa 1940 boxed SR E220 Special Tank, electric accessories. I have a good selection of other Hornby and Bassett Lowke 0 Gauge items including boxed stations, E2E engine shed, very nice SR E120 Tank loco in repair box with correct insert wrapper etc, E120 GWR loco & Tender, Selection of tinplate 3-rail track, a nice collection of Steel straights, curves, 1/2s and other pieces so if you need something for the layout let me know. I continue selling a very interesting collection of mostly Hornby 0 Gauge and this has been selling really well I still have a number of excellent or better items so take a look on the site there might be something of interest. Private owner vans Palethorpes, Crawfords, Carr's etc Petrol Tankers, Milk Tankers etc, etc. There will be a few Bassett lowke items including a Royal mail coach, LNER Exley coach, still have 2 rare Highland Railway passenger coaches etc I have a good range of accessories including stations, signal, lamp standards and much much more, so keep an eye on the site and see if there is something of interest.

Bassett Lowke 103 'Flying Scotsman' thats the light green version, now sold. A Maroon LMS Compound, all boxed and in Excellent or better condition - so if that is of interest let me know you will struggle to find better examples. I still have a good selection of other items We have some Exley coaches including LMS Brake all 3rd coach in Near mint condition, Rare Exley Highland Railway coaches and I will be listing a BR Red and cream coach. There are also a LNER coach and the last of the LMS K6 left on stock.

NOTE: These events are cancelled for the forseeable future

Hornby monthly meeting at Mortimer near Reading. Includes running facilities in 0 and Dublo Gauge every second Wednesday each month starting at 5.00 pm. The Bassett Lowke meetings are now at the Cowper Arms Digswell AL6 0EA so keep your eyes open for the next event. Bring along your Bassett Lowke/Leeds/Milbro and other Vintage Loco’s and give them a run. Don’t forget if you are looking for something in particular let us know we may have it in stock.