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Updated Sunday 19th September 2021

Please note that I will be on family business from sunday 19th September until the following Sunday. I am unable to pack any parcels in that period although I will be reponding to emails each day and David my son will be monitoring the website.

I have added additional pictures of items alreay on the site as time permitts, however lower value items will only have one picture for the time being. Please email if you require additional pictures at any time as we do hold a number of extra ones on file.

I usually Post Monday through to Thursday special delivery these parcel will arrive next day before 1.00 pm (Back to normal). On parcels to Europe it appears in the main that we are back to normal (what ever normal is these days). Parcel to Holland, France and Germany did take a few extra days but again there appears to be a vast inprovement on delivery times. Please be aware I only use Royal Mail upto 1st class and special Delivery, for parcel going overseas Royal Mail upto 2.0 kilos and Parcel Force for weights over 2 kilos. Parcel prices did increase in January which has had an effect on overseas costs.

The revised site has been up and running and general feed back has been excellent so thank you to all who have let me know how you have got on. If you do have any problems please let me know I hope you will all find it easy to use, please email or phone me if you are having problems I am sure we can resolve it relatively quickly.

As stated above I will list items as they become available so a small number of Good and Good plus items have been and I will continue to add they include a super boxed Princess that one lasted a short while ( now sold) one of the best we have had for a while, a nice No.3C Lord Nelson (now sold), I will be adding a Unboxed Princess Elizabeth, Early 6 volt DC GWR Tank loco, a small selection of nice condition wagons as well as some other items, I still have a E220 LNER ‘Bramham Moor’ in gloss and a late pre-war Matt version which I will list next week, E502 export LMS loco & tender, LMS Corridor coach with the rare coupling tubes, 3-rail double electric straights boxed and unboxed, an unusual box of electric straights and other items so please keep looking back. Last week I added a Rare 2E Water Tank, in exceptional condition and boxed. Large number of post war wagons which have been selling very quickly so if your looking for any take a look at what is listed if you cannot see and there is something specific please email and I can let you know if it is on stock, Maldon Rail 3-rail second hand track which includes some 34.5 to 36″/18″ inch straights just a few left now, as well as 9″ and other items so keep returning (the larger lengths are selling quickly so if you need some grab them while they are going). There are 3 types of 3-rail track including double straights but I will need time to photograph them before placing them on the site, crossovers and many other items, still have a super E2E Engine shed, LMS EO/20 Loco & Tender, Bassett Lowke Duchess in LMS maroon as well as another in BR green. I still have a pair of Hornby LNER Boxed Sets in stunning condition, some GWR No.1 coaches now all sold, SR No.1 Brake end coach, SR Brakedown van and crane, very nice part boxed No.1 Engine shed, A super clockwork ‘Royal Scot’ (no tender) what super condition the loco is in, Clockwork No/.2 Special Loco & Tender ‘Bramham Moor’, a pair of ‘Palethorpes’ private owner vans and much more so again keep looking and I hope you find something of interest.

Work on my layout has been very limited it seemd everytime I give one of the locos a good run it needs attention but the issues with items that are nearly 90 years old, but still very frustrating, I do like to make sure they all run and preform well on the layout. I will try to post some additional pictures so you can see the progress, I hope you enjoy them.


No future events available, check back soon.

NOTE: lock down is nearly over, I am aware of these events restarting, Sandown park for the international Toy Fair on 18th September and HRCA Extravaganza day on Saturday 2nd October 2021 at Gaydon in Warwickshire.

Some really good news on the Hornby Mortimer event near Reading this will return on Wednesday 11th August and hopefully back to the usual slot. It includes running facilities in 0 and Dublo, every second Wednesday of each month starting at 5.00 pm. As of yet I have no information on the Bassett Lowke meetings at the Cowper Arms Digswell AL6 0EA so keep your eyes open for the next event and when we are allowed Bring along your Bassett Lowke/Leeds/Milbro and other Vintage Loco’s and give them a run.

When you have placed an order please, 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 spam box/s to make sure the email/s has not ended up there. Please contact me if you do not receive a total including the posting/shipping cost. 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. 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 directly 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 item/s on the phone and I can also describe them to you.

A lot of my recent items have quickly found new homes so if you are looking for something particular you can alway ask and I will let you know if/when they are in stock.

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 commission basis so give me a ring or send me an email with details.

Hornby 0 gauge E2E Engine shed the largest accessory produced by Hornby in the 1930’s, overall excellent / plus in Excellent original box

This set was produced in 1932 all items are from that year and correct to this No. Goods set which includes a 0-4-0 Loco & Tender LNER black 2* Wagons Brake van & open – White Lettered), Track, Clips, Key etc etc

Hornby 0 Gauge rare 2E water Tank, boxed

Hornby clocwkwork No.1 special LNER Goods set circa 1929/30 – Boxed

I have added a few Bassett Lowke items including a Maroon Duchess, BR lined green Duchess, BR blue Flying Scotsman and will add a Priness as well, some have been photographed on an original Bassett Lowke Plinth please note this is not for sale or included with the locos it is merely to display the item being sold. i still have a 0-6-0 LMS 4F in 3 rail electric and a fer Exley coaches including LMS Brake all 3rd coach in Near mint condition. There is also a LNER tourist stock coach and the last of the LMS K6 left on stock.

Mills Milbro 2-6-4 Tank loco Lined black No.2500, 3-rail electric
A Bassett Lowke 4-6-2 Loco & Tender LMS ‘Duchess of Montrose’ 3 rail electric on an original Bassett Lowke display Plinth
A Bassett lowke 4-6-2 Loco & Tender ‘Duchess of Montrose’ in BR green in 3- rail electric on an original Bassett Lowke plinth.

Commercial Bassett Lowke style 2-6-2 GWR Prairie Tank loco, 3-rail electric

In the larger Gauge section I have added a Bing for Bassett Lowke Great Central ‘Sir Sam Fay’ No.423 in 3 rail electric, a really nice Bachmann Brasswork Gauge 1 Black 5 in lined BR black weathered and a Vintage LNWR 4-6-2 LNWR Bowen Cooke, GWR ‘Sydney’ and a few other items.

Bassett Lowke Gauge 1 Private owner open Wagon
Gauge 1 Bing 4-4-0 Midland Maroon ‘Compound’ No.1000, live steam
Bing for Bassett lowke Gauge 1 4-6-0 Loco & Tender Great Central no.423, 3-rail electric
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