London Model Railway Shops

Can anyone tell me if there are any model railway shops in central'ish
London with a reasonable display of locos etc. There was one near
Euston, I recall, that specialised in continental railways. The only one
I can think of for sure is Hamleys.
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Gerald H
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Gerald H wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@text.news.virgin.net:
There's the Ian Rice bookshop around the back of Waterloo, last time I looked they had quite a reasonable display of stock ... surprisingly their selection of books though wasn't all that to write home about.
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Chris Wilson
Ian Allan at Lower Marsh- a little expensive, I find. Beyond them, I'm pushed to think of anywhere else in Central London. Brian
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BH Williams
Iain Rice has bookshop now?
I wondered what he had been up to.
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Paul Stevenson
"Chris Wilson" wrote
Don't you mean Ian Alan ?
John.
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John Turner
I think he means Ian Allan...
Ian J.
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Ian J.
Gerard,
If your interests are UK 7mm scale, then Home of 0 Gauge in south London is very much worth a visit - extremely well stocked. there web site is
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They are within easy walking distance of Raynes Park and Wimbledon Chase stations.
The business is changing hands in the spring and I believe the shop will be closed, so you would have to visit in the next month or so.
Jim.
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jim
Modelzone 202 High Holborn London WC1V 7BD Tel (020) 7405 6285 Fax (020) 7242 1684
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Ed Callaghan
"Ian J." wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@mid.individual.net: ...
Brain fart! I did.
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Chris Wilson
"John Turner" wrote in news:eoan9n$1ag$1 @newsreaderm1.core.theplanet.net:
yes, ... walks away holding head in shame ...
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Chris Wilson
central'ish
Ah yes!
So what has happened to Iain Rice? He was very big on the modelling scene at one time.
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Paul Stevenson
modelling scene
The last time I read an article by him was a few years ago in Model Railroader, about his latest Railroad layout design / concept.
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Jerry
Ex Beatties, and only stocks the most obvious of the model railway items from Bachmann/Hornby (like locomotives), and not a great deal of variety in the way of rolling stock, etc.
There basically aren't any model railway shops in central London now. Your nearest best bet (that I know of) is the Engine Shed in Leytonstone (Central Line eastwards for about 20-25 mins from Tottenham Court Road). It's a 'proper' model railway shop, though they do some other bits and pieces as well.
Ian J.
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Ian J.
Or even Ian Allan
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Kevin Martin
Paul Stevenson said the following on 13/01/2007 16:07:
He still is! He exhibits fairly regularly, but mainly at the smaller specialist shows such as Scaleforum and RailWells. He's also a contributor to P4_talk occasionally.
OK, perhaps he doesn't have such a presence as he used to, but he's still around!
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Paul Boyd
"Paul Boyd" wrote in
Was contributing to 'Model Railroader' last time I saw him name in print/
John.
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John Turner

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