The Onehouse Model Railway
Shops Page

This page has been included to identify those shops that we have made purchases from and would therefore recommend others to use. This list will include shops that we have personally visited; those we have dealt with via Mail Order or those we have met and traded with at Exhibitions.
Onehouse doesn't run to many model shops and hence we have to travel or pick up the telephone.

So far five companies we have had dealings with:

Mackays Models - Glasgow, Scotland.

We saw there web site whilst searching for DCC Model Railway information and found out that they are the Sole UK distributor for the Lenz DCC System. They advertised a book on their site - DIGITAL COMMAND CONTROL by Stan Ames, Rutger Friberg and Ed Loizeaux. We contacted them by email and found them very helpful and knowledgable on the subject of DCC. They also accepted a telphone order with a credit card and the goods arrived within 48 hours. Excellent service. Take a look at their website for yourself by following the web site link.

John Dutfield - Model Railway Retailer.

We found these guys at the Stowmarket Model Railway Exhibition in the Spring of '99. The following saturday we drove to their shop in Chelmsford. Not a large emporium by any stretch of the imagination but what they lack in shop size, they make up for in enthusiasm and help for modellers. We will be going back in the future. These guys also offer mail order and deal in second hand models.

If you would also like to contact them or visit the shop, here are the details:

Wards Yard, 133 Springfield Park Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6EE
Telephone 01245 494455
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9.00 til 5.30

Model Junction of Bury St Edmunds.

Model Junctions Shop Front

A small retail outlet hiding in the backstreets of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Caters for most modelling hobbies: Railways, Aeroplanes, Trucks, Cars etc. Staff are always willing to chat and very helpful.
Visit there website and take a look.
The shop is well worth a visit at:
Model Junction, Whiting Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Tel / Fax: 01284 753456

Patronics - Colour Light Signals

This company appears to be a cottage industry that caters to both OO Guage and N Guage in the colour light signalling department.
Having struggled to find a supplier who stocked colour light signals we happened across this company advertising in the RM. A quick phone call brought instant answers. An order with a cheque was duly despatched for 10 off 3 aspect ground mounted signals in OO Guage and the order was received complete in 3 days.
The quality is very good. The base is copperclad fibreglass; the post, the ladder and LED head mount unit are all metal construction - well soldered and wires neatly hidden in the upright. Fully painted to finish.
Good quality product, good quality service, Highly Recommended.

Here are a few photos we have taken of a couple of the signals in situ. The white blobs under the plates are White Tack to hold them in place temporarily while we took the photos. Hence the slight lean to the uprights.
The Signal Photos

They can be contacted at
164 Ludlow Road
SO19 2EN
Tel: 023 8039 0739

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