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Bill D203

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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2008, 04:40:22 PM »

Just to let know Both Brian model shop and the Pardon mill hobby shop in Harlow have gone to the wall. Pitty because they both did some boat bits and the pardon mill shop was good for radio stuff.
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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #26 on: December 26, 2008, 06:37:44 PM »

I been trying to contact 'Newhey Models' in Casleton, Rochdale, for the last couple of weeks. Should I fear the worst for yet another 'local' model shop, or does anyone know as to whether Glen is still trading?

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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2008, 07:45:16 PM »

To be exact ,there are two guys on the Wirral who will help you with any problems re ==models ,,one guy is Garston 1, and the other guy isnt online ,but i can give his name after i ask ,,the reason ,or one of the reasons why the famous  Liscard model shop , -with the very helpfull Keith behind the counter ,,closed was the most unhelpfull atitude down at the New brighton lake of the chair and others who ripped people off, hence model boating gets a bad name ,.poor Keith did try to help out with problems ,faulty but a bargain ,bought as seen ..the club gets a Bad name ,.   a lot of this closed need not happen ,.but there y,are ..
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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2008, 01:57:41 PM »

Beatties is still there in St Johns, but its called something else now, they dont really have much for us, mostly plastic static kits, but paints etc are there. I got a couple of weeks ago some 1/16th german tank crew to convert to Fireboat crew.

The shop in Birkenhead does not really have much, best options are Scale Hobbies in Skem, but he only opens certain days, Model Exchange as mentioned ny Stavros are good for boat stuff, didnt realise the shop in Liscard had gone, I was there only a few weeks ago, shame, so thats now them, motomodels in Moreton went 18 months or so ago, A shop that had been in Upton went 12 months ago, and he had been there years, cannot believe Liverpool, one of the largest cities in the country, does not have a model shop. Steve Webbs are fantastic for planes, heli's, cars, but not much at all for boats   
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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2008, 04:36:21 PM »

cannot believe Liverpool, one of the largest cities in the country, does not have a model shop. Steve Webbs are fantastic for planes, heli's, cars, but not much at all for boats   
Has the one up Bold St gone...Stan Catchpoles Model world(?)
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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2008, 10:22:21 PM »

Beatties is still there in St Johns, but its called something else now

What happened to Beatties? When we were in the UK in 1997 there were Beatties everywhere, but this year I didn't see any.

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« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2008, 10:50:05 PM »

A lot of the Beatties shops were taken over by Modelzone which is a franchise I think.  They then tended to specialise in diecast models and plastic kits.

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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2008, 03:11:48 AM »

Beatties is still there in St Johns, but its called something else now, they dont really have much for us, mostly plastic static kits, but paints etc are there. I got a couple of weeks ago some 1/16th german tank crew to convert to Fireboat crew.

The shop in Birkenhead does not really have much, best options are Scale Hobbies in Skem, but he only opens certain days, Model Exchange as mentioned ny Stavros are good for boat stuff, didnt realise the shop in Liscard had gone, I was there only a few weeks ago, shame, so thats now them, motomodels in Moreton went 18 months or so ago, A shop that had been in Upton went 12 months ago, and he had been there years, cannot believe Liverpool, one of the largest cities in the country, does not have a model shop. Steve Webbs are fantastic for planes, heli's, cars, but not much at all for boats   

Sorry if I've give out duff info, I sent someone (female) there for paint and THEY told me the model shop, that used to occupy the same shop as the old Beaties, was no longer there. I'll recheck if they did tell me that and then ask if they actually went to the right place... probably didn't get past a shoe shop and told me the first thing that popped in her head. :-)

There used to be a model shop up by Dale St there, in the road by a radio station (Radio Merseyside?) You used to go down stairs to it as it was in a basement. Is that still there? It wasn't a RC shop, just kits and fantasy figures... but they went in for the etched strips and the accessories you could buy for your 1:32 panzer kits, IIRC, so it was a sorta specialised model shop... a modellers model-shop if you like.

And if were making a resource for RC model shops, there's one in Earlstown but I think he just does racing boats. There's also a place in Goldbourne that is similar, is it Prestwich Model Boats?
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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #33 on: December 29, 2008, 12:49:22 PM »

cannot believe Liverpool, one of the largest cities in the country, does not have a model shop. Steve Webbs are fantastic for planes, heli's, cars, but not much at all for boats   
Has the one up Bold St gone...Stan Catchpoles Model world(?)
Model World now in Seel street at the back of Bold street
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« Reply #34 on: December 29, 2008, 06:43:00 PM »

Just heard that "Allans Model Shop" in Whitley Bay has gone "belly-up" within a year of Allan selling the business to a non-modeller. That leaves me with a choice of 2 within 3 miles.....and Allans was the longest established. BY.
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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #35 on: December 29, 2008, 08:17:56 PM »

Hi John C,
I assume the shop in York, is the one by the arch. Only went there once so that's all I can remember.
If so and as other names are being mentioned, what about P&S Hobbies. I use their Scarborough branch a bit as it's closer.
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« Reply #36 on: December 30, 2008, 09:34:37 PM »

The nearest modle shops to me are one in Copenhagen, Which is the oldest modelshop in Denmark. The other one, is in the middle of nowhere; Ølstykke.
The only two good model shops on Sealand. There are other hobby shops, but if you need anything in the way of an all in one shop thats it!
Dont get me started on prices....
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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #37 on: December 31, 2008, 06:04:54 PM »

went into modelzone today, which was beatties, in St Johns precinct Liverpool, there is a sale on if anyone needs anything. And went past the Liscard model shop, and it is closed, shame :((
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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #38 on: January 25, 2009, 08:11:46 PM »

anyone know the model shop in Frodsham in merseyside/cheshire would welcome the address or post-code for sat nav  all the shops seem to be shutting down  :-))
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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2009, 08:16:31 PM »

Wallace, www.steve webb.  or model shops in north west ,.got me loads ..dave ,.
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« Reply #40 on: January 25, 2009, 08:27:32 PM »

 thanks Dave I tried that its not coming up  dont forget the AGM on Thursday  Im bringing Stan as he cant drive  will also bring your cutters  wallace :-))
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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #41 on: January 25, 2009, 10:48:18 PM »

Try this http://www.stevewebb.co.uk/ that one works marine stuff upstairs the little they have but ok for everything else,also just up the road,well ish is scale hobbies http://www.scalehobbies.net/


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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2009, 03:27:16 PM »

North Norfolk
Kings Lynn
DIY shop on Norfolk St. Plastic Kits [ships aircraft & cars inc. some old Airfix/ matchbox/ Revell war ships] Billins Kits Hornby and other Trains [some USA] & a good selectin of small tools
Barney's Models Sattel Bow Indus. estate K.L.
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Hunstanton 12 miles from Lynn
Hunstanton Models
[Car's,Aircraft some Boats]
Farcet 40 miles from Kings Lynn near Peterbro [45 min drive]
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« Reply #43 on: January 27, 2009, 12:29:17 AM »

(For Steve webb you can also search on theservoshop)
My "local"MS is Paisley Models in Arkleston Rd where Willy keeps a good stock for cars boats and planes + scalextric , oo railways,plastic kits and dolls house stuff. Recommended by a satisfied customer.
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« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2009, 12:50:42 AM »

I remember Paisley Models when Bill Grimsley had it!
Long time ago now!!

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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #45 on: January 27, 2009, 10:37:01 AM »

In mid-Norfolk we have:

Hobby World - 28a High St, Dereham - nothing much for boaters!
HobbyStores -  Norwich Rd Ind. Estate, Watton http://www.hobbystores.co.uk/ - stopped doing boat bits 2 years ago!
SLEC -  Norwich Rd Ind. Estate, Watton http://www.slecuk.com/online-shop.html  - great for timber
Norvic Models - Taverham Craft Centre, Unit 2, Fir Covert Rd, Taverham, Norwich http://www.norvicmodels.com/ - quite a bit for boaters
T F Keller & Son - 24 Cattle Market Street, Norwich, Norfolk -- not much for boaters

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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2009, 11:50:30 PM »

Does anyone know anything about Hobbystores in Trumpington near Cambridge? I often go past when I'm taking the lad back to Uni, but I've only seen aircraft & cars in the window, I'll have to stop one day & take a look
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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #47 on: January 29, 2009, 03:39:34 PM »

They had some boat bits when I visited some years ago and wood but when I ordered an RC set they were all promises but no delivery; eventually ordered elsewhere and had it delivered in 48hours

However, things might have changed now.

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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #48 on: January 30, 2009, 10:17:15 AM »

any kiwis know of a good model  shop in nz.  i havent found one yet that has a decent supply of marine items
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Re: Model shops in your Town or Area
« Reply #49 on: January 30, 2009, 10:32:59 AM »

Hi Hopeitfloats.

I just Googled 'RC models NZ'

Quiet a few results came up for shops.
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