We live on the lovely West Coast of Scotland and have been building our latest 00 gauge model railway for a few years now. Unfortunately we are miles from any model shops, so one day we thought… why don’t we open our own! The first problem was our neighbours… lots of sheep and cows but not many customers! So we thought an online shop would be the only way it would work. Then we hit the second problem, without a physical shop, many of the big names won’t supply us.
After many, many calls, emails and nagging people at exhibitions, we convinced enough suppliers we were not just some fly-by-night organisation and would properly support all our customers. Finally on the 3rd October 2019 our first full page teaser advert appeared in the modelling magazines, followed by our online shop officially opening on the 31st October.
You may have noticed our adverts are a little different from the rest. Everyone advertises the latest trains and track products, but we like to promote the unusual products, the ones you don’t often see advertised. Of course we stock trains and track too but for the more unusual items, try us first! If you’re a manufacturer of something unusual or unique in the model railway world we’d love to hear about it. Get in touch and we could get your products on our next full page advert!
Lastly our little story would not be complete without saying thanks to those who have put their faith in us from the start, particularly Lee at Expo Tools, David at Train-Tech and Marcus at Blue Horizons Marketing.