6th Sept 2022: Recently announced Corgi models are now listed for pre-order.
3rd Sept 2022: Recently announced Oxford Diecast models are now listed for pre-order.
26th August 2022: Tamiya offer: Thunder Dragon, Fire Dragon and Saint Dragon 4WD RC kits now around £50 off at just £129 each. This means a full 4WD car bundle can be had for well under £200 - for the first time in years on this chassis. Search DRAGON CUSTOM for kit only or DRAGON DEAL for the full package.
11th August 2022: ROYAL MAIL STRIKES: Royal Mail workers will be having strikes around the bank holiday weekend and at various days after that into early September. This will delay parcels sent not only during strike days but several days either side. If you choose EXPRESS at checkout, we will use a courier to avoid this issue in most cases. Couriers are not available for certain smaller parcels, and all parcels to some areas such as the Scottish Highlands or where the parcel has to travel to an offshore island or NI.
4th August 2022: Some interesting diecast has been announced, the Invacar owned by the youtuber "Hubnut" can now be ordered, and the white Escort RS2000 from the Professionals is in stock in 1:18 scale. Quite a wide selection of classics in 1:18 are now available, search for Model Car Group to see the current stocks.
23rd July 2022: Tamiya Spares Update: Tamiya has cancelled production on 190 spare parts that are for older models or are hop ups that have poor sales. Where customers have ordered these and have been waiting, we will be processing refunds over the next few days.
21st July 2022: New! Back to the Future Vs Knightrider Scalextric Set now in stock!
7th July 2022: Back in today: Black Lunch Box, Alfa Giulia Sprint and Mercedes 190 from Tamiya. Now taking pre-orders on the new LION train pack from Hornby.
20th June 2022: New in today: 47478 Land Rover Painted, 47482 Astute Painted, 47486 Tyrell, 58705 Bronco, 58707 XV02, 58708 Alpine. Pre-Orders will all go out over the next couple of days.
1st June 2022: Final orders today at 1pm, we will be closed from 3pm until Monday 6th June to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. Orders will be processed in order from Monday morning.
25th May 2022: Tamiya's new MERCEDES C11 is out. We have plenty and will get all orders processed by the end of the week - will take a little while due to numbers involved.
24th May 2022: HORNBY ROCKET MAIL TRAIN - these are being picked at Hornby now. We do not expect to receive them before the end of the week or start of next. If you have pre-ordered we do not envisage any issues with supply - please just hold back and wait, we will contact you if there is a problem with payment.
23rd May 2022: Tamiya's new SCANIA truck is out. We have plenty and have processed all pre-orders successfully.
9th May 2022: CORGI NEW RELEASES: Hornby have announced under their Corgi brand a number of new models - a number of Vanguards, a few planes, a bus, a tram and a load of trackside. The trackside looks very good and the bus and tram will be popular. Hornby have decided that the bus, tram and trackside models can only be ordered directly on their website at full price and that long standing stockists who have been carrying the range for 25 years are not permitted to sell them.
5th May 2022: HUMBROL ENAMELS: Humbrol Enamel Paint is now available again for sale to UK customers only. This is due to the ban only applying within the EU, which of course we left. Further stock is NOT available from Hornby/Humbrol however, so current colours are whilst stocks last. We have reduced them to £1.75 per tin.
4th May 2022: TAMIYA UPDATE: 58706 Thunder Shot - this product will be a split delivery - tiny number around 20th May, rest will arrive early June. Enough for all orders by early June, but very very few late May, this will be the same for all UK dealers. 47304 Fighting Buggy - due early May - spare stock available. 58695 Wild One Block Head - due early June, enough for all outstanding orders, we will likely be taking further orders against this delivery shortly as it is likely some may become available from cancelled orders.
14th April 2022: EASTER CLOSEDOWN: We will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday, and on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May. In addition the shop will be closed for local visitors on Tuesday 19th April and Tuesday 3rd May to ensure we can catch up with bank holiday orders.
13th April 2022: New FTX Outback 3.0 1:10 Treka (Ford Bronco) due just after Easter!
1st April 2022: We have now completed our annual stock take and are open as usual both online and locally.
31st March 2022: Stock Take Update 2: We expect to be able to send SOME orders out on Friday as we are further ahead with stock taking than anticipated, however we will not be able to dispatch any orders placed after 11am.
20th March 2022: Stock Take Updates: We will be closed Friday 1st April and no orders will go out that day. Most of our suppliers are closed 1st April and the whole of the following week, which will affect deliveries of most spare parts and restocks.
11th March 2022: If you have pre-ordered an item and now cannot find it on our site, this just means we have sold all we expect to receive - your order is safe and will be processed as soon as the model or kit arrives.
5th March 2022: Price rise season at last seems to be over for now. New releases are starting to arrive from all suppliers.
17th February 2022: Bachmann 2022 prices have now been confirmed. There is a rise but on most items it's under 10% over the course of the entire year - that compares to 10% plus 10% (21% compounded) minimum rise on all Hornby products this year.
14th February 2022: New ranges this week - Etronix motors, good value brushed 550 sized motors for £8.99 in various winds. Gunther kites, we used to sell these almost 20 years ago and it is nice to see they are still the same quality.
2nd February 2022: We are now taking pre-orders on the new Tamiya kits announced today. We cannot at this time take orders on the XV02 kit as no prices have been advised. Tamiya's 2022 price list has been issued, UNLIKE many ranges, the rises are in most cases very small.
12th January 2022: Pre-Orders on Corgi, Hornby and Scalextric for 2022 now open. Some items are very limited, we can only sell you what we've been allocated. Please note we are NOT taking pre-orders on the Triang Train Set series, we will offer these items only once released due to absolutely tiny numbers being produced.
7th January 2022: Pre-Orders on the Tamiya Fighting Buggy reissue are now open. We have a limited allocation on this kit, so will only be taking orders up to that limit - if you see it on the site, don't delay. Also new in from Carisma - two new kits and two new ready to runs.
6th January 2022: Hornby has instigated price rises of around 10% across the board, on some items more than that. This is on top of the 10% rise in August, which was on top of the variable rises (mainly about 5%) in January 2021 and on top of the removal of dealer settlement (an effective 2.5% price rise) in Sept 2020. Most of our other suppliers are seeing rises of between 5 and 10% over the last year by comparison.