Boris has spoken. He has said you can travel to work if you cannot work from home - we cannot pack boxes of RC cars from home. He has said all shops must close - we have shut the shop. Mail order will continue as normal.
Round up of recent arrivals: A number of locos from Hornby have arrived on special offer during February, these are mixed in our Steam and Diesel loco sections but have the word BARGAIN at the end of the title. Humbrol have released their new versions of the Weathering Powder range to create an authentic dirty or rusty look on your efforts. Element have released the Trailwalker truck which is a sister to the Enduro truck we had all of last year, but with a 1970s style body. FTX have released a number of new mid-sized crawlers in their Outback series, and Absima have at last brought their brushed version of their monster truck into the UK - and at £116.50 it is fantastic value. We have managed to source the WOLF edition of Tamiya 56329 Man TGX, this is not supposed to be in the UK - nor is Carson's VW Scirocco RTR Brushless - a very capable model. Bachmann have their 2020 catalogue and Plux22 decoder out, plus the usual new releases that come each month. Tamiya have released a number of new models and have brought back (temporarily) some older models at bargain prices.
Bachmann has issued it's 2020 price lists. Nothing major changes.
EU Customers: The UK has now left the EU, but until 31/12/20 we are in a "transition" arrangement where absolutely nothing changes. As a result, UNFORTUNATELY we are not yet able to reduce EU order prices to allow for you not paying UK VAT, as had been hoped would be possible had the UK left fully on 31st January. We expect this to now become possible as of 1st January 2021.
Now taking pre-orders on Bachmann's Thomas The Tank range - at last replacing Hornby's range. Also in: Some clearance Scalextric cars, two new FTX Outback Mini cars.
We are working on rearranging our sections to make the site easier to navigate. You may find your favourite sections move or get combined in the next couple of weeks whilst we sort this out.
New Oxford Diecast models for the latter part of 2020 have been announced, these are all now online in our Oxford section (select Diecast, then Oxford).
Reminder - change to pre-order policy. On all pre-orders from 1st January 2020, we now require either a card on file to charge on release OR pre-payment, before the items are ordered for you from the manufacturer. If we do not have these, the order will be stalled until we speak to you. This is due to a small number of speculative collectors who are both failing to provide payment details at time of ordering and then failing to pay for their models at time of release. This new policy should have no effect on our genuine collector customers - some of whom we have been serving for over 20 years. The policy will be applied to all existing orders from 1st March, so we will be in contact with anyone who has ordered in 2019 or earlier, yet has not provided a method to pay when we near that date.
The full 2020 Hornby, Corgi, Scalextric and Airfix ranges can now be pre-ordered. We are also taking pre-orders on the Limited Edition Hornby items - note that our website will not let you buy more of the limited items than we have left to sell (they are already going fast) and that any unlisted ones are ALREADY sold out.
Mtroniks Sport Tune ESC & Carson 707131 Radio issues: The issue that has been affecting customers with this combination is due to a spec change Carson made to the radio on a batch that arrived in the UK in November. Mtroniks have updated their on board software to allow for this alteration for future batches. Any customer still experiencing issues, please contact us for an exchange ESC.
4th January 2020:
Late 2019 diecast, Airfix and Hornby releases. Models that arrived with us from Thursday 19th December onwards are now booked in and are being prepared for pre-order customers, they will go in the post this coming week.
3rd January 2020:
Tamiya price changes: We have now updated most Tamiya products to fit the new pricing for 2020. Please Tap or Click Here for information. We have kept rises to a minimum. No changes have yet occurred to non Tamiya branded products from the same supplier (Carson, Ansmann, Carrera and so on) as we understand those ranges will not be revised until after the Nurenburg trade shows early in February.
We are aware that a small number of customers who have ordered a car package with the Mtroniks Auto Sport ESC and a Carson radio are having issues, which appears to be due to the software on the latest batch of the Mtroniks unit. If you are having this problem, please contact us for a freepost address where we can exchange the ESC for a Tamiya unit as a "get you going" measure whilst we wait for Mtroniks to comment (they appear shut until new year). Update 3rd January: Mtroniks are now investigating Update 7th January: Issue is with the way the radios now work, next batch of ESCs will work again, all customers to contact us for exchange if experiencing issues.
No time for an update - too busy packing boxes! If you have any questions pre-sale or post-sale, please email rather than phone for a fast response.
29th November "Black Friday":
To see our "Black Friday" deals, click the link on the top or left of any page. Fresh stock arriving daily for most regular items. Getting low on Hornby sets and Scalextric sets now - hurry, they'll all be gone long before Christmas. New Carnage 2.0 in from FTX!
LET'S GET CHRISTMAS DONE! Huge deliveries: Hornby BARGAIN locos. Hornby Eurostar, Industrial Freight and Family Fun sets. Tamiya Tamiya Tamiya (we are receiving 10+ boxes of Tamiya EVERY DAY). HPI MAVERICK - the RC cars with the metal reinforcements - ARE BACK! Click on the header saying WHAT'S NEW (On the left on PCs, and below on Mobile) to see everything that has arrived recently in date order!
Very large deliveries are coming every day at present - we have had in most ranges we will be stocking for Christmas, and the stocks are high. However, many of our suppliers got caught short with the Government's Brexit indecision and have either delayed shipments until late November OR had everything in during early October and don't expect more - so this year it really is important to buy early if there is something very specific you need. Click on the header saying WHAT'S NEW (On the left on PCs, and below on Mobile) to see everything that has arrived recently in date order!
Mammoth volumes of new stock, restocks and Christmas-only products have arrived in the last 2 weeks - we have now got them all listed. We have a wide range of Greenlight TV and Film models, good value, good detail in 1:43 scale (or Matchbox size 1:64 too). Lots of specials from Bachmann, Graham Farish and Revell have come in. Special offers from Hornby (unusual now, but there are locos and wagons going cheap). Plus a selection of RC items that always keep arriving. Click on the header saying WHAT'S NEW (On the left on PCs, and below on Mobile) to see everything that has arrived recently in date order!
It has been a very busy month with new releases and deliveries, which looks set to continue. We are now stockists of Carisma Scale RC Models - their Range Rover is quite amazing for example. New kits galore seem to be arriving from Tamiya very regularly, lots of new DISCOUNTED Hornby locos, wagons and coaches arrived last week and many many more items. Click on the header saying WHAT'S NEW (On the left on PCs, and below on Mobile) to see everythign that has arrived recently in date order!
Tamiya's big news: No more XB Pre-Built Cars - what we have is all we'll have this year. They won't last until Christmas! New in are limited edition cars: Black Monster Beetle and Pre-Painted VW Van on the M06 road chassis, plus the new "Wheelie" Beetle and the classic Audi A4 on the TT-01E chassis. Something for everyone?
Look at this! GT Power Truck Light / Sound Vibration System - this is a varient of the popular Tamiya Multi Function unit but suitable for more "generic" trucks (and fits Tamiya trucks too). It is the full sound, light and vibration system but at a much LOWER price!
2nd August 2019:
Recent arrivals and announcements you may be interested in include the reissue of Tamiya's 53100 Carson Chassis for the Top Force (Manta Ray), Hornby's re-release of the Harry Potter Hogwarts Train Set, a selection of bargain priced Emhar, Takom and Roden kits, lots of film and tv themed cars from Greenlight and various new RC cars, Micro Scalextric sets and spare parts.
16th July 2019:
Revell have released their excellent Magic Mover flying ball game toy. Also in their new Police boat, about £30 and fully rechargeable. Other highlights just in - new Scalextric Batman vs Superman set, the latest Hornby Santa's Express set (cheaper than last year), the Paddington Bear train set and two new Land Rover Outback Mini RC crawlers, which look very good indeed.
10th July 2019:
New sound units from Gaugemaster, new DCC Concepts ZEN BLACK decoders, two new Airfix Quickbuild VWs and the huge new Airfix Grumman Hellcat have all arrived today.
28th June 2019:
Lots of model kit restocks, NEX 1:18 models and 1:18 Ford Capris from MCG. Absima's new AB3.4 Truggy kit - still great value for the spec - is now in. Gaugemaster's latest sound module too. And Hornby have at last released a replacement for the lousy R8250 controller.
21st June 2019:
Recently arrived - new powerful chargers from GT Power, STAR WARS collector drones - just £54 (was RRP £199!). Pre-order now on the Lunch Box Mini!
14th June 2019: Hobbyport Volcano - full size 1:10 monster truck, with battery and charger, using standard electrics and only £94.99! Also in, Team Slot Ford Escort RS2000 - road going and Ari Vatanen editions.