Links last checked and updated March 2008.
Those essential people who supply spare parts, repair non runners etc. Far more details are available from the Spares Directories published by HRCA, TTRCA and TCS, among others.
Derek Gibbs, PO Box 819, Cambridge, CB2 4UZ, 01223 830805
I'm not aware of a web site or e-mail address for Derek, who did some work for me a few years ago. I was pleased with the result.
Bob and Kate Chester Lamb of Bearwood Models, The Norwegian Cottage, Hyde Lane, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, WR8 0SD Tel. 01684 594745 Email email@example.com for repairs to clockwork mechanisms
Dennis Williams, the Dublo Surgeon.
Toy Train Spares, (Chris Ford) for Bowman, Bassett-Lowke and Hornby O Gauge.
Second Hand Dealers
The following are UK based toy/model shops who are known to deal in second hand items. Those listed are the result of either personal knowledge or recommendation. However, the author cannot accept responsibility for any incorrect or out of date information. You are specifically advised to contact the dealer before making a special journey.
Tower Models, (01253-623797)
usually has some SH stock, quantity, quality and availability is always variable depending on what people are selling
Braintree Model Railways, 106 South Street, Braintree, CM7 3QQ
Geoff Killick's shop, usually stacked with new and second hand goodies.
Cheltenham Model Centre, 39 High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1DY.
Many years since I've been there. Usually a healthy stock of used models.
Mankin Models, Shrub End Road, Colchester.
Model railway shop run by Kim Manning, who also often appears at local exhibitions and swapmeets. Usually has a good supply of new and second hand model railways and die cast toys, quite often including Hornby Dublo etc.
Now & Then, run by David Gordon in Westcrosscauseway, Edinburgh. (131 668 2927)
General collectors shop, including Hornby O Gauge and Dublo.
Passtimes in Maryhill Road Glasgow (141 331 1008)
Worth checking for Hornby O Gauge and Dublo.
Wheels of Steel in Grey's Market, near Bond Street underground station.
Has O gauge Hornby all the time, and Paya, and some Lionel on hand most of the time, as well as some fine German pieces.
Hornby, and Hornby Dublo.
Southampton Model Centre, 13 Junction Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9HG.
Not a shop I have ever visited, but reputed to hold second hand stock.
Morling's Model Railways, "The Trainman" of Perth, Western Australia.
Another shop I have never visited (!), but hopefully of interest to anyone 'down under'.
A far more comprehensive guide to UK model shops, stocking both new and used equipment, is available here :The UK Model Shop Directory