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#1 gobbler

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 09:49

Sorry to hear Mankim models in Shrub End, Colchester is closing down.

You will be missed.

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#2 Izzy

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Posted 03 April 2018 - 16:08

That's sad news. Always found them pleasant to deal with whatever I bought.

 

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#3 Coach bogie

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 16:19

News Story here

 

http://www.gazette-n...s/?ref=mr&lp=10

 

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 16:22

Visited them today for possibly the last time, having been a regular for 34 years. Kim says that due to very low stock the shop will likely close its doors for the last time, during next week. I picked up 3 maroon Bachmann birdcage coaches for a very good price, I think Kim gave me a final send off. The shop is looking very bare now. Kim is hoping that the Bachmann 009 Baldwins will arrive before the shop closes, to supply pre order customers.



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 19:26

I popped in to Mankim last week and the place was looking quite sparse. I had hoped someone may have taken over the business as a going concern. Shame that it's going. Also feel for the staff who have got to find another job.

Scograil in Ipswich has had a recent change with the European railways carrying on, but ownership of the British model railway division becoming Orwell Model Railways. Hope to pop and take a look at some point.

Visit to John Dutfield at Chelmsford today, confirmed they're alive and well. Love wandering around. Another one well worth a visit.

Really sparse these days in Essex/Suffolk for model shops, compared to some years ago.

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 20:23

A shame to see Kim deciding to close, we have enjoyed working with them over the years. Helping each other out, supporting each others customers. As previously mentioned fewer Model Shops around. Found an old Hornby Dealership listing all those which could be found around the UK, amazing to note how many are no longer with us.

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Posted 20 April 2018 - 09:47

Spoke to Kim yesterday afternoon and the final day for customers will be tomorrow, Saturday 21st April.