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#26 Huw Griffiths

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 16:11

As Chris said, but Sidcup is still in London! It is just a suburb. … Charing Cross is a station right next to Trafalgar Square.

It's also within walking distance of the London Transport Museum. However, I don't visit the LTM these days - it got ridiculously expensive when they did away with 1 day admission and made everyone buy "annual admission" tickets instead, at quite a few times the (already high) daily rate.


I am not sure about Sidcup being in London - I always thought it was in Kent - but I certainly wouldn't start an argument over it.

All I know is that it's covered by PAYG Oysters - and certain Travelcard zones. It's also quite a pleasant (and not too long) journey out to Sidcup. When you get there, you walk down the ramp at the road bridge end of the station - turn right - and Invicta are a few metres along on your right.

I can also add that I've found the people at Invicta a real pleasure to deal with.


As for Jane's Trains (a few doors along from Tooting railway station), I like them as well - however their main stock in trade seems to be secondhand (of which they generally seem to have a good, changing, selection).


I'd agree with other people here - if you are after model shops, central London seems to be very much of a desert. The only other model shop in London that I tend to have much to do with is 4D (just off Leman St.) - but they mainly cater for architectural modelmakers, so they are mainly about raw materials (especially ones that nobody else seems to stock), so unlikely to be what you are looking for.


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Edited by Huw Griffiths, 13 June 2018 - 16:17 .

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#27 Bishop of Welchester

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 16:45

My daughter had a student flat just off Leith Walk, so mine is another vote for Harburn Hobbies



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Posted 13 June 2018 - 18:02

It's also within walking distance of the London Transport Museum. However, I don't visit the LTM these days - it got ridiculously expensive when they did away with 1 day admission and made everyone buy "annual admission" tickets instead, at quite a few times the (already high) daily rate.


I am not sure about Sidcup being in London - I always thought it was in Kent - but I certainly wouldn't start an argument over it.

All I know is that it's covered by PAYG Oysters - and certain Travelcard zones. It's also quite a pleasant (and not too long) journey out to Sidcup. When you get there, you walk down the ramp at the road bridge end of the station - turn right - and Invicta are a few metres along on your right.

I can also add that I've found the people at Invicta a real pleasure to deal with.


As for Jane's Trains (a few doors along from Tooting railway station), I like them as well - however their main stock in trade seems to be secondhand (of which they generally seem to have a good, changing, selection).


I'd agree with other people here - if you are after model shops, central London seems to be very much of a desert. The only other model shop in London that I tend to have much to do with is 4D (just off Leman St.) - but they mainly cater for architectural modelmakers, so they are mainly about raw materials (especially ones that nobody else seems to stock), so unlikely to be what you are looking for.


Regards,

Huw.

 

Yes, I get confused about whether it is London or Kent. Sidcup is listed as in the London Borough of Bexley, but is also said to be in Kent. Eh?

 

I had the same problem when I was young, having moved to London, in Barnet, (from the IOW). But I kept being told we were in Hertfordshire. Apparently it changed sometime in the 60's, but it took a generation to make it stick.


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#29 MRDBLUE17

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 21:55

Hi for Edinburgh you must visit Harburn Hobbies, great selection, well laid out and friendly service.

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