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#1 Captain Kernow

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:11

I had to make a site visit to Taunton today, to inspect some infrastructure with a colleague. This was done and a plan of action agreed upon.

Then, suddenly, I found myself walking down the slope from the station, and a mere 100 yards away or so was the new premises of Mikron Model Railways, just moved up to Taunton from Crewkerne.

Although the proprietors hadn't yet completed putting all the stock out and fitting the shop out, they were open for business and very friendly and welcoming when I went in. They look to be building up a good stock of all the main brands and particularly seemed to have a good stock of Skaledale. I bought a couple of wagons and will definitely look in each time I'm in Taunton.

Definitely worth a visit (and they do mail order too!).

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#2 Captain Kernow

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 13:33

which slope is that then? the Upside or Down where the taxi people tout for business?

Go down the Downside slope, away from where the taxis congregate and walk towards the town centre - you'll see the shop right in front of you on the left hand side of the road - can't miss it.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 12:34

I purchased a few items from their eBay store a few weeks ago. Very friendly on the phone and more than reasonable postage!

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 04:46

HI
I went to the WSR Gala last weekend and saw the chap in the shop sorting out his stock for the new shop,next time i go to the WSR ,i will be paying a call .
wishing him the best of luck with the new shop,and it only 2 mins from the station!
Darren

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 10:38

[font="Tahoma"]I also bought a few items recently from their ebay shop, fast friendly service, excellent postage charges also. Communication was excellent kept me informed at every stage of the process :D

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 11:07

Mmm, are they open Sundays?, or encouraged to for one day, then it would be possible to 'kill 2 birds with one stone' as it were, next April.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 08:35

Cheers for the simple to follow direction captain :) Ill have a look at the place on my next visit to SWAG Land....Taunton is my usual Smoking Break Location ...


I've bought from them via ebay too. Highly recommended. None of this ??3.50 minimum postage nonsense for a couple of tiny items. wish i was closer to the shop.

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 10:12

They are not open on Sundays acording to there web site.


But if there was enough interest, and encouragement, would they open on the 25th April ?? (Taunton SWAG day)

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Posted 25 October 2009 - 23:54

I will be in Taunton this week so I will try to pop in and ask them about 25th April.

Geoff Endacott

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 10:25

Its been a while since I was last in Taunton - what about the other model shops in the town? Are they still open?

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:51

Thats a shame, grahamsrailways had just opened up before I left, but it looked ok, if the paint scheme was a little garish!

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Posted 27 October 2009 - 16:49

Only time we get a job to Taunton with a decent stopover is 2200-2245Posted Image

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 21:21

hello all,
i recently got a job there, and despite a large amount of stock being out on the shevles there is plenty more stock that is unopened until we find space to put it out! Grahams Railways was unsuccessful in taunton becuase i hear he was always out of stock. Mike is willing to stock items for the more specialist modeller as well and is planning to open links with C and L, and Carrs to help give more selction.
Thanks , and we are always willing to stock customer requests. (BTW, we also have a repairs and spares service)
Jon
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Posted 01 January 2013 - 14:46

I can thoroughly recommend Mikron Model Railways in Taunton. No connection other than as a satisfied customer.
 
I have been purchasing from them for over 3 years now and absolutely love visiting the shop to look at all the tempting goodies on display!
 
The welcome is always warm, they have a huge range of stock* at prices competitive with the internet 'box-shifters', the staff are really knowledgeable about all things railway and when I buy something from them I'm confident of personal after-sales service.
 
* I model in OO gauge so am familiar with what they have for that, but they also seem to have plenty of N gauge and smaller/larger scale stuff too as well as all the scenery/electrics/paints etc.
 
Having a local railway model shop which I can pop into (free parking right outside, available often even on the busiest of days in Taunton I might add!) and get supplies and advice is worth it's weight in gold, so I would encourage other Somerset modellers who haven't done so to check them out and give them your support.
 
Oh yes, and they have a nice small layout (Dawlish'esque) to watch trains go by on!
 
David








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