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  1. Hornby now stating that they will continue to supply retailers wherever possible. That's great news for our customers with back orders. We are also fully stocked up with Metcalfe Kits thanks to their brilliant service. Thank you Nick !
  2. Bachmann just put a statement out saying they will try to continue supply whilst possible. Thats some good news. Les
  3. Due to the current situation we have now reduced our " opening " hours. We are working between the hours of 9.00am and 3.30pm Monday - Saturday. Orders can be placed by phone 01282 601488 email - [email protected] our ebay shop or through our website themodeltraincentre.com As we are within a part of Clarks Hardware, the hardware shop is still open so orders can be collected. We have safety precautions in place. Thanks for all your help. Les
  4. Hi everyone, Les here from the Model Train Centre in Nelson. As we are a part of Clarks Hardware, the shop is still open to customers buying essential goods such as Calor gas, keys & locks etc. The Model Train Centre is still trading by mail order ( ring 01282 601488 ) either delivered or collection, our ebay shop, or through our website ;- themodeltraincentre.com Both myself ( les ) and Anthony are here to help with any queries and packing / deliveries for as long as the post office remain open. If you want to contact ourselves by email the address is ;
  5. Hi Benno, The model shop I first remember as a child was Webster's in Burnley. I think it was on Cannon St, which is no longer there. I used to go into the shop with my sister & mother on a Saturday morning. That store may probably be the reason I opened The Model Train Centre in Nelson. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Les ( The model train centre )
  6. The name of the shop in Nelson is The Model Train Centre. It's above Clarks Hardware on Every Street. It is doing nicely so far, with a lot more planned for the future.
  7. Thanks Nick, I will keep my eyes peeled tomorrow night to see if they return and try to get their names & numbers. As said above, a really unusual sound. I actually thought it was a helicopter hovering above the house.
  8. Quite an interesting and unusual sight passing my house last night and tonight at 7.45pm. Two class 50 ' Hoover's' pulling a rake of coal wagons. Didn't get thier numbers ( I thought one was 50190, but that doesn't exist) but had DC frieght with a grey livery. The sound is the most unusual sound I have heard from a loco.
  9. Just a quick message to announce that we have added the DCC Concept's brilliant range of products to our portfolio of track accessories.
  10. Hi all, I can't believe it was early May when I made that first post to announce our intention to open a new model railway shop. Well, we are more or less finally there. A few little glitches along the way, but that was to be expected. Now open and ready to steam. No website yet ( one of the glitches) but ready to greet customers, browsers & the curious. Address is ;- The Model Train Centre at Clarks Hardware, Every Street, Nelson, BB97LS.
  11. Hi everyone, My first post on here. I'm Les, the owner of Clarks Hardware in Nelson, Lancs. I would like to use this opportunity to inform members of the forthcoming opening of our new train department within the existing shop. We are almost there. Stock is arriving daily,the paint is drying, coffee machine due to be plugged in etc. I will give an update on the actual day asap. In the meantime we are looking for additional staff, either full or part time. Email address for anyone interested is :[email protected] Thanks Les.
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