Shop Tour – The Model Train Centre

Welcome to The Model Train Centre! We are a local model railway shop situated in Nelson, Lancashire above a traditional hardware shop. We have a fantastic range of products from the big names such as Hornby and Bachmann to the more specialist manufacturers like DCCConcepts and Metcalfe Models. We have a vast range of OO & N gauge models, figures, buildings and scenery as well as humbrol paints, albion alloys and styrene profiles and sheets.

Below is a short video and some images of the shop giving a virtual tour of what we look like.

A still image from our fantastic shop layout, Rushton Brook showing a Jubilee locomotive sat in the hand crafted station getting ready to depart with an eastbound service.

The shop is open to the public from Monday – Saturday 9am – 4pm. We are also an exhibition trader – below are a couple of bits from the Pendle Forest Model Railway Society exhibition at Colne in 2019 showing a scene from the exhibition and our first exhibition stall with Les Brown, the proprietor, at the helm with Andy Marshall of DCCConcepts offering support. We are open to exhibition invites – please email to find out more.

Check out the range we have in store by visiting the shop home page, and earn loyalty points with purchases.

Check out our social media channels too! We’re on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

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If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can do so by email or by giving us a call on 01282601488. There is always someone here onhand to help.

We are also working on many more fantastic and exciting projects. We are currently in the process of restoring an old clock that dates back to when the building opened in the 1890s, and have just obtained some old interior fittings from a BR Mk2 which over the next few months will be used to create a seating area for our customers to unwind and have a friendly chat!