Can anyone think of a decent model shop within a 20 mile radius of the centre of Stoke? City Centre Models in Hanley has gone, Bagnalls in Stafford went years ago, apart from T'internet any suggestions? Hannants would be a reasonable option if speed was not an issue but if its paint you want, and only paint, mail order seems to be a problem these days as Hannants can't post paint on its own - must be with a kit. Last time I needed paint I had to order an Airfix Tucano (not a huge issue as I didn't have one before!). Thanks Simon
I contacted this chap and it turns out that he is the secretary of the Staffordshire Moorlands Models club, not a shop! That still leaves Stoke-on-Trent without a single model shop. I recently contacted Humbrol to see who held their range. There are 2 retailers who buy directly - ie not through a wholesaler - and one is in Congleton and the other is in Stafford (the Co-op), both of whom do indeed have the full range - but Stafford Co-op tell me they are still waiting for a delivery from Airfix.
There seems to be a retail oportunity here, but then if you can't get the kits, you can't sell much!
Unless of course,someone knows differently............
There is (or was) a Morlands Models in Newcastle-under-Lyme. I've recently been told by Stafford Branch members that it's also closing down, though.
I'm also aware of a company called Sundowners in the same area but I know nothing about them (just seen a vehicle with Sundowner Models a while back). There are also a number of shops specialising in RC stuff...
A new shop has opened in Stafford in the last few weeks. Understandably, it's not strictly a LMS - the proprieter has an interest in model rocketry but the shop sells toys and plastic kits as well. This is a new business and he's still finding his way. If you want to find HIM, the shop is in Marston Road.
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Correct, LMS is online only - don't even think about it!
Luckily we have E-Models as well. They hope to be properly retail by June but I can pick up orders from their new premises and aviod postage now - thats the theory anyway. I have an order in this minute and expect to get a call this week to tell me when the order is available but you have to pay up front, ie order through the website first.
I suggest we keep this facility a bit quiet for the time being in case droves of modellers visiting their premises before June causes them problems - we don't want to kill the golden goose!
I would suggest you ask them each time you want to order to see if its possible to pick up an order from their premises. They're a nice bunch and I'm sure they would accomodate a resaonable request, but, as I said, we don't know what restrictions they may be operating under.
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