All you need to know!!

Family Business Established in 2008 

Welcome to our website,where we hope you will see many items of interest.

As so much of the current catalogue stock from Hornby and Bachmann is widely available all over the country from the Big Boys or not in stock due to supply issues in China  we feel the need to concentratre on items that are harder to find and so you will see many interesting and rare items here, although in reality we have thousands of other models both new and quality pre-owned waiting to be uploaded to the site which could take a considerable time.

Please Note many of the smaller accessories such as paints , Metcalfe and plastic kits are not listed due to time restraints, they are all just a phone call away if you need anything

If you are hoping to find a particular model and cannot find it here please get in touch via the phone or via e-mail as we may well have it sitting in a box waiting to be put on the site.

A handy tip is keep an eye on the Latest News Page which is down near the bottom of the information column on this home page, as i try and give a brief description of any new stock as and when it comes in, normally three times a week.

Due to Covid 19  and the latest Government restictions   Until further notice the Shop is Closed to any public access see our home page for updates

With Government Guidelines changing locally and weeks in some cases these times may change at short notice so please watch our News Page for any developments, 

Just to clarify if we do go into any form of lockdown again we will still be Open for Mail order for any item in our shop or the Website which can be collected at the door. delivered via Royal Mail or i will personally delivery to your door if you live locally,  just ring if you need any assistance.  


Please note if you are travelling a long distance i urge you to call ahead just to make sure we are open as usual 

Any item you see on the following pages physically exist and are available to buy live right now! The whats new items mentioned above are not yet live on the website and are in the shop until i get around to uploading them. I monitor the site each day and remove any item we have sold so it is always upto date unlike many other websites. Generally unless i mention in the description we will only have 1 item of any particular model for sale as they or most of them are long obsolete, collectable and hard to find.

I try and give an honest detailed description of each models condition. All models are tested and serviced if needed prior to despatch.  If you are in any doubt just e-mail or give me a call for more information or further photographs.

If you want to inspect any item in person prior to purchase please contact us 24hrs in advance as the website stock is not kept at the shop due to storage issues. 

Condition codes i always try and code the stock honestly. If i say an item is say 3/ 10 it will be very poor and in need of major restoration. a 6/10 model will generally be fine  with a few minor handling marks which will be mentioned in the description. A 9/10 is really as brand new and untouched or unused, you will not find a better example. its pretty rare i grade a 10/10 unless the model has never even been removed from its original packaging as it came form the factory. If you are ever in doubt just give me a shout. All model are sold with a full  No Quibble money back guarantee.

Payment for any items on the site are directly via Paypal  but we do have full credit card facilities at the shop so if you see an item of interest please give us a call  on 0161 772 0103 and we will process the credit. debit card payment at the shop over the phone. Alteratively we are happy to be paid by cheque payable to "The Locoshed " dont forget to add P&P fees or send cash securely.  

The Locoshed is North Manchesters friendly modellers and collectors centre. We are authorised dealers for Hornby, Bachmann, Farish, Dapol, Heljan, Peco, Gaugemaster, Metcalfe , Airfix, Javis, Humbrol Paints , Railmatch Paints , Slaters Plasticard, Oxford Diecast , EFE Buses,  and many others. We offer a full service DCC fitting and advice and repairs facility to all manner of model railway items in O , OO, TT and N gauge.

The Locoshed Model shop is now in its 12th year and we are still going strong despite many doom mongers. The introduction of DCC (Digital Command Control) has brought many ex modellers back into the hobby and we still get a good footfall of our analogue customers.Thank you all very much!! 

We keep the shop interesting by re-investing our turnover at every opportunity, with  stock changing weekly,

We offer  good old fashioned courtious service and by treating customers from all backgrounds with respect ,we also like a laugh .

This is a model shop that stocks  Model Railways, Aircraft and Transport related collectables of all descriptions both new and pre-owned. We always have something unusual in stock at competative prices.

We Buy sell and take part exchanges and are happy to swap against  any item. The shop has a Friendly, welcoming atmosphere and children are most welcome.

We are situated 500yds JCT 17 of the M60. 200yds from Besses Metro station, First Bus Express service from Manchester Piccadilly gardens to Bury Service No  135/137  pass the door every 10mins during normal shop hours. We have free on-site parking for 4 cars and at the side road infront of the shop, this can sometimes be busy when the other shops near us are open. Alternative parking also in adjacent side street Derby Road 50yds away.

If you need help with any modelling issue advice is free 

If its DCC advise you need or help with repairs to any of your models no matter how old get in touch.

We have Chris Smith is an Ex train driver who has a fond interest in the older and unusual stock such as Tri-ang, Hornby Dublo,Trix and kitbuilt, he certainly knows his stuff and loves to mend engines as he says especially the older ones that parts are still available for. Call him for a  chat via the shop on Thursdays on 0161 772 0103 after 10am or on 07886 359417. He will be glad to assist. Chris is a first rate railway historian ask him any question and you will get a vey thorough answer, he knows everything it seems!!. even i learn something new every week

We also have a superbly knowledgable DCC fitter and repair man Tony or as Mr T as he has become fondly known by all the regulars and he  knows his onions!! He has fitted numerous de-coders to all manner of locos plug and play or hardwire, he also has a very good knowledge of DCC layout operation and advice is free. We can arrange home visits to assist with layout construction and wiring if required. Give him a box of bits and some tools and he's happy! Tel 07413 583769 for a chat

Mr T likes the later Hornby / Bachmann models and is happy to service and repair any item. It it is not worth fixing we will tell you then its your call! If we we cannot fix it and its very rare as we don't like being beaten there is no charge for his services.

Gordon Holmes is our N Gauge reapir Guy and is a smashing fellow. very knowledgable and highly skilled to work on these tiny models , he does gerneral repairs to all British outline Models , some continental makes are very hard to source parts but he will have a go and he does N gauge DCC fitting and hard wiring jobs and aslo layout construction and wiring help

Thanks for reading all this info but now you know all about us.


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