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Saturday  2nd July 2022

General News 

The ELR East Lancashire Railway Summer Diesel Event 

Thursday 30th June – Saturday 2nd July 2022

We are very pleased to also be in attendance with our trade stall on the platform on the Friday and Saturday Only at this super event which attracts enthusiasts from all corners of the UK, There will be the usual home fleet in operation including the Class 40 D345 running and some visiting traction from LSL of Crewe with at least a pair of Class 20s and possibly a few surprises to boot, BRCW Class 26007 and Class 37703  PLUS ANOTHER? from what i have heard a Class 60 from DCR and a Class 68 from Trans Pennine  all of which will be used on their intensive service over the 3 days,and subject to availability, 
Please check with the ELR  re confirmed traction.  
PLEASE NOTE. NO SUNDAY DIESEL TRAINS or is there?
Please visit the ELR Website for full details and Fares/ Timetables etc                   www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/events-activities.          or      elrdiesel.info/events.php
PLEASE NOTE OUR HIGH STREET SHOP JUST 4 MILES AWAY WILL ALSO BE OPEN AS USUAL 
 

Bachmann Farish 

Its been a very long wait but finally this week we have seen a delivery of New N gauge Farish stock,

just landed Class 08 Shunter in BR Bue, all other colours due early next week now!

including all DCC sound variants.

Class 108 in Green with speed whiskers £199

Class 108 in BR Blue and Grey with DCC Sound £289

Class 37s West Coast Maroon

BR Engineers Dutch Grey and yellow

BR Green with small yellow panel all in stock now 

ACCURASCALE

Just a Note re The Accurascale Class 55 Deltics, although we are an Accurascale Stockist sadly we were not able to sell the Deltics as its Accurascale’s first Model Locomotive  so as far as i know they are all being sold in house so to speak. Apart from a few select traders such as Rails it seems. No doubt due to their popularity the situation will change when the next batch are produced next year, so if you want one, its direct to Accurascale i am afraid. just like i have had to do!   Web based Only not easy to get hold of on the phone for any of our None PC happy customers.  Sorry!

At last the Accurascale HAA MGR Hoppers are in stock now.
 
Another New release arrived yesterday from Hornby and its the New Fowler Class 4F in LMS Livery R30221 as seen in the New Railway Children Film soon to be released, and comes in a very smart picture box .      Our Price is £125.00. RRP is £139
 

The Hornby Mk3 Sleepers are in Stock now , in BR Blue and Grey / Inter-City Swallow livery and Caledonian Sleeper green all looking very smart at £43.50 e 

Also new in today the  Hornby Railroad triple wagon freight packs, an ideal gift for any Model Railway fan.

 More New Hornby wagons now in stock the 3 packs of the very popular  MHA Coalfish low sided ribbed spoil wagons in EWS. R60158 / 160

Hornby New Arrivals now in stock are the long awaited triple packs of MGR Hoppers tops code HAA or HEA  in Railfreight red stripe, coal sector and EWS livery all at £79.50  Each and these wont be around for long.

Even more new wagons now in stock including the 3 packs of R60158 / 162   MHA  Coalfish ribbed EWS Wagons and the R60132 Tri-ang Pedigree toys Conflat

 
 
 
 

Another day out in Crewe in July

 

Big Train News  DRS Direct Rail Services have announced after years of waiting due to Covid 19 they will be holding their Depot Open Day all in aid of charity at their Crewe Gresty Bridge depot in Crewe on Saturday the 16th July 2022.   10am. – 4pm

That will be a superb day out for any enthusiasts into the real Modern image locomotives or models as there tends be be loads of stalls selling all manner of Model Railway equipment , books, photographs and all manner of transport related collectables.

We will be in attendance with our mobile shop trade stall, selling all manner of New and Pre-owned goodies on our 18ft stall.

PLEASE NOTE   this is an all ticket event which requires pre booking, No pay on the day allowed.  The first tranch of tickets sold out within days, due to its popularity DRS are selling a second batch of Tickets available from 1pm-4pm Only  at £5 each again these need to be booked directly via the DRS website.www.directrailservices.com/product/open-day-ticket-1pm-entry/

Be very quick if you want to get into this super event.   There is Plenty of pay and Display parking at Crewe Alex FC just a few mins walk down the road.

DRS Crewe Gresty Bridge TMD , Gresty Lance , Crewe Cheshire   CW2 5AA

Pre-Owned News. 

Since the start of the Ukraine conflict and the unfortunate rise in costs for every household for commodities such as food, fuel heating etc it seems, there is no doubt customers are now very conscious about what they can spend now and the sales of big ticket New stock has dropped off quite sharply .

The second hand market still seems very buoyant and we have stocks of Used items  here to suit every budget should you want anything.

The cheaper end of the stock we hold sells via the shop as the time it takes to list every item on our website  its just not possible or viable for us to list say a £4  wagon , but its just a phone call away if you want and cheap locos wagons, buildings, used track  etc which we can post out Monday-Friday.  Or even better pop in and have a rummage!

Pre-owned collections continue to arrive on a regular basis sometimes a few times a week and the sheer volume takes some keeping on top of, some of them go in the shop, some items go straight on here to try and keep a good balance for customers visiting the shop. 

Just this week we have had in the following

Hornby  LNER Mallard, Railroad, and 60022 BR Green Mallard tender drive.

1972 Evening Star in Triang-Hornby Picture Box in super condition.

Streamlined Coronation Class 6220 in Blue 

A Pristine Tri-ang Princess Elisabeth in Late crest Black, the best example i have ever seen!

Set of 3 Super detail Pullman Coaches split from the Bournemouth Belle Train pack 

Set of 4 Bachmann GWR Collett Coaches all unboxed in super condition. 

Thomas and percy unboxed, 

loads of good quality wagons and buildings to name a few.

Over the weekend  we managed to purchase 4 x Bachmann / Hornby DCC Sound Locos , all in great condition all with V4 South West Digital Chips
 sadly unboxed.
Bachmann Class 37 D6707 in Green with V4 Sound and lights  weathered. Very loud ! £230
Bachmann Class 47408 Finsbury Park in Ex Works BR Blue and detailed. V4 Sound superb. £189

Hornby Class 31/0. D5508 in Plain green Ex Works and detailed, looks superb no normal fatigue here V4 sound. £189 

Other items in last week include a Virgin 4 car Pendolino Train pack, plus a Virgin Pendo DCC Train Set with Hornby Select controller  Mint, 4 car Eurostar set, Bachmann 2 car class 158 Trans Pennine Express the original livery of mauve and gold.

Hornby Devon Belle Train pack R2568 with West Country Class Watersmeet and 3 Pullmans,    £269.    plus R4251 additional Pullman add on pack all mint.  £149

Hornby R739 Royal Doulton Plate Presentation pack with GWR King Henry V1 very smart £89

We have had in loads more OO gauge buildings by Metcalfe / Wills etc all well made, also got in a box of old Hornby Skaledale last week.

 
  • Accurascale New Arrivals
  • Brand New release of the long awaited HYA / IIA Hopper wagons are in stock now at our shop or on line.
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  • there are 5 different liveried examples so far , Cemex / Tarmac, GBRf Coal, GBRf Biomass , Nacco are superbly detailed and a very good price compard to some manufacturers.  All £74.95 per twin pack. 
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  • Narrow Gauge 

Out of the blue yesterday landed the newly released Narrow Gauge Peco / Kato 009 Scale  2-4-0 Prince and Princess both in lined out Crimson , absolutely stunning little models at £159.50 each regular performers on the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniogg Railway

We have also just had in a nice collection of 009/HOe models from Lilliput Eggerbahn and Roco , mainly European outline but would look quite at home on any British layout, as they are very similar in design, a number of items of Rolling stock also landed with 10 x short wheel coaches, packs of quarry hoppers, toastrack open coaches and plenty more. 

we also have a very nice layout for sale  9ft x 2ft 4″ with load of detail photos to follow. 

 

Metcalfe Models News

The New and Very First Modern Image Building Kit produced by them PO630  High Rise Flats are in Stock now priced at £16 e Also now in stock is the Modern Retail unit in OO Gauge and N

Dapol

The EMD Class 59s in OO Gauge are due in very soon now,  some of the models will be dcc fitted with a smoke generator and should be a good seller,  the liveries are Silver Foster Yeoman,  sand colored ARC , National Power Blue white and 4ed and the current DB Schenker red

 

Dapol  OO Scale have at long last re released their very popular and reasonably priced OO Gauge  Freightliner Green bogie Hopper Wagon HIA used to carry aggregates a super model and just £29.95 each. , great for any Modern image modellers.

Also re released are the Dapol Network Rail  IQA Stone carriers. similar to a megabox ,and the Twin pack IOA Freightliner Green Wagons  very smart .£59.50 per Twin pack

 
New FREE POSTAGE scheme now available on our website!
 
We have decided to introduce a free postage discount for our customers. No need to enter a coupon code, when you have the met the required shopping cart total the free delivery option will appear.
They are as follows:
  • Spend over £100 and get Royal Mail – 2nd Class signed for.
  • Spend over £200 and get Royal Mail – 1st Class signed for.
  • Spend over £500 and get Royal Mail – Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm.
 

eBay Updates – https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/thelocoshed

Don’t forget to take a look at our eBay shop/Auction site. We have some nice stuff on there at present.

 Weo, used tack etcx

 

Tuesday 5th  April 2022.   

 
General News
 
 Please note –   NOT EVERY ITEM YOU SEE LISTED ON OUR WEBSITE IS  AT THE SHOP , PLEASE CHECK WITH US FIRST BEFORE TRAVELLING 

 If you wish to collect an item at our shop, please ring or email ahead of your visit as some of our online stock is not kept at the shop.

(However, if your visit it unplanned one of our team members will bring the requested item/s over as soon as possible).

If you have visited our high Street Shop you will see we have thousands of models in stock which are not available online.  Just send us a quick e-mail if chasing any harder to find items.  Stock arrives.


 

 

 

 

 

More New Goodies

 
Arrivals from Bachmann include the new re tooled BR Class 20057 in BR Blue now with lights and the Re Tooled Class 47 in Inter-City Swallow livery both landed yesterday.
We aslo had in loads of Woodland scenics , figures, animals and Ballast / Scatters, rock moulds etc 
Graham Farish N Gauge New arrivals. Class 150/1. 2 car DMU in GMPTE livery and in the post 2012 Northern  Purple swirl both will be very popular up here.
 
Now in stock are The New Hornby range of Railroad Class 37s Always very popular, in Network rail with TTs Sound, Colas Rail and ROG Europheonix liveries,  Also en route is R3852 The Newly Re Tooled BR Class 91 Power cars .

 

Now in stock at the shop and going live on the website today  are the new 6 wheel Rolls Royce sentinel Diesels in MSC Manchester Ship Canal Railway Livery and NCB Blue, and also PBA Port of Bristol Authority  both will be very popular in this part of the World.

Dapol N Gauge 

Out of the Blue The Rereleased Class 142 Pacer DMUs are now in stock in a load of liveries including , Provincial Blue , Merseyside yellow, GMPTE Orange and brown  and the Chocolate and Cream Cornish Skipper Livery, all DCC 6 pin  ready , with bi directional lighting, and a super little model.   £129.50 each while stocks last

Dapol

N Gauge Class 156 Super Sprinter in post 2014 Northern Livery is on the way
 

Dapol  OO Scale have at long last re released their very popular and reasonably priced OO Gauge  Freightliner Green bogie Hopper Wagon HIA used to carry aggregates a super model and just £29.95 each. , great for any Modern image modellers.

Also re released are the Dapol Network Rail  IQA Stone carriers. similar to a megabox ,and the Twin pack IOA Freightliner Green Wagons  very smart .£59.50 per Twin pack

 

 
New FREE POSTAGE scheme now available on our website!
 
We have decided to introduce a free postage discount for our customers. No need to enter a coupon code, when you have the met the required shopping cart total the free delivery option will appear.
They are as follows:
  • Spend over £100 and get Royal Mail – 2nd Class signed for.
  • Spend over £200 and get Royal Mail – 1st Class signed for.
  • Spend over £500 and get Royal Mail – Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm.
 

eBay Updates – https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/thelocoshed

Don’t forget to take a look at our eBay shop/Auction site. We have some nice stuff on there at present.

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To any Exhibition managers who may be watching  for  2022 if you have a space available 12ft preferred please get in touch and we will try and accommodate you even at short notice.

Ask anyone we take a vast range to every show in all scales .