National CoVid Lockdown
The shop door will be open this week:
Monday 12th April to Saturday 17th April: 10.00 to 16.30
Normal hours resume thereafter:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 to 16.30
Until further notice, social distancing rules continue to apply. Please look at the notice at the top of the stairs, and if it asks you to wait, please call up the stairs, and we will invite you in when it is safe to do so.
We ask that you continue to give your business to us, to allow us to emerge from this crisis in a financially viable position.
[Updated April 11th 2021
NEW ARRIVALS: HELJAN CLASS 25 DIESEL and CLASS 86 ELECTRIC
The ‘OO’ scale Class 25 diesels, from Heljan, are now in stock, and the Class 86/0 electrics are due to arrive by the end of April.
Both prototypes worked extensively in the Carlisle area, and as a result, we expect both models to prove very popular.
RAPIDO TRAINS UK CLASS 28 Co-Bo IN ‘N’ GAUGE
Due for release in 2022, this model is highly relevant to the Carlisle area, and we will only get one batch from Rapido – once we sell out, that will be it. If you want one (or more), it is important for you to get an advance order in to us, so we can factor in your requirements in our order to Rapido.
Our price is £108.00 for the normal version and £198.00 for the DCC Sound fitted version. Online orders can be placed by clicking on this link
SCOTRAIL MARK 3 COACHES in ‘N’ GAUGE – SPECIAL EDITION
After repeated requests, we are re-running our Special Commission that we did with Dapol in 2014 of the ScotRail liveried Mark 3 coaches.
These are the perfect match for the forthcoming Graham Farish Mark 2F DBSO, and previously released ScotRail Class 47/7.
The 4-Coach pack is £107.50, plus £4.50 postage (if applicable). Expected release date is around May 2021.
Reservations are now being taken, and can be e-mailed to us at email@example.com , phoned to the shop during opening hours, or through our online shop [Click on this link], but please choose ‘Advance payment’ during the checkout procedure.
NEW LIMITED EDITION ‘O’ GAUGE WAGON
Commissioned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the local Gauge O Guild group, this is a limited edition of 50 wagons, of which around 20 are available through us.
Price is £49.95, plus £4.50 postage (if applicable)
C&M Models are delighted to have been appointed as a stockist for this new manufacturer with their excellent models. Initially, we have available their ‘HUO’ 24.5T Coal Hoppers in both ‘O’ and ‘OO’ scales, and the ‘PCA’ and ‘PCV’ Cement wagons in ‘OO’ scale.
Also in stock are the ‘PFA’ coal container wagon packs, in Cawoods, British Fuels and British Gypsum liveries. The half-height nuclear waste containers are almost sold out as this is written.
We are also taking advance orders for their ‘OO’ scale models of the ‘JSA’ bogie steel coil carriers. Click this link for further details.
Also, Accurascale have just announced a new high-specification models of the Class 37 diesel which is due for release towards the end of 2020. The model will cover the 37/0 in BR green and blue liveries, as well as the Class 37/6 in DRS and Rail Operations Group colours. There are also a number of Scottish based 37s planned. Click on this link for further details
LATEST ARRIVALS FROM REVOLUTION TRAINS
Newly released are the ‘OO’ type ‘MMA/JNA’ 4-Axle Gondola Open Wagons. We have the ERMEWA grey and ERMEWA/Tarmac grey still available.
THE ‘LOGS’ ARE COMING TO CARLISLE!
Revolution Trains have announced their intention to produce the Touax owned bogie log carrying wagons used on the Carlisle – Chirk Kronospan log carrying train. Initially in ‘OO’, and then later in ‘N’.
Four different 2-wagon packs have been announced, all in the same livery, and the price is expected to be around £90-£95 for each twin pack.
The original ‘Cargowaggon’ and Norsk Hydro vans, that provided the chassis for the log wagons are also being produced.
Revolution Trains have announced that the ‘IPA’ car-carrying wagons that they are producing in ‘N’ gauge, are now to be produced in ‘OO’ scale.
We are taking expressions of interest in these wagons. Once final details of what models are being produced are known, we will contact you to finalise orders.
Please phone, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
We are a leading stockist within the UK for this Italian manufacturer of ‘HO’ models. Their range covers locomotives, coaches and wagons from many European countries. We have a good stock of their items, and can also accept pre-orders on future releases.
We are carrying ever greater stocks as these Hornby International ranges to continue to expand. We have a number of items on our online shop, but we also welcome any advance orders for items which may not be listed. If in doubt, then please contact us.
One of the highlights for autumn 2020 release are the coaches for the luxury “Venice-Simplon-Orient Express” which appears on the rails of mahy countries. Advance ordering is recommended as we expect these coaches to be very popular.
2021 Announcement is due to be made in the first week of January. We are taking pre-orders on all items due for release during the year. Please note that some of the items are very limited in quantity, and advance ordering is recommended
EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION WAGONS (‘OO’ SCALE)
Following on from the success of our Carr & Co. biscuit manufacturers van, we have commissioned a further van from the same group of companies. Only the pristine version is still in stock. Price is £13.75 for the unweathered van, £14.75 for the weathered version.
Orders can be placed online – (click on this text to go to the relevant section of our online shop), or over the phone, or in the shop.
Our 2018 exclusive edition is the “Keswick Co-operative Society Limited” 7-plank open wagon. With acknowledgement to the Cumbria Railways Association for providing the photograph of the prototype, this wagon is very much associated with the heart of the Lake District.
Price is £14.60, plus postage if applicable, Orders can be placed online
(click on this text to go to the relevant section of our online shop), or over the phone, or in the shop.
Our latest exclusive wagon, from autumn 2019, is this 7-plank wagon from the Carlisle-based coal merchants, James McKay.
The price per wagon is £12.50, plus postage, if applicable.
LS Models 10052: SNCF BB22400TTU Electrics Twin Pack
These locomotives were used on the first freights that passed through the Channel Tunnel after it opened, working as far as Dollands Moor, before the Class 92s were available. LS Models produce excellent, detailed models and these would be something very different for your British-based layout. We also have a set available fitted with DCC Sound