This week, and today in particular, is a special occasion for our friends Steve and Martin at Model Railway Solutions. For those who’ve never come across them, MRS are manufacturers of custom-built model railways and base-boards. They also offer a variety of services such as repairs, DCC fitting, high quality custom re-paints and weathering, layout wiring and computer control programming, to name a few.
To expand their already diverse services, today they have opened their own model railway shop.
The shop, which is the front piece to their workshops, has been renovated, fitted out, lit and opened in just four weeks.
They still have more stock to display as it all arrives from the manufacturers but already they have a great selection of stuff. And, as a US N scaler I’m pleased to see ‘Kato corner’ in the shop with a selection of the fantastic Kato Unitrack on offer.
The spacious layout of the store includes a test track which, when finished, will have running facilities for all the main gauges running on DC, DCC and computer control. Also a special feature is planned for the test track which Steve is keeping as a surprise.
All the major brands will be stocked for British trains in the main scales, as well as several brands of European and US rolling stock.
Woodland Scenics products will have their own display unit with much of their extensive range of scenic material, accents and details.
Digitrax and Colbolt are two of the major DCC brands they carry, with many others available.
MRS also have lots of their own products, such as their self adhesive cork underlay, tools, wires, plugs, switches, point motor mounts, throttle holders and control panels.
Throughout the shop you will find everything you need to build your railway empire.
And if they haven’t got what you need in stock, just ask and they can order it in. The shop is located at Unit 1, 10-12 Alder Hills, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4AL.
For those of you who can’t pop in to the shop there will be a website with everything on which is due to go online soon. But for now, they can be reached via telephone on 01202 798068 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MRS’ baseboard website is www.modelrailwaysolutions.co.uk which will become the shop website when it goes live.
It’s always good news when a new model railway store opens, and we wish them all the best with their exciting venture.