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Technology and your Model Railway

The intersection of technology and the model railway hobby has brought about a transformative evolution, enhancing the overall experience for enthusiasts. Traditional model railways were manually operated, relying on analog controls and limited functionalities. However, in the contemporary landscape, technology has woven a tapestry of innovations into this beloved pastime, offering model railway enthusiasts a plethora of options to elevate their setups...Read More

Educational Aspects of Building a Model Railway Layout

Building a model railway layout offers a unique and engaging educational experience that goes beyond simple recreation. This hands-on hobby provides a wide range of educational benefits, making it an excellent platform for learning and skill development for enthusiasts of all ages....Read More

Landscaping your Model Railway Layout

Landscaping a model railway layout is a captivating and rewarding aspect of the hobby, allowing enthusiasts to create realistic and visually stunning miniature worlds. The process involves carefully planning, designing, and implementing various elements to mimic the natural beauty of landscapes on a reduced scale...Read More

Thoughts on Planning a Model Railway

Planning a model railway is a fascinating and intricate process that requires a delicate balance of creativity, engineering, and attention to detail. The journey begins with a vision, a concept that sets the tone for the entire layout. Model railway enthusiasts often draw inspiration from real-world landscapes, historical periods, or even their own imaginations...Read More

Outside Sign is no more

After many years of dedicated service, the free-standing 'Open' sign which has stood guard of the shop has now been retired. For many, it was a visual sign that the shop was open for business but gradually over the years it has fallen into disrepair and has now become unusable. It has been replaced by an illuminated window sign which now shows when we are open and not.

Deciding on a Theme for my Model Railway

Building a model railway is a fascinating and creative endeavour that allows hobbyists to craft intricate miniature worlds on a tabletop. Selecting a theme for your model railway can be a critical decision, as it sets the stage for the entire layout and influences the design, scenery, and overall ambiance. Whether you're a seasoned model railway enthusiast or a beginner looking to embark on this captivating journey, here are ten diverse and inspiring themes to consider when planning your miniature railway empire....Read More

Why Build a Model Railway?

Model railways offer a unique and fulfilling hobby that brings joy to enthusiasts of all ages. One of the primary benefits lies in the opportunity for creativity and craftsmanship. Building and designing a model railway layout allows individuals to unleash their artistic flair, from constructing intricate landscapes to detailing miniature structures. This hands-on engagement fosters a sense of accomplishment as enthusiasts see their vision come to life, often improving their problem-solving skills and attention to detail....Read More

Jigsaw Puzzles Now Available on Tennents Trains Website

In an exciting move to enhance the customer experience, Tennents Trains are thrilled to announce the introduction of a new product category on its website—jigsaw puzzles. As a long established provider of high-quality model trains and accessories, Tennents Trains continues to expand its offerings, catering to the diverse interests of its loyal customer base....Read More

Failed Payments

With many customers being very unfamiliar with the new 3D Secure rules on online payments and the new 2-step authentication that is sometimes necessary to confirm an online payment, it can often lead to failed payments occurring. In the unfortunate event of a failed payment, please read this blog entry for instructions on how to try to pay again for your order.

Reward Points

Reward Points are our Online Customer Loyalty Scheme and they are earned each time you order online and can be spent on your next order or saved for something more special. Reward Points are earned at the rate of 1 Reward Point per £1 spent and are allocated upon full despatch of your order and this includes all Click 'n' Collect orders as well! You can also earned extra Reward Points simply by creating an Account (100 points) and by reviewing a product (50 points) after you have purchased it. All products online show how many Reward Points will be earned from their purchase and the total is also shown on your order once complete. Your Reward Points total can be checked on your Account Page by visiting the Reward Points tab and they are redeemed at Checkout at the rate of 1 Reward Point = 1p, thus giving you a 1% rebate on your previous business, a way for us to say Thank You and show that we appreciate your business and custom.

Hornby Announcement

Tennents Trains Hornby Announcement:  We are no longer allowed to sell the Hornby brand of products and this will take effect immediately. Our efforts throughout 2019 to supply Hornby models and other model railway accessories at reasonable and competitive prices have been ended because we have refused to comply with their requirement to sell at a maximum 10% discount on all new releases. We believe that this step Hornby have taken is to the deteriment of both the consumer, who have seen a hidden 5% price rise needlessly added to the already expensive model, and the retailer, whose cashflow can be seriously affected by any delay to the purchase of new models with customers increasingly waiting for the price to drop...Read More
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