About our company
John Tennent had been selling trains for the best part of 50 years, firstly from his Pharmacy Shop in the centre of Halesowen and then from the current premises for the last twenty years or so. However, John decided that he wanted to retire from the day-to-day running of the business but was also just as keen for it to continue in the same manner. We decided that we, too, wanted the same thing and set up the our business to do just that.
The unique character of the shop is focused on providing the unusual items that are vital for scratch-builders as well as providing the mainstream proprietary ready-to-run products from all the leading manufacturers in all of the popular gauges from N to G, in British, Continental and American outline.
With so much more to the shop than what is online, we are always worth a visit when you are passing!
We have introduced this strapline as a kind of mission declaration rather than a mission statement because, as those of you who have visited the shop will know, the shop is packed with lots of little things that have been forgotten by most of the modern model shops and represent the essence of the kind of shop that we are, a little something for everyone. Whether it is transfers, loco firebox doors, wheels, chimneys or countless other things, there is always a chance that you will find what you are looking in the shop so if you don't see it online then call the shop and ask.
Since taking over the reigns we have managed to retain all of the very knowledgeable and helpful volunteer staff, who have continued to offer their help and advice to anyone who needs it whether you are a beginner or a fellow seasoned modeler. The shop continues to act as a meeting place for the swapping of ideas and advice and will continue to do so under our stewardship. So whatever it is that you may be looking for you stand a good chance of finding it in the shop, or something else that you didn't expect to find whilst looking!
We have opened the business up to the online trade now as well and with much of the stock online, the shop is now 'open' 24/7, ready to serve you whenever you may need it.
The bricks-and-mortar shop is now open 6 days a week, 11am - 5pm from Monday to Saturday and we look forward to welcoming you to the shop.