We are a long established Model Railway Shop in Halesowen, West Midlands with excellent connections to M5 Jct.3 & 4.
All the above would not be possible without the enormous support of the volunteers who help to keep the shop running! We thank them very much.
Tennents Trains Picture Gallery
Here we will post images of interest from inside and outside the shop, of model railway features or of the real railway. These images will include Facebook embedded posts for those who are not on Facebook so that you don't miss out on the items of interest that get posted on there, not only by Tennents Trains but also by others.
Here we are showing our complete feeds from our Facebook Page and Twitter Account to enable those who do not have access to those social media sites to see and enjoy what we are posting. We also publish a Blog Page where we talk about subjects of interest that arise in and around the shop or the Model Railway hobby as a whole.
A customer brought in a box and showed us what had happened to his N Gauge coaches after he'd accidentally left them in his car during the heat of the day recently. You can tell from the picture that there is little that can be done with these Graham Farish coaches now except perhaps make a crash scene diorama. It is interesting to note that the two plastics involved, body and chassis, melted at different rates, hence, the major distortion on the one coach which did not separate. Our picture serves as a warning to everyone that it is not just dogs that should not be left in the car in the heat, but whilst transporting your rolling stock around you should lock them in the boot with no direct sunlight else you can see the potential result. Fortunately, in this case, there were only three coaches affected but I know a lot of people do carry far more than that and it could have been far more devastating.
A moment of nostalgia here, if you're over a certain age you may well remember this old Hornby / Yellow Pages advert that broadcast on TV c.1985. Just like 'Townsends', we're here for the little things that make you happy too! Whether it is a signal box, piece of track or a whole train system, at Tennents Trains we have it covered. Give us a call or use this website and try us out today.
Here at Tennents Trains we are always trying to find different ways to show you how to use the obscure items around us to add to our railway to make it more interesting and realistic. Today we show you how we used a Kitmaster C017 Signal Gantry and turned it into an overhead crane down on our scrapyard layout. We had to find something to help lift the heavy bits off the old steamers once they had commenced cutting up didn't we? With plenty of other Kitmaster Kits to consider, we are sure that you will be able to find something in their range to use in an unusual way. Remember, you don't always need to complete a kit in order to use it on your railway.
This picture from our Scrapyard Layout shows that the lads have started to collect together some of the locomotive parts that they have taken off the old steamers. Perhaps they will be having a yard sales in the next couple of days?
Here's our Facebook post from 26th may 2018 explaining that you can really save a few quid when buy from Tennents Trains. Not only do we sell exactly the same new exciting products from the likes of Bachmann, Hornby, Graham Farish and others, but we also match the price but then go that little bit further and offer FREE SHIPPING on UK Orders over £60, giving you that little extra saving when buying from us online.
Here is a sample of the quality second hand products that have come into the shop in recent days. Pop in to take a look for yourself or browse the best of them online here. The locomotive shown is one which has had a sound chip installed giving great sound as well as smooth DCC running.
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This is the Facebook post that was posted by my 'day job' employer when presenting me with my 25-Year Long Service Award in April 2018. It is a job I love and that has enabled me to indulge in my love of Model Railways by buying Tennents Trains back in 2015.
This is a scene from our In-Shop window scrapyard display showing many locomotives waiting to be cut up in the last days of steam.
The display has been built by one of our talented volunteers and is now a permanent resident display so please pop by and have a look at the full display when you are passing. We used many bits and pieces lying around the shop and work benches as well as a few Dapol kit locomotives partly built. It demonstrates what can be done with anything left over and seemingly only fit for the bin.
Bits and pieces piled up against the wall of the yard being kept apart in case the preservationists come knocking on the door looking for a spare part. The image gives rise to ideas for those little areas of the engine shed where a few scattered pieces of 'junk' make the area look really authentic. We don't throw anything away as it may come in useful at some stage in the future.
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