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MPB Model Supplies

Model Railway Shop based in Droitwich Spa near Worcester

If you need help or advice for a model railway or garden railway, then you are in the right place.

MPB Model Supplies provides a wide range of model railway supplies online and in store including: Model locomotives, Coaches, Wagons, Train Sets, PECO Track, Model railway scenery, DCC and Analogue Railway Controllers.

You can browse our online railway store using the buttons at the top of the page, or use the categories listed below.

Click on the images below to browse the products in our online model shop

If you are interested in Narrow Gauge railways we have items for OO9 Gauge railway layouts and radio control live steam garden layouts too.

Standard gauge railway items are in stock for OO Gauge and O Gauge model Railways, with a small selection of N gauge track, along with scenery items. We can order N gauge items from Graham Farish and Dapol.

You are welcome to visit our model railway shop in person, or contact us by phone or email. Our experienced friendly staff have been railway modellers and steam enthusiasts for more than 40 years.

Click here for opening hours and directions   Click here for T&C's, and postage rates

If we have not got what you need in stock we can usually order it for you.

Order online

Our model railway shop website shows detailed information about each item we sell. This includes the current stock level and availability. You can securely place your order and pay for your items. Depending on the size of your order you will be offered free shipping at the checkout.

Click and Collect

Use our website as if you were shopping online and at the checkout click on the "Click and Collect" option. We will tell you when you can collect your order from our model shop in Droitwich

Visit us in person

You are welcome to visit our model shop in Droitwich at 10 St Andrews Street, WR9 8DY. Until Covid 19 is fully under control we ask that you follow social distancing rules and wear a mask.

Our model railway shop in Droitwich Spa is within easy reach of Redditch, Bromsgrove, Malvern, and Worcester.

Returns Policy

  • Unwanted items can be returned if unopened and undamaged within 14 days together with your receipt or web order number
  • Orders damaged on receipt need to be photographed so we can claim off the delivery contractor. Please contact us to arrange a returns number
  • Failure under warranty: Please contact us to arrange a returns number

Delivery Costs and Policy

  • Postage and Packing for Website orders is displayed in your shopping basket before placing your order.
  • Pre-Ordering Roundhouse locomotives online or in-store the carriage is free of charge.
  • Next day delivery on small parcels may be available you order before 3pm.
  • Delivery on items over 2kg or £500 can be sent via UPS for £14.95. UPS deliveries for next day need to be scheduled by 10am.
  • We can send small parcels under £50 by Standard Royal Mail 1st class signed for delivery. 1st class delivery is taking 2 to 3 days minimum to reach customers and costs £3.95
  • Postage is calculated based on the weight and value of your order
  • Free postage is shown on your shopping cart when your order meets the value and postage criteria

Frequently asked questions

How much does a model train cost?
A modern train does not have a locomotive as the train includes engines and drivers cabs at either end. These models cost between £100 and £300.

Older trains were comprised of a locomotive and coaches or wagons. Model locomotives start from £100, Model coaches start from £30, and wagons from £20.

For a train of 1 locomotive and 3 coaches you could spend between £160 and £400

How much does it cost to start a model railway?
The best value way to start a model railway would be to buy a model railway set. Sets come with a train, the track it runs on, and the model railway controller.

The cost of a set starts from £130.

You can run the train set on a table but I suggest getting a wooden board to mount the track onto.

With a wooden board to put the track onto you can start your model railway for £200.

How do I get started with a model train hobby?

We have some excellent DVD's that show you how to start. They cover how to

  • design your track
  • build your baseboard
  • lay your track
  • choose a controller
  • connect the tracks
  • add buildings and scenery
  • add detail finishes

A model railway can be as simple or as complex as you want. Your model railway can grow with you so it is never really finished.

My advice is to start by

  • Decide whether you want to model a real location or a fictional one
  • Choose what kinds of trains you want to run
  • Have a look at other peoples model railways for inspiration
  • Work out where you can have your model and what space you can use
  • Use a track plan from Hornby or PECO if you are unsure where to start, or make your own.
  • Build the baseboard and draw out your design full size to make sure it will fit
  • Lay the track out loosely and temporarily connect the controller to run a test train
  • Cut holes for point motors if required and holes for any wires
  • Fix the track in place with track pins
  • connect the electrics and test everything works as expected.

Once you have reached this stage you can move on to buildings, signals, and scenery.

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