The Bourton Model Railway Exhibition

Model Railway Exhibition

Enter the world of your childhood dreams with some of the finest operating indoor model railway layouts in the country,
covering over 500 feet and featuring:
Unique Vistor Control | Over 40 British and Continental trains
Railway memorabilia | Working fun fair models

Visit our Exhibition page for more information, including exhibition opening times.

Featured Items
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New Tooling Britain’s bomber force at the beginning of the Second World War only consisted of around 300 aircraft and was made up of both light and medium bomber squadrons. The most capable medium bomber of the day was the twin-engined Vickers Wellington, which first flew 1936 and entered RAF service with No.99 Squadron at Mildenhall in October 1938. The production aircraft bore little resemblance…
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Few aircraft in the history of aerial warfare can boast the impact and combat credentials of the Grumman F6F Hellcat, one of the finest fighting machines ever to take to the skies. A product of the already successful Grumman ‘Ironworks’, the company’s design philosophy was only to produce aircraft which were easy to manufacture and maintain and must be reliable in a combat situation. Importantly,…
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Complete ready to run OO Scale Digital train set with track and controller Bachmann's Western Pullman Ultima Digital Sound Set features the iconic 6 car Pullman in its stylish grey and blue livery as it ran on the Western Region from 1967. The Dynamis Ultima DCC system allows you to fully experience the extra dimension that the twin sound decoders bring to this exquisite model. Also included is an…
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Detailed OO Scale Locomotive The Class 37 was constructed by English Electric and was built between 1960 and 1965 for mixed traffic duties. Features: - Length 245mm - Split headcode variant - Appropriately modelled bodysides - Driver figure fitted - Etched nameplates - Accessory bag included - Directional lighting - Interior lighting - Most suited to the 1957-66 period - DCC Sound fitted
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Detailed OO Scale Wagon Features: - Length 182mm - Accessory bag included - Includes realistic wagon load - Most suited to the 1948-56 period
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Although the history of British aviation can boast many famous aeroplanes amongst its ranks, there can be few that were as visually striking as the mighty Phantom FG.1s of the Royal Navy, which operated from the diminutive deck of HMS Ark Royal. In the seconds prior to launch and whilst connected to the ship’s steam catapult, the aircraft’s nose wheel oleo would be extended to its maximum 40 inch…
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At a time when Britain and her Commonwealth were enduring their ‘Darkest Hour’, the nation were in need of inspirational heroes and perhaps nobody answered this call more famously than Douglas Bader. Losing both his legs as a result of a pre-war flying accident, Bader’s determination to re-join the RAF saw him playing a significant role in leading Fighter Command’s defiant resistance against the L…
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The British Churchill infantry tank may have been slightly cumbersome in appearance but was certainly one of the best Allied tanks of WWII. Championed by Winston Churchill, who insisted on the production of a new infantry support tank capable of crossing shell holes and trenches on the battlefield, the Churchill proved to be reliable and resilient, with thick frontal armour which made it imperviou…
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Scale 1:100 Length 190mm Age Suitability 5+
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Scale 1:43 Length 90mm Age Suitability 5+
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Scale 1:76 Length 106mm Age Suitability 5+
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Detailed OO9 Scale Locomotive Class Profile: A trio of 2-6-2T locomotives built for the 1ft 11½in gauge Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in North Devon, joined by a fourth locomotive, Lew, in 1925 and used until the railway closed in 1935. A replica locomotive, Lyd, is based at the Ffestiniog Railway in Wales. Built by: Manning, Wardle of Leeds Number built: 4 Number series: Yeo, Exe & Taw (SR E759-761…
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Ready to Run OO Scale Starter Train Set Complete with Controller. Transformer and Track Resplendent in a Coke® Red livery, this train set for the Adult Collector offers an almost timeless iconic interpretation of the Coca-Cola® brand, representing the logistics involved in bringing Coke®, by rail, from the factory to the doorstep.
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Gauge 00 Length 340mm DCC Type DCC Ready Period Era 11 (2014 +) Operator/Livery Great Western Railway, GWR Green Minimum Curve 2nd Radius + (438mm) Age Suitability 14+ Motor 5 Pole Skew Wound. Loco Drive Set 800 003, DTRBFO 815 003 'Queen Elizabeth II' and DTSO 811 003 'Queen Victoria' Set 800 003 was constructed in Hitachi's Kasado factory in Japan between July and October 2015, before undergoing…
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Gauge 00 DCC Type DCC Ready Period Era 3 (1923 - 1947) Operator/Livery LMS, Crimson Lake Designer Sir William Stanier Minimum Curve 2nd Radius + (438mm) Age Suitability 14+ Motor 5 Pole Skew Wound. Loco Drive The original streamlined shape of the Coronation class arose from tests conducted by the LMS Research Department on Sir William Stanier’s previous development of the Princess Royal class loco…
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Gauge 00 Length 243mm DCC Type DCC Ready Period Era 9 (1996 - 2018) Operator/Livery Virgin Trains, Virgin Red & Blue Designer British Railways Entered Service 1974 Minimum Curve 2nd Radius + (438mm) Age Suitability 14+ Motor 5 Pole Skew Wound. Loco Drive Wheel Configuration Bo-Bo The Class 87 locomotive design resulted from a requirement for a more powerful mixed traffic electrical locomotive by B…
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Complete Ready to Race Scalextric set with 2 wireless Handsets While Ford rule the roost in GTE racing Mercedes are a force to be reckoned with in GT3. This set combines two fantastic liveries along with our superb ARC software, giving you all the excitement of international GT racing at home in your living room! Digital Plug Ready (Digital Plug not included) Easy Change Pick-Ups Magnatraction Sup…
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Complete Ready to Run Digital Scalextric Set Ginetta were a new manufacturer to the LMP rules in 2018 and for 2019 we see them taking to the Scalextric track for the first time also in this superb value ARC Pro two car set. The low and sleek Ginettas are fantastic additions and with the lights and ARC software you can race right through the night! Easy Change Pick-Ups Magnatraction Super-Resistant…
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Scale: 1:32 Age Suitability: 5+ SPECIAL FEATURES DIGITAL PLUG READY EASY CHANGE PICK-UPS HIGH DETAIL MAGNATRACTION WORKING HEADLIGHTS


A world of model railways and traditional toys at Bourton Model Railway shop

Buy model railways, accessories and kits from a host of leading brands

Welcome to our online store! Here at Bourton Model Railway we have an impressive collection of model railways, kits and accessories from only the best manufacturers. Suitable for all train enthusiasts; whether beginning a new hobby or adding to an already much loved model railway, you're sure to find what you're looking for with us.

Escape into a world of miniature replicas of trains from days gone by and build your very own world with our model kits and accessories ranging from coaches, locomotives, wagons, buildings, model railway layouts, scenery, paints, digital controls and specialist Die Cast models.

What makes our collectible Die Cast models?

Produced in the early 20th century, Die Cast models refer to any toy or collectible items produced by using the die casting method. The models are made from metal with plastic, rubber or glass detailing. In the past, the metal that was widely used for cast metal toys was a lead alloy. Mazak (or Zamak) which is an alloy of zinc with small quantities of copper and aluminium is the commonly used metal of choice today. Die Cast toys increased in popularity as collectibles in the 1950's, as their detail and quality improved.

We stock a variety of popular, collectible Die Cast scale models including Britain's Farm 1/32nd scale farm models, Corgi collectible model cars, trucks, planes, and toys, Siku Die cast cars, vehicles and farm models. We also carry W Britain 1:32 scale collectable figures and accessories.

A leading model railway stockist

Bourton Model Railways are a leading model railway stockist to many highly collectible brands such as Corgi, Backmann, Hornby, Scalextric, Fleischmann, Graham Farish, Burago, Airfix, Dapol, Roco and many more.

Why do we love Hornby?

Hornby is by far the leading brand of model railways in the United Kingdom. Dating back to 1901 when founder Frank Hornby received a patent for his Meccano construction toy. In 1920 the first clockwork train was produced, in 1938 Hornby's first 00 gauge train was launched and in the 1980's Hornby Railways became independent. Their products have been highly collectible since the 1940's with the Hornby Railway Collector's Association catering for these Hornby model railway enthusiasts.

We stock a whole range of quality Hornby products including Hornby tracks, British 00 Start Sets, digital controls, locomotives, coaches, wagons, buildings and the much loved Thomas The Tank Engine products.

Corgi: A family favourite

Corgi is the name of a specialist range of Die-Cast models. Producing an assortment of aviation models, trucks, cars, old school collectible items and Toys. Corgi's famous model vehicles capture the imagination of children and adults.

Their products are now highly sought-after in the expanding collectables market with some mint condition Corgi products now fetching hundreds of pounds. Today, the majority of Corgi models are produced as limited editions and often snapped up within weeks of release.

The name Corgi was chosen for three main reasons; it was short and catchy, the Corgi Welsh dog had a strong connection with the Royal Family and the models were produced in Swansea with the first Corgi models appearing in 1956. Corgi's best known model was the James Bond's Aston Martin DB5 first produced in 1965 featuring front-mounted machine guns and an ejector seat. This model won Corgi the UK toy company of the year, and was the toy to have in the mid-sixties.

Bachmann: Born from a love for the American railroads

Bachmann began in 1833 in America by Henry Carlisle who was a manufacturer of products made from horn, ivory and tortoise shell. The business then merged with a German immigrant named Henry G. Bachmann in 1899.

The Kader company began working with the Bachmann company in 1948 with the purpose of making models and toys for export around the world. The first model trains captured the American market in 1952 and continued to prosper until 1984 when Kadar acquired the Bachmann company in its entirety and Bachmann Industries was set up in England during 1989.

The Bachmann group continued to grow and the British 'N' scale manufacturer Graham Farish was purchased by Bachmann Europe plc in the year 2000. Kader is now the largest manufacturer of Model Railways in the world.

Bachmann aims to help the modeller by providing model railway enthusiasts true to life and true to scale models that reproduce the realism of railways from yesteryear and today in miniature form. Bourton Model Railway stocks a range of Bachmann products ranging from buildings and accessories, coaches, digital sets and accessories, locomotives and wagons.

Plastic model kits for all skill levels

Our plastic model kits are produced by Airfix. These quality models are fun to build and aimed at all types of scale modellers covering a variety of subjects including military kits, aircrafts, figures, ships and vehicles.

We also stock a vast array of traditional toys and railway games featuring radio control cars, Scalextric slot cars, Lego, Sylvanian Families and much more.

Visit our famous exhibition and shop

Located in the centre of the picturesque Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, our shop has been running for over 25 years. The shop is housed in a period farmhouse boasting a spectacular fully functional model railway exhibition, making our shop an ideal place to visit with the family.

Our spectacular fully operational indoor model railway exhibition has some of the finest layouts in the country helping you enter the world of your childhood dreams and evoke some of those happy railway memories. Appealing to all ages, our exhibition covers over 500 feet and features over 40 British and Continental trains which run automatically on three main displays of OO/HO and N gauge, unique visitor control, railway memorabilia and working fun fair models.

Watch the day change to night and follow the trains journey through our imaginatively designed scenery of the countryside, mountains, industrial sites, suburbia and experience the joy of the fun fair. A collection of HO/OO locomotives and railway memorabilia really complete the overall scene. Enhanced by many working model accessories, our model exhibition will really take your breath away.

Take a look at our exhibitions page for pictures of these fabulous working models, admission charges and exhibition opening times.

Bourton-on-the-Water makes a lovely day out for all the family. It's scenic landscapes, boutique shops, tea-rooms and attractions appeal to all ages and is well worth a visit.

We Pride ourselves on our fantastic level of customer service both online and in the shop. Our friendly staff welcome adults and children into the store and are on hand to offer specialist and professional advice to our customers.

All of our products are brand new and supplied in their packaging where applicable as some products may not come in packaging.

We offer fast despatch on all in stock items and and standard delivery is free on orders over £60. Feel free to contact us with any questions or queries you may have, we're always happy to offer help or advise. Browse through our Model railways, kits and accessories and order online today!

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