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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Scale 1:72 Skill 3 Number of Parts 166 Dimensions (mm) L224 x 286 Glue and Paints Not Included
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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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Midlands Region Area Exclusive Limited Edition Model Intercity ‘Mainline’ was an intermediate (unbranded) livery that was carried between the original Intercity livery and the then new Intercity Swallow livery. Only 20 Class 47s carried this livery and 47832 was one of these locomotives. When newly outshopped as a Class 47/8 with extended range fuel tanks in 1989, Intercity ‘Mainline’ livery was c…
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Midlands Region Area Exclusive Limited Edition Model 47628 Sir Daniel Gooch was one of a number of Western region locomotives repainted into Great Western lined green livery in 1985 to mark the 150th anniversary of the formation of the GWR. The ETH fitted class 47/4 worked western region and cross country InterCity trains into the Midlands. Limited edition of 504 models. This model represents one…
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Class: Baldwin 10-12-D Livery: Ashover Era: 3 (1923 - 1947) Wheel Configuration: 4-6-0 Finish: Weathered Specifications: Decoder: 18 Pin DCC Ready Sound: NA Couplings: NEM Track Supply: DC 2 Rail
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Armament/Weapons Opening CanopyOptional Undercarriage Down Photo-etched Aerial(s) Scale 1:48 Limited Edition Yes Limited Edition Size 1,800 Age Suitability 14+ English Electric/BAC Lightning F.6 XR728/JS, RAF Binbrook Station Commander’s aircraft, liveried as Lightning Training Flight. Now preserved by the Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe Airfield Leicestershire. If the Supermarine Spi…
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Armament/Weapons Detailed Crew Figure(s) Fuel Tanks Moveable Sweeping Wings Optional Undercarriage Down Scale 1:72 Limited Edition Yes Limited Edition Size 1,200 Wingspan 181mm Age Suitability 14+
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Class: Railcar Livery: BR Era: 4 (1948 - 1956) Wheel Configuration: Bo-Bo Finish: Pristine Specifications: Decoder: Retro Fit Required Sound: NA Couplings: Non NEM Track Supply: DC 2 Rail
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Class: Railcar Livery: GWR Era: 3 (1923 - 1947) Wheel Configuration: Bo-Bo Finish: Pristine Specifications: Decoder: Retro Fit Required Sound: NA Couplings: Non NEM Track Supply: DC 2 Rail
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Coaching stock: - Pull-Push Set 602 - 1 x ex-BCK - 1 x ex-SO Wholesale withdrawal by British Railways (Southern Region) of former LB&SCR Class D3, LC&DR Class R and SE&CR Class R1 locomotives left the eastern section of the region short of motor-fitted engines and so the salvaged gear was fitted to many of the Wainwright H Class locomotives from March 1949. The first of the class to be converted w…
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Gauge 00 Length 84mm DCC Type DCC Ready Entered Service 1950s Age Suitability 14+ Wheel Configuration 0-4-0ST The Peckett W Class was a classic, late Victorian, four-coupled, medium range, industrial saddletank that comprised six separate variations, from the W2 of 1884 to the W7 of 1938. Locomotives were built at the Atlas Engine Works in St. George, Bristol, Peckett & Sons Ltd having taken over…
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Gauge 00 DCC Type DCC Ready Operator/Livery BR, BR Rail Blue Class 87 Motor 5 Pole Special Features NEM Couplings New Tool The Class 87 locomotive design resulted from a requirement for a more powerful mixed traffic electrical locomotive by British Rail, needed to cope with the route gradients of the West Coast Main Line between Weaver Junction and Glasgow. Electrification had been newly authorise…
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WORLD STEAM RECORD ANNIVERSARY PACK LIMITED EDITION OF 1,260 MODELS • 18 carat Gold plating on the running gear and other metal parts • Wooden plinth (340mm x 50mm x 25mm) with 18 carat Gold plated rails • Reproduction World Speed Record plaque In 1937, the rivalry between the East Coast and West Coast rail routes to Scotland had reached an intensity not seen since the events of the 1895 ‘Race to…
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Scalextric are delighted to present their brand new Scalextric Autograph Series; a special edition collection of solo cars with insert cards signed by their real-life drivers! The Daytona 24hr is the first and longest race of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship season. It sees over 50 cars from four separate classes battle for 24 hours, all for the coveted Rolex Daytona watch. Second only to…
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A car recognised by almost everyone, the Dodge Charger with a blower. Nothing represents the American motor industry quite like it. First produced in the mid-to-late 1960s, the Dodge Charger has gone through several iterations over the years, including a modern version produced since 2011. However, none of these newer cars can come close to the iconic image of a classic Charger, in black, with a b…
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Racing in the UK based GT Cup Championship, this fantastic looking Aston Martin GT3 claimed several class and overall victories in the 2017 season. Driven by car owner Nigel Hudson and on occasions by pro Adam Wilcox, the car really stood out on the grid with its matt black paint work so wonderfully broken up by the colourful rear of the car. Although they just missed out on the series title, the…
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This uniquely coloured Ford MKIV raced in the 1967 24 Hours of Le Mans. Driven by Mario Andretti and Lucien Bianchi, the car sadly failed to finish after a mechanic installed a brake pad backwards, causing Andretti to crash heavily just after the Dunlop bridge. The devastating crash also resulted in two privateer Fords being damaged as well, causing all three involved to retire. Thankfully the str…
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TECH SPECS Scale: 1:32 Age Suitability: 3+ SPECIAL FEATURES DIGITAL PLUG READY EASY CHANGE PICK-UPS HIGH DETAIL MAGNATRACTION WORKING REAR LIGHTS XENON EFFECT HEADLIGHTS With modified versions appearing regularly in iconic Hollywood films, the Ford Falcon XB is a remodel of the popular XA Falcon. First hitting the streets in 1976 the XB Falcon had been given a face lift with what was considered to…


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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