Manufacturers and suppliers of items useful to modellers of British 1:87 scale


Please also see Buying second-hand British H0 in the UK.


In the phone numbers given below, a zero in brackets (0) should be dialed only when you are in the same country as the supplier you are phoning.


Alan Gibson (Workshop)
PO Box 597
Lancs OL1 9FQ
tel: [+44] (0)161 678 1607

Manufacturer and supplier of wheels, wheelsets and related accessories


Alexander Models
37 Glanton Road
North Shields
NE29 8LJ
tel: [+44] (0)191 257 6716

Manufacturer of kits and parts. Supplier of own items.


Allen Doherty Worsley Works Kits
19 Douglas Road
Worsley M28 2SR
tel: [+44] (0)161 794 7480

Manufacturer of kits and parts. Supplier of own items.


fabique par S.A.R.L. APOCOPA
Le Boisboeuf
44130 Bouvron
tel: [+33] (0)2 40 56 32 10

Manufacturer and supplier of resin wagon models. Range previously included a four-wheel container flat wagon and a covered flat wagon for GB-continent use.


Bachmann Industries Europe Ltd
Moat Way
Leicestershire LE9 8EY
tel: [+44] (0)1455 841756
fax: [+44] (0)1455 841787

Bachmann is the owner of Liliput and several other well-known brand names. It is also the distributor for several companies that it does not own.

The European headquarters in Leicestershire does not supply items direct (except spares). You must order through a retailer.


Backwoods Miniatures
11 Netherton Southside
England NE65 7EZ
tel: [+44] (0)1669 630255
fax: [+44] (0)1669 630260

Supplier of the Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn 0-4-0T crane tank steam loco, and models in other scales.


Bill Bedford (Mousa Models)
4 Belgrave Court
St George
Pontypool NP4 8NP
tel: [+44] (0)1495 753931

Online catalogue for Bill Bedford Models etched brass coach, wagon and loco kits and components. Made to order in all scales (including H0) from computerised diagrams. Vast range. Takes Visa and Mastercard.


PO Box 4293
BA13 9AA
tel/fax: [+44] (0)1373 822231
Mon.-Thurs. 9.30-13.00, 14.00-18.00

Manufacturer of kits and parts. Supplier of own and other manufacturers' items.

Representive for SEM (Steam Era Models) of Australia.


Cambridge Custom Transfers
206 Nuns Way
North Arbury
Cambridge CB4 2NS

Manufacturers of a vast and growing range of decals, mainly for the BR steam era. All now available in 1:87 scale.


Christo Georgadidis (Balkan Models)
34, Freshfield Bank
Forest Row
East Sussex RH18 5HG
tel/fax: [+44] (0)1342 824374

Christo commissioned a run of HO WD 2-10-0 (LNER 07) steam locomotive kits from DJH.


Continental Model Supply Company (CMSC)

Produced a range of 1:87 scale military vehicles.


tel: [+49] (0)9604 4088 80

Before the model was reissued by Bachmann, Conrad supplied the Plasser & Theurer 07-32 Mainliner tamper/liner track maintenance vehicle in kit form. Conrad also supply many other railway modelling items.


David Walker
Coventry, England
tel: [+44] (0)2476 679987

David is a professional modelmaker who builds kits to your specification. There may be a waiting period.

Payment terms: customer supplies kit (or payment for kit) in advance; the balance is paid upon completion. David also supplies diagrams for locos, wagons and railway structures.


DJH Engineering Ltd, Project House, Consett Business Park, Villa Real, Consett, Co. Durham, DH8 6BP
tel: [+44] (0)1207 500050
fax: [+44] (0)1207 599757

Manufacturer and supplier of high quality locomotive kits and ready-to-run models.


Eisenbahn-Treffpunkt Schweickhardt GmbH (ETS)
Rathausstraße 94
71334 Waiblingen-Beinstein
tel: [+49] (0)7151 93 79 31
fax: [+49] (0)7151 3 40 76

Major supplier of many manufacturers' railway and road vehicle models (mainly continental manufacturers). Vast online database of items on their web site, both current and "obsolete". Keen prices and low shipping costs for medium-to-large-sized orders.

Elaine's Trains
Phone [+44] (0)1673 857 423
Web page especially for British H0 items


Fidelis Models
PO Box 1021
CA 92074
tel/fax: [+1] 858 679-9001

Manufacturer of military vehicles. Supplier of own and other manufacturers' items.


Firedrake Productions

Firedrake Productions was a producer of British 1:87 scale items.


Gaugemaster House
Ford Road
West Sussex BN18 0BN
tel: [+44] (0)1903 884488
fax: [+44] (0)1903 884377

Importer and retailer of many brands of railway model product.



Distributor of FS (Italian) railway models commissioned from Roco, including the FS Habfis ferry/chunnel wagons.

Visit the web site for a list of shops in Italy that stock Gieffeci products, or send a request to the email address.


Gerard Huet

Original manufacturer and supplier of the ex-WD brake van and the OCEM29 ferry van. See AMF 87 for continued availability.


364-368 Smithdown Road
Liverpool L15 5AN
tel: [+44] (0)151 733 3655
fax: [+44] (0)151 734 4040

Vast quantities of train models and model railway stuff.


Ian Lindsay Models
PO Box 124
Pendle Hill
NSW 2145
tel: [+61] (0)2 6746 2741

Manufacturer of kits and parts. Supplier of own items.


Imex Model Co. Inc.
UK importers: Pocketbond Ltd
PO Box 80, Welwyn AL6 0ND

Once produced 1:87 scale fully finished die-cast models of the Chieftain and Centurion Mk III tanks.


Jeremy Suter
120 Hayhurst Avenue
CW10 0BD
tel/fax: [+44] (0)1606 835708

Jeremy is a professional modelmaker who builds kits to your specification. There may be a waiting period.

Phone to discuss exact requirements, price and delivery times.



This model railway shop has sadly ceased trading.

Former commissioner and supplier of the HO version of the WD 2-8-0 and 2-10-0 (LNER 07) by DJH.

Former commissioner of the CM-Laser ferrywagon (Belgian type Hf) in epoche III guise, marked 'Societe Anglo Belgique de Ferry Boat'.


Hendrik de Keijserstraat 3
5041 JA Tilburg
tel: [+31] (0)13 5420375
fax [+31] (0)13 5421924

Manufacturer and supplier of locomotive kits.


Kristall Productions
4 Surbiton Hall Close
Surrey KT1 2JX

Publishing company of the former Model Trains International and Scale Model Trains magazines, edited by Chris Ellis. Will supply photocopies of articles from back-issues.

Lineside Models Produced 9ft and 10ft BR wagon underframes in 2010.


Laser (CM-Laser)
Made by Costruzioni Modellistiche S.r.l.
Previously at:
Via Mirabella 20
I-70032 Bitonto

Former manufacturer of wagons, including a range for international traffic between continental Europe and Britain.


(Now Corgi 'Days Gone' range)

Manufacturer of die-cast model road vehicles, some of which are 1:87 scale or close.

Lledo was bought by Corgi, which was in turn bought by Hornby.


LS Models
Rue Bosfagne 31
B4950 Sourbrodt

Commissioners of special edition train models, including wagons for Belgium-Britain ferry traffic.


Marno Ltd
Unit A29
Hastingwood Trade Estate
Harbet Road
London N18 3HT
Tel: 020 8884 2305

Supplied many Roco shunters!


Mercian Models
1A Market Way
West Midlands DY9 9LT
tel: [+44] (0)1562 884800

Manufacturer of kits and parts. Supplier of own items.


Model Masters
The Barn
Church Farm
BN18 0LN
tel: [+44] (0)1243 552770

Operated for many years from Weston-super-mare, now owned and operated by Scalology Ltd of Arundel.

Supplier of many continental manufacturers' railway and related products.


Model Junction
Slough Trading Estate
916 Yeovil Road
Slough SL1 4JG
tel: [+44] (0)1753 528360

Walthers stockist.

Horizon Hobbies (Athearn) stockist.


Modellbahn-Center Hünerbein
Markt 11-15, 52062 Aachen, Germany
tel: [+49] (0)2 41 33921
fax: [+49] (0)2 41 28013

Supplier of Roco six-wheel diesel shunters and virtually every continental model in production. Probably the best model railway shop in the world. Also holds a vast stock of spare parts for all makes.


Patrick Delandre (D.P.M.R SARL)

Supplied APOCOPE and items from other continental manufacturers. Traded at Eurotrack (Southampton/Eastleigh).


Pb Messing Modelbouw
Hogenaardseweg 7
B 2520 Ranst
tel/fax: + 32 (0) 3 - 353.24.10

Manufacturer and supplier of own range of brass models.


PM Modellbau
Ginnheimer Landstrasse 191-195
60431 Frankfurt am Main
tel: [+49] (0)69 51 22 63
fax: [+49] (0)69 51 66 52

Manufacturer and supplier of resin road vehicle kits. Pre-payment to Frankfurter Volksbank Kto 991546/BLZ50190000.


Precision Scale Models
(John Sargent)
PO Box 15, Burwood 3125, Victoria, Australia
tel: [+61] (0)3 9801 1889
fax: [+61] (0)3 9801 5225

Commissioner and supplier of the superb Gresley A3 locomotive, made in brass by Samhongsa. A truly magnificent achievement.


PO Box 111
NSW 2774

Manufacturer and supplier of own brass rolling stock kits.


Railway Modeller,
Continental Modeller
Peco Technical Advice Bureau
Beer, Seaton, Devon EX12 3NA
tel: [+44] (0)1297 20580
fax: [+44] (0)1297 20229

Publishers of railway modelling magazines. Back-issues available by phone with credit card.


Ilzweg 4
D-82140 Olching
tel: [+49] (0)8142 12776
fax: [+49] (0)8142 41171

Manufacturer and supplier of Faulhaber motorising kits, including for the Liliput Plasser & Theurer track machine and for the Roco Unimog.


Scale Link Ltd
Iwerne Minster
DT11 8QN
tel/fax: [+44] (0)1747 811817

Supplier of etched products and white metal kits.


Sharman Wheels

Former manufacturer and supplier of scale metric wheels.

Consult South Eastern Finecast about continued availability of this range or about suitable replacements.


Steam Era Models (SEM)
C/- P.O. Rhyll
Victoria 3923
web site
tel/fax: +61 3 5956 9389

Manufacturer of powered bogies and wheelsets. Full range of RP25-88 wheels, bogies and power bogies.

Represented in UK by Branchlines


T-L Decals
Drieschweg 40
53604 Bad Honnef
tel.: [+49] (0)2224-981999

Supplies a vast range of train and vehicle decals.



Mega distributor of HO products in the USA. Check their web site for availability and outlets, including GB ones. Also famous for their catalogue, which in recent years they have been calling a "reference manual". Too right.


Weico Models

Manufactured and supplied model road vehicles.



Former supplier of continental model railway products.


Worsley Works (Allen Doherty)
19 Douglas Road
Worsley M28 2SR
tel: [+44] (0)161 794 7480

Manufacturer of kits and parts. Supplier of own items.



British 1:87 Scale Modelling