New Model Shop in Peterborough

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Re: New Model Shop in Peterborough

Postby champion » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:02 am

If i buy something i like to have and seen it test run before hand.This is another benifit that trains4u have over modelzone and you have all that space to move around without getting bumped into.I am not downgrading modelzone here and yes agree its good for peterborough as sadly was lacking a severe shortage off model shops since the days of Orton models/beatties and chris from lincoln road until trains4u changed all that.To me thou trains4u has the upper hand in being a specialist shop with the now how it works and has become a 2nd home to me.
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Re: New Model Shop in Peterborough

Postby Trains4u » Wed Feb 16, 2011 10:19 pm

son of triangman wrote:Yes Sir Meliot my company did indeed to get involved with the set up of the shop for them and I did do some work in the store, back office and stock room until the 24th, but it was only a short term contract for us to get them up and running to Xmas, you should see the large model railway stock room floor to ceiling with piles of model railway stuff(the average model railway delivery is 9+ pallet loads) and a shed load of gaugemaster and woodland scenics stuff as well.

Peterborough doesn't display everything simply because of space requirements, a lot of stock not displayed is held in the stock rooms and they are getting other scales and gauges as space permits. Most Modelzones stock Peco, Gaugemaster, Hornby, Noch, Woodland scenics, Bachmann OO and N etc. Hull has an excellent selection of Peco, Bachmann OO and Farish(Baccy) N for instance and all at good prices, they have the Baccy A2's and A1 Tornado's a plenty for instance.


If they have so much variety of stock, why do they feel the need to fill out their tiny display cabinet with multiples of the same model (3x blue Hornby 87s for example)

I'm wondering who might have told them that we had closed down? They have been telling their customers that for a little while (We've stopped that and got an apology by the way) There seems to be a lot of that going on at the moment... Believe me, when I find out who it is, they'll be in for the high jump.

Whilst I'm not necessarily convinced that you are behind any of this, I'd still like to ask that you please stop these pointless attempts to drive business away from us through this forum SoT. It doesn't help anybody, especially not Modelzone.

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Re: New Model Shop in Peterborough

Postby dubdee1000 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:50 pm

Trains4u wrote:Whilst I'm not necessarily convinced that you are behind any of this, I'd still like to ask that you please stop these pointless attempts to drive business away from us through this forum SoT. It doesn't help anybody, especially not Modelzone.


T4U,
Having plodded through this thread, I don't think you need to worry too much about business being driven away. All of the reviews of your shop have been positive and having an item *in stock* seems to carry a great deal of weight.

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Re: New Model Shop in Peterborough

Postby Ben A » Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:56 pm

Hi all,

I went into the Peterborough Modelzone out of curiosity a couple of weeks ago. I had considered buying the RTC Mk 1 coaches and Class 24 but wanted to have a look.

They didn't have them in stock and the guy behind the counter - even though he checked his computer - couldn't tell me whether or not they'd be getting some in.

Apart from that they had hardly any N Gauge. To be fair it is only a small shop - probably worth popping into if in Peterborough shopping for other things, but not worth a trip on its own IMO.

Aside from stock levels and service, the ease of parking and accessibility off the ring road gives Trains 4 U a big advantage in my book.

cheers

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Re: New Model Shop in Peterborough

Postby champion » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:11 am

I was shocked wene gareth from trains4u told me in person that someone was spreading rumours about them being closed down.This i will say and while am still in employment is my 2nd home and will continue trading with them as long as possible and possibly and hope this will only throw more buisness there way and thank gareth and crew for there great service and advice and may it long continue.
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Re: New Model Shop in Peterborough

Postby auricom » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:10 am

Trains4u wrote:I'm wondering who might have told them that we had closed down? They have been telling their customers that for a little while (We've stopped that and got an apology by the way) There seems to be a lot of that going on at the moment... Believe me, when I find out who it is, they'll be in for the high jump.


I dont think its anybody in paticular, as the guys who work in Hawkins told me that several people had been told that they were closing, yet it was gimmie gizmo and men kind that closed, I work in Waterstone's and people keep coming into us asking us when we are closing, so I dont think its a sabotage attempt by anybody, its more likely some idiot from the ET telling everybody that everybody is closing, As they have had a habbit of saying stupid things in the past!

As for Modelzone. Took me 30 minutes to get served the other week!! They dont really stock much model railway stuff at all really, they mainly stock Diecast cars from what I can see. Personally, I dont see them sticking around for long.
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