Oxford Model shops

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carnehan
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Oxford Model shops

Postby carnehan » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:51 pm

Heading to Oxford city centre tomorrow (15th July). Are there any model shops in the area per chance? I've had a look at the model shop directory and it seems rather scant if wanting model railway related merchandise.

Thanks in advance should anyone firecdown an answer. :D

Paul

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Re: Oxford Model shops

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:08 pm

Afraid it's like many city centres, a desert as far as Model Shops go. It's hardly surprising when you see the rents for retail space. Howes used to be bang in the centre, they upped sticks and decamped out to Kidlington where the rents are slightly lower and you can park outside. Don't know what they railway stocks are like. they used to lean heavily towards R/C cars and aircraft.
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Re: Oxford Model shops

Postby mahoganydog » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:13 pm

Don't live that far from Howes (15 miles ish). There are not enough negatives in the English language to tell you all how I feel about this company.

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Re: Oxford Model shops

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:25 pm

I'd agree, their absence from the centre of Oxford hasn't detracted from my wish to visit the city. Drove in via Kidlington once just to see where they were, didn't feel inclined to go in.
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Re: Oxford Model shops

Postby carnehan » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:26 pm

Ahh well. Never made it to Oxford anyway but thanks for the info.

Paul


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