The Model Masters story actually starts in September 1975, when the owner Robin Stanbury first met the UK representatives for Fleischmann Model Railways at one of their dealer training courses in Bristol. Enthusiasm for the hobby resulted in the construction of a huge N gauge railway layout in the Grand Panorama hotel in Weston super Mare. This was then shown at London before moving on to its now permanent home at the Old Tea Rooms on York Railway Station. This proved to become the first of many layouts constructed for clients using the standard proprietary kits and models from the leading manufacturers of Europe.
The use and experience gained in working with these model kits and accessories over a long period had been the basis of the current collection of models offered for sale in the Model Masters shop. Robin was also closely involved with the original construction of the Euro Tunnel Models prior to the opening of the Channel Tunnel, acting as a build and operation consultant. We now also import many major European Manufacturers for distribution in the U.K.
Although you may not see all our staff at one time we all work as a team, each having our own specialty ...be it Trade, Retail, Mail Order, Exhibitions, Layout Planning, Construction or Consultancy, we are sure to be able to provide the level of expertise you would expect from a large, independent, international Model Railway specialist. Here at Model Masters we strive to encourage, improve and help customers as much as possible for their needs past, present and future.