Guess we are lucky to have survived our childhood. Train Times Model Shop. For more information about BRFC go to http://www.brightonradioflyingclub.co.uk. Trains N. 5 items | Page: 1. The store had all sorts of interesting stuff from slide rules to models of all kinds in the window. Share This: Coronavirus. Prior to and during WW2 my Mother was friends with the staff there and they used to give me model kits of ships and aeroplanes in wood and plastic to build for display in their shop window. However, my particular bent was for scale model aircraft plastic construction kits, which I bought there as well as at Bradshaws in Lewes Road, Woolworths in London Road and Model Aerodrome in West Street. I think it became A A Baker, subsequently The Black & Decker shop, then BMJ Power of which I was the last manager. In the seventies, when I was a child and in my early teens, I used to build balsa model aircraft with my father. Find useful information, the address and the … I also remember the original ‘Airfix’ plastic models that came in brown paper bags. 01323 411736, 57 Broadwater Road, Worthing, BN14 8AH Modelzone is more about diecasts and the like, with the kits relegated to basically a cupboard.. Hope this jogs a few memories for folks. I never managed to tart it and one day my mother gave it to the rag and bone man with a horse and cart who used to roam the streets shouting “Old rags or lumberrrr!” (The man shouted that of course, not the horse). Please call us on 01323 722026 for up to date information. ), Keen’s Model Shop, High Wycombe, Model Shop (briefly – didn’t last long) in Station Rd., Marlow, Bucks. Retiring some day. From these small beginnings came a hobby that kept me happily occupied for the next eight years, by which time I had assembled over three hundred model aircraft kits, eventually to a really good quality finish. I remember making a large scale Airfix Me109, and Stephenson’s Rocket, and a Klingon Bird of Prey in particular. PRINTED STRIPE TEE. Harry Brooks died several years ago and his shops returned to houses. Queens Road still has John Trory selling stamps, coins, railway and other models trading as Valelink. Brighton Toy and Model Museum: Wonderful Model Car and Train displays - See 233 traveler reviews, 151 candid photos, and great deals for Brighton, UK, at Tripadvisor. That was mine (my mum made me get rid of it from the house as it was too big - 10 foot span I recall). As a small lad, I used to buy model kits from a shop that was in Churchill Square; I think it was to the left of where HMV used to be, opposite the side entrance to BHS. I also bought a Merco 61 from Harry and I still have it today. Due to Covid 19 and government guidance our opening hours are changing . The railway shop down Preston Street I used to go to was John Taylors, later he moved to a smaller shop in Spring Street, then Beatties was to open and he became manager. ), I recall that your motor in that Opus (designed by Graham Pollard in Polegate near Eastbourne as you commented on above) was a K&B40 (not an OS). developing products you can released may all of us put on in the future to help you genuinely recognize subsequent to encountered this put up. I seem to recall that that Firefly was orange. Scenery. (White’s? 1001560). Jon Trory and Dennis Tompkins both the more established finally retired too. One of the model shops from my childhood was Elliots in London Road, just around the corner from the Open Market. Thanks for all your comments so far everyone. There was  Harry Brooks in Hove near Portslade station; Gamleys in Brighton; the shop that is now called Model Zone in West Street; a shop in Lewes Road opposite the (now) B&Q store. would probably turn in their graves if they saw the present shop! After purchasing I used to go browsing in the army surplus shop nearby (Arthur Sallis?). Cheers. Model Trains in Brighton on YP.com. The model shop situation in Brighton and Hove hasn’t changed over the past few years, and even the annual Brighton Modelword exhibition no longer takes place. I recall another model shop in the seventies opposite the Granada in Portland Road, Hove. We aim to meet the needs of all model railway enthusiasts, from beginners to expert modelers. You are right about the lack of model shops in Brighton & Hove. They're one of the best on the market. Arthur Mullett was my grandfather. As a railway modeller myself, I also used Southern Models, in the rear of a clothes shop in London Road, as it was closer to home, and Lewes Road Models and the Model Aerodrome for paints and other materials. I remember Clapshaw and Cleave sport shop. As I recall we seemed to sell a lot of Tamiya Tanks and formula one cars too plus of course loase of model railway stuff (Flieschmann, Pico N guage etc.) After leaving Harry Brooks I worked for Ripmax for around eight years working along side Ali (ex Sussex Model Centre). Woolworths and possibly WH Smiths also had fairly good ranges of model kits and even corner shops, (Johnsons in Woodingdean, for example) sold models for pocket money prices. Never had a glitch with it and it went on for some years. I believe the shop in West Street was called the Model Aerodrome. After school on a Friday we used to go down to Arthur Mullett’s to buy our model stuff including engines. Regards. 2055 Follower mo-de-train (73527 mo-de-train hat einen Bewertungspunktestand von 73527) 100.0% mo-de-train hat 100% positive Bewertungen. I am now thinking of building a Reb and putting the Merco in it for Classic Aerobatics. I wonder how many people remember a small shop on Queen’s Road that I used to help out in during the school holidays in 1965? Just seen this thread. Photos and articles about Brighton and Hove in the time of coronavirus. The Destination for all train modellers and enthusiasts. There is a thriving model aircraft club called Brighton Radio Flying Club - see the website http://www.brightonradioflyingclub.co.uk/. Later there was the shop at Bostel House, 37 West Street, which was Modelmakers (Brighton) Ltd., who also traded as Model Aerodrome Ltd. in the 1950s. 75 meters from the North Brighton Station on the Sandringham line from Melbourne's Flinders Street Station. Other model shops I frequented: Wembley High St. Hornby The Highland Rambler Train Set R1220. I remember buying a model aero engine there but not having enough pocket money for a propeller, so I had to wait a while to use the engine. and Chris Cooke about a mile away in Stoneleigh Ave, Patcham. They did some flying ones as well. All for now, Simon (PS Oh by the way I’m doing the best I can at being grown up, but it’s difficult, so that’s why I still play in bands either playing guitar or trumpet!). Again, I have no idea of the name. Like Ken and Ian I have returned to model flying, now with Lincoln Aeromodellers. They also did radio and TV sets and I remember the crowd outside watching the Coronation on a set in the window. It’s name was the amalgam of it’s two owners, Messrs Colley and Ferris and it was known as Leyris and for a couple of years hosted the fledgling Brighton Model Railway Club in its back room. If George was not around, we would build models on the counter, getting customers to hold bits while the glue dried. I used to serve in the shop and also the overseas parcel packing dept. That doesn’t seem to happen now (well not in my “circles”). If you find any missing or broken links etc please let us know via the contact form . Don't miss out! I have tried to work out when I was there (it was a long time ago!). Being born in 1968 in Brighton, my mum used to take me to the model shop that was located in the old Churchill Square, during the mid-1970’s. Can anyone remember exactly where it was located? I too used to work in the Toy and Model Market in Churchill Square on Saturdays in the early 1970s. As a teenager interested in model railways and airfix kits it was heaven for me! CTS Models in College Place, funny little place, used to have old kits in stock, run by a couple of modellers I think. This shop was also an interesting shop for tools and loads of other interesting things. The announcement came via a BBC news bulletin on a monochrome television and it stopped all play for some while. Old age and fading eyesight caused me to stop again about 5 years ago although I still have a couple of Parkzone models that I fly with my son in the local park. My dad purchased my first Hornby train set there when we lived opposite in the Granada Restaurant in the 1960s. He was an aeroplane designer and when the British manufacturing stopped he went back to models, Boats, cars, and planes on show in the shop. Later still they had another shop at 38 Brooker Street. In the end I had to resort to buying hard-to-obtain French and Japanese kits via mail order as I’d exhausted the catalogues of Airfix, Revell and Frog. Later still they had another shop at 38 Brooker Street. Sadly, a couple of years after I went to university in Bath my mother died, and the house was cleared and sold in my absence. 290 Bay Street, North Brighton, Victoria, Australia. Having had a model shop in Queens Road, Brighton for 30 years now, I am disappointed at how few people have posted glowing tributes. Things have changed. Later there was the shop at Bostel House, 37 West Street, which was Modelmakers (Brighton) Ltd., who also traded as Model Aerodrome Ltd. in the 1950s. We specialize in HO scale but can special order other scales also.We don't have our own catalog, most of our customers order from their Walthers catalogs.After all the work Walthers goes to to create a 1000+ page catalog, seems redundant (and also very costly) to … They also had an array of interesting tools and were probably in competition with Bennett’s. When we lived at RAF, Amman, Jordan for 2 years, I was so excited about not having to pay the “purchase tax.” I ordered several models from Mullets by badly hand-written letters from a schoolboy. (probably the one you mention). I’m doing some research into Southern Junior Aircraft, of particular interest are their Steam Boat and Marine engine. NAVY & WHITE … If he had sold them to a collector now he would have made a few £££s! The shop was double fronted with a red fascia and window frames. Finally, a specialist place in Spring Street for military figures, used to stock Historex not to mention that pretty much every newsagent used to have a few kits for sale, lots of Frog kits from 77 onwards after they went out of business. I remember Mr Hammond saying “are you Mr Seacombe”? I remember seeing the one in Lewes Road but never going inside. From that peak I spoke about earlier in this thread, with 30 retail dealers those have all gone. mo-de-train shop. I visited Brighton earlier this year (my first time back home in 16 years), and a) Model Aerodrome was now Model Zone and b) there was a lack of sci-fi models; I was not impressed. I’ve no idea of the name but the owner was very helpful. Train World attends numerous exhibitions across Australia including Sandown, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Warrnambool, Geelong, Bendigo, Hobsons Bay, Morwell, Albury, Waverley, Caulfield, Wagga Wagga, and Newcastle. It sat on the shelf for ages. that would be the shop I think. Hornby. Hanover Terrace) which would suggest it might be located in London road? My dad used to have a model railway shop in Queens Road Quadrant. I never actually met him as he died before I was born which is a shame. The reason for this research is that we have been given a model boat kit in balsa wood made by Southern Junior and I hadn’t heard the name since childhood. Here’s some more places that I used to frequent on my trips in from Lewes. The Kalper .3cc diesel engine was produced by Seymour, Hylda & Co. of Southwick around 1950, and the head office of the Foursome Products 1.2cc diesel engine was given as 16 Meeting House Lane (Aurthur Mullett’s premises). I believe the first Barnard at this address was a photographer. The Toy and Model Shop in Churchill Sq was called the Toy and Model Market – I know because I worked there for around 6 months between leaving Varndean in 1975 and joining the RAF in 1976. About Search Results. Yes, I remember C.T. There is an underground office to the shop where the building was undertaken…lots of dope (paint). I was asked to show my prowess by making an Airfix kit at home – I chose a VW Beach Buggy – awesomely painted in metallic green. We still bump into Graham of Select-a-matic of the Kemp Town shop, Bob too of that basement stall within others that’s now Komedia. Die Lieferung wird sich bis nach seiner Rückkehr verzögern. I can remember most of the model shops in Brighton and Hove and I certainly remember Arther Mullett’s in Meeting House Lane as I sometimes purchased items from that shop. I worked at Arthur Mulletts from ’61-’64. ALBERTA JACKET. Sort by: Items per page: Blair Athol Store. Train Sets & Packs Boxed Hornby R2112 The Caledonian Train Pack Lt Ed £ 130.00 £ 110.00 + Quick View. Hobby Model Shops in Brighton, MI. That’s a rise of 5,650%. Chris and I dug a deep hole in his garden, roofed it with tin and dirt and then dug an access tunnel out. I can remember spending days over some models I built. When I was at T&MM ARTF meant that the kit had a set of veneer covered foam wings, and that was it, whereas now they really are ARTF having been almost entirely constructed in a traditional way in Vietnam. Little Train Shop is an online model train store specialising in model railway supplies, train sets, locomotives, rolling stock and scenic items. I well remember the model shops that were in Brighton during the 40s 50s and 60s. We had a real family atmosphere in the store and the guys I worked with became part of your family. Out of the blue the name “Bennetts” found its way out of the labyrinth of my fading memory cells. Saturdays were like a club day in the store , in fact we ended up getting a coffee machine installed. About Search Results . Your email address will not be published. I vaguely remember a place called the Balsa Cabin and a place called the Toy Exchange but can’t remember where they were. Sale. A toyshop on the Level, ended up as Pig City skateboards, had a load of kits. I try and keep the website accurate, clear, simple, quick to load and easy to use. Such happy days in retrospect. Don't trawl the Brighton high streets to find a name in Model Shops to trust, use this essential guide to Model Shops in Brighton to help you find what you need. Share us with your friends. 01273 326790, 151 Sackville Road, Hove, BN3 3HD As well as building and operating our layouts, we run other events throughout the year such as … Welcome to Australia's Premier Train Shop. There was also a glass cabinet on the wall behind the counter that displayed all the latest Hornby ‘O’ gauge locomotives. Infoserve Limited. By the end of that weekend I had two wonkily assembled models, streaked with plastic cement, unpainted and with the waterslide transfers cut out and glued on as I had no idea how to fix them properly. In the 60s, Harry Brooks of Portslade, together with Doug Spreng, produced the Sprengbrook proportional radio control equipment range. I think there has only been one mention of the small model shop in Lewes Road at the north end of Gladstone Terrace which was run by Mr Hammond who was a really nice and helpful person. I think it was with an opus hull and OS40 engine. I remember the shop in West Street that is now called Model Zone. - See 233 traveler reviews, 151 candid photos, and great deals for Brighton, UK, at Tripadvisor. I always coveted the double ended railcar but at about £4/19/6 then it was beyond my means. Harry Brookes was a customer before he opened his shop in Portslade and was very knowledgeable about R/C planes. Surely the model shop in St George’s Road was Barnards. The Model Shop in the Lanes had a massive mail order business and we would haul loads of parcels stacked in big red GPO bags around to the Ship Street P/O every day. I was more in to buses than models and he always had a good range for me to look at. However, since it shut down in 2013, it's been up to to other more specialised businesses to take up the slack. Thank you. I was then introduced to Harry Brooks by Baz and I ended up building Harry’s Reb fuselages for him, including the one he flew in the 1962 World Champs. Does anyone remember the old cash register there? © 2000 - 2021 Infoserve Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Does anyone have any details on the Seymour Hylda company that was based in Portslade and also Southwick? We had an excellent old shop there called Model Corner. I have memories of the shop being located at the bottom of one of the streets radiating from Brighton Railway station . Dive dive dive! 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