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#1 nchogberg

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:32 AM

Hi Everyone,

 

Visiting England for two weeks on business.  Looking for a good car hobby shop.  I'm in Leicester but will be moving around this weekend checking out the sites.

 

Any suggestions?

 

The only hobby shop here in Leicester is a ship shop.

 

Me, been building cars, boats, planes, tanks etc for around 40 years.  In a car mood right now.  Almost finished with '69 Stingray I've posted in the in-progress section.

 

Regards,

Nels


Edited by nchogberg, 20 February 2014 - 08:51 AM.


#2 PappyD340

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 12:36 AM

WELCOME to the forum, sorry I can't help you out with any suggestions, good luck and enjoy yourself while there!   :) 



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:59 AM

Hi Nels,

 

I'm afraid that I could not recommend a single place in the whole country. It seems one-by-one all the good shops have closed down over the last decade. The best approximation to a model shop we have now is Modelzone.

 

I don't know why this forum wont allow me to copy/paste a link to their website here, but you can find their website on google.

 

I tend to buy most of my stuff on line from the US and Japan.



#4 slammedi'am

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 04:08 AM

Welcome!



#5 421gto

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:04 AM

Hi Nels,

There used to be a few, but like Sonny says, theyve all gone. You could try my mate Bob Dobinson at carkits in Southend, though he doesnt have a shop & he deals in mostly older vintage kits.

 

If you want newer stuff it'll be a modelzone/WHSmith, theres a few around Leicester but Ive no idea what they hold in stock.

 

Try this link for them https://www.whsmith....=Leicestershire

 

 



#6 Chris White

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:55 AM

Sorry I can't help Nets, but if you make it to Canada, specifically Toronto, I got you covered. Welcome to the forum



#7 slusher

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:45 PM

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