The Railway Hub

The Railway Hub’s Model Guide

Ahead of the much-anticipated Warley Exhibition that the NEC next month, here’s a selection of railway modelling companies that you should look out for.

Loughborough Model Centre

It’s not just locomotives that (known as Loughborough Model Centre) have in stock. They have various modes of transport available under one roof, stocking a wide range of suppliers including Hornby, Dapol, Oxford Rail and Peco. Visit their website to sign up to their mailing list and receive the very best offers into your inbox directly.


The Model Centre

The Model Centre (TMC) is a small family-run business. Their close-knit team includes railway modellers and dedicated railway enthusiasts, all of whom endeavour to provide premium service and expert standards that they are associated with today.



Digitrains Ltd were the first new Company in UK to operate as DCC specialists.  We stock a wide range of products and have always offered free advice, and, we believe, the best DCC test drive facility around. 

Please note that we are not service agents for any manufacturer and do not undertake repairs or routine maintenance tasks.



HELJAN is a family business established in Denmark over 50 years ago, with experience in supplying high-quality models worldwide.

For almost 20 years it has been supplying British outline models, initially in OO gauge, but gradually expanding into ready-to-run O gauge and now OO9 narrow gauge subjects. HELJAN has become well-known for its willingness to tackle unusual, but popular, subjects, whether it is one-off prototype diesels from the 1960s, long-lost narrow gauge steam locos or the enormous LMS Beyer-Garratt articulated steam loco.

Over the last 15 years, HELJAN has introduced a wide range of RTR locomotives that have encouraged many modellers to try this scale for the first time. Search ‘HELJAN’ on Facebook to see regular updates on new products.


Grimy Times

At Grimy Times we aim to meet all your railway modelling needs. Our quality craftsmanship is guaranteed to ensure your locomotives and rolling stock are as authentic looking as the real thing.


Scale Model Scenery Ltd

Established in 2014, Scale Model Scenery’s mission is to provide modellers with great value, high quality, easy to assemble, realistic building kits and detailing accessories to enhance your model railway layouts and model dioramas.

The team work from a small workshop in Leicestershire with a team of dedicated & talented people to create a range of unique and exclusive products for modellers all over the world.


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