Why build a model railway?

Many prople ask, “Why build a model railway?”

Building a model railway is not only a great way to develop a wide range of skills, but it can also a very relaxing and rewarding hobby.

Many have found that by spending time building up a miniature world that they feel more relaxed and de-stressed, something that’s important in this very busy world we live in.

No matter what your skill level is be it beginner or expert there is always someone to help and offer advice on how you can build up your own model railway to how you want it. Remember its your model so your rules!

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About North Western Models


At North Western Models we believe that it’s the detail that brings a model railway to life.

North Western Models was established in 2015 by Kevin Colley and Christopher Gore as an online model shop based in Stockport, Cheshire. Initially dealing with high quality detailing accessories and kits, North Western Models prides itself in serving the model railway community to promote the notion that detailing helps to bring a model railway to life.

Kevin and Christopher have a lifelong passion with railways in general and also with model railways. Between them, they have planned, built and exhibited a number of layouts in 00 and N gauge at various local model shows. Kevin and Christopher regularly attend a number of exhibitions each year, either trading as North Western Models or with one of their layouts which is currently on the exhibition circuit.

Kevin Colley, North Western Models Co-founder
Kevin Colley, North Western Models Co-founder