After successfully attending Model Railway Exhibitions for five years as K & M Models, the next step was to open retail premises, hence Mad About Trains was born. We manufacture and sell the Cork Cutter/Ballaster together with other ballasters in all gauges.
Mad About Trains is a well stocked shop selling Bachmann, Graham Farrish, Hornby, Dapol, Gaugemaster, Peco, Metcalf, Ratio, Modelscene, Wills etc. A large range of scenic materials and accessories are always available including lights. Infra-red signals, bilisha beacons etc. We stock a range of paints, weathering powders and paints, glues, track cleaner, liquid flux, oil and smoke oil etc.
As DCC Specialists we offer an advisory and information service, onsite repairs, weathering, DCC Decoder and sound fitting service, plus our unique extra function sound decoders, see us at the shop, at exhibitions or give us a call to discuss your requirements. We have a large layout in the shop where customers can hear the sound locos and get an idea regarding scenery etc.
A bespoke model building service is offered in both OO and N gauges in consultation with our clients – DCC or analogue either on or off site. If you cannot see what you are looking for in the shop we will happily arrange to obtain it for you. We are always here to help and advise wherever possible. We attend many Model Railway Exhibitions throughout the country, see our Exhibition page for further details.
Customers are always welcomed with a smile and we always have time for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee. If you are in the area call and see us, we are easy to find on the main road into Gainsborough town centre directly opposite the Vauxhall Garage.