Rails of Sheffield open new shop

16 April 2022
It was certainly a Good Friday for anyone living near Sheffield this year - Rails opened a new shop next door to the existing emporium, and were joined on the day by several manufacturers.

Rails new store stocks the practical products that we all need to build a model railway - track, buildings electrics, paint and tools. There's a large range from Dapol, Woodland Scenics, Metcalfe Models, Gaugemaster and DCC Concepts among others.

The new shop is next door to the existing premises.

On the day, visitors could meet the teams from Bachmann, Cavalex, DCC Concepts and Rapido UK.

Rails generously provided a buffet and some delicious cakes, although the crowds quickly worked their way through these!

Many of the staff have been recruited as part of this expansion, and they were certainly kept busy with questions and sales as both the new and old shops were very crowded all day.

Examining the Bachamnn stand

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Bachmann was showing a range of new products in OO, N and 009.

The team from Cavalex brought along several samples that we'll be seeing in the shops very soon, and were discussing future projects.

DCC Concepts were advising on all things electrical - here we have Richard explaining how to make running through a three-way point more reliable with a proper hands-on demonstration.


It is a three way point, look closely behind his hand.

Posted by M Browne on Fri 22 Apr 19:19:35

I would be very interested to see how they power a three way peco point for dcc but he is not doing that in the picture he is on a normal point ???!!!

Posted by Dion Woollaston on Mon 18 Apr 08:58:55