Little bits & pieces from Model Roads & Tramways


Welcome to the website of MODEL ROADS & TRAMWAYS.


The business was formed in 1990 by two active modellers then based in Bedfordshire, England, exhibiting a layout based on Blackpool seafront with working trams, illuminations etc. and utilising the Faller Car System, whereby buses, lorries, cars and vans etc. move under their own power following a buried guide wire in the roadway.

Following many enquiries as to where the various items used on the layout could be obtained, it was decided to form the business known as 'Model Roads & Tramways'.

After a time, one of the partners moved to the Blackpool area, which gave us the opportunity to attend model shows with a trade stand in that location, as well as around Bedford and the surrounding area.

We offer a mail order service, attend exhibitions and shows, and have a retail presence within the following retail establishments:

St. Neots Emporium, 13 Fishers Yard, St. Neots, Cambs. PE19 2AG (Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 5pm) with 1/43, 1/76, 1/87 and 1/148 scale vehicles, railway items and accessories (O, OO, HO and N).

The Antiques Centre at Olney, 13 Osborns Court. Olney, Bucks. MK46 4LA (Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Sunday 11.00am - 4.00pm) with mainly 1/76 (OO) and 1/43 (O) scale vehicles, specialising in the Aston Martin marque.

Shabby Tatt, 18 Plowright Place, Swaffham, Norfolk, PE37 7LQ (Monday - Saturday 9.30am - 4pm) with new and pre-owned vehicles, railway items and accessories in all the popular modelling scales.

We have added a new web page which we hope to have up and running soon, combining Railways, Trams and Motor Vehicles with Aircraft and Airports. If you would like more information on this then please email

You can find us, along with exhibitions we may be attending, by going to

















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