Occupying an enormous 3600 square foot showroom, we offer thousands of products from over 50 manufacturers.
Trains4U was formed in July 2004 in response to the closure of the last Model Railway shop in Peterborough the previous year.
Owned by Father and Son Steve and Gareth Helliwell, the business opened with a small stock of Hornby, Bachmann, Peco, Gaugemaster and Fleischmann products in a 900 sq ft unit in Peterborough's St' David's Square trading estate.
Demand for our products and services was unprecedented and we quickly diversified into N gauge, DCC and slot cars, whilst expanding our range of suppliers to provide more models, scenic materials, tools and paints.Our initial website solution soon became difficult to manage so we suspended our online service whilst our walk-in business rapidly grew and we soon filled our showroom to bursting point.
Fortnately at this time the 4000 sq ft unit directly opposite became available, so in Summer 2008 we decided to take the plunge and move in. This allowed us scope to expand ou ranges even further and display them in a way that was even more accessible and welcoming for our customers.
The move allowed us to diversify further into platic kits, much larger ranges of slot cars and scenics and provide previously unavailable services and facilities for our customers.
Now, in 2011, our new website has been launched and we are gradually adding a wide selection of our product range, so that it is available for online purchase.
All of our railway rolling stock and our slot cars are displayed in large glass cases for easy browsing.
All of our products are on the ground floor with easy access for disabled customers or customers with mobility problems.