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Title: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: MinZaPint on November 22, 2011, 03:38:12 PM
Just got back from my first visit to this helpful friendly shop, they stock a good selection of Farish, Dapol to follow shortly and a good selection of scenic material. They only opened in August and are building up their stock, well worth a visit if you're in the area. 4 miles from me and I didn't know they were there!

http://www.platformmodels.co.uk/
Title: Re: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: Duncan83 on November 22, 2011, 03:48:04 PM
Cool only 10 miles from wimborne. Whats it like for n gauge and is it an easy shop to find.
Title: Re: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: londonboi1985 on November 23, 2011, 10:26:56 AM
Good news seeing a new shop opening in these hard times. What were they like for prices
Title: Re: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: Newportnobby on November 23, 2011, 12:10:55 PM
Good news seeing a new shop opening in these hard times. What were they like for prices

Their website states 10% below RRP
Title: Re: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: Duncan83 on December 21, 2011, 03:42:33 PM
Popped in there for the first time today. Really nice shop and very helpful staff, Nice selection of N gauge bits but they are hoping to have a PECO account in the new year then they can stock even more bits.

Prices seem very good and slight cheaper then some other stores i have been into.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: Newportnobby on December 22, 2011, 09:12:36 AM
Wherever possible I think we should favour our local shop on the basis of 'use it or lose it', if the prices are OK.
If they would set up some track for testing locos before you buy, that would be a big bonus :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: Duncan83 on April 06, 2012, 05:58:48 PM
just popped into platform models today for the first time since december and i have to say its well wortj the trip. A nice selection of n gauge stock and they now are stocking peco and it seems quite cheap. Picked up a lengh of track and a kestral platform canopy. Looking forward to my next trip.
Title: Re: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: Trainfish on October 05, 2012, 12:43:22 PM
I visited this shop yesterday and although small (the shop, not me) I was impressed with what he had to offer. He does have a lot of OO which is understandable but a fair amount of N gauge too. He did mention that N gauge business was quite slow so that was why he didn't stock too much. Maybe we all need to use this place more and he can stock more N than OO. Just a thought.
I will return here next time I'm in the area.
Title: Re: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: Duncan83 on October 05, 2012, 03:46:14 PM
I will be popping down there next week as i havant been for some time now.
Title: Re: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: MinZaPint on December 12, 2012, 01:06:53 PM
Sad news, they're closing down. At the moment they're giving an extra 15% on top of the 10% they offered anyway. Having found this out yesterday I came home and accelerated my planning for my small extension (plans to follow) and went and got the track today. Always sad to loose a local shop.  :(
Title: Re: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: Pengi on December 12, 2012, 01:13:28 PM
So many shops closing down, sad news - all the more reason for us to support our local model shops (if there are any)
Title: Re: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: Duncan83 on December 12, 2012, 03:50:19 PM
Oh no such a nice bloke as well but the location wasnt the best tobe honest. Might take a pop down there and say good luck for the future etc  :(
Title: Re: Platform Models Dorset Lytchet Minster
Post by: Trainfish on December 13, 2012, 02:10:49 AM
I've only been to this shop once, as mentioned above, and can only echo what others have said regarding nice bloke, location, etc. I should imagine the shop is more of a hobby to him although he can't afford to lose money while running it. The rent/rates where he is are probably very cheap compared to a High Street shop too so is probably why he's there in the first place. Unfortunately I think he's a bit TOO far out of the way and it's not somewhere you would spot while just driving or walking around. It will indeed be a shame to see him go as shops like this have far more character than most.
Does anyone know when he's closing down? I'll try to get down there before he does.
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