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Offline Phil Wray

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Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« on: April 03, 2013, 11:53:07 PM »
Went to visit Pastimes in Maryhill, Glasgow today for the first time. Even though it often brands itself as much as a Dolls house stockist than a model railway shop, it had a pretty good range of stuff. I say that, compared to any other shop I've been to around Glasgow.

It's a kindof disorganised store of stuff piled high, both in shelves and drawers you need to pull out. There is a fair selection of 2nd hand stuff too. Not loads, but enough to be worth browsing.

Unfortunately, I only had 15mins free today to browse, but I'll certainly be back there in the future. Even so I managed to buy a pair of coal wagons for 8.  :beers:

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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 12:09:08 AM »
They managed to dispose of a large amount of second hand stock at Model Rail Scotland (as they do every year) so there doesn't tend to be much for the next three months
I picked up two items from them at Model Rail Scotland, haggled over the price which they accepted

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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 09:53:43 AM »
I was brought up about 5 mins walk from Pastimes, now live about 20 miles
away but know that area well. Must pay a visit sometime. Used to think
it was a teddy bear / tinplate shop , but from previous posts discovered
it sells N stuff. In W of Scotland I think only other N stockists are Modelzone
and Waddell's Models .
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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2013, 11:39:24 PM »
In W of Scotland I think only other N stockists are Modelzone
and Waddell's Models .

Yup, there's not much else.
I'd say Pastimes has 5x or 10x what Waddells has, and Modelzone is a bit of a joke, at least the one near me is.... Virtually nothing in N.

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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 05:27:23 PM »
Was in Modelzone  St Enoch today, some items of G Farish rolling stock
+ I think they had a blue Pullman. Harburn Hobbies best n gauge
stockist I've been into in Scotland.
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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 06:09:14 PM »
Pastimes great for a rummage for that odd second hand item, Waddells looking good for the new Farish stock though.
Dont even mention MZ in Aberdeen, stopped doing N as there was no market! :doh:

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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 06:37:12 PM »
Must pay a visit to Pastimes, gives me an excuse for a pub crawl in the area!
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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 07:03:08 PM »
Was in Modelzone  St Enoch today, some items of G Farish rolling stock
+ I think they had a blue Pullman. Harburn Hobbies best n gauge
stockist I've been into in Scotland.

As far as N gauge is concerned, it wouldn't take much to be the best stockist in Scotland............

Sadly :( :(
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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2013, 08:34:48 PM »
Paid my 1st visit to the above today, sort of Aladdins cave type of place
much OO, but a good range of s/h N stuff. Some Farish locos and some old
fashioned drawers of rolling stock. Got a Mk1 Farish SR green and a good p/ex
on an old OO item. If you are in Glasgow worth a visit . 3 mins walk from
St George's cross subway station. ( That's what the Tube is called here).
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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2013, 11:34:24 AM »
You didn't happen to notice if they had any American or Japanese stock tucked away anywhere?

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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2013, 06:31:13 PM »
There was definitely  some European N  stuff in a separate drawer,
possibly some US stuff, but couldn't be sure as I was looking
for a BR Mk 1 coach, might be worth giving them a ring to
save a wasted journey . Their stock is grouped
in a certain manner, locos on the counter in a case and different
types of rolling stock in old fashioned glass topped drawers
which the owners unlock so you can rummage through the
items therein. I imagine it would only take them a minute
to let you know if they had US or Japanese items.
Some of the N stuff is v old GF or Minitrix so they may 
not have a huge selection of US or Japanese stock
which have become popular in recent years.
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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2013, 04:10:59 PM »
Further to last posting visited Pastimes yesterday, got a nice pair of coal wagons, Peco &GF.
There were some ConCOR items , looked like stock cars also some continental stuff.
Quite a few items in plastic bags , ie 4-5 Lima coaches etc., plus a lot of odds and ends if you were
looking for an old chassis to build onto. Also a number of Dapol CCTs in BR blue , appeared to
be MIB.

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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2013, 07:27:29 PM »
Update on last post, paid a visit today, got a nice little GF coal truck.
Still Aladdin's cave, noticed quite a few N American items, box cars,
tankers and cabooses etc. Some seemed v cheap, but don't know
what quality of these models are. Quite a few bagged items of several
coaches , trucks etc , some missing couplings, wheels or botched paint jobs.

Also some N Renfe diesel and SNCF locos  at 4. Presumably innards
are kaput, but handy if you wanted a static model or just the body.
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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2013, 04:59:45 PM »
Another visit yesterday, got a Mk1 coach and Peco coal wagon, prices about same as Ebay, but you can
handle the s/h stuff and no problem with rogues. Still large variety of stuff, you would need a couple of hours
in there. Afterwards I went to a nearby pub where lager is 2 a pint. Some of the customers looked liked
extras from The Night of the Living Dead . ( That's a bit unfair - to the ghouls)
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Re: Pastimes shop in Glasgow
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2014, 05:03:00 PM »
Another of my periodic visits to Pastimes.Got a Dapol 6 wheeled milk tanker,
not exactly cheap as chips but in immaculate condition. The shop now stocks
quite a lot of Peco and scenic stuff.

The 2nd hand coaches are a bit dearer now, but most of them are in near mint condition. (blood and custard, SR green, blue grey TPOs etc.) A fair bit of US and European rolling stock inc some RENFE.

Some of the foreign outline trucks are relatively cheap. One advantage of
this place is all the used stuff can be handled and examined closely.
Locos seem to be a bit pricey.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 08:16:49 AM by Agrippa, Reason: alignment »
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