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133 Springfield Park Road
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Based on 17 reviews
Always a pleasure to visit the store, whether to browse and buy or place an order or pre-order. Just picked up the second of two Heljan wagons that I ordered through them. Excellent range of stock including things you can't find anywhere else. (Reviewed July 2021)
Asked on a whim if they had any class 44/45/46 Peak diesels. They had a few, so bought 2 for my big birthday (60th) and was so happy with the service and price that i was telling everyone who would listen. They in turn bought 2 more and were also delighted. In all Ken and Heather did me a great service, so it was the least I could do than to help them. Fantastic service and will be back for a browse when its safe to do so (Reviewed March 2021)
From the minute of being notified that my locomotive was ready to purchase from John Dutfield Model Shop everything ran like clockwork. I have used them before and I intend to use them in the future and will recommend them to all of my model railway enthusiasts. (Reviewed March 2021)
I have been visiting John Dutfield Model Railways for a number of years now and have always experienced excellent, friendly customer service from John and Heather. I can thoroughly recommend this wonderful emporium to all model railway modellers whether visiting the shop in person or ordering from the website. I recently ordered a specific model to be posted to me and received it 24 hours later!! (Reviewed February 2021)
I emailed with a list of items that I required, they responded very quickly with costs. I ordered and items were delivered the following day. The communication excellent through out our dealings. Will be visiting after Covid. (Reviewed December 2020)
Normally I pop in this model shop as they have an extensive range, and offer a friendly service. But I needed a Steampunk Bassett Lowke model asap by post, and they sent it to me so it arrived the day before I needed it. Can't fault the service. Fast, friendly, and efficient. Great range of product. What more do you need? (Reviewed September 2020)
I recently enquired about a Bachmann item that I was having difficulty obtaining in the Northeast of England. I received a very prompt reply, and they did indeed have the item I was after. Very happy with my purchase - a great model shop with abundant stock and very friendly and helpful owners/staff. Fast dispatch of my parcel and reasonable postage cost. As mentioned by an earlier reviewer, they're not a heavy discounter like the bigger 'factory' shops (you know who I mean) but they have the items that have mostly sold out elsewhere, and more!. I'll certainly be buying from them again. Top service and thoroughly recommended!!! (Reviewed June 2020)
I recently placed a couple of orders for fairly obscure bits and pieces (several Â£100's worth), not expecting to get everything, or anything very quickly but was delighted that even the most specialist bits of model railway accessories were all in stock and despatched immediately. Given this was the height of the pandemic, I was very impressed indeed - both orders (placed a couple of weeks apart) arrived within 3 days with 100% fulfilment. I know someone came in on their day off to get one of the larger orders out the door asap, it was really appreciated. Not the cheapest operation but very acceptable given stock availability and speed of service. Not outrageous pricing either, I should stress. Thanks J Dutfield. (Reviewed June 2020)
I usually visit in person, as it's an excellent shop. Great selection, plus second-hand.
Due to the virus, they had to post my order.
It arrived mere days later.
Great service, great staff, highly recommended. (Reviewed June 2020)
Very efficient and friendly service, would not hesitate to recommend anybody to use this excellent shop (Reviewed June 2020)
The shop has a great range of stock & is well worth a visit if you are in Chelmsford, or a detour is you are nearby.
Staff are very friendly without being at all pushy.
They are also willing to post items, which they did for me during the lockdown. (Reviewed April 2020)
An Aladdin's Cave for model railway enthusiasts and modellers. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. More shops like this please. (Reviewed July 2019)
So I'd spent several days reading different opinions online about how best to configure & wire my point motors and whilst I learnt a lot there was no consensus. Popped into the shop to get what I thought I wanted and ended up discussing it with the guy behind the counter. He clarified for me what I ought to do, suggested a way to do it, and even sketched out a wiring diagram for me. Thanks very much indeed :) (Reviewed June 2019)
Very helpful staff, welcoming and informative. Gave various options to help solve our problem. Will definitely return and also recommend to our friends. (Reviewed February 2016)
I ordered a limited edition Hornby wagon last year from the shop and they reserved this years version for me without me asking so it was all ready for me. Superb service!!! (Reviewed February 2015)
Such an excellent shop. It is rare to find this sort of specialist shop and the people in it are interested in what they sell.
They selected the best value items from the various options that could do the same job.
(Reviewed January 2015)