Who we are

We are an award-winning family run retailer established in 2004 by Paul Boyland. After 8 years in Warrington, we relocated to Chester and are now located at 71-73 Bridge Street Row.

We stock the latest locomotives, diecast vehicles, wargaming, plastic kits & more to meet all of your modelling needs!

Gift Ideas for Model Enthusiasts, Creators and Hobby Lovers of All Ages

Discover the perfect gifts at Chester Model Centre for this Christmas season! Whether you're shopping for a 3-year-old or a 103-year-old, our store offers a treasure trove of unique and creative presents sure to bring joy. 

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Chester Model Centre Digital Gift Cards

Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with a Chester Model Centre gift card!

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Pete Waterman's Making Tracks for Christmas!

Revisit happy memories of yesteryear from 16th December - 7th January at Cheshire Outdoors, Blakemere Village (CW8 2EB).

This 64ft long model railway installation includes interactive elements for children and adults and a few hidden surprises! It’s fun, educational and awe-inspiring. Plus we'll be there with our a mobile shop full to get last minutes gifts, or treats for yourself.

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We won! Model Train Store of the Year 2023 goes to Chester Model Centre

The SME News, known for spotlighting businesses that exhibit excellence and innovation in various sectors across the UK, recently announced the winners of the UK Enterprise Awards 2023. Chester Model Centre emerged as the standout choice highlighting our commitment to providing a top-tier experience to model train enthusiasts, collectors and hobbyistsof all kinds.

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Chester Model Centre is an official Hornby TT:120 Stockist

We're thrilled to announce
that the Hornby TT:120 range is available NOW at Chester Model Centre in store or online with over 70 products all at discount prices.

This comprehensive system includes train sets, locomotives, rolling stock, track, buildings, scenic materials, and an array of accessories. The possibilities are endless!

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