|David Ashby - Moderator||16/02/2015 06:26:28|
10951 forum posts
Good suggestion from Justin K.
The accent is on 'decent' of course.
Edited By David Ashby - RCME on 16/02/2015 06:32:59
|974 forum posts|
Thanks David, I suggested this poll as I suprised myself at the fact I have to travel a 60 mile round trip to my nearest proper model shop. Until last year when hobbystores pulled out of town I could walk, and I do miss it
In decent I mean a shop that you know will have all your consumables, fuel , nice selection of kits etc etc .
Edited By Justin K. on 16/02/2015 06:39:12
|Dave Hopkin||16/02/2015 06:48:56|
|3672 forum posts|
I have a choice of 4, Steve Webbs 33 Miles, Blackburn Balsamart - 31 Miles, Leeds Model Shop 51 Miles, Nitroflight Doncaster 40 Miles
So a lot of interwebby buying is done and visits to model shops combined with other reasons for being in the area!
|ted hughes||16/02/2015 07:28:46|
466 forum posts
I'd like the question to include "how far WOULD you travel".We had a nice shop in Bournemouth (Channel 4) but that has now closed.There is shop in Blandford but it doesn't really stock stuff you can browse.
250 forum posts
From deepest France I have a round trip of 1500 miles to Model Shop Leeds which I 'pop in to' on our way back to Darlington around twice a year. Does that count?
There is no model shop that stocks anything of worth anywhere near me, so online for me from anywhere in Europe that's got what I want at the right price. Fuel I get from Leeds.
|Kevin Fairgrieve||16/02/2015 07:52:32|
1622 forum posts
27 miles each way.
Always get great service from them "Pegasus Models Norwich"
|2865 forum posts|
I usually use Inwoods for a major purchase when I'm on my way to Derbyshire to visit my daughter - otherwise they'd be a 150 mile round trip.I find that I rarely need to visit a shop in person these days, although I do have a small local shop that's handy, and although a pleasant and helpful enough place, they don't have a vast stock of what I need. Dare I say a bit pricey as well.
90% of my modelling goods are obtained on-line.
Edited By Cuban8 on 16/02/2015 08:09:04
|Nigel Day||16/02/2015 08:08:28|
1158 forum posts
It was only after selecting the 10-30 miles option that I saw Internet shopping. Like many here I expect, I do both.
148 forum posts
35 miles each way, but I buy most of my stuff online from Pegasus Models. Their online service is also very good and personal.
|Area 51||16/02/2015 08:15:33|
|653 forum posts|
Round trip of between 50 or 100 miles depending which one I choose!!; but will always call in in the area or passing, inevitabiliy this means online can rule; with a little planning all bits are on the door mat waiting for me!
|Gordon Brown||16/02/2015 08:59:09|
|64 forum posts|
A journey of 10 miles will get me to the Hobbyking UK warehouse, otherwise it's 42 miles to Pegasus in Norwich.
|Bob Cotsford||16/02/2015 09:06:07|
8243 forum posts
well, the question was 'how far do you travel', so I have answered for my nearest decent model shop Mike's Models in Kingstanding. I actually shop on the internet for the most part as postage is cheaper than the diesel I'd burn visiting Mike's, not to mention the 1 1/2 hours lost on the round trip through the centre of Birmingham.
|Steve Colman||16/02/2015 10:02:47|
744 forum posts
I travel........walk about 100 metres! The shop is owned/managed by a member of my flying club.
Granted, It's relatively expensive, but really useful If I have the need for some small item in a hurry.
|David P Williams||16/02/2015 10:14:34|
877 forum posts
One of the downsides of living in a peaceful area of outstanding natural beauty is that it's a long way to anywhere. I have model shops north, east and south, each of them an hour and a half drive each way. The best is 53 miles away, so I do most shopping online. On my last visit to the 'best' one, one of several things I needed was a single sheet of 6mm balsa. The shop had racks and racks of balsa, mostly 5mm and 9mm. Not a single sheet of 6mm. Another bulk order from SLEC coming up........
|Martyn K||16/02/2015 10:15:12|
5041 forum posts
I am lucky. My LMS (Barnstormers) is only 8 miles away.
Soon I will be unlucky, its closing down
|alan p||16/02/2015 10:15:56|
|242 forum posts|
Model shop Leeds every time we visit daughter well stocked and friendly.
|The Wright Stuff||16/02/2015 10:20:36|
1381 forum posts
No option for 0-5 miles?
Is that because you'd all hate me if I admitted to that?
|David Davis||16/02/2015 10:45:07|
3577 forum posts
I'd like to give a plug for Whitchurch Models in North Shropshire which is about twenty miles away from my home.
As for French residents I came across a good model shop in Perigueux and two good ones in Tours last year.
|David P Williams||16/02/2015 11:12:19|
877 forum posts
Whitchurch are good, but no 6mm balsa David!
578 forum posts
Mostly internet for me, but "Motors and Rotors" is about 10 miles away, and "Al's Hobbies" (MK) about 25.
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