Chester Model Centre Selected as Exclusive Retailer for Hornby TT Scale Trains

Chester Model Centre Selected as Exclusive Retailer for Hornby TT Scale Trains

At a time when many independent hobby shops are being forced to close their doors, Chester Model Centre is doing everything they can to stay on the high street and keep their doors open. Becoming an exclusive destination for Hornby’s new TT scale trains elevates this local family owned business as a go to shop for model rail enthusiasts across the Northwest and North Wales.

Chester Model Centre, a leading independent hobby shop, is proud to announce that it has been chosen as one of only sevenselected retailers in the UK to stock the highly anticipated TT Scale trains from Hornby. This exclusive partnership allows Chester Model Centre to bring the exciting world of TT Scale to enthusiasts and collectors, offering a new level of detail and realism.

The TT Scale range from Hornby represents a significant addition to the model train market. This new smaller scale is just 1:120 making it ideal for people to do more while taking up less space. As an authorised retailer, Chester Model Centre is delighted to be at the forefront of this exciting development in the hobbyist community.

Paul Boyland, owner of Chester Model Centre, expressed his enthusiasm saying, “We’re honoured to be selected as one of the exclusive retailers for the new Hornby TT Scale trains. As a local family owned hobby shop one of our goals is to keep hobbies alive for future generation. We love sharing the skills and experiences our team and loyal customers have gained over many years.  Our team alone have over 100 years combined experience with all sorts of hobbies!

We’re seeing more and more children and young people in the shop and attending Making Tracks – the model rail exhibition that has become a bit of an annual summer event in Chester. It’s really important to us that everyone can access a hobby because we know the benefits they have on peoples wellbeing, confidence, social skills and stress relief. Having a hobby is about much more than the hobby itself.”

The introduction of the Hornby TT Scale trains at Chester Model Centre provides enthusiasts and collectors with an expanded range of options and opportunities to create layouts that require less space. The precision and attention to detail in the TT Scale range will create a captivating experience for hobbyists of all ages.

Customers can now visit Chester Model Centre’s store, located at 71-73 Bridge Street Row East in Chester city centre, or explore the extensive range online at, to discover the full collection of Hornby TT Scale trains. With expert guidance from the knowledgeable staff at Chester Model Centre, hobbyists can select the perfect additions to their layouts and bring their miniature worlds to life.