Located on the market square in the North Lincolnshire village of Caistor this model shop is a proper traditional affair. Not the largest of stores by any stretch of the imagination, so how they fit in all the stock baffles me, and many others. Every available space is used and filled with something. Despite this the organisation of the shop remains very logical and browsing is a pleasure.
As well as stocking the major releases and items in N and OO Gauge, the shop also offers a very good range of scenic materials. Also, for the scratch builders out there, all the standard materials are stocked and available at very reasonable prices.
The store is run owned and run by a lovely couple Pete and Jen, who could not be more pleasant or helpful. If they don’t have what you want in stock they have always been happy to order it in for you.
You will also see them out and about too. Many of the local exhibitions in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire also feature the Caistor Loco stand. At shows the stand stretched to at least 24′ long usually with a very wide choice. Still only a fraction of what the have in store though.
Their online presence is limited, however they do have a Facebook page that is kept updated. The phone number for the shop is
Opening hours at time of writing:
Monday: 10:00 – 15:00
Tuesday: 10:00 – 15:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 15:00
Friday: 10:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 19:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 17:00