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Our Story

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Thunderbolt Models was created in 2020 during the COVID pandemic by Dale Heys and Terry Rowe and initialy sold second hand model railway items on eBay.

Once the COVID pandemic ended we were joined in the venture by David Chamberalin and we began to attend various Model Railway Exhibitions and Swapmeets around the country with a stand selling mainly second hand model railway items with an expanded stock list including O Scale, OO Scale, HO Scale & N Scale Items.

During the next year our inventory grew and we were joined by Jim Seltzer as another partner with a view to eventually owning an actual Model Railway Shop in the West Midlands.

During 2022 an opportunity presented itself earlier than we expected when we came across a stand in Coventry Covered Market with a tenant who had decided to retire. This stand appeared 6 months before we had planned but the location and availability were an opportunity that was too good to pass up and so in November, 2022 we opened our new premises in the market.

SInce opening our stand we have arranged various agencies with many of the hobbies main players e.g. Hornby, Rapido, Gaugemaster, etc.

Since we have moved into the Market we have gone from strength to strength and look forward to many years of trading in the market as well as continuing to attend various exhibitions and selling via this online web site.


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