01733 895989 Tue-Fri 9:30-5:00, Sat 9-5, Sun 10:30-3.30
27 St. David's Square, Fengate, Peterborough, UK PE1 5QA
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About Us


A great selection of pre-owned model railway locomotives, rolling stock and buildings in OO, N & O gauge, plus our rummage boxes full of used accessories and scenic materials.  

Slot cars and accessories from:
  • Scalexric
  • Scalextric Micro
  • We typically have over 150 different cars in stock at any time.
Plastic kits from:
  • Airfix
  • Revell
  • Tamiya
  • Dragon
  • Italeri
  • Academy
  • Zvezda
  • Trumpeter
  • AFV Club
  • Aoshima
  • Takom
  • Heller
  • Roden
  • HK Models
  • Hasegawa
  • Moebius Models
  • Amodel
  • Masterbox Ltd
  • Hobby Boss
Paints glues solvents and weathering products from:
  • Humbrol
  • Revell
  • Deluxe Materials
  • Expo
  • Railmatch
  • Tamiya
  • Modelmasters
  • AMMO
  • Games Workshop
Magazines, Catalogues, publications and DVDs
  • Model Rail
  • Railway Modeller
  • Hornby Magazine
  • British Railway Modelling
  • Visions International
Tools from:
  • Expo
  • Xuron
  • Swann Morton
  • Antex
Power and control equipment, including DCC from:
  • Gaugemaster
  • Train Control Systems
  • ESU
  • Bachmann
  • Hornby
  • DCC Concepts
  • PECO
Scenic and scratchbuilding materials from:
  • Woodland Scenics
  • Javis
  • Gaugemaster
  • Wills
  • Superquick
  • Evergreen
  • Albion Alloys
  • Scenescapes
  • Knightwing
  • P+D Marsh
  • Springside
  • Metcalfe
  • DAS
Our Products and customer facilities include:
  • Model Railways and Accessories from:
  • Hornby
  • Bachmann
  • Heljan
  • Dapol
  • Graham Farish
  • PECO
  • RealTrack Models
  • Oxford Diecast
  • Classix
  • Eckon/Berko

Trains4U is one of the largest Model Railway specialists in the east of England

Occupying an enormous 3600 square foot showroom, we offer thousands of products from over 50 manufacturers.

Trains4U was formed in July 2004 in response to the closure of the last Model Railway shop in Peterborough the previous year.

Owned by Father and Son Steve and Gareth Helliwell, the business opened with a small stock of Hornby, Bachmann, Peco, Gaugemaster and Fleischmann products in a 900 sq ft unit in Peterborough's St' David's Square trading estate.

Demand for our products and services was unprecedented and we quickly diversified into N gauge, DCC and slot cars, whilst expanding our range of suppliers to provide more models, scenic materials, tools and paints.

Our initial website solution soon became difficult to manage so we suspended our online service whilst our walk-in business rapidly grew and we soon filled our showroom to bursting point.

Fortunately at this time the 4000 sq ft unit directly opposite became available, so in Summer 2008 we decided to take the plunge and move in. This allowed us scope to expand our ranges even further and display them in a way that was even more accessible and welcoming for our customers.

The move allowed us to diversify further into plastic kits, much larger ranges of slot cars and scenics and provide previously unavailable services and facilities for our customers.

All of our railway rolling stock and our slot cars are displayed in large glass cases for easy browsing.

Other customer facilities include:
  • Demonstration Layout
  • A demonstration railway layout for N and OO
  • Incorporating Analogue control and DCC
  • Gaugemaster Prodigy 2 systems
  • DCC fitting services (Including Sound)

  • Weathering services
  • Service and Repair for Model Railways and Scalextric Cars
  • Customer Toilets
  • Free parking outside our front door
  • Last Updated Mar 2015