We are delighted to announce that once again we are hosting a Peco and Bachmann pre Christmas promotional event.
Steve Haynes, Peco's Sales Manager, will again be making the journey from Devon to our event.
Steve, as always, will be happy to answer any questions you may have - simple or complex!
This year there will also be a special appearance by one of the team leaders from the Channel 5 TV programme 'The Great Model Railway Challenge'. Mark of the 'Diesel Dynamos' will be in the shop on Saturday 10th November between 2-4pm.
We will be having a simple competition running in the shop over the two days of our event which will have our take of a model railway challenge - so come along and join in the fun!
There will be up to 20% off most Peco, Parkside, Bachmann and Graham Farish products (in shop only), giving you the opportunity to stock up for the winter!
The event will be held in Harburn Hobbies model shop on Friday 9th & Saturday 10th November 2018 (9.30am - 6.00pm both days).
There will be:
20% off most Peco Products and Parkside kits.
20% off most Bachmann and Graham Farish products.
Free prize draw to win Harburn Hobbies Gift Vouchers.
Competition - with our take of a model railway challenge.
The Harburn team and Steve look forward to welcoming you to the event. It'll be a fun time as always!
At last, a NEW Scottish engine has just been announced by Hornby! The much requested J36 Class 0-6-0. A must for Scotish modellers three models have been announced as follows:-
R3600TTS Class J36 0-6-0 locomotive and tender, number 673 Maude in preserved North British Railway livery, DCC fitted and with TTS sound. £164.99. Harburns introductory offer price £139.99. (expected Jan-19)
R3621 Class J36 0-6-0 locomotive and tender, number 722 in early LNER lined black livery. £139.99 Harburns introductory offer price £118.99. (expected Jan-19)
R3622 Class J36 0-6-0 locomotive and tender, number 65311 Haig in early BR black livery. £139.99 Harburns introductory offer price £118.99. (expected Jan-19)
These will be in great demand, so dont miss out! Pre-order your requirements NOW. Just phone or send an email and well acknowledge. (Phone 0131-556 3233. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Holmes J36 (NBR Class C) 0-6-0 Locomotives.
These locomotives were designed by Matthew Holmes for the purpose of hauling freight trains and introduced to the North British Railway in 1888 as the C Class. Not only did these sturdy little locos perform well on long distance freight trains, they were used for local and branch line passenger services and occasionally on mainline trains too.
A total of 168 were built from 1888-1900. By nationalisation in 1948, 123 had survived. Six were still in service in 1966! This was the last class of steam locomotive to work in Scotland at the end of steam in 1967. In their lifetime, the majority worked over most parts of Scotland, however some were allocated to a few sheds in England.
25 locomotives were sent to work in France in 1917-18 and on return, were named after famous military leaders and places connected with the First World War, such as: Byng, French, Somme, Mons, Plumer, Gough, Horne, Maude, Joffre, Allenby and Haig. The names were hand-painted on to the splashers above the middle driving wheels.
When the NBR was absorbed by the LNER in 1923, the class became J36.
One of the class was saved and preserved by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society at the Boness and Kinneil Railway BR no.65243, originally NBR no. 673 Maude. It formed part of the procession of locomotives and trains in the 1980 Rainhill 150 celebrations and was a film star in 2000, appearing in The Railway Children remake on the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex.
NEW - now available!
Another Harburn Hobbies Special Commission - Edinburgh Corporation Leyland Titan PD2 double deck bus, Route number 29 to 'St Andrew Square' via Frederick Street and Stockbridge. Registration number JSF 655, Fleet number 240. Nearside advert 'Drinka Pinta Milka Day', off side advert 'Murray's Export Ale'. Only 1000 produced. Scale 1:76. Price £21.95. Exclusive to Harburn Hobbies.
Available to order/view at:-
Harburns special wagon from Bachmann
Ref 37-050S 'Devlin's' 5 plank coal wagon - £14.50
Devlin's owned a fleet of wagons which were used to supply bunker coal for the company's fishing trawlers at Granton Harbour. The body is GW green with black ironwork while the lettering is yellow with red shading.
Available to order/view at:-
The Barr family have been making fizzy drinks in Scotland since 1880 and have sold their famous 'Iron-Brew' since 1901. A number of taxis have carried advertisements for Scotland's 'other' national drink featuring the striking Orange and Blue livery. Oxford Diecast were commissioned by Harburn Hobbies to produce their model of the FX4 taxi with Irn Bru branding and carrying an Edinburgh registration number - SK07 KNG. These models are available exclusively from Harburns now at only £4.25 each.
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