About Us

About Us

TheHobbyGoblin is an online and retail model shop specialising in 'O', 'OO' and 'N' gauge - other gauges are available to order.

In July 2015, we moved to new, larger premises with easy, free roadside parking, at . . .

. . . 54 Hamil Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire  ST6 1AU.


Opening times as follows (Covid-19 restrictions currently apply - please see our Facebook page, website and shop for latest updates):

  • Monday . . . . .Closed

  • Tuesday . . . .11am-3pm (due to C-19 precautions - normally 10am-4pm)

  • Wednesday. . 11am-3pm (due to C-19 precautions - normally 10am-4pm)

  • Thursday . . . 11am-3pm (due to C-19 precautions - normally 10am-4pm)

  • Friday . . . . . .11am-3pm (due to C-19 precautions - normally 10am-4pm)

  • Saturday . . . .10am-2pm

  • Sunday . . . . .Closed

(NB/ Closed during Christmas week . . . except Tuesday, 29th December, 10am-2pm . . . back open on as usual on Saturday 2nd January 2021)


VAT Registration No: 987 0161 00


We sell a wide range of items for your model railway including Hornby,BachmannPecoDapolGraham Farish, Heljan, GaugemasterLenzMetcalfe,Ratio & WillsWoodland ScenicsFaller, Noch, Thomas and Friends, Expo Tools and more! We also sell Scalextric, Airfix and balsa wood. All new items are sold with a full manufacturer's warranty.

We work hard to provide a rapid, first class service at competitive prices, which makes buying from us a trouble-free and pleasant experience.

We sell only first class, brand new products through the website, each with a full manufacturer's guarantee. In the shop, we also sell pre-owned items: please contact us regarding current stock.

Other services include weathering and decoder / sound decoder / lamp fitting.

You can contact us on:

Phone: 01782 818433

Mobile: 07973 478294 (phone or text)


email: [email protected]

Visit us, in person, at 54 Hamil Road, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent  ST6 1AU

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TheHobbyGoblin is a specialist model railway retailer, offering excellent products at highly competitive prices. We also offer free, friendly advice along with a range of other services, including weathering, renumbering and decoder/sound fitting.

We have a working model railway layout in the shop - please feel free to come and try it out and share ideas!

We also sell Scenics, Modelling Tools, Humbrol Products, Balsa, Plastruct, Scalextric and Airfix.