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Salisbury Model Centre's web site no longer focuses on online selling- there are enough web shops already out there doing that. Instead I hope you'll find these pages of general modelling interest. You'll find lists of new arrivals in store and you are welcome to telephone the shop to order or reserve an item or make general inquiries. More detailed reviews of kits and accessories will also be  posted here or on 'you-tube'. Non modelling information that is of interest will also be posted such as Steam visitors to Salisbury or news and manufacturer announcements.


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30 June 2018


Events in Salisbury including Steam arrivals.

Note, this service is aimed at providing information of interest and you are strongly recommended to find more specific detail from the relevant agency. Links will be provided where able.  Do not plan any trip solely from the information herein, SMC will not be held responsible for cancelled events, timing changes, address errors etc as no announcement herein is the property of SMC but taken from the originators detail.  We do hope however that you discover events in the area that you may have otherwise over looked. Events are listed in chronological order.

Romsey Scale modelling show.

Ampfield Village Hall
Morleys Lane
SO51 9BJ


1.00  to 16.00

Some Parking.  Refreshments and Traders.

Adults entry - £3.00, kids free.


Rail trip on Vintage diesel (calls at Salisbury).

Preserved Diesel ( Possibly Class 47 or 37)

Watercress Line to Exeter & Paignton

Will be at SALISBURY Thursday 16th August 2018.  Outward at 10.45hrs. Homeward at 20.10hrs

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Bristol Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition.

The Leisure Centre- THORNBURY nr Bristol.

BS35 3JB

AUGUST 17TH, 18TH AND 19TH 2018

All manor of models and minatures. Clock making, live steam. R/C. Wood turning. Boating and aircraft.

Free Parking.

Adults entry - £10.00. Kids under 16 (accompanied) free.


The DDWG meet Sunday afternoons between 14.00hrs and 18.00hrs at 1st Devizes Scout Hall, 15 Southbroom Road, Devizes. SN10 5AD.

There is a yearly subscription but the first 3 visits are free to give a taster of the wide variety of games played at the club.

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Events at PENDON Museum.

Tel 01865 407365 for booking or check Pendon web site.

Trade news

13 Jan 18  The news coming out of America is Hobbico, the RC giant that recently bought the German element of Revell has filed for bancruptcy.  With Revell's new Catalogue due very soon, that news has raised some questions amongst customers.  Be assured the kit side of Revell is safe and Revell GmBH will not be effected by the news.  In italics below is part of the formal statement that was issued by Revell UK. I hope you will join me in wishing Revell good luck for 2018 and that the employees of Hobbico don't have to much anguish over the coming months.

"We would like to inform you today that Hobbico, Inc. announced this week that it has filed for restructuring under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the United States. Hobbico also announced its plans to sell the company. The company is already in the process of actively exploring prospective buyers, but it is too early for further detailed information whether Hobbico will be sold as a whole or be split into parts.

Most important for you is:

Revell UK is NOT part of the bankruptcy filing and will continue to operate its “business as usual” moving forward. We do not expect disruptions in the daily business with our suppliers, customers and other partners as Revell operates independently within the Group and has no organizational dependencies. Our top priority remains to offer our customers the best products, the best possible service and to continue to grow our business, like we did for another consecutive year in 2017."

03 Jan 18 Expect some interesting new releases from Revell this year as well as a wide number of reboxes from ICM, Eduard, ACE and Zvezda.  While there has been an overall price increase in Revell's kits many of the reboxed kits are less than the orginal cost. Also annonunced but as yet no picture or price details are models from the new Star Wars spin of Filn :- Han Solo.

05 July 17 Price increases on a lot of items that originate from across the pond in the good old US.  You will see prices on WOODLAND SCENICS, PLASTISTRUT, K & S METALS and WALTHER jumping.  I will only do this as new stock arrives so expect to see different prices on items even if they appear to be similar, it gives you the chance of grabbing last years price for a bit longer.

Reference pictures

My own pictures for you to use to detail your models or for interest.

Challenger 2 Main Battle tank of The British army.

Dardo IFV of the Italian army. 

M1/M1A1 Abrams. US Main battle tank.

Cobra. US attack helicopter being recovered in Iraq.

Humvee US utility vehicle.

AMX10P French APC.

VAB Wheeled APC of French Army.

RAF Calf Tractor Tiny tracked vehicle used to clear snow in WWII on RAF runways.