Welcome to Britannia Models, your British model trains destination!
Our business, established in 1994 and online since 1998, serves a customer base of British railway modellers across North America. Given our niche market, in a very large geographic area, we have made recent changes to our business which will allow us to respond to those customers in a timely manner. Mail or phone orders, are available Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm pacific time while our online order system and our fax and voicemail facilities, are of course available 24/7.
Should we not be able to answer your call directly, our customer service targets are to answer email and voicemail, as well as to confirm stock situations for online orders, within a 24 hour window.
We carry a large selection of products including Hornby, Bachmann Branchline, Graham Farish, Dapol, Bassett-Lowke and Ace Trains, locomotives, rolling stock and accessories. Other model railway accessories include Peco, Ratio, Wills, Metcalfe, Woodland Scenics, Superquick, Kestrel. Diecast road vehicles in OO scale from Corgi, Oxford, Base Toys, EFE, Cararama and Classix.
The following catalogues are available. (Prices shown are before applicable taxes and shipping)
Bachmann Branchlines 2013/14 (OO scale locomotives, rolling stock and Scenecraft cast resin buidings) $ 12.00
Dapol 2012/13 (N, OO and O scale locomotives, rolling stock and Dapol plastic kits (ex-Kitmaster and Airfix) $ 10.00
Hornby 2013 (OO scale locomotives, rolling stock, buildings, track and DCC equipment) $ 12.00 (Out of stock. Available late May)
Peco (N, OO, HO, O gauge track and accessories) $ 10.00
Train shows in 2013
We will be in attendance at the following shows during 2013. More show dates may be added so check back regularly:
Victoria Train Show 2013: Sunday September 8th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre, 1767 Island Highway, Colwood, B.C.
TRAINS 2013: Saturday & Sunday, November 9th/10th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Cameron Rec Centre, Cameron St, Burnaby, B.C. (Across from Lougheed Town Centre)
Thank you for stopping by!
May 28th, 2013 - Lots more pre-owned/consignment items now on the site. Take a look at them here.
May 22nd, 2013 - Well, we are sure some of you have heard of the delays in product releases from most manufacturers. For those who haven't heard this, please understand that Britannia Models would love to be receiving product and getting your models out to you, but there is nothing we can do but keep calm and carry on!
We do expect that over the summer/fall we will see more models being released but there is a definite move by most manufacturers to produce no more models than the quantity for which they have pre-orders. This is the reason you may not see some 2013/14 models in our listings. If we are expecting to receive only enough to cover the advanced customer orders, then we will remove such models from our listings.
News from Bachmann is that we can expect the following models in June/July:
31-657 Class 47 47715 'HAYMARKET' BR Network SouthEast.
31-658 Class 47 47190 'PECTINIDAE' BR Petroleum Sector - Weathered
31-658DS Class 47 47190 'PECTINIDAE' BR Petroleum Sector - Weathered with sound.
32-006 BR Hall Class No. 6922 'Burton Hall' in BR Lined Green, late crest.
32-231A BR Jinty No. 47314, in BR Black, early emblem, weathered
32-233 Fowler Class 3F (Jinty) No. 23 in SDJR Blue
32-529B Class 55 D9011 BR Two Tone Green
32-828A Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-0 No. 46526 in BR Lined Green, Late Crest - (Weathered).
32-859 BR Standard Class 9F 92233 BR Black L/Crest Weathered
34-325C 50ft Parcels Van BR Maroon Weathered.
39-420A BR Mk1 POS Post Office Sorting Van Post Office Red.
The Midland 4F's (31-880/1/2) are now due for release July/August
The Class 40's (32-475DC, 32-480DS, 32-481) are now due for release August/September
The LMS Twins Nos.10000/10001 (31-995/6/7) are now due for release September/October
The GWR 3200 (Earl) Class (31-085/86/87DC) are now due for release September/October
The L&Y 2-4-2T (31-165/66/67DC) are now due for release October/November
The Robinson J11, 0-6-0's (31-318/19/20DC) are now due for release October/November
The LMS Porthole Coaches in Crimson/Cream (39-450/55/60/65/70/75 are due for release in June/July
The BR Mk l Sleepers (39-500/1/2/3) are due for release in July/August
News from Hornby is that we can expect the following models in June/July:
R3047 Strathclyde Class 101 Diesel multiple Unit train Pack
R3103 BR Class A4 'Bittern' in BR Green with double tender.
R3150 DB Schenker Co-Co Diesel Electric Class 60
R3160XS BR West Country Class, No. 34046 'Braunton', late crest. DCC Sound
R3161A SR 2-BIL 2-car EMU Pack.
R3162A BR 2-BIL 2-car EMU Pack
R3167 BR Class 4000 (Star Class), 'Glastonbury Abbey'
R3183 Arriva Trains Class 67, No. 67002
R3206 BR Class A1 'Tornado' in BR Express Railway Blue
The GWR tanks Class 42XX, 52XX and 72XX (R3123/4/5/6/7/8)
May 3rd, 2013 - Yeh! The consignment listing is finally back, and with added pictures! Check it out. There are some neat items there and more to come!
March 15th, 2013 - Hornby and Bachmann listings have all been updated to include items from the Hornby 2013 catalogue and the Bachmann 2013/14 catalogue.
March 13th, 2013 - News received today from Hornby, that there will indeed be another run of the SR 2BIL. R3161A and R3161AX will also be released in June so if you wanted a four-car train with different running numbers in either SR or BR livery, that is now doable. We are therefore taking orders for R3161A and R3161AX.