With no opportunity to present the award in early-2020 due to the pandemic, the MRS team were nonetheless delighted to receive their award in the post and the presentation was conducted ‘virtually’ by Tony Lowe, Bachmann Europe’s Field Sales Manager.
Tony said: “This award is truly deserved and I know that being crowned the Bachmann Retailer of the Year means a lot to the Model Railway Solutions team. They are all very much part of the wider model railway community and as experienced railway modellers, they regularly meet other modellers from across the country when at exhibitions displaying the layouts that they are involved in. The presentation of the many products available from Bachmann Europe is second to none in the enlarged store and it is always a pleasure to visit the premises when I’m out on sales visits.”
Run by Steve Knight and Martin Forder and with the help of several knowledgeable colleagues, MRS offers the full range of Bachmann Branchline, Graham Farish and Bachmann Narrow Gauge products, plus Woodland Scenics and EFE too.
Martin told us: “Little did we know what the last year would bring but receiving this award makes all of the hard work worthwhile. During the 2020 pandemic, once the national lockdown was lifted, we quickly set about helping fellow modellers with the vital supplies they needed to continue (and start) enjoying their hobby.”
2021 brings the team new challenges. With many new entrants to the hobby, they anticipate their services will be very much in demand. Model railways is a hobby for all ages and budgets, which means that MRS try and accommodate the differing needs of their customers. They are only too happy to play their part by providing impartial advice throughout the hobby of a lifetime. The extensive selection of model railways is complimented with ranges of non-railway products and materials thus providing all modellers with access to materials including metals, plastics and wood for their projects. The team also make baseboards for customers located both in the UK and overseas and demand for this service has grown rapidly over the last year.
A warm welcome is assured to all who take the time to visit and being located close to the coast, Model Railway Solutions offers an ideal distraction for modellers visiting the area. By the time you read this, the doors should be open once again for those wishing to visit in person! See the shops opening times here: modelrailwaysolutions.co.uk