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Welome to the Kernow Model Rail Centre Guildford Branch page
Connor, Mike, Rob, Simon, Matt and Jonathan look forward to seeing you at our Guildford Branch.
Here at Guildford we are fully open to customers. Please follow the 2 metre social distancing guidelines inside, and outside if waiting to enter, the shop.
There is a maximum number of 2 customers in the shop at any one time.
You MUST wear a face covering, which should cover the nose and mouth and be self-supporting. Certain medical conditions are exempt.
You can also place an order through our website or via phone to collect from the Guildford shop. Please select the "Click and Collect Guildford" option if ordering through the website. We regret that it may not be possible to allow general store browsing and we may have to impose a 10 minute time limit during busy periods.
Our full Covid-19 statement can be read here>>
How to find us
Our shop is located at 75b Stoke Road, Guildford, GU1 4HT. The shop is within easy walking distance of both Guildford mainline (11 minutes) and Guildford London Road station (8 minutes). While parking is not permitted immediately outside the shop (except on Sundays) you can park for up to two hours in surrounding streets. Waitrose is also just five minutes walk where you can park for up to 90 minutes provided you also spend above a certain amount in Waitrose. For longer stays York Road car park is available.
Surrey County Council operate a Park and Ride scheme in Guildford, click here for more information>>>
The Friary Bus Station is an eight minute walk. You can also walk from the Spectrum Park and Ride if you are feeling energetic, it is a pleasent 15 minute walk through Stoke Park!
Our website shows the stock levels at our main store in Camborne. We try to maintain similar availability in Guildford and we send a delivery to Guildford every day, so if the item you want is not available it will be sent very quickly!
It is always best to check before travelling if there is a specific item that you want to avoid disappointment. You can call us on 01209 714099 or
use the contact us form here>>>
We will check the stock at Guildford and reserve the item for you to prevent it being sold to someone else. If the item is not available at Guildford we can arrange to transfer it from Camborne and let you know when it will arrive.
You can also order online and select the Click and Collect Guildford option and we will let you know when it has arrived.
Loyalty Points / Customer Details / Gift Vouchers
These are common across both branches, so if you are on our system you can use your loyalty points and gift vouchers at either branch.
Guildford Virtual Tour
The Shop has changed quite a lot since we opened, here is a quick virtual tour of how it is now!
Main Shop Area From the Front.
Main Shop Area From The Side.
Middle Aisle from Till view!
Main Shop OO Aisle.
Shop Rear, towards the Loco Room.
Shop Rear, towards the Main Shop.
Loco Room, towards the rear of the Shop.
Shop Display Layout, built by professional Modeller, Chris Nevard.
Display Layout, Inside View
We look forward to seeing you.
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OPENING WEEK EVENTS
We opened on 1st May 2019 with a range of special events during the week to celebrate. We had the full support of the major manufacturers and model railway magazines, most of whom were represented during the opening week of events. We chose Guildford as this is an area that is very familiar to us with regular exhibition attendances in the area. We also have a large customer base who already use our mail order service and, through our research, there is a lack of any dedicated model shops found in the surrounding area.
Chris Trerise, Managing Director of Kernow Model Rail Centre, said “It is vitally important for the future of our hobby to attract new modellers and this can only be done by having a physical shop to showcase the vast range of products available.Our Guildford branch will build on the success of our Camborne shop in having working displays and knowledgeable staff to assist".
Guests included: Tony Lowe and Richard Proudman from Bachmann, Steve Haynes from PECO, Steve Flint, Editor of Railway Modeller and TV Star of The Great Model Railway Challenge, Andy York and Phil Parker from British Railway Modelling and RMweb, Ben Jones from Heljan, Simon Kohler, Hornby and TV star of James May's Big Trouble in Model Britain, Hornby Magaxine editor Mike Wild, and Assistant Editor Mark Chivers, Joel Bright from Dapol, Kevin Player from Gaugemaster, the Model Rail team Editor, Richard Foster, and Chris Nevard, Photographer and Model Maker, who built our Porth Emmett demonstration layout. also Ben Ando from Revolution Trains.
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The Guildford team - Mike, Rob, Connor, Lisa, Simon and Jonathan!
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