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Guildford Branch


Welcome to the Kernow Model Rail Centre Guildford Branch page

Matt, Mike, Rob, Simon, Connor, Alan, Jonathan and Callum look forward to seeing you at our Guildford Branch.

3rd Anniversary Event - Friday 29th April 2022

On Friday 29th April, we celebrated our 3rd anniversary here at the Guildford Branch. This was the first of several events to celebrate the 20th year of the business. 

Our event at the store included: a brand new Exclusive product announcement, a range of special offers available only to those that attended on the day and sneak previews of a number of not yet announced forthcoming releases.

Visitors were able to meet the members of the Guildford branch team and also had the opportunity to speak with 'Bossman' Chris Trerise, and our Development Manager Graham 'Muz' Muspratt. Our team member Simon Paley was also signing copies of his book: Colour Light Signalling for Model Railways.

 

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 (but please do not park in Residential Permit only spaces).
 

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.

You can also walk from the Spectrum Leisure Centre / Park and Ride if you are feeling energetic, it is a pleasant 15 minute walk through Stoke Park!


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.  

Stock Levels

Our website shows the stock levels at our Warehouse. 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 Cornwall 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.

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Guildford Virtual Tour

The Shop has changed quite a lot since we opened in 2019, here is a quick virtual tour of how it was in 2020!

Guildford Shop Front.

Guildford Shop Front

Main Shop Area From the Front.

Main Shop From The Front


Main Shop Area From The Side.

Main Shop Side View

Middle Aisle from Till view!

Middle Aisle

Main Shop OO Aisle.

Main Shop OO Aisle

Shop Rear, towards the Loco Room.

Shop rear towards Loco Room

Shop Rear, towards the Main Shop.

Shop Rear towards the Main Shop

Loco Room.

Loco Room

Loco Room, towards the rear of the Shop.

Loco Room, towards the rear of the Shop

Shop Display Layout, built by professional Modeller, Chris Nevard.

Display Layout

Display Layout, Inside View

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. 

Bachmann Opening Day BRM/RMweb Opening Day 
Peco Opening Day Steve Opening Day

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The Guildford team - Mike, Rob, Connor, Lisa, Simon and Jonathan!


Team Guildford

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