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Modular Rolling RoadsTurntable KitsModel Railway ProductsRivet Embossing ToolRolling BarsNew & Pre Owned ModelsMidland Compound on 50ft. turntable

Modular Rolling Roads

The Rolling Road provides a convenient means of running-in, fault-finding or dynamic testing of locomotives.

The modules are priced individually, or as a set (typically a 4-6-2 tender loco).

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Turntable Kits

Kits are produced to a high degree of precision, using both etched and machined parts, as well as white metal and lost-wax brass castings.

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Model Railway Products

Including turntable kits in 00/H0, & 0 scales, loco building and testing aids, jigs and tools.

Here you will find details of our products, aimed primarily at model-makers and model engineers, both hobbyist and professional.

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Rivet Embossing Tool

For applying imitation rivet heads to thin sheet metal. Although primarily used by railway modellers to represent bolt and rivet heads on locomotives, the tool is also suitable for embellishing ship, road vehicle and structural models.

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Rolling Bars

We manufacture a range of hand-operated metalforming tools and work-holding fixtures to assist the model maker, model engineer, jewellery and craft worker.

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New & Pre Owned Models

These items are from private collections, and are being offered on behalf of modellers who have changed scale/gauge, or families of deceased modellers.

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We manufacture a range of hand-operated metalforming tools and work-holding fixtures to assist the model maker, model engineer, jewellery and craft worker.

We stock and manufacture a range of products for the discerning railway modeller, in all the popular scales. From turntable kits to signal kits, we can help.

Use this form to receive details of availability of our products, together with methods and costs of shipping.There is also a text area for enquiries of a general nature.

We operate Monday to Wednesday only between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00 GMT. Messages and emails will be dealt with as soon as possible.

About Midland Railway Centre

Formed in 1979, the business was concerned solely with buying and selling collectible model trains, principally Hornby-Dublo,  Tri-ang,Trix & Marklin, but also Hornby, Bassett-Lowke, and various other makes in the larger gauges. Trading was through Toy-Fairs ("swapmeets"), model exhibitions and Mail Order.

In 1984, we embarked on kit production in 0 gauge, 7mm scale, and realising that there was a gap in the market, introduced our first turntable kit. Production of this kit and subsequent additions to the range continues to this day.

Then, in 1995, we acquired the tool range from Cherry Scale Models, and production of a range of metal-forming tools commenced from a factory premises located on a trading estate, under the name of Metalsmith Ltd. The range included a Rivet Tool, Metal Folder and Rolling Bars, which were modifications of the original Cherry designs, together with tools of our own design, including a 12inch Guillotine, Mini-Guillotine, Box & Pan Folder and two sizes of Bending Bars. In addition to the tool production, we provided sub-contract machining facilities and carried huge stocks of non-ferrous metals, notably nickel- silver sheet and tube, and finely machined brass sections.

In May 2015, with the expiry of the lease on the factory, it was decided to downsize. The non-ferrous range was sold in its entirety, and is now marketed by Metalsmith (Leeds) Ltd. We retained the turntable kits, which now included the 4mm scale range, together with various jigs and tools and modelling aids. The original business name of Midland Railway Centre was resurrected, and it is our intention to expand our range of products to include books, transfers, drawings and items of general model-making or model engineering interest.

Dave & Joy, Proprietors


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Midland Railway Centre

Tel: 01536 410536


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