Rail Express Father’s Day Gift Guide

Gifts for dad that are not socks… Here at Rail Express Magazine we are getting all geared up for father’s day looking at railway themed products you can buy a loved one or treat yourself with.

The Model Centre

Name a locomotive after yourself or a loved one. 

Choose a name and number and let TMC produce a unique, personalised locomotive just for you… A fabulous gift for that special occasion, designed to your requirements, contact TMC for more details.

From £60.00

Visit: www.themodelcentre.com Or call: 01947 899125

Off The Rails

Off The Rails bring you the unique opportunity to own a reminder of the “Golden Age of British Steam” with our Station Totems and Signs.

Where will your journey take you?

The designs have been faithfully recreated from the original and all can be personalised to your requirements, making them the ideal gift for the railway enthusiast.

From £15.00 + P&P

Visit: www.offtherailsonline.com Or call: 01903 751700


Your favourite Scale model kits!

Metcalfe Models are the world’s premium brand of scale card construction kits for model railway, craft and hobby enthusiasts. Produced in 2 miniature scales – N and OO/HO.

Our passion is creating high quality, realistically detailed model buildings.

Visit: www.metcalfemodels.com Or call: 01729 830072

Train Sim World

Train Sim World – drive your favourite trains from the comfort of your sofa!

Available on PC (Steam), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for £40 – just search ‘Train Sim World’ in store. 

Visit: https://store.dovetailgames.com/uk

DCC Supplies

Excellence in Model Control!

Treat Dad to a day out in the wonderful Worcestershire country side to one of our specialist workshops or maybe some Gift Vouchers towards their favourite locomotive.

See the web site for further details, visit: www.dccsupplies.com Or call: 01905621999

Workshops: £76 per person

Electra Rail Graphics

Whether you want to model the latest livery, breathe new life into an old model or are looking for something different, Electra Rail has it covered!

We offer a massive range of high-quality, self-adhesive vinyl overlays for locos, multiple units and coaches in N and OO. No more difficult paint jobs, folding brass or applying fiddly transfers – just peel and stick!

All our vinyls are professionally printed, with clear windows and exceptional detail. With prices starting at £10.00 for a coach, why not give it a go?

Amberley Publishing

Specialist books for the rail enthusiast!

Whether it is to bring back memories or for reference on your model layout. Indulge yourself or your loved one with a selection of railway books about your favourite modern and classic locomotives.

At Amberley publishing we have something for everyone visit our website for great gift ideas.

Visit: www.amberley-books.com Or call: 01453847800

Frizinghall Models & Railways (FMR)

Treat your loved one to a gift voucher on Father’s Day!

We have a wide range of products available for model railways, plastic kits, die-cast models, paint, games workshop and much more.

Visit: www.modelrailshop.co.uk Or call: 01274747447


Haynes Tornado Icons Manual

Haynes Tornado Icons Manual explains the construction, operation and maintenance of 60163 Tornado, a magnificent and fully operational replica of the Peppercorn A1 locomotive. This compact book will fascinate railway enthusiasts as well as dads who appreciate British engineering excellence.

Available from: haynes.com

Visit: https://haynes.com/en-gb/haynes-icons-tornado

AC Models

Your one stop model shop!

Stuck for a gift for father’s day?  Why not have a day out and pop along to AC Models in Eastleigh, Hampshire we stock a great variety of modelling products for the railway, diecast and radio control enthusiast. 

Or for guaranteed happiness Gift vouchers are available to treat that special someone. Open 5 days a week from 9am-5pm closed Wednesday and Sunday.

Visit: www.acmodelseastleigh.co.uk