As well as having the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on our doorstep, we also have The Model Centre (TMC) on site.


The Model Centre

The Model Centre


The Model Centre (TMC) is a small family run business. Our close-knit team includes railway modellers and dedicated railway enthusiasts, all of whom endeavour to provide you with the premium service and expert standards that we are associated with today.


Here at TMC we specialise in custom finish models. Custom finish models can include anything from a simple weathering, to renaming and renumbering locomotives and rolling stock. We pride ourselves on the consistent professional finish achieved on every model.

We stock all major brands across all gauges and trade at competitive discounted prices, usually around a 15% reduction on the recommended retail price.


TMC was founded in 1998 as the Trafford Model Centre, operating from the Festival Village store in The Trafford Centre, Manchester. TMC grew rapidly, to such an extent that a head office was established in Tockwith, and several more shops were opened in Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Dudley, and Liverpool, all of which were acquired by ModelZone.

The TMC brand was later separated from ModelZone, and is now a fully established mail order company and professional custom finish service. Operating from North Yorkshire, there is a showroom and workshop for visitors to look round.

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Jump on board the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, the world’s most popular heritage railway whose lovingly-restored trains will steam for 24 miles from the market town of Pickering through the heart of the National Park out to the golden sandy beaches of the coast at Whitby. It’s one of the earliest and most historic railways in England, dating back to the 1830s, with spectacular moorland and gorge scenery, family walks, historic halts and traditional station tea rooms all part of the attraction. Don’t miss:

A taste of indulgence aboard the Pullman dining service
A Footplate Experience – on the bucket list for any serious steam train fan. Join the driver and fireman for a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to travel in the cab, blow that whistle and discover what it takes to drive these magnificent engines.
Reliving the magic of Harry Potter with a visit to Goathland (Hogsmeade station from the first film)
Walking the 3.5 mile Rail Trail from Goathland to Grosmont, along the route of George Stephenson’s original 1836 railway line. On the way stop at Beck Hole for its much-photographed tiny inn and nearby Thomason Foss waterfall. Buy ‘The Rail Trail’ booklet from our online shop.
Railway heritage at Grosmont, home to the world’s oldest horse-drawn passenger railway tunnel, engine sheds and workshops
Beck Isle Museum, the Norman castle and painted medieval church frescoes in Pickering.