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As we discovered in an earlier thread there are no slot shops in London.

I'm about to spend some time in England's second city, Newcastle Upon Tyne, so the same question:-

Are there any Slot, Model or Gaming shops that are worth me trying to sneak a visit to.
I'm poorly served by local shops so anywhere that sells more than Scalextric, Airfix/Tamiya and Games Workshop would be of interest.
 

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see if you can make it to leeds - they have a 'the model centre', also a big toyshop has a specialist model diecast & scalextric shop, and allders has a huge scalextric concession (with a big sale on too)
 

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Hi Jak,

you could contact Andy at www.abslotsport.com He lives up that way.



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According to the latest reports on the North South divide London's conurbation ends in the village of Brum and everything north is just waste but thanks for the comment.

Any details of shops in the Tyne area of our wastelands??
 

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Hi Jak
There is a games workshop, a modelzone and a great little model shop (called "metro models" i think) in the Gateshead Metro centre.
Welcome to GODS OWN COUNTRY


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You could try Rolling Stock of Walton Avenue, Tyne and Wear Tel: 0191 257 4328, Modelzone in Grainger Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne tel:0191 230 4433. There is also another Modelzone in the Galleria, Metro Centre, Gateshead tel: 0191 461 0362.


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Thanks for the above - I've convinced them a trip to the Metro Centre would be worth while.

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Hi

Just returned from an extended stay in Tyneside. I managed to get to the Metro Centre in Gateshead with its games workshop, Modelzone and "Metro Models" which as stated is a great little model shop stocking a very large variety of different scale models, books etc. Also visited Modelzone in Grainger Street, Newcastle which was close to Forbidden Planet and Travelling Man (If you don't know what they are, it's to late and you should stick with slot cars)
Two other shops I found were The Country House in Westmorland Rd. a very unwellcoming shop selling some models and RC stuff plus a lot of near offensive weapons; and The Model Shop in Marlborough Crescent which catered for most types of model makers. They had some overpriced GB Track cars and some second-hand cars and sets.

Amongst others bits and pieces I purchased I managed to pick up a Ninco Pajero at Modelzone for £20 so a good time was had. Now I've got to work out how to fit an MGB body onto its chassis?

A big thanks to all who provided suggestions which helped keep my sanity while I was away.
 

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QUOTE (JAK @ 15 Aug 2004, 19:13)Also visited Modelzone in Grainger Street, Newcastle which was close to Forbidden Planet and Travelling Man (If you don't know what they are, it's to late and you should stick with slot cars)
Two other shops I found were The Country House in Westmorland Rd. a very unwellcoming shop selling some models and RC stuff plus a lot of near offensive weapons
Forbidden Planet
I enjoy sci-fi and fantasy


near offensive weapons? You mean like, garden implements? Fork, shovel etc?


Great bargain on the Pajero!! Nice one



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QUOTE near offensive weapons? You mean like, garden implements? Fork, shovel etc?

Unfortunately not, but they would certainly cure most of your gardening problems.

All the sort of things that youngsters relish yet these are no longer play things. The types of guns can be modified to fire more lethal projectiles and metal that can be given a sharp edge. No wonder certain people are creating a more violent age for us to inherit.
 

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I presume then that you are talking about air soft guns? If so then most responsible air soft retailers will not sell to anyone under 14 AT ALL. 14 -17 year olds can only obtain the weapons if their parents are present with then at the time of purchase. I suppose that you may be able to find suitably sized steel ball bearings to fit, but the guns are designed to fire only light weight plastic BB's and I would hazard a gues that the extra mass of the steel ball would destroy the firing mechanism quite quickly.

Yes, the guns are 1:1 replicas and anyone brandishing them in public can expect swift and extreme retribution from the local constabulary - common sense applies when travelling to and from your chosen airsoft site (paintball sites sometimes run airsoft events).

Airsoft is cheaper than paintball - and less painful. The pellets are smaller, lighter and cheaper (£10 for 100 paintballs. £9 for 5000 !! BB's). Enjoy


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