Postal charges & Services Offered
Shady lane models of Grenville street, Bideford, are authorized Warranty and service agents for Hornby.
We also service/repair other makes and scales of model locomotives. If we cannot repair your model then we say so at no charge.
Models can be brought to the shop or sent by royal mail. Before sending, contact us (here) to discuss work involved and also the cost.
Servicing starts at £5 plus cost of parts used and return postage if sent.
We also fit decoders for DCC operation of your loco's. We can supply Bachmann, Digitrax, TCS, Hornby or Lenz decoders or you can provide your own.
The fitting cost is as follows 'N' & 'OO'. DCC ready £12.00. Not DCC ready £15.00 Contact (here
) for 'O' & 'G' costs.
Sound decoders can also be fitted at an extra cost of £10 on top of the rellevant fitting charge.
Some Graham Farish 'N' gauge loco's have live chassis on one side of the motor, these require a conversion kit to be fitted this will add £8 to the cost. You will be informed of this before any work is done.
The work involved is that the loco is tested first, if it does not run well then I do not fit the decoder (unless you insist at your own risk). (the myth is that DCC will run loco's better, this is not true. If it is a bad runner it will still be a bad runner and in some cases even worse ) The decoder is also tested and then if all is working the fitting can go ahead. After fitting, all is again tested and optimized for the best running. We can also fit lighting kits into loco's and rolling stock, DC or DCC. Phone for costs.
Please give us a call to discuss your requirements or better still come to the shop.
Shady Lane Models in Grenville street, Bideford EX39 2EA and meet us face to face.
email via contact page shop 01237 238872 or 07875 108230 Answer Machine 01237 238872
New postal rates came into force from March 2020.
The relevant charge is displayed in the shopping basket
UK minimum postage £4.95. Up to a maximum £17 (weight banded)
EUROPE (airmail) minimum postage £10.65. Up to a maximum £45.00 (weight banded)
WORLDWIDE (airmail) minimum postage £11.50. Up to a maximum £65.00 (weight banded)
All of the UK orders are sent by Royal Mail™ Signed for™, or standard parcels for bulky orders. All parcels have to be signed for upon delivery. Our local post office has now closed so all orders will now be dispatched the next working day.
All International orders dependant on weight are sent either by Royal Mail™ or Parcelforce Worldwide™.
You need to choose your country first and then either Europe or Worldwide if outside of the UK
to calculate the correct postage cost.
Please note. If the wrong postage costs are chosen
then we will hold the delivery and contact you so that we can rectify the situation.
If you require your UK order to be sent by Royal mail Special delivery, Do Not order on-line
Contact us using the contact us page,
or call the number at the top of the page, where we can discuss the order and cost of Special delivery postage. Special delivery is not available as an option on-line