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A Message from Dave…. The Evolution of Gas Cupboard Models

In 2006 I was in a position to do something I had wanted to do for some time and in April 2007 in partnership, Gas Cupboard Models & Hobbies opened the doors in Westbury, Wiltshire, concentrating on model railways and RC.

The Gas Cupboard grew steadily over the next four years, building good relationships with local and national model and hobby clubs and organisations.  In 2011 we decided to move to bigger premises a few miles down the A350 to Trowbridge and in July Gas Cupboard Models & Hobbies moved to Castle Street in Trowbridge.

By November 2012 my business partner and I had amicably decided to part. It was agreed that I would keep the Gas Cupboard name and move to St Georges Works in Trowbridge.

With the enthusiastic and abundant help to set up the shop the new Gas Cupboard Models opened the doors in November 2012.

We spent just over 5 years here, open six days a week, with the help of Rachael Field. We had an active local community of railway modellers attending regular information and training sessions at the shop, known as ‘Railway Thursdays’. The shop was awarded Bachmann Retailer of the year in 2015.

Unfortunately due to my worsening health issues, I had to make the decision to close the shop in December 2017.

Gas Cupboard Models continue to trade online, by telephone and at some local shows.

 Thank you
 Dave

PS. My health is improving…

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BACHMANN EUROPE – PRESS RELEASE, October 2015

Gas Cupboard Models of Trowbridge has been awarded the accolade of Bachmann Europe Plc Retailer of the year. This well established store located in the heart of Wiltshire's County Town, Trowbridge, is now in its ninth year of trading. The store carries a large range of Graham Farish, Bachmann Branchline and Woodland Scenics ranges in addition to all of the other well known brands and is a must visit destination for all railway modellers visiting the West Country. Tony Lowe UK Sales Manager for Bachmann Europe, said "We have presented this award to Dave and his team in recognition of their hard work and dedication in not only raising the profile of Bachmann Europe products but for promoting the railway modelling hobby. From the early days when Dave formed the company he has built a reputation for great customer service and helpful and friendly advice and both Rachael and himself are well established modellers in many different scales".

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