Welcome to Berkshire Dolls House & Model Co.
The Berkshire Dolls House and Model Company is a family run business with over thirty five years experience. Howard and the team are dedicated to providing a quality service to all our customers, whether that is custom building to your own specifications or offering advice and guidance to self-builders.
We supply a comprehensive range of leading dolls houses and accessories from a variety of manufacturers, including a selection of local handcrafted items and custom builds. Our shop boasts an extensive collection of models and model railway. We carry a large array of new OO and N and G gauge railways, including Hornby, Peco, Bachmann, Piko and Kato. In addition, we have a large collection of exclusive second hand collectable stock as we buy good quality used railway stock for cash or part exchange.
We offer an in-house repair and service facility for all locomotives, including decoder fitting.
We also stock Airfix model kits, scale model cars, Scalextric, Corgi, radio controlled vehicles, various glues, Humbrol paints, (enamels, acrylics and sprays), wood, miniature tools and other model accessories. In addition we have a massive selection of railway scenics such as grass flocking, sands, and solid water – all great for using in other modelling hobbies such as tabletop wargaming and, of course, dolls houses.
You can find us at The Old Fire Station, 9 Wargrave Road, Twyford, Berkshire, RG10 9NY and we are open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm (4pm Sundays). You will find us just a 5 minute walk from the railway station (around 30 minutes from Paddington and 7 minutes from Reading). We are situated opposite the Waitrose car park, where there is free parking for up to two hours.
Pop into our shop to view our range and see our latest special offers. Phone us on 0118 934 3700 or contact us below if you are looking for anything specific.
Below is the shop location and a 360 of the shop so you can have a look around.
Below are the different areas of our online store that should give you a feel for the items we stock in the shop.
Howard began his business in 1985 when he changed careers from Firefighting to model building which explains the location of his business which is built on the former site of the Twyford Firehouse. Due to his remarkable attention to detail in dollshouse construction, he was inducted into the Guild of Master Craftsman in 1995 and has not looked back. After expanding the business from dolls houses and gifts into a much larger range of models and railway he strives to provide the personal touch to your projects and is always on hand to give advice and guidance.
Kieran joined the team in 2018 as a custom project designer. He is mostly found in the warehouse designing custom builds, such as bespoke dolls houses and railway layouts for customers all over the world, who have been delighted with his work. Kieran has demonstrated that creativity and attention to detail runs in the family.
In his spare time Kieran enjoys building bespoke furniture from reclaimed materials as well as rennovating/ restoring antique furniture.
Over the years we have added a team of experts to help you while you create. The Train Doctor can keep your locos moving and healthy. A weathering expert can add character to your layout and stock. Our team also have many years experience in electrical installation and internal decorating of dolls houses.
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our customers say:
What a fantastic shop! So much to choose from and super helpful to me (I know nothing about model railway building as i am a complete novice!) I’ll be back as soon as i am ready for the next stage of my first setup- the scenery!
HH, June 2018
If you are looking for a model shop in the Reading area then this is the place to visit. Stocking model railways both new and second hand. Scalextric, model kits, paints and proper dolls houses. Howard the manager and owner is always friendly and helpful and full of great advice. If you are passing Twyford it is definately worth popping in.
JH, April 2019
My wife and I are absolute newbies in the minaturist world, i bought my wife her first ever dollshouse as a Christmas present/ retirement project. we have visited the store twice in the last weeks and the staff, and other customers, are an absolute goldmine of information. This shop gives the kind of old fashioned customer service that i had thought was lost.
JC, April 2019
You contact us by phone 0118 934 3700 or by using the form below: