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Thread: Graham's Toymaster/themodelshop.ie Closure

  1. #21
    Railway modelers of the midland's we don't know what we had until it's gone. I will have to travel 80 miles round trip just to get Humbrol enamel paint. Sorry the shop is closing i hope to get down before Christmas if not I will see you in new year. regards bren.
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    Quote Originally Posted by A4mallard View Post
    i hope to get down before Christmas if not I will see you in new year. regards bren.
    I think it is closing on Christmas Eve, with existing orders being fulfilled after closure if necessary
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  3. #23
    Really sorry to hear the news and I can only wish you the very best for the future Seamus. Your shop, support and presence will be sorely missed.

  4. #24
    My final visit to the emporium today - I'll have to find another community centre to attend now...


    The Captain on the bridge, bringing the ship in to a safe landing.

    My best work has been spread over many fields..

  5. #25
    Nice photo, Heading to the Hobby Den in Kildare for a look around Saturday am, I hope to pop into portlaoise on the way, hopefully there is a Hornby Q1 lurking about on a shelf!. Sad news that the shop is going although it was off my beaten path I did pick up most of my purchases at shows from the Train Man.
    Best of luck Seamus for the future you will be missed😥

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Georgeconna View Post
    Nice photo, Heading to the Hobby Den in Kildare for a look around Saturday am, I hope to pop into portlaoise on the way, hopefully there is a Hornby Q1 lurking about on a shelf!. Sad news that the shop is going although it was off my beaten path I did pick up most of my purchases at shows from the Train Man.
    Best of luck Seamus for the future you will be missed��
    The Q1 is a nice device - and a 'plausible' Bulleid Irish possibility..?

    I note that there appears to be a halo in the above picture...


    ...or, at least, an aura...
    My best work has been spread over many fields..

  7. #27
    So sorry to see this fine establishment closing tomorrow,
    I had many dealings with Seamus over the years and found him to be an absolute gentleman,
    Thank you for being helpful and courteous, your fine resprays on both the locos and coaches, my Enterprise 209 and Supertrain Mk3s are testament to that top class work,
    Enjoy your retirement from the retail trade Seamus, you will be missed, we have lost a valuable service to the Irish modeler.
    Happy Christmas to you and your family,all the best from the West.

    Noel.

  8. #28
    Nice visit today with possibly my last ever visit to Portlaoise!, Picked up some rolling stock but sucumed to some good prices on an Airfix Shackleton and Meteor F.8, Could of bought a load of plastic but trying to ween myself of it!

    Went to the hobby Den in Kildare , saw
    071's @ E140 and 201's at good prices also but more plastic bought.Thats it now
    until the Victor arrives.

    Best of luck to all the Graham's and I wish you the best for 2017.

    Enjoy the slopes and the 

    Cheer

    G I'm
    Last edited by Georgeconna; 24-12-2016 at 07:58 PM.

  9. #29
    Hi all,
    I just Googled this shop, planning a Saturday splurge and was devastated to find it is closed. When I searched to confirm, I found forum and felt I had to join to commiserate.

    I came back to modelling in 2013 having been a hornby devotee as a kid in the 80s.

    My first encounter of Seamus was when I searched for an irish seller of the Bachmann Midland Blue Pullman. I couldn't believe my luck when I saw it in stock, and at a great price too. Idrove up from Limerick, and, excited as I was to get my hands on such a lovely train pack, I left it on the counter so I could have a good look around Seamus' treasure trove. It was the best model ship I had been in since I was a kid.

    I have been back on many a saturday since then, buying many bargains and hard to find items (the Bachmann Torbay Express, the Hornby Flying Scotsman US Tour pack, and two Hornby trains with sound (a Castle Class steam loco and an EWS diesel). The Flying Scotsman had a broken tinder(Hornby's fault) , which I only discovered when I got home. I called and was advised bring it back. I drove back and the set was exchanged no questions asked.

    I loved this shop and thought nothing of driving up to buy from it. It was a fantastic place to pick up items no longer available - Seamus always seemed to have some great discontinued items.

    I always found all the staff to be friendly and easy going. I have been away working and was looking forward to a trip and a few purchases. I would like to thank Seamus for having such a great shop - it was great to go and browse and come home with something rather than wait for online purchases. As with everyone else, i would like to wish Seamus all the best for the future. Thank you.

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