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BBC SHERLOCK TV SERIES (November 2013)

'Abbey Road' was featured in episode 1 of series 3 of the popular BBC crime drama.
Transmitted in the UK on BBC1 on New Years Day - 1st January 2014 
attracting over 13 million viewers in the UK alone!

Sherlock ('Benedict Cumberbatch) & Molly (Louise Brealey) with Abbey Road on the set of 'The Empty Hearse' Sherlock ('Benedict Cumberbatch) & Molly (Louise Brealey) filming with Abbey Road on the set of 'The Empty Hearse' - March 2013

 Abbey Rd on set & ready for filming - March 2013 Abbey Road layout on set ready for filming - March 2013

Read the 'Sherlockology' account of the set dressing & filming in Cardiff during March 2013:
http://www.sherlockology.com/news/2014/1/10/sherlockology-on-set-a-day-on-location-100114


BBC SHERLOCK TV SERIES (November 2013)

Abbey Road appears in the first episode entitled 'The Empty Hearse' of the forthcoming 3rd series
The episode is a tube-related mystery for Sherlock to solve.

To be screened:-
In the UK on BBC 1 on New Years Day 1st January 2014 evening
In the USA on 19th January 2014

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NEW RELEASE - 1959 TUBE STOCK PICCADILLY LINE (99936)  (April 2013)

A 4 car set of the classic 1959 tube stock in the LT unpainted aluminium livery. 
The first production train delivered to the Piccadilly Line in December 1959
Piccadilly Line 'Cockfosters' / 'Hounslow' destinations.
DM 'A' end - 1012
Non Driving Motor - 2012
Trailer - 9013
DM 'D' end - 1013

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Available MAY 2013 -  reserve your set now


NEW BOGIE SIDE FRAMES (March 2013)

We have just started to produced a range of highly detailed bogie side frames for a variety of tube stocks. 
These simply glue onto the Metromodels bogie sides. 
These will be available via our online shop soon.

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NEW MODELS UNDER DEVELOPMENT (January 2013)

We have just completed prototypes of the 1960, 1967, 1973, 1983 & 2009 stocks. 
Models will be available 'ready to run' & in kit form. Keep checking for the latest news.


latest 3D printed tube stock protoypes
primered prototype models 1973 tube stock Piccadilly Line1973 stock - Piccadilly Line 1983 tube stock Jubilee Line 1983 stock - Fleet/Jubilee Line1967/72 Tube Stock Victoria/Bakerloo/Northern Lines1967/72 Victoria/Bakerloo/Northern Line


NEXT RELEASE - 1959 TUBE STOCK - PICCADILLY LINE (January 2012)

The next release (due Feb/March 2013) will be a 1959 stock train in the classic LT unpainted aluminium livery. 
A four car set of the first production train delivered to the Piccadilly Line in December 1959
Piccadilly Line 'Cockfosters' / 'Hounslow' destinations.
DM 'A' end - 1012
Non Driving Motor - 2012
Trailer - 9013
DM 'D' end - 1013

Pre-release images will be posted here shortly.

1959 DM car unpainted aluminium livery

For further details, & to be advised when these become available, click here


NEW RELEASE - ISLE OF WIGHT DINOSAUR LIVERY 1938 STOCK (12th July 2011) 

Now in stock order now static or motorised

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NEXT EFE RELEASE - ISLE OF WIGHT DINOSAUR LIVERY 1938 STOCK (14th March 2011) 

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Due for release in July 2011 a 2 car set of the popular Dinosaur liveried 1938 stock.
Driving carriage 'A' end & driving carriage 'D' end
Reserve or order your set now 


'HORNBY' MAGAZINE - SEPTEMBER 2010 ISSUE

‘Abbey Road’, our ‘00’ scale London Underground model railway features in the September issue. 
The article will include advice on building a London Underground model railway layout together with hints & tips as to how to re-create the Underground in model form!


NEXT EFE RELEASE - ISLE OF WIGHT NSE 1938 STOCK (9th October 2009) 

Due for release in November 2009 - a 2 car set of the ex LUL BR Network South East liveried 1938 stock.
EFE cat. no. 99934. Driving carriage 'A' end no. 80006 with 'Ryde Pier Head' destination, Driving carriage 'D' end no. 80106 with 'Shanklin' destination
Buy now or pay a 10% deposit for guaranteed November delivery. 

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EFE 1938 tube stock - BR Network South East livery Isle Of Wight


EFE 1938 & 1959/62 STOCK MODELS - BOGIE & WHEEL DIY CONVERSION & UPGRADE PACK - EFE106 (9th July 2009)
We are pleased to confirm that this long awaited item is now available from our online shop
It is an easy to fit upgrade that allows complete replacement of the existing EFE poor quality bogies & non pin-point wheels.
It will make your EFE train run superbly just like other proprietory model rail trains by Hornby & Bachmann, etc.
The pack consists of a replacement Metromodels plastic injection moulded bogie
+ two quality pin point wheels + a full set of illustrated instructions.
We can also upgrade your existing EFE bogies.
Unclip them from your cars, send them to us & let us to do the work for you.
Contact us with your requirements for a no obligation quote.

NEXT EFE RELEASE - ISLE OF WIGHT NSE 1938 STOCK (17th April - updated 19th July 2009) 

ex BR Network South East liveried 1938 stock on the Isle Of Wight ex BR Network South East liveried 1938 stock on the Isle Of Wight

The next release will be a 2 car set of the ex LUL BR Network South East liveried 1938 stock.
EFE cat. no. 99934. Driving carriage 'A' end no. 80006, Driving carriage 'D' end no. 80106
These will be released late autumn. The last IOW sets sold out very quickly, register below now to ensure you do not miss out in purchasing one of hese popular models.
Register your interest here, we will advise you when the IOW 1938 sets are released at no obligation.


BACHMANN UNDERGROUND ERNIE ELECTRIC TRAINS (16th April 2009)

We have limited stocks of  the superb Bachmann 
Underground Ernie range of working models. These will operate on normal '00' or 'HO' track using the standard 12v DC power supply.
We stock the now hard to find 'Ernie 1' Inspection Vehicle (UE206) & various other models such as 'Jubilee, 'Circle' & 'Hammersmith & City'.

UE206 - Underground Ernie Inspection Trolley as supplied UE206 - Underground Ernie Inspection Trolley
UE206 shown part dismantled - motor bogie & LED headlamp switch assembly UE206 - Underground Ernie Inspection Trolley
shown part dismantled 24.5 wheel-base motor bogie & LED headlamp switch assembly

UE204 'Jubilee' 2 car set (1 motorised car + 1 non-motorised car) UE204 'Jubilee' 2 car set (1 motorised car + 1 non-motorised car)

These models are ideal for children over 3 years old or for adults who wish to utilise the superb 24.5mm wheelbase motor bogie for other projects! Graham Hubbard (Bachmann MD) recently stated, 'Ernie 1 provides a really cost effective item of motive power for 016.5 narrow gauge modellers....'
See our online shop for more details & to purchase.


'ARNOS GROVE' STATION CARD KIT (30th November 2008)

A superb scale card kit of the surface station building & a number of other newly released card kits will be available via our online shop within the next 2 weeks. For further images see the 'How to go about modelling the Underground section'

Arnos Grove in card kit form (NOTE - shown under construction with plastic card roof sections being fitted instead of the card roof sections provided)


 'RAILWAY MODELLER' XTRA DVD (21st November 2008)

Abbey Road & Metromodels are featured in DVD Xtra no. 5 the latest release in the Peco 'Xtra' series of model railway DVDs. 
Peco Xtra DVD no. 5
Includes details & tips on how to go about modelling the London Underground system, covering track-work, rolling stock, back-scenes, line-side features, buildings & much more besides.

On sale at £10 from selected Peco stockists, the Peco stand at this weekends Warley National Model Railway Exhibition or available online from Peco at
http://www.peco-uk.com/


BRITISH RAILWAY MODELLING 2009 ANNUAL (21st November 2008)

Abbey Road is featured in a superb 8 page illustrated article on pages 68-75 of the 2009 BRM Annual now on sale at larger WH Smith stores in the UK. 
The cover of the BRM 2009 Annual


PECO CONDUCTOR RAIL & INSULATOR CHAIRS (8th September2008)

We no longer stock the above items but they are available from our good friends at East Kent Model Shop. 
89 High Street, Whitstable, Kent 
Contact Ian or Noel on 01277 770777 / fax 01277 272787.


NEW EFE ISLE OF WIGHT 1938 STOCK (11th July 2008)

The soon to be released EFE Isle Of Wight 1938 stock twin set 
The soon to be released EFE Isle Of Wight 1938 stock twin set

EFE have just released details of their next London Underground tube train set. This will be a twin set (E99932) consisting of two Driving motor cars. Driving car 'A' cat. no. 80005 & 'D' end no. 80105 with destinations 'Ryde Pier Head' at one end & 'Shanklin' at the other. Autumn release. 
Please contact us 
to register your interest and we will advise you when it is available at no obligation.


'ABBEY ROAD' TO FEATURE IN THE CHRISTMAS 2008 'RAILWAY MODELLER' MAGAZINE CHRISTMAS DVD (14th August 2008)

We recently completed a days video shoot of the layout with professional videographer Brian Gardener of Renvision. Brian has produced the superb DVDs that have been included with past Christmas editions of Peco's 'Railway Modeller' magazine. The results are superb, watch out for the DVD closer to Christmas!


FORTHCOMING BRITISH RAILWAY MODELLING MAGAZINE FEATURE (21st June 2008)

We recently enjoyed a photo shoot undertaken by professional photographer  Ray Lightfoot from British Railway Modelling magazine.

 http://www.brmodelling.co.uk/main/default.asp

Our model railway layout 'Abbey Road' will be featured in the magazine later this year. Once details of the publication date are know they will be posted here.

A train of Metromodels 1995 tube stock leaves the tunnel mouth 

A train of Metromodels 1995 tube stock leaves the tunnel mouth
© Ray Lightfoot/BRM


NEW - MOTOR BOGIE DEPARTMENT IN OUR ONLINE SHOP (February 2008)

Due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Japanese made HO/00 scale motor bogie department. We are now able to supply both the range of Tenshodo 'SPUD' (self propelled under car drive) motor bogies & also the superb 26mm wheelbase Endo traction motor bogie. This is not available elsewhere within the UK! Go to our 'product range' section for full details.


NEW  ACCESSORIES RANGE (October 2007)

Now available via our online shop

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new '00' scale pre-packed accessories range. These include both London Underground & Network Rail/British Rail scenic detailing items.

Metromodels prepacked accessories

Network Rail / British Rail line-side equipment cabinet - ACC019  
Network Rail / British Rail line-side equipment cabinet - ACC019

London Underground station name roundel signs (4)- ACC008  
London Underground wall mounted station name roundel signs x 4 - ACC008

London Underground section switch cabinets (wooden type) - ACC006  
London Underground section switch cabinets (wooden type)
- ACC006

London Underground section switch cabinets (fibre-glass  type) - ACC007  
London Underground section switch cabinets (fibre-glass  type) - ACC007

London Underground station name sign (post mounted) - ACC010  
London Underground station name sign (post mounted) - ACC010

ACC011 & ACC012 - London Underground platform furniture - seat/roundel units 
London Underground platform furniture - seat/roundel units

(figures not included - these are available separately from our accessories range)

ACC011 - station name roundel sign with rectangular seat

ACC012 - station name roundel sign with oval seat


NEW  - SEAT/ROUNDEL SIGNS & SECTION SWITCH CABINETS (June 2007)

We have just received the first samples of our new & updated section switch cabinets + the new seating/roundel platform furniture. Each is hand built in etched brass These are highly detailed scale models of these unique classic period style London Underground features. They will be sold as finished painted items complete with the relevant signage such as 'danger 630 volts DC'. Station name decals of your choice will be available to enable you to fit your own station name to the seating/roundel units.

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'Hammersmith' style seating roundel unit (approx. height 25mm, width 25mm, depth 13mm)

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'White City' style seating roundel unit (approx. height 25mm, width 28mm, depth 12mm)

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Current day, plastic section switch cabinet (approx. height 21mm, width 6mm, depth 5mm)

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Classic older style wooden section switch cabinet (approx. height 21mm, width 6mm, depth 5mm)

We plan to release these items during October/November 2007.


EFE LATEST RELEASE (July 2006)

The latest release from EFE is now in stock!

1962 Stock Central Line train in aluminium livery

 'London Underground' car side logo.
4 carriage boxed set in a special presentation sleeve.
DM car destination 'Epping' operating the Epping - Ongar shuttle service.


METROMODELS TUBE TRAINS ON TELEVISION (December 2005)

Our tube train models & our London Underground model railway layout 'Abbey Road' were featured in an episode of ITV's award winning TV series 'The Tube'. Some 'stills' from the programme are below. 

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 Images © - Mosaic/ITV


LONDON UNDERGROUND BUILDING KITS (December 2005)

We will shortly be stocking a superb range of cardboard self assembly London Underground related model kits. The range includes London Underground station buildings, signal cabins, tube train cars, platform canopies, platform buildings, prototypical wall tiling, etc. 


A selection of assembled & fully completed Streetlevel kits  - Elstree South station building, London tram & granite setts with tram track 

The kits will be listed and available via our online shop by the end of January 2006. 


NEW!  LUL POST MOUNTED STATION NAME 'ROUNDEL' SIGNS (December 2005)

Freestanding, double sided & suitable for use on platforms. These are hand assembled and finish painted etched brass. Only £2.99 a pair - now in stock!

ACC 011 - LUL station name roundel signs post mounted

Go to our accessories product range page for more details.


ABBEY ROAD ON TV DURING DECEMBER 2005 (November 2005)

ITV's The Tube series

We will be appearing on television in the third series of the 3 times RTS award winning series 'The Tube' to be screened on London ITV and the Sky Travel channel during December 2005 and into 2006.

We can be seen in the episode entitled 'The Train Set' which is due to be screened on Thursday 29th December 2005 at 7.30pm. 

The full programme schedule is listed below.

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THE TUBE III TRANSMISSION DATES

Under Attack 1                           Tues 8th Nov 2005  7.30pm

Under Attack 2                           Thurs 10th Nov 2005 7.30pm 

Special Operations                       Thurs 17th Nov 2005 7.30pm

2 WEEK GAP IN TRANSMISSION

Losing It                                   Thurs 8th Dec 2005 7.30pm 

Tickets Please                              Thurs 15th Dec 2005 7.30pm 

Off the Rails                              Thurs 22nd Dec 2005 7.30pm 

*** The Train Set                        Thurs 29th Dec 2005 7.30pm ****

Moving On                             Thurs 5th Jan 2006 7.30pm


LINE-SIDE SECTION SWITCH CABINETS & STATION ROUNDEL SIGNS (May 2005)

The above items are now available as finished accessories
ready to fit onto your layout or model diorama!
Go to our accessories product range page for more details.


NOW IN STOCK - EFE - 1938 STOCK - PICCADILLY LINE TRAINS (Mar 2005)

Now in stock - the latest version of the EFE 1938 tube stock models...the 1938 Piccadilly Line Tube Stock in red livery with grey roof and cream window surrounds fitted with 'Uxbridge' destinations. 

Car numbers:- DM 'A' end 10020, DM 'D' end 11020, Trailer 012168, NDM 12100

Available from stock as static or motorised models


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