Choose Hobbies and Model Trains and you’ll have access to a huge range of stock from some of the world’s leading names, including Hornby, Peco, Woodlandscenics and more.

With over a century of experience behind us, we’re proud to be one of the leading hobby shops in South Africa, and we insist on top-quality products that are offered to you at some of the most competitive prices online or off. We’re just as passionate about model railroads as you are, and we’re always happy to help with advice and information on the latest editions to our layouts and rolling stock.

We’re confident that we have anything and everything you need, from the classic steam and diesel locomotives to the tiniest finishing touches for your lovingly crafted layout.

We firmly believe that we offer a greater choice and better value than any of the other hobby shops in the area.

Our location in South Kensington offers easy access for anyone looking for model trains. Pop in and explore our huge collection of track, trains, building and layout accessories, or chat with one of our model rail enthusiasts about any of the products we stock.

It doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to the world of model trains or a veteran railroad builder, we have something for everyone at Hobbies and Model Trains, including great value starter kits and exclusive locomotives that can be hard to find anywhere else.

If you can’t see what you’re looking for, let us know - we have an extensive network of suppliers around the world and will be happy to source any specific piece for you.

To build the layout of your dreams we have the following in stock.    
Peco                                                      Hornby                                         Digitrax                              Graham Farish
Flexitrack                                               Locomotives                               Empire Builder                  Locomotives
Set Track                                               CoachesSuper                           Zephyr                                Coaches
Turnouts                                                Rolling stock                              Decoders                           Rolling stock
Rail joiners                                           Track                                                                                         Containers
Scenic Backgrounds                          Turnouts  
Switches                                               Switches                                     Bachmann                       
Fencing                                                 Signals                                        Locomotives                
Track cleaners                                     Fencing                                       Coaches 
Platforms                                              Skaledale Buildings                 Rolling stock                     
Lineside Kits                                        Trackside Buildings                 Scenecraft buildings       
                                                                Figures                                       Scenecraft Trees
Woodlandscenics                               Telephone kiosks                    Scenecraft grass mats   
Trackbed                                               Post boxes                                                                             
Ballast                                                   Walling                                         Superquick                                            
Turf                                                                                                                Card Kits
Foliage                                                  Ratio         
Trees                                                     Buildings                                      Wills
Plaster cloth                                         Signals                                         OO Scenic Series Kits
Rock Moulds    
Lichen                                                   Merit                                             Metcalfe
Glues                                                    Figures                                         Ready cut card Kits
Realistic water                                    Xuron
Water effects                                       Track cutters


Also in stock is a further selection of locomotives, coaches, rolling stock, buildings and accessories.    
What we do not have in stock we will be pleased to try and source for you.