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  • Update 15th Sept 2014 Sep 20, 2014

    Monday 15th September 2014 We have a fully usable warehouse once again We have finally finished the re-building work in the warehouse following the water leak, with the exception of re-positioning of a couple of pairs of wall sockets. Today...

  • Update 13th September 2014 Sep 20, 2014

    Saturday 13th September 2014 Some good news for once! We are open again as normal having cleared up and taken stock of what was stolen. We will be working extra hours over this weekend to get most of the outstanding (and new weekend orders)...

  • Update - 11th September Sep 20, 2014

     Thursday 11th September 2014 Open Again but... We are trading again as normal but there are still two issues that might impact upon our level of service. Firstly Pete's back is bad and the extra Morphine that he has been obliged to take in...

  • Update - 9th Sept 2014 Sep 13, 2014

    Tuesday 9th September 2014 Manchester Show - C&L No Longer Attending We are sorry to announce that it will not be possible for us to attend ExpoNorth this coming weekend Following the break in there is a considerable amount of additional...

Welcome to C & L Finescale Modelling Ltd

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You are welcome to visit our Shop in Bristol (only 4 miles from M5 at Avonmouth heading away from the City).

Saturday 20th September 2014

Scaleforum - Pre Order for collection

We can accept orders for collection at the Scaleforum Model Railway Show (Aylesbury: Sat 27th - Sun 28th September) up until 10am on Wednesday 24th. However, should you need a Turnout Kit of any description, please order by 10am on Tuesday 23rd.

Please note that our shop will be closed from 11am on Friday 26th due to our attendance at this show. However, there will be workman on the premises over the weekend carrying out improvements.

New Security Measures for anyone thinking about breaking in

A new top of the range alarm has been installed which now covers every single part of our premises and is linked to an immediate Police response should it be activated. We also have high quality hidden CCT covering the whole of the premises, along with additional secret security measures which obviously we can't disclose here. We will also have someone sleeping at the premises during weekends and other odd nights here and there for the foreseeable future. 

We have moved some valuable items offsite to a secret location and so we feel that it is now safe to attend shows again as our premises and stock are fully protected in all areas.

The new Guard Dog that now lives on site is kept short of food and so will bite anyone who decides that they fancy climbing into our compound with any illegal intentions!  You don't have mates who are ex Police Dog handlers and not be able to obtain a nasty, bad tempered dog (that the Police could not do anything with), for use as your guard dog!

Stolen Property from C&L burglary - Can you help?

The following pictures are of a 5" gauge live steam GWR Duke locomotive that was stolen from the C&L premises last weekend. 

We would be extremely grateful if customers could assist us by keeping a look out on the various online selling sites for this very distinctive loco. Not shown are the hundreds of highly engineered which were in cardboard boxes and which were also stolen. The loco itself was not finished, but all the parts needed were complete and just needed to be added. The parts include the cab fittings, firebox grate, splashers, boiler fittings, brake gear etc. This locomotive is very distinctive in its unfinished state and has involved the builder in almost ten years of work. Pete is the personal owner of this engine and he would appreciate help in looking out for his engine, as it was intended to be his 'retirement' project!

Pease report any sightings direct to Pete at C&L, preferably via phone (01179 505 470 - answer machine if no reply).


Who are we and what do we offer?

C&L Finescale aims to encourage modellers who are unhappy with how the trackwork on their layout looks, to rise to the challenge of building at least some of their own track or pointwork. Our simple method is to glue chairs to sleepers and timbers, rather than soldering rails to copper clad strips, to achieve prototypical looking trackwork that includes chairs and other detail. We want your track to compliment your layout and not to look out of place with highly detailed kit and ready to run locos and rolling stock. We are now able to supply both C&L and Exactoscale track components, along with the latest additions to our range in the form of wheels, gear boxes and wagon chassis and brake gear.

The Carr's range of products covers items for the preparations prior to soldering, solders & fluxes as well as post soldering treatments. The range also includes metal black treatments, scenic items, ballast, baseboard fittings and underlay which compliment the C&L range, and are joined by products from other manufacturers such as Antex (soldering irons, bits & accessories) and Roger Smith's modelling products.

We are also UK distributors for Tortoise 'slow action' Point Motors and accessories, and we still offer the 'Timber Tracks' range of laser cut plywood 'Track Bases', although we are no longer able to obtain further supplies.

We aim to give advice to assist new or inexperienced modellers. Visit the new Knowledge Centre on the main Menu, and the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages. These pages will be added to and improved over the coming weeks. Further information is given at the start of many of the pages displaying the lists of our products, and these will be expanded with more information and tips as time allows.

We take our stand to around thirty Model Railway Exhibitions throughout the year (see Exhibition Diary), and sell many of our products through other Traders and Model Shops, both in the UK and abroad.

Go to our Contacts Page for details of our address, phone and email address.

Why not visit our Shop?

Aran Lodge, Severn Road, Hallen, Bristol, BS10 7RZ

Located half way between the M5 junctions for Cribs Causeway and Avonmouth on the edge of a rural village (no need to go into Bristol). Leave your partner at the Cribbs Shopping complex and pop along to see us nearby! 

Shop Opening Hours 

Callers are welcome between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Please note: We close on Friday's that precede a Model Railway Exhibition, to allow us to travel and set up.

Please check the Exhibition Diary for details. 

Also, please phone first to ensure that Pete will be available at the unit if you need to discuss technical issues or ask for advice on our product range.



C&L Finescale

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