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The Model Centre
Hill Farm
Beck Hole
North Yorkshire
YO22 5LF

Tel: 01947 899125
Hours: 8am – 5pm (Saturday 8am-2pm, Sunday Closed)
Email: sales@tmc-direct.com



The Model Centre (TMC) is a small family run business. Our close-knit team includes railway modellers and dedicated railway enthusiasts, all of whom endeavour to provide you with the premium service and expert standards that we are associated with today.


Here at TMC we specialise in custom finish models. Custom finish models can include anything from a simple weathering, to renaming and renumbering locomotives and rolling stock. We pride ourselves on the consistent professional finish achieved on every model.

We stock all major brands across all gauges and trade at competitive discounted prices, usually around a 15% reduction on the recommended retail price.


We can be found in the small village of Beck Hole, which is located within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Our prime location is situated within walking distance of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway line, where steam trains run regularly throughout the year.

Also available at our idyllic setting are three executive holiday cottages, one B&B room, and two static caravans. Hill Farm Holliday Cottages allow you to take advantage of the great outdoors, or provide a perfect place to relax and unwind. For further details and information visit: www.hillfarmholidaycottages.co.uk, or call us at 01947 899125.


TMC was founded in 1998 as the Trafford Model Centre, operating from the Festival Village store in The Trafford Centre, Manchester. TMC grew rapidly, to such an extent that a head office was established in Tockwith, and several more shops were opened in Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Dudley, and Liverpool, all of which were acquired by ModelZone.

The TMC brand was later separated from ModelZone, and is now a fully established mail order company and professional custom finish service. Operating from North Yorkshire, there is a showroom and workshop for visitors to look round.


We will not compromise on quality...

We are very proud of the superb finish we are able to achieve and want you to be completely happy with your models. Our aim is to attain factory finish on every occasion, something we have done since 1998. 

If for any reason you should be dissatisfied with any of our products or services then please call us to discuss in more detail.




Hill Farm Holiday Cottages are located in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors, close to many of the main attractions of the area including the idyllic village of Goathland. Whitby and the delightful historic market town of Pickering are just a short drive away.

The Roman City of York and the beautiful port town of Scarborough are also within easy reach. Find your perfect self-catering holiday home right here. There are 3 luxury holiday cottages, 2 lodges and an annex room on site. These former farm buildings have been converted to a very high standard retaining many original features and offering a peaceful retreat from the rigours of everyday life. The site has been the setting for many of the ‘Heartbeat’ episodes. Stunning valleys and sweeping hillside views can be enjoyed from the idyllic location of these cottages. Some of Yorkshire’s finest walks and cycle tracks are available from your doorstep, with quaint little villages popping up to greet you when you least expect it. It would take a lifetime to explore all the delights on offer in this wonderful part of the world… Read More 

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