model department

Our model department offers quality brands such as Airfix, Hornby, Revell, Scalextric and Games Workshop. We're one of the most comprehensive stockists of plastic kit models in East Anglia. Visit us to see our stock, or just phone for information.

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model kits

Model KitsWe stock a varied range of plastic kits from Airfix, Revell, Tamiya, Italeri, Hasegawa, Hobbyboss and a few other manufacturers. For the young modeller who is just starting in the hobby, we stock the Revell range of Easy Kits - kits that clip together and do not need any paint or glue. For the more experienced modeller to finish their kits we have Humbrol Enamel and Acrylic Paint, Tamiya Mini Acrylic Paint and Revell Aqua Color paint. For those that like to do their own thing and scratch build we have a range of plastic, metal and wood shapes. For those who like to build and fly their aircraft kits we have balsa kits from Guillow’s and West Wing.


model railway

Model RailwayAlthough we predominately stock the Hornby range of goods we also have model rail bits and pieces from Peco, Wills, Ratio, Dornaplas, Graham Farish and a few others. We stock both ‘OO’ and ‘N’ Gauge sets, locos, rolling stock, track, buildings and accessories.


slot car racing

Slot Car RacingWe stock good old traditional Scalextric range of sets, cars and track, as well as the Scalextric Micro for the younger enthusiasts. We also stock the Carrera Go range. This is a smaller scale than the Scalextric (1/43 scale) so it is ideal for those that would like to have a decent lay out, but does not have too much room. Carrera has been around for nearly as long as Scalextric and they have a full range of back up items such as cars and track.

*** We no longer stock Scalextric - we are slowly selling through the stock we have and once it's gone, it's gone. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we arrived at this decision after sales of this product has been in decline over the last few years. ***


table top games, fantasy games and board games

Table Top Games, Fantasy Games and Board GamesAs well as stocking the Games Workshop range (Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000), we also have the World War 2 ‘Flames of War’ figures and books. We also have Magic the Gathering cards, Yu-Gi-Oh cards, Dungeon and Dragons rule books, and for the board gamers we have Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne and Wings of War.


die cast vehicles

Die Cast VehiclesWe have in stock a few 1/18 and 1/24 die cast cars and we also stock some of the Corgi toy range Aircraft and Corgi Vanguards.



meet the manager

Philip, manager of the model departmentThe model department is managed and run by Philip Cox who has been at City Cycle Centre since he left school in 1980. He started working in the DIY department and before moving to the cycle department and running the warehouse. Philip was then given the opportunity to create the model department. It has grown in size over the years, evolving from just a corner of the shop with a few Airfix kits and a little Hornby & Scalextric to two rooms packed full of kits, model railway, Scalextric and many other goodies.

Philip was a keen modeller as a lad, as well as owning a train set & Scalextric set, and is very happy to listen and talk to customers about all aspects of modelling.

contact the models department

We're open from Monday to Saturday from 08:30 to 17:30. We'd love to see you, but if you're not able to visit us in person, or want to discuss our stock, or just want to speak to us before making a trip, don't hesitate to get in touch using the information shown below.

To find us, see our location here, as well as information about local parking, rail travel, and the city of Ely itself.

Telephone: 01353 663131