Our Story

We are a family run business. You may have seen us at toy fairs from Rhyl to Norwich. We attended our first toy fair in 2014 where we started selling second hand OO locomotives and coaches. We would then spend weekends touring the county, as James could get time off work, once attending four fairs in three days two hundred miles apart. We opened our first unit on Doncaster Markets Estate in 2017 giving us a permanent base for the first time although we quickly outgrew it when we introduced Plastic Kits. We moved to our present shop on the 5th December 2017 and have already expanded into slot cars and remote control.

Our Staff


Panda Models started in December 2014 when Julie wanted James to give up driving buses full time. James is a keen modeller and has been since he was young, He purchased his first Hornby set in 1994 and has always had a model railway of some sort since. These days he concentrates on G scale, something he is keen to introduce to Panda Models. He has an interest in all aspects of modelling and although usually is hidden from view likes to be kept up to date on everything.


Julie is James' partner and is indirectly responsible for Panda Models existing she doesn't spend much time in store but is excellent and enthusiastic at building layouts and weathering models (she still takes on commissions).


Blaike is interested in all aspects of model railways and can usually be found behind the counter on weekdays, answering the phone, packing parcels or a combination of the above all at the same time!

We are located at 24a Hallgate, Doncaster, DN1 3NG.

Opening Times

Monday 10.00 - 17.00

Tuesday 10.00 - 17.00

Wednesday 10.00 - 17.00

Thursday 10.00 - 17.00

Friday 10.00 - 17.00

Saturday 10.00 - 17.00

Sunday Closed

Phone: 01302 739514

Email: sales@pandamodels.co.uk