About Us

Derails was formed from a small acorn of an idea back in 2010, by (at the time) 11 year old Dan and his Dad, Danny. Our local model railway store had closed and the Forest of Dean, with it's rich railway heritage and thriving model railway community, had nowhere to go. We saw a gap in the market, and moved swiftly to close it! 

Upon opening, we operated from a concession within another store for the first 5 years of our life, before moving to our own bespoke shop in Coleford, Gloucestershire, in April 2015. We've been here ever since, and have expanded the store twice to cope with the increase in business! Our website was built in the bedroom of our proprietor, for 99p, and has been expanded and upgraded over the years to cope with new demand. We are a growing business with a young team at heart - proprietor Dan is in his early twenties, and when you add helpers Luke and Danny' ages onto that, you still don't quite reach 100!

We have a good stock of all things model railways, and if we don't have the item in-stock that you're after, we'll happily order it in for you. We put great customer service and great value at the heart of everything we do, and we hope to satisfy you in this respect.

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