Welcome to Grimy Times Model Railways

The Home of Grimy Times Weathering

The Specialist Model Railway Shop in the North West

187 Orford Lane, Warrington, Cheshire. WA2 7BA 01925 632209

Grimy Times Weathering was established in 2010 and such was the popularity and large customer base that the business quickly outgrew our premises. However, in August 2015, the opportunity arose to take over over a long established model railway specialist shop in Warrington, Cheshire. The workshops were moved to these new premises and the shop was developed.


The shop has built up an excellent range of products that are attractively displayed. This includes displays of pre-weathered locomotives that are available for purchase. Concentrating on British outline, the shop stocks a wide range of ready to run models and accessories from the main manufacturers including Hornby, Bachmann, Graham Farish, Peco, Modelscene, Gaugemaster, Wills, Ratio, Metcalfe, Sankey Scenics and Geoscenics - just to mention a few. In addition a growing range of materials and accessories is also available.

Steve still specialises in weathering and custom finished models including renaming and renumbering. An attractive display of locomotives is available for purchase in the shop. A DCC fitting and repair service is also available.


As well as new stock the shop carries a range of quality second hand items including locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and accessories.

The Shop is open 10.00a.m. to 5.00p.m. everyday except Sundays & Mondays.

We are always receiving arrivals of new stock and the latest releases. Click the link to see just some of the latest arrivals into the shop. All items are competitively priced and comparable with most major retailers. If you are looking for something in particular then just give us a call and we will try and help.

Finding the shop

The shop is at 187 Orford Lane, Warrington and is situated about one mile to the north east of the town centre.  If you are not familiar with the area, follow the directions below or telephone 01925-632209 for further assistance.

Google Maps

Click on the Google Maps link here to view the location of the shop.

by car

If travelling by car please refer to the map by clicking the link.  For satellite navigation, our postcode is WA2 7BA. Free parking is normally available in the side streets.

by public transport

If using public transport, catch a number 21 bus from Warrington Bus Station (Close to Central Railway Station) - (frequency every about every 15 minutes). Alight at "The Queens", Orford Lane.  Continue in the same direction for about twenty yards and you will see the shop on the opposite side of the road just before the pelican crossing.

on foot

If walking, from Market Gate at the centre of town proceed northwards along Horsemarket Street then Winwick Street (passing Central Station) then fork right by the Lord Rodney pub  into Pinners Brow then straight across by the lights into Orford Lane.  The shop is at number 187 on the right hand side past the bend and just before the second pelican crossing. Walking time approximately15/20 minutes.

187 Orford Lane, Warrington, Cheshire. WA2 7BA 01925 632209 07921 830484 [email protected]