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Old 04-24-2017, 07:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'll be leaving on Sunday for London and will be staying there until 7 May. Taking Eurostar to Paris where I'll be until 14 May. Are there any model retailers in either of those cities? I know ARD has a location at LHR, but it is not within walking distance of T3.
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Old 04-25-2017, 04:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ARD have another shop in Hillingdon, but it's a pain to get to via public transport. Apart from that there is nothing else apart from Hamleys on Regent st in central London. They have a smallish diecast display and everything is retail price.
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Nothing serious in Paris …
1/200 scale model aircraft are not really popular in France.

My nearest retailer is Aviation Megastore in Amsterdam.

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Okay, thanks guys. I had a feeling ARD would most likely be about the only option.
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At Le Bourget, the gift shop at Musée de l’air et de l’espace had a lot of models when I was there in 2008. Lot's of 1/400 in a glass case, some Herpa and Skymarks in 1/200, and I remember walking by some Air France 1/200 models (Hogan I think) in a glass case that made for a wall. Again this was in 2008, but I'd imagine they would have a selection of models. The museum is worth it by itself.

In London, there isn't anything in the city. I asked the question back in the fall when I was going for the weekend, and I wasn't going to be making the trip to Hillingdon or flying out of LHR. I ended flying through LHR a few weeks later one another trip coming from Berlin and bought a ticket with a long-ish layover (which I regretted because I boarded the plane in TXL a bit drunk and was a little hungover by the time I got to LHR). Anyway, I took one of the buses from T5 to the Boltons Lane stop (which was in the free fare zone, I spent 20 minutes trying to find a place to buy an Oyster card before I realized it) and back to T5. The whole thing took a little over an hour. The shop is the size of my dorm room but really packed with models. Three customers makes the store crowded.


The trip with walking and the bus ride won't take you that long, it took me maybe 20 coming from T5. It should be less from T3 and be free.
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I simply won't have the ability to visit ARD when I'm there. I have a limo picking me up at the airport when I arrive, and my flight back to Seattle is early afternoon and I don't want to take a chance and miss it. (Although I'd love not to come back to the U.S.!)
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I simply won't have the ability to visit ARD when I'm there. I have a limo picking me up at the airport when I arrive, and my flight back to Seattle is early afternoon and I don't want to take a chance and miss it. (Although I'd love not to come back to the U.S.!)
Message me when your in London. I live near the Hillingdon ARD, can drive over and spend some time there
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