Welcome! You can still order from us during the Coronavirus pandemic, and if you want to visit us in store, please make a list beforehand, and we will fetch your items to the door. We hope to see you again very soon!
MAIN LINE: 01422 209789
FACEBOOK: 2K Technologies Model Shop
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Our Shop Hours – 09:30 – 17:00 MONDAY – FRIDAY
Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Bank Holidays and Easter Long Weekend.
Dominion Park Industrial Estate, Denholme Gate Rd, Hipperholme, Halifax HX3 8JG
Further contact details can be found under business details.
2k Technologies Limited is a large (3500sqft), family friendly, (that includes children, dogs, old people like me) model shop with 2 floors based in Hipperholme, West Yorkshire between Halifax & Bradford, just off the A58 …
Please remember we are just ordinary people working in Yorkshire; we tell it like it is here! We only sell products that we would be happy to use ourselves so you can be assured we won’t try and sell you something that’s not suitable or needed!
Our prices may not always be the cheapest but they are ‘fair’ and ‘honest’, remember we have rent, wages and on very cold days heating to pay for! – and the women have the heating on in summer!
Price Matching – yes we do Yorkshire price matching – if you find a dearer price elsewhere we are happy to match it!
2KTL was established in 1999 as an online mail order model shop selling quality models, directly from the manufacturer and has grown to be one of the largest in the UK, sending out over 1000 orders per week world wide.
We have, set over 2 floors, a large 3500 sq ft walk around model shop which is open 5 days a week, with plenty of FREE customer parking in our own large yard … Upstairs we have 1000’s of plastic model kits, model railway layouts and toys; we cater for all ages (young and old), with everything from Thomas The Tank Engine play tables for younger children to, at the push of a button, a complete working Hornby layout…. Downstairs, displays include a Peco Room, Train Room, Scenic Materials Room, Buildings, Modelling Plastics (Slaters, Evergreen, Plastruct) & Diecast Room, PECO & Gaugemaster room with a Bachmann Thomas ‘Garden Railway’ running round the shop ceiling! There’s also plenty more to discover scattered around, so you’ll be sure to find something that takes your fancy.
Our Worldwide mail order shipping is in purpose made packaging, sent either by Royal Mail, DHL, Tuffnells, DX Secure, Fedex or Parcelforce. Most orders are packed same or next working day and shipped within 2 working days… that’s if the packing department can stop gossiping long enough to get them done!! These are the staff members unlucky enough to still be working here.
Miss Craigie McMillan – AKA ‘one job’ – is in the packing and labelling department (more like the menial task department if you ask me), although she is our expert in talking to dogs, babies, small children, ex school friends and giving out ginger bread boys & is my long suffering partner – (how lucky is she?!) However I do have her on the transfer list just in case i can get any takers for £6 (she’s on at half price due to lack of interest)…
There’s ‘Perfect’ Pauline, who sits in the ‘Harry Potter’ office (under the stairs), who shouts and shouts at me, sorts administration, pays the bills, does polite customer services (apparently i’m too grumpy for this), sales and purchases and is a very important cog in the wheel. We’re all very jealous of her posh holidays; she’s not a fan of boats and campervans like us!
Next we have ‘Justin Many Jobs’ (when he is not on holiday in Devon), who helps with absolutely everything including bright ideas, shop re-fitting, purchasing, order picking, stock control & base board manufacture, pointing out dogs to craigie and having the sharpest humour in any given room. He gets bonus points for being the king of elastic band flicking, mostly (deservedly) at Craigie!
Then we have Jessica, who specialises in doing the early morning labels so we’re set up for the day (though I suspect she only shows in the early mornings to avoid the grumpy old man from downstairs). She also has 2 lovely puppies, which she likes to play with all the time! She’s currently working to pay off the biscuit debt she’s accumulated with us, as she often accidentally eats every one in sight.
From the best eater to the best drinker, we recently acquired a young man named Matt (who seems to conveniently be ill on many monday and friday mornings) who also helps with a bit of everything, including packing, labelling, loading stock and being generally very interested in Meccano (used few marks) and Haynes Manuals (NOT!). If he’s not here, we just take a look around local pubs and clubs, and we’re always sure to find him. He also brings along his excellent twin brothers Jack & Oliver (more like Kevin & Perry), who pack all day nonstop, well except for when they’re doing teenager things, like making caveman noises, and talking about beer.
Recent additions to the 2K team are both Nell and Luke. Nell does a whole range of jobs and has been a godsend since her arrival. She loads, places orders and eats enough biscuits to sink a battleship. Then again, something’s got to soak up all the wine. Luke also does a range of jobs, but he’s nowhere near as useful, or as good at drinking wine. The biggest lightweight award goes to!
Then there’s me, the grumpy, fat old man (Our granddaughter’s words not mine…) David Watson, and I work tirelessly doing everything else…..which seems to annoy everyone – they were all pleased when I had a week off in February after my double hernia operation that was performed by one of our customers (they’ve asked him if he can take me back into hospital for an indefinite period but they can’t get rid of me that easily). I am now thinking of ordering a brown coat like open all hours to keep in character, and i’ve started going to fat club to fit in it, although this seems to have the opposite effect, as I keep winning all the food hampers. Of course there’s also the 5 cats and the dog named Peppa Pig, who doesn’t visit anywhere near often enough for our liking here in the shop.
Feel free to ring us if you have a question or wish to pay for goods, if we don’t answer we are out or asleep or running round like headless chickens, leave a message I will ring you back, if we don’t ring you back please ring again as we haven’t got your message! (people who want a proper answer should ask for Pauline). We are happy to answer any questions no matter how trivial (like us) and give Yorkshire help and advice (drink lots of tea).
I have been modelling for 50 years now (and no, not for vogue before you ask), so have plenty of experience for giving any advice… I am told we now have a ‘facebook’ page whatever that is… which seems to cause a lot of excitement amongst the ladies here, mainly because Craigie can update it to pretend she’s doing work. I understand that there are photos of the shop, lost dogs, grandchildren, campervan trips and plenty more, but i’ll just let you look for yourself.
So please come and have a look round – POST CODE for your sat nav is HX3 8JQ (I will warn you, Tom Tom Sat Navs get it wrong sometimes and send you into some houses round the back of us) – You will find us in the same yard as Carpet Direct (there’s a big sign), and we’re in the 200 year old Farmhouse at right angles to the main road with a sandwich shop attached to the end of it, in the same yard.
You will find our full address on the Bachmann, Hornby, Expo & Peco web sites but it is: 2k Technologies Limited, Ryders Court, Denholme Gate Road, Hipperholme, Halifax, HX3 8JQ. We carry about 250000 items in around 14000 different stock lines at any one time so its not a 5 minute job to look round, don’t forget to bring your glasses!
We are an EEC VAT registered Company (reg no 877849641) so all our prices are inclusive of VAT.
Customers can pay for their purchases over the phone by card if they prefer with credit/debit cards. Our number can be found on our website, or on the bottom of our listings.
POST WARNING – ROYAL MAIL ARE NOW RUNNING AT 20% SERVICE FAILURE RATE – THEY DON’T HAVE ENOUGH STAFF – MILLIONS OF ITEMS ARE BEING HELD AT MAIL CENTRES FOR UP TO A MONTH BEFORE BEING PROCESSED, SO OFTEN IT’S NOT OUR FAULT IF IT DOESN’T ARRIVE IN TIME …
ARGOS WARNING – ITS THE SAME PRICE IF WE DELIVER TO YOUR HOUSE OR WORK AS IT IS IF WE DELIVER TO ARGOS – DELIVERIES TO ARGOS TAKE LONGER AND WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER HOW LONG IT TAKES ARGOS TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR GOODS ARE READY FOR YOU TO COLLECT
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