About Howes Models Ltd

Our company was originally formed as Howes Cycles Ltd in 1939 and although cycles ceased to be part of our range many years ago we are proud to have been trading as ‘Howes’ for 70+ years!

We take pride in offering our customers good service which includes specialist staff, full product back up and fast despatch on all mail order, subject to items being available. Our shop is situated in Kidlington which is about 5 miles north of Oxford on the A4260 with easy access from the M40 and A34.

The shop is full of the latest models and accessories and includes radio control boats, drones, helicopters, electric and fuel powered cars, tanks and a department dedicated to model railways sound decoders aswell as a railways second hand department. We also buy and sell secondhand radio control equipment and model railways. Please phone for more details on 01865 848000/

If you cannot find your requirements on our site please phone and we will do our best to obtain them for you at a competitive price. Please note that our shop opening hours are 09.00 – 17.00 Monday to Friday and 09:00 – 16:00 on Saturdays, we are closed all day Sunday & closed on most Bank Holidays, please call us to check. Our exhibition stand can be found at shows up and down the country.


Christmas Opening Times 2018

22nd December – Open

23rd December – Closed

24th Christmas Eve – Open 09:00 – 13:00

25th Christmas Day – Closed

26th Boxing Day – Closed

27th December – Open

28th December – Open

29th December – Open

30th December – Closed

31st December – Open 09:00 – 13:00

1st January New Years Day – Closed

Trading will resume to normal from 2nd January onwards.