In 1964, John Morris opened his shop in Manor Road Lancing and quickly established a reputation for his excellent stock and knowledge of British & European model railways. We are now celebrating our 50th Anniversary and continue to build on that reputation as Morris Models.
As can be seen from our “Gallery” page, our shop is always well stocked and we can order many items that are currently not available in store. Our demonstration track and digital layout allows customers to see our models in action, and friendly advice is always offered to those just embarking into the world of model railways.
Morris Models is conveniently located midway between Brighton and Worthing just off the main south coast A27 trunk road. Parking is convenient, unrestricted and free. Lancing Station is only a 20 minute walk away and a regular bus service stops outside.
Whilst the importance of the walk in retail shop remains predominant, our webshop continues to be developed. International online and mail orders are also welcome. If a desired item is not found on the webshop, then contact us to see if it is in stock, or can be obtained.
As well as our outstanding selection of British & European model railways from all the major manufacturers, we also have an excellent range
of model road vehicles in the popular model railway scales (N and OO/HO Gauges), plus Scalextric slot cars and plastic construction kits, paints etc. In addition, we stock a selection of jigsaws and for younger members of the family, the always popular Playmobil. For further information, see the Product pages.
Many of the products can only be appreciated by seeing them for yourself, so we encourage customers to visit the shop in Lancing to see our extensive stock and the quality of the ranges we have available.
New products are received from manufacturers immediately upon release or shortly thereafter. Many items sell out almost immediately on release, so we welcome advance orders so that you do not miss out. Contact us for more details.
If you are unable to visit us in person, you can also meet us and see a selection of our stock at one of the local model railway club exhibitions we attend during the year. Details can be found on the News page.
A selection of our stock is available online and further items are added regularly. Please see the manufacturer’s own websites for their full ranges. If, however, you cannot see what you are looking for in our online webshop , please contact us by email or phone with specific requirements – we may well have it in stock or will be able to order it for you.
When John Morris, Betty Colby and her brother opened J Morris in 1964, the shop originally sold electrical goods and toys. Soon model railways became a major part of the business, which quickly gained a reputation as a specialist in European model railways (including being one of the first UK stockists of Fleischmann) that continues to this day.
When the last of the founding partners retired in 2006, the business was acquired by Brian and Angie Jackson of Models and Hobbies in Steyning. The opportunity was taken to combine the two businesses at Lancing under the name ‘Morris Models’ and confirm the predominance of model railways at the core of the business.