|Well its Holiday time again down at the Model Shop. Christmas is coming round again (Im sure we have only just had the previous one) - and so we must close.
I am told by the 'Ladies' that we will close at 12:00 Lunch time on 24th December (Staff lunch next door at Bardolino's) and re open on Monday 30th, Closing again at 12:00 Lunch Time on Tuesday 31st and re opening on Friday 3rd January 2014.
Our shop hours - 09:30 - 17:00 Monday - Saturday Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays and Easter weekend
2k Technologies Limited is a LARGE (3500sqft), NEW, FAMILY FRIENDLY, MODEL SHOP on 2 floors based in Hipperholme, West Yorkshire between Halifax & Bradford. 2KTL was established in 1999 as a Mail Order internet on Line 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 3500sqft walk around model shop which is open 6 days a week & provides free customer parking in our own yard. Upstairs we have established a new Plastic Kit, Model Railway Layouts and toy department, which caters for all ages, with Thomas The Tank Engine play tables for younger children to play with & for the older children, at the push of a button,a complete working Hornby layout. Downstairs, displays include a DIGITAL SOUND RAILMASTER COMPUTER CONTROLLED operating '00' Gauge model railway layout & Bachmann Thomas 'G' working layouts and now the new 'Scenics' Room so please come and have a look round. - post code for your sat nav is HX3 8JQ - Find us in the same yard as Carpet Direct.
You will find our full address on the Bachmann, Hornby & Peco web sites but it is:
2k Technologies Limited, Ryders Court, Denholmegate Road, Hipperholme, Halifax, HX3 8JQ, phone 01422 209789, Fax or 2nd line 01422 209666 Out of Hours Contact 01422 209493.
We carry about 95000 items in around 7000 different stock lines at any one time one time so its not a 5 minute job to look round, and dont forget to bring your glasses!.
We are an EEC VAT registered Company (reg no 877849641) so all our prices are inclusive of VAT. If you are outside the EEC you can purchase your items VAT free, but to see if you qualify you must contact us before purchase to get VAT free instructions.
Worldwide mail order Shipping is in purpose made packaging either by Royal Mail, UK Mail or Parcelforce, most orders are packed same or next working day and shipped within 2 working days.
The 2K Team is: Peter Davies IT Director he has a proper executive job down south somewhere as well as working with us, Ian Voce who now heads up our on site IT (he has just developed a hand held 'beepy thing' system for our stock control - way over our heads as were just simple modellers) and royal mail on line postage systems having retired from a very important job in Leeds! Miss Craigie McMillan - post labeling division & is my long suffering partner - (how lucky she is!) Jane Marsh packing division (who talks us to death) - she is our longest serving employee (not sure how though), Me Julie has recently joined us to help out with all the packing, she is a good talker as well!. We have 'Perfect' Pauline who sits in her 'harry potter' office under the stairs sorts administration, Customer services, sales and purchases and is very important (and has just moved into her new house so she is very happy), Justin who helps with bright ideas, shop re fitting, purchasing, order picking, stock control & base board manufacture and does model shows and window fitting in his spare time, Father chief book keeper - well he likes talking to Debbie our Accountant - (well we all do) Then there's Mother who sorts out all the sales invoices for father to upload - just to make sure he has got them right! On Saturdays we have Ben and Jessica who have both left us to go to University BUT seem to come back to help on random occations. In the afternoons we now have Rebecca who can out talk Jane!. Imogen is also here on Saturday afternoons (dont mention churches to her) who shoots her arrows at things on Saturday mornings, is very good at music, makes metcalfe kits for us, picks orders and helps Jane and Craigie with order packing unless she can avoid it. We now have Tasha who is Paulines Daughter who is being 'fastracked' to help in all areas when she gets a bit older. Then theres Lottie - well she does not work for us as such but she turns up everyday with her parcels for us to post - she makes the 'Lottie Shaw'(Have you seen her on TV?) brand of Yorkshire Cakes we keep in stock and her Dad has a traction engine and drives steam engines so he must be ok! To keep things international and ensure a good supply of Vodka, we have appointed Sergey in Moscow as director of our Russian division we have adopted his new dog as our mascot! (if you want to buy any land in Moscow he's the man to see). We also have Martin who works for Royal Mail and comes to see us everyday at 11am to collect a van load of parcels, so if you have ordered it in time it will be on his van! However no one seems to know what happens to the parcels after he has collected them some seem to dissapear into the Royal Mail black hole for up to 10 days! Then theres me the grumpy old man (Yes our 5 year (6 in January) old Grandaughter says I look older than my Father) David Watson and I do everything else.....which seems to annoy everyone (thinking of ordering a brown coat like open all hours) and then theres the 7 cats and the dog named Peppa Pig...
Ring if you have a question or wish to pay for goods, if we dont answer we are out or asleep or running round like headless chickens, leave a message I will ring you back, if we dont ring you back please ring again as we havent got your message! (people who want a proper answer should ask for Pauline). We am happy to answer any questions no matter how trivial (like us) and give help and advice. I have been modelling for 50 years now!(told you I was old)
I am told we now have a 'facebook' page what ever that is which seems to cause a lot of excitement amoungst the Ladies her.
Customers may collect orders from our shop (see above), almost all items are on display, however in line with our policy we will not "open" items for you to "have a look at".
Customers can pay for their Ebay purchases over the phone By Card if they prefer with credit/debit cards on 01422 209789/209493.
Thanks for looking at our site - if you dont see what you are looking for - please ask, we might have it in stock waiting to be listed.