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Craft Materials 
Diecast - Plastic - Resin Models 
Diecast Models (Corgi) 
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Dolls Houses 
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Magazines and Catalogues 
Modelling Material 
Paints - Sprays - Accessories 
Plastic Kits and Figures 
Radio Controlled 
Railways All Gauges 
Railways G-45 Gauge 
Railways Gauge 1 
Railways HOm Gauge 
Railways Hornby International 
Railways N Gauge 
Railways N-6.5 Gauge 
Railways O Gauge 
Railways O-16.5 (Oe/On30) Gauge 
Railways OO/HO Gauge 
Railways OO-9 (Hoe) Gauge 
Railways OOn3 (HOn3) Gauge 
Railways SM-32 Gauge 
Railways TT Gauge 
Railways Z Gauge 
Slot Car Racing 
Wood - Ply - Balsa - Base Boards 
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About Lendons

When James Lendon opened a bicycle repair shop in 1944, he couldn't have believed that his shopping dynasty would still be thriving more than 70 years later.

James and his wife, May, established their shop, known simply as Lendon's in 1944 as World War II was coming to an end. Both of them being keen cyclists, they saw a gap in the market to repair the bicycles to the people in Llanishen in North Cardiff and surrounding areas.

As the business grew, it allowed James, who passed away more than 40 years ago, to further indulge his hobby for model trains and he soon began stocking parts for other enthusiasts. Lendons reportedly became the first shop in the city to stock Airfix kits for young boys to replicate the planes they saw flying overhead everyday.

And in 1960, having acquired the neighbouring premises in Fidlas Road, Llanishen, James was able to greatly expand the range of models for sale.

Today, James' grandson Rob Matthews, and his Wife Tracy, run the shop having taken over the business in 2007, with the help of Rob's parents Dave and Jo Matthews who ran the business from 1990 to 2007.

Between 1972 and 1990, the shop was known as James & Lendon, with part of the shop sold to local businessman Campbell James. in 1990 Campbell officially retired at the age of 65 and the shop went back on the market, which is when Dave and Jo decided to take it firmly back into the family fold. They continued to employ Campbell in the shop until he was 80.

As well as model cars, trains, planes, Airfix kits and all the extras for scenery and track, Lendon's also sell paintbrushes, paints, glue, balsa wood, brass metals, plastic building materials and craft items as well as so much more.

Tel :- 029 2075 2563

192 - 194 Fidlas Road, Llanishen, Cardiff. CF14 5LZ

Opening Times Monday - Saturday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Latest Additions

Land Rover FC Signals Nato Green (76LRFCS002) £10.95 Added to website on 27/11/2020 12:23:26
Oxford Diecast OO Gauge 1:76 - Land Rover FC Signals Nato Green (76LRFCS002)  £10.95

Landrover FT6 Carmichael Army Fire Service (76LRC004) £10.45 Added to website on 27/11/2020 11:10:57
Oxford Diecast OO Gauge 1:76 - Landrover FT6 Carmichael Army Fire Service (76LRC004)  £10.45

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Public Daimler 1:76 - Greater Manchester Transport (29009)  £22.99

Valve Gear Set "Tornado" (X6333) £3.98 Added to website on 26/11/2020 17:29:34
Hornby Spares - Coupling Rods / Valve Gear - Valve Gear Set "Tornado" (X6333)  £3.98

Night Mail (R1237) £119.99 Added to website on 25/11/2020 17:22:10
Hornby Train Sets - Standard - Night Mail (R1237)  £119.99

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1 x Platform "Straight" (R460) £4.25 Added to website on 21/11/2020 16:51:43
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Insulating Fishplates x 12 (R920) £2.40 Added to website on 21/11/2020 16:48:35
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1950s Train Crew (36-407) £8.99 Added to website on 21/11/2020 10:08:31
Bachmann Scenecraft Figures - 1950s Train Crew (36-407) RRP £9.95 our price £8.99

Wing Mirrors & Wipers "Bugatti Veyron" (W10327) £0.99 Added to website on 20/11/2020 17:01:23
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