Active Scale Models

Tel: 01702 202155

Active Scale Models is based in Hockley, Essex and is in easy reach of Basildon, Chalkwell, Eastwood and Hadleigh,Grays, Hornchurch, Hullbridge, Rayleigh, Rochford, Southend on Sea and Wickford.

Active Scale Models
Unit 22
Foundry Business Park

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Open Hours 10am - 5pm. (Closed Wednesday & Sunday)
Updated: 2018-03-29 15:23:43 (Added on 2010-10-11 11:49:34)

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Average rating for this shop is 4.9/5.0 based on 22 reviews

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5 star rating!
Leslie , Southend On Sea
Monday 26th October 2015

One of the best model shops I've been to so fair very well stocked with most items ie... parts if not they can order them in cars, boats, planes ect lots to see

excellent advice a big range of products

5 star rating!
Mike, Billericay
Tuesday 1st September 2015

I had a copter in or repair which went back to suppliers, got it back 3weeks later still not working.

Copter out of guarantee period so repair not done even though it would have cost less than 10

Andy (proprieter) was brilliant & gave me a new one.

Well done Andy


5 star rating!
Barry, Rayleigh
Monday 26th May 2014

Went to active scale models on Saturday (24/5/2014) after finding them on a local internet search.

Went there to find out some info initially on quad copters as looking to buy one for my sons birthday next week and was overwhelmed with the information given by the staff there especially Andy.

As a result I bought my son a good starter quad copter and then treated myself with a DLI Phantom top of the range gps copter after doing a deal with Andy.

I could not recommend any higher the level of professional service, advice and knowledge from the staff at this shop and will now being going back there for anything else I require in my new hobby of RC quads.

Well done guys your a credit to this market place....

5 star rating!
Steve Harman, Chelmsford
Thursday 11th July 2013

I am relatively new to R/C cars and have found Active Scale Models very helpful nothing is to much trouble for Andy he has a fairly wide range of products for the enthusiast and if he doesn't have it he will order it in what more can you ask 10/10

5 star rating!
Martyn, Buckley North Wales
Thursday 11th July 2013

A lifesaver!!,having travelled down to Colchester for the 4th round of the uk shortcourse nationals,I bust a steering knuckle in practice on Saturday so with a quick look on the Internet and a detour to the shop,I was quite suprised when I got there he had the part ready so I was in and out in 5 minutes,will be using the shops online ordering next time I need anything as he even had a lipo transmitter battery I picked up while I was man!..

5 star rating!
Les, Southend
Thursday 28th February 2013

Thanks for the excellent service to. Phone today and enquiry about a tx case. Walk in and the case with beside the till for me and a good price.

Thanks Andy for the good service


5 star rating!
Ian Williams, Benfleet
Wednesday 20th February 2013

Absolutely fantastic model shop in Hockley, Essex they had everything I was after and more the chap Andy was very helpful and knowledgeable.

Very trustworthy and helpful I took my XRC2 CROSS FG MARDER CROSS BAJA. As well as fixing servos tuning engine and gave me plenty of info about my new hobby.

5 star rating!
Peter Mertens, Benfleet
Friday 4th January 2013

i have been dealing with andy for some time now.i am into scale boats and sub,s.He has helped me out very much ,and i have learned more ,i am glad his shop and he is there.he answers many questions,and solves problems.The shop is well stocked,a must for any modeler,car ,boat,planes and railways.thanks ,a happy customer.

5 star rating!
Sunny, Windsor
Tuesday 25th December 2012

Well what can I say.. Start with me first, I'm a lazy bugger not blowing smoke up my own a?se but I'd say in this scenario I have more money then sense! Lol, I always wanted a petrol racing car never ever got around to it but then my wife brought me a kit car for Xmas.. We both agreed a day before Xmas eve we'd open a present each.. Woohoo I opened mine and it was a virus 2.0 petrol racing kit! (Over the moon) I was so excited I opened the box and it was in bits (this where i was a little naughty and cheated) i got straight on the web and tried finding some one who would build it for me and ESP in time for Xmas and I had absolutely no luck..

Then at 1am I stumbled across Andy's web site and found he could build it for me to.. I was over the moon.. About 1.30am I sent Andy a text.. I thought might as well try my luck.. I waited about 1 hour and then fell asleep as no response.. (I thought I'm going to bed a sad young chap xmas is ruined) 7.30am on the dot I get a text message which woke me up and it was Andy saying he is open Xmas eve and he could put my car together for me if I wanted.. Jumped straight out of bed and then straight on the phone to him.. After about 10minz of conversation to him I was assured I'm dealing with someone who knows what he's doing and after 2minz I knew that's the only place I want my car put together!!

It was so reassuring to know I'm dealing with an enthusiast just like my self.. So I get ready and jump into my real car from Windsor and drive nearly 2 hours to Andys.. Get there and he's already put the exact same car as mine together for me I was absolutely blown away!! 10minz of me being there I'm ready to go I couldn't believe it..

It's Xmas eve Andys got a family to please as well as I have but he spent a further 1hour plus with me explaining how to run in engine, what I should do and shouldn't etc etc, I was absolutely gob smacked!! I explained to him all I want to do Is press the trigger and drive and he made it a reality!!

10/10 for knowledge (with out a shadow of a doubt)

10/10 for the environment in the shop

10/10 for hospitality

Customer service 100% 10/10!! I also own a Ferrari 458 (not a rcc) which I purchased from Maranello's in Egham.. I'm just a normal guy if you met me you'd never think I own one when I met Andy the level of service I got from him and his wife was in line with my Ferrari experience!,

All I'm saying is he's a great guy who knows what he's doing! The only man I'd trust with my car!

P.s - I call him the dream maker!! I had a dream and he made it a reality in such short time!!

P.s - choppers are amazing and I think I've broken my brothers ankle with the car :s

5 star rating!
Tinny, Rochford, Essex
Saturday 13th October 2012

Very knowledgeable, helpful, polite and friendly with a huge range of RC vehicles of all types as well as all the spares you need for those little bumps, bangs and building projects.

Highly recommended by everyone at my local club and beyond. Best model shop in Essex.

5 star rating!
Eddie, Canvey Island
Monday 24th September 2012

My helicopter was not in stock, however, it was ordered by Andy on Thursday and ready for collection on Friday. Extremely efficient and pleasant service Andy.

I Cannot understand Stan of Benfleet's comment about not being a shop. The shop is a purpose built construction to the side of the house with it's own access. No problem as far as I could see.

2 star rating!
Stan, Benfleet
Wednesday 19th September 2012

I was looking for a good model shop to buy a rc car found this site telling me all good model shops when it come to visiting the shop i couldnt find a shop of any type only a house felt a bit silly knocking asking for rc models.Cant understand all the reveiws mention model shop it looks like a house

5 star rating!
FLYLES, Southend
Tuesday 17th January 2012

I did not know that could get that much stock into such a small space.

Andy is very knowledgeable and will order anything you want if it not in stock.

If you are in the area go and have a look and meet Andy

you will not find a better shop around

5 star rating!
sam strauss, southend
Tuesday 3rd January 2012

very very good shop couldn't ask for better

not a shop like it for a long way

5 star rating!
james wate, southend
Thursday 29th December 2011

this is the best shop i have ever been to lots of stock at great prices for all sorts of modles and spears never need to look for stuff again. very good!!!!!!!

5 star rating!
Jessica, Southend
Thursday 29th December 2011

the shop is about the only one in my area that had what i wanted in stock plus gave me pointers on how to setup my sons model

5 star rating!
darren, eastwood
Thursday 29th December 2011

great shop and sound advice always there to help would recommend to anyone

5 star rating!
Tim , Southend
Thursday 29th December 2011

I think this model shop is one of the best stocked I have been to for quite a while great service and helpful.

5 star rating!
Allan, Essex
Thursday 29th December 2011

You will find every thing you need for Rc racing and models under one roof. The chap that owns this shop will help you in any way he can. You will not find a better shop around, many thanks for your help. A+++++++++++

5 star rating!
Quincey, Chester
Saturday 8th October 2011

I was only down in Essex for the weekend but found a absolutly fantastic model shop in Hockley, Essex they had everything i was after and more the chap Andy was very helpful and knowledgeable.

even though it over 200 miles from where i live i will definiatly use again via their mail order service definatly recommend.....

5 star rating!
John, Rayleigh
Saturday 24th September 2011

Small shop, but wealth of knowledge and stock.

Extremley helpful would use them agaim.

Highly recommended

5 star rating!
Michael, Hockley
Thursday 3rd February 2011

They had what I needed

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