The Middy shop has been completely refurbished with a new layout and new managers.

The shop sells replica models, books and toys relating to rail memorabilia. Visit us and have a browse of our extensive range.

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New Special Commission Limited Edition Wagon

The Middy Trading Co Ltd is pleased to announce that it’s 21st limited edition OO gauge model is now available. This is another 7-plank wagon in the livery of the Fosdick of Ipswich a coal merchant who supplied stations along the Middy and through East Anglia. The wagon is similar to a previous model of a Fosdick wagon produced in 2005 but with a different running number. 

 The wagon is supplied in a standard condition with a removeable coal load and is available in pristine or weathered condition. Each wagon is supplied with a numbered limited edition certificate. Manufactured by DAPOL a total quantity of 151 have been produced. They can be purchased from our museum shop at Brockford or by mail order. See below for details.

Other Wagons

We have a few remaining limited edition Rowland Manthorpe wagons in pristine condition and we also have last year’s Masons of Claydon limited edition wagon available only in weathered condition and our Mid Suffolk No14 wagon only in prisitine condition.

We have had a small quantity of the new Hornby ‘OO’ LNER Toad which was modelled on the wagon we have at the MSLR. However, at the time of writing all wagons have been sold. Further supplies are on order and will be available from the museum shop soon.

NB The TOAD will only be available directly from the shop and we will not be able to accept mail order requests.

Other Shop Items

We are very pleased to announce that the Middy Shop has obtained the exclusive right and existing stock for the sale of Peter Paye’s iconic book on the history of the MSLR – the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway. First published in 1986, this 216 page book is the recognised authority on the history of the line from inception to closure, covering personalities, the trials and tribulations of the route and final extent of the railway, its locomotives, rolling stock, buildings and all other aspects of how the Middy survived for half a century.

With numerous photographic and drawn illustrations, The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway is a ‘must have’ for anyone with an interest in the line and especially necessary for Middy modellers.

£21.95 to the general public or £20.00 to MSLR members. P&P included.


The shop has a large selection of new and used railway books so when next at Brockford pay us a visit and have a browse along the shelves. You will also find a selection of model railway accessories to compliment your layout together with the usual range of Middy branded goods. We also have us a full range of Thomas toys for our younger train enthusiasts.

We have a new sew on cloth badge depicting our own locomotive 1604 which is being rebuilt in the restoration shed. The badge is priced at £3.50.

A new feature for this year is a new section of second-hand books all of which are priced at just £1.00 each!

DVD ‘Railway to Nowhere’ is back in stock again after a long absence, it is priced at £9.50. It tells the story of how the railway started and its history since then.

The new and revised ‘The Middy Restored – the continuing story’, now expanded to 64 pages – full of facts and information about how the Mid-Suffolk Light Railway museum was started and gradually expanded to what we have today. The reference book that every Middy member should have on their shelf.

£5 from our shop or add £1.50 for postage and packing.

Wagon Mail Orders

Wagons can be ordered from Mike Smith, 5 Melton Meadow Rd, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1SB priced at one for £18.00, two at £32.75 or three at £47.50 to include postage and packaging. Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Middy Trading Company Ltd’

Please specify ‘Pristine’ or ‘Weathered’. If you do not specify the finish, we will assume you want a ‘Pristine’ model.

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