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Now you are here - here is a little bit about us...

We are a small company which was established in January 1992. MDR Direct operates from its retail base in Cookham just west of London UK.

The village of Cookham in just north of Maidenhead and west of Slough in the Royal County of Berkshire.  You can reach us by car using the motorways of the M4, M40 and M25 (or A roads A4, A40) and British Railway stations of Maidenhead & Cookham. Heathrow Airport is only 10 miles away and from the airport there is a bus link to Maidenhead where you can catch the train or Taxi (only 2 miles from Maidenhead) to Cookham.

This internet site, which you have chosen to view has been developed from 4 previous sites, namely Fleischmann Direct, MDR Direct (2) and Der Modellbahner.

The former Fleischmann Direct site specialised in retailing Fleischmann Models and we are sure many of you will remember this site for sure.  Dermodellbahner specialised in Roco Models and MDR Direct was a mix of British and other European Models.

However, as time progressed the various Model Railway Manufacturers have been bought-out and or changed ownership over the last 10 years.  The Credit Crunch (2008/2012) and the devaluation of the British pound against other currencies (2008/2010) pushed us to make severe changes in 2008 / 09 in order to remain an effective and strong business for the years to come. 

The Birth of this our new MDR Direct online retail store, which you are now visiting, is the result of our continued passion to supply hobbies and railways to our customers and our effort to bring the latest up to date online store to your tablet, mobile phone or other device.

  • Top quality products
  • Best customer service
  • We take care in Post & Packing
  • Trading 25 years +


Sadly the UK seems to have chosen to leave the EU and as a result the exchange rates yet again collapse making purchasing in Euros much more expensive - added to a now already difficult market place.

Where are we !

MDR Direct, High Street, Cookham, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 9SJ, UK

Retail Shop Manager is Mr Robert Drayson and you can contact him on 01628 528 556 (0044 1628528556)

Page updated February 19th 2018