Welcome to The Hobby Box, a family run model shop in the Sussex Weald midway between Brighton and Tunbridge Wells.

The Hobby Box has existed in Uckfield for over 35 years and in it’s current location for several of those. New owners Simon and Jacky took over in February 2016 with the hope of keeping the hobby shop alive on our high streets!

We stock items for many types of modelling from a tiny N gauge sheep to a ¼ scale RC aeroplane fighter with all sorts of things in between.

Please view our News bar on the right of this page for the latest updates, upcoming events and announcements.

We are actively seeking second-hand N, OO and O Gauge locomotives and rolling stock, with part-exchange considered on new items.

Whilst we currently don’t trade online, but please contact us if you are seeking a specific item, we are here to help.

We have also began listing our current stock of RC Model Planes, Helicopters, Drones, and Cars, find that list here!

The manufacturers and products we stock are listed on the ‘About Us’ page, and our contact details and opening hours can be found on the ‘Contact’ page here.

Please visit our New Arrivals’ page to see news of the latest stock.

We look forward to seeing or hearing from you.


We have received the sad news that Keith Nock passed away a fortnight ago. With this in mind, the shop will be closed on Tuesday 4th October, as we would like to pay our respects to Keith at his funeral.

The shop will be open as usual on Wednesday.

15% OFF SALE ON EVERYTHING 15th & 16th Oct ONLY!

We will be at Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th – the store will be open both days with a 15% off sale on EVERYTHING in store and at the exhibition!

This exhibition weekend ONLY!