|Our shop hours - SUMMER OPENING 09:30 - 17:00 MONDAY - FRIDAY ONLY - NOW CLOSED SATURDAYS FOR THE SUMMER - Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays and Easter weekend.................................................................................
2k Technologies Limited is a LARGE (3500sqft), FAMILY FRIENDLY, (that means, Children, Dogs & Old People Like Me) MODEL SHOP on 2 floors based in Hipperholme, West Yorkshire between Halifax & Bradford............. 2KTL was established in 1999 as a Mail Order internet on Line Model shop selling quality models, directly from the manufacturer and has grown to be one of the largest in the UK sending out over 1000 orders per week world wide...........................................................................
We have, set over 2 floors, a large 3500sqft walk around model shop which is open 5 days a week with free customer parking in our own large yard. Upstairs we have established a new Plastic Kit, Model Railway Layouts and toy department, which caters for all ages, with Thomas The Tank Engine play tables for younger children to play with & for the older children, at the push of a button, a complete working Hornby layout. Downstairs, displays include a Train Room, Scenic Materials room, Buildings Modelling Plastics & Diecast Room, PECO room and a Corridor full of 'Diggers' (Joal etc) & Bachmann Thomas 'Garden Railway' running round the shop ceiling, so please come and have a look round. - post code for your sat nav is HX3 8JQ - Find us in the same yard as Carpet Direct, You are looking for a 200 year old Farmhouse at right angles to the main road with a sandwich shop attached to the end of it....................................................................................................
You will find our full address on the Bachmann, Hornby & Peco web sites but it is:
2k Technologies Limited, Ryders Court, Denholmegate Road, Hipperholme, Halifax, HX3 8JQ, phone 01422 209789, Fax or 2nd line 01422 209666 Out of Hours Contact 01422 209493.
We carry about 105000 items in around 8500 different stock lines at any one time so its not a 5 minute job to look round, and dont forget to bring your glasses!.
We are an EEC VAT registered Company (reg no 877849641) so all our prices are inclusive of VAT. If you are outside the EEC you can purchase your items VAT free, but to see if you qualify you must contact us before purchase to get VAT free instructions.
Worldwide mail order Shipping is in purpose made packaging either by Royal Mail, UK Mail or Parcelforce, most orders are packed same or next working day and shipped within 2 working days.
The 2K Team is: Peter Davies IT Director (he's a Welshman as well) he has a proper executive job down south somewhere as well as working with us, Ian Voce who now heads up our on site IT & Shipping (he has just developed a hand held 'beepy thing' system for our stock control - way over our heads as were just simple modellers) having retired from a very important job in Leeds! Miss Craigie McMillan - Also known as 'one job' - post labeling division, goods inwards, talking to dogs and babies Department & is my long suffering partner - (how lucky she is!) However I have her on the transfer list just in case - Then there's Jane Marsh packing division (who talks us to death, on and on and on about nothing!) we look forward to the days she has a day off! - she is our longest serving employee (not sure how though), Then there's Me Julie who has recently joined us about a year ago to help out with all the packing, she is a good talker as well! even talking to herself while she packs parcels!. Then We have 'Perfect' Pauline who sits in her 'harry potter' office under the stairs sorts administration, Customer services, shouting at me, sales and purchases and is very important (and has just moved into her new house so she is very happy), and Goes on Posh Holidays and she was 51 in August!, Justin 3 Jobs who helps with bright ideas, shop re fitting, purchasing, order picking, stock control & base board manufacture and does model shows and window fitting in his spare time, Father chief book keeper - well he likes talking to Debbie our Accountant - (well we all do) Then there's Mother who sorts out all the sales invoices for father to upload - just to make sure he has got them right! Then we have have Ben (who seems to have gone to his grandmas in Malta)and Jessica (eats all the Biscuits and likes very tall & very brave boys) who have both left us to go to University BUT Jessica seem to have come back now after only a year - I understand she was not good at Welsh?. In the holidays and when we re-open again on Saturdays we have Rebecca who does a lot with the Scouts, who can out talk Jane! but at least is good at knots and whittling and is very brainy and gets lots of 'A's. Imogen is also here in the holidays (dont mention churches to her) She has stopped shooting her arrows at things on Saturday mornings and now does rock climbing! and is very good at music, makes metcalfe kits for us, picks orders and helps Jane and Craigie with order packing unless she can avoid it. We now have Tasha (Mini Me) who is Paulines Daughter who is being 'fastracked' to help in all areas when she gets a bit older. Then theres Lottie - well she might as well work for us as she turns up everyday with her parcels for us to post - she makes the 'Lottie Shaw'(Have you seen her on TV?) brand of Yorkshire Cakes we keep in stock and her Dad has a traction engine and drives steam engines so he must be ok! To keep things international and ensure a good supply of Vodka, we have appointed Sergey in Moscow as director of our Russian division we have adopted his dog as our mascot! (if you want to buy any land in Moscow he's the man to see). We also have Martin who works for Royal Mail and comes to see us everyday at 11am to collect a van load of parcels, so if you have ordered it in time it will be on his van! However no one - not even Martin seems to know what happens to the parcels after he has collected them some seem to dissapear into the Royal Mail black hole for up to 10 days! Then we have Adie who collects our UK mail parcels - the ladies all look forward to his arrival each day - not sure why but it could well be the shorts? Then theres me the grumpy fat old man (Yes our 6 year old Grandaughter says I look older than my Father) David Watson and I do everything else.....which seems to annoy everyone - they were all pleased when I had a week off in February after my double hernia operation that was performed by one of our customers (they want to ask him if he can take me back into hospital for an extended period) - I am now thinking of ordering a brown coat like open all hours to keep in character and then theres the 7 cats and the dog named Peppa Pig...
Ring if you have a question or wish to pay for goods, if we dont answer we are out or asleep or running round like headless chickens, leave a message I will ring you back, if we dont ring you back please ring again as we havent got your message! (people who want a proper answer should ask for Pauline). We am happy to answer any questions no matter how trivial (like us) and give help and advice. I have been modelling for 50 years now!(told you I was old)
I am told we now have a 'facebook' page what ever that is which seems to cause a lot of excitement amoungst the Ladies here. I understand that there are photos of the shop there for you to look at!
Customers may collect orders from our shop (see above), almost all items are on display, however in line with our policy we will not "open" items for you to "have a look at".
Customers can pay for their Ebay purchases over the phone By Card if they prefer with credit/debit cards on 01422 209789/209666.
Thanks for looking at our site - if you dont see what you are looking for - please ask, we might have it in stock waiting to be listed.