Hattons Model Railways has announced the sad news that it will be closing their model railway business for good after being in the market since 1946.
The business says that it has seen a decline in customer numbers, demographics and supply chain disruption – with increased operational costs.
Hattons has also said that the company is not insolvent and is being wound down in an orderly fashion, leading no debts.
No official closing date has been announced yet, but they have begun a closing down sale.
Finally, Hattons has released a full news page with lots of FAQs should you have any, more details available here.
A Hattons spokesperson said “It is with immense sadness that we share news of the upcoming closure of Hattons Model Railways, an institution in the hobby since 1946.
Over the decades, we've been privileged to serve enthusiasts and share our passion for model railways with hundreds of thousands of customers.”