Former market men create model business

A PAIR of model railway enthusiasts have opened their own shop in Morley.

Dave Whitaker and Kevin Peat, who have both held stalls in Morley Market for the last 10 years, have opened Millennium Models in Queen Street, selling everything from Thomas the Tank Engine toys to collector pieces for adults.

Dave said: "I had been out of work for a year. I had the computer shop in the market until a year ago and Kevin had the Photographic Memories shop which dabbled in models and we thought it would be good to do something a bit bigger and better."

Kevin said: "We are model railway enthusiasts and always discussed where the model shops are.

"There is one in Wakefield but nothing really in Leeds and Morley Models caters for radio control enthusiasts so we thought it would be nice for people not to have to get in a car or on a bus to travel to a model shop but to have one here in Morley.

"Morley has always been a nice shopping town and it would be nice to get other small shops back into the town but we do need the support of the local area," he added.

Kevin said they have a good variety of models, layouts, books and die-cast models in but they are keen to hear from customers in Morley what they want them to supply.

"If someone comes in and ask for something we don't have we will get it for them if we can, we want feed back and when we know what people in the area want we will stock it," he added.