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> Clyde Model Dockyard, Memories
lbrown
post 17th Dec 2009, 02:33pm
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Do you remember the Clyde Model Dockyard shop based in the Argyle Arcade. Looking for information about the shop and the toys you could buy there for one of the displays in the new Riverside Museum. 1930-1960.
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post 2nd Jun 2010, 01:39pm
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Do you remember the Clyde Model Dockyard shop based in the Argyle Arcade. Looking for information about the shop and the toys you could buy there for one of the displays in the new Riverside Museum. 1930-1960.

Clyde Model Dockyard was the source for most of the more expensive brands of toys-such as Mamod steam engines,Star pond yachts,Frog & Kiel Kraft model aircraft kits,Bing steam engines,while of course dealing in the more bread and butter makes such as Hornby,Triang,and of course Meccano-the shop was owned by one family whose name escapes me but as far as I remember was sort of Italian sounding like Maranello-there was also another shop nearby at one time on Argyll st in the early part of the 1900's-I still have some of the toys bought there in the late 1950's-and dearly wish I had kept the rest!-naturally the shop sold fireworks and the like in november for Guy Fawkes night-Brocks,Standard,Wessex,and Astra makes as far as I remember.-wish it was still there! sad.gif
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post 12th May 2013, 02:53pm
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Do you remember the Clyde Model Dockyard shop based in the Argyle Arcade. Looking for information about the shop and the toys you could buy there for one of the displays in the new Riverside Museum. 1930-1960.


The Clyde Model Dockyard was a famous toy and model shop in Glasgow (not to be confused with the original Model Dockyard or Stevens Model Dockyard different companies dealing in similar products). Established in 1789, it was located at 22–23 Argyll Arcade. The firm manufactured a range of boats and sailing yachts, but were probably best known for their 0 scale model railway stock and accessories.
I used to go there when i was a kid, and try and build up my model railway.
The staff were always friendly (even to children) and the owner was a Mr.Taylor who always stood behind the glass counter was always there i don't think he took a day off in 30 years. The shop closed because of ever increasing rates. (shame on Glasgow council)


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post 13th May 2013, 08:19am
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Brings back a memory I know I went there whenever I could but I have no recollection of it in my mind until this post came up. There was a model dockyard similar to it in Melbourne in the 70s but like all good things came to an end as did most model shops. They have been taken over by plastic toys that require little skill or application to construct.
I still construct sailing ships among others and model figures. My interest in this came from the great Kelvin Grove museum and the model dock yard and my father who was a sailor.
If any get the chance go see the work of Alex McFayden ( HMS. Vanguard )
of Glasgow, the greatest ship model maker, (all made by hand), in existence.
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post 13th May 2013, 08:21am
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Brings back a memory I know I went there whenever I could but I have no recollection of it in my mind until this post came up. There was a model dockyard similar to it in Melbourne in the 70s but like all good things came to an end as did most model shops. They have been taken over by plastic toys that require little skill or application to construct.
I still construct sailing ships among others and model figures. My interest in this came from the great Kelvin Grove museum and the model dock yard and my father who was a sailor.
If any get the chance go see the work of Alex McFayden ( HMS. Vanguard )
of Glasgow, the greatest ship model maker, (all made by hand), in existence.
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post 13th May 2013, 08:57am
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Got my first yacht there in the 50s.Sank 1959 Firhill basin after sustained enemy attack by a jealous swan and a mad duck. rolleyes.gif
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