Sheffield Based- Since 2008

Unless stated all items are OO Gauge (1:76)

Welcome to our New website - we hope you find what you are looking for

T: (+44) 0114 3216 160
T: (+44) 0114 2647 449
M: 07557 126 651
Mon – Fri 09.30 to 1700
Visiting us: Please book an appointment

Closed Weekends
But available to Call 0755 7126 651
to speak to a member of staff

T: (+44) 0114 3216 160
T: (+44) 0114 2647 449
M: 07557 126 651

Christmas Opening Times
Tues    27th 10am – till 4pm,Weds  28th 10am – till 4pm
Thurs  29th 10am-5pm,Fri 30th 10-5pm,Sat 31st CLOSED
Mon 2nd Closed,Tues 3rd Back to Normal times
0114 3216 160


DUE TO STAFF ILLNESS our renumbering and weathering services are on HOLD until further notice. All existing orders will be prioritised and completed upon the return of our member of staff and we will still take orders for these services but at this time we can offer no deadline for the completion of this type of work. We thank you for your understanding.

About Us

Olivia’s Trains comes from the name of my first grandchild, Olivia Sophie Smart, now aged 24 (2022). She was UK & Scottish Novice Ice Skater Champion 2008. She won the British Junior Ice Dance Championship for 3 consecutive year up to Nov 2013 with partner Joe Buckland. They competed at Senior Level from 2014 and was UK Senior British Champions for 2014/15 and achieved Lottery Funding.
Unfortunately Joe decided to part from Olivia and fulfill his ambitions with another partner  (I wish him well).
Jan  2016 After 7 months of trails with partners Olivia finally found another partner.  His name is Adrian and SPANISH, yes unfortunately Olivia now Skates for Spain as the Talent in the UK at that time was minimal and Olivia would  never have fulfilled her ambition to skate in the Olympic Games if she had tried to find a UK partner.  She moved from the USA  to Canada  from 1st Feb 2016 to train with  her new partner.

Dec 17th 2017 Olivia & Adrian Won the Spanish National Title to become The Spanish No 1’s in Ice Dance.
Aug 2nd 2019 1st place at Lake Placid (USA) International,
Robin Cousins won his Gold Medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics here.

Dec 2019 Spanish National Champions

Dec 2021 Spanish National Champions after a 2 year break due to Covid

European Championships Jan 2022 Finished 4th

Olympic Games Feb 2022 finished in 8th Position

World Championships in France March 2022 Finished in 6th Position

Unfortunately after this competition announced his retirement from competition Skating

Currently training with a German Ice Skater and we will update you if this is successful

Now trainning with ITV for Dancing on Ice Jan 2023 partner is Nile Wilson Olympic Silver Medallist 2016

Here are a Few Video’s for you to watch

A video of a skating performance at the Skate America Gala, held in Las Vegas October 2019.

  • I started selling my Special Loco’s with Sound in 2004 and the only platform I could use was Ebay and, as with Ebay you require a name to list and Olivia was the Star of the time, I thought it fitting to call my selling tag as Olivia’s-Trains. So that’s how we became Olivia’s Trains. The only trouble is that we now have a grandson Liam and he wants the next shop (if there is to be one) to be called Liam’s trains. That may confuse!
  • We are specialists in certain fields starting with of course Sound. I was a Train Driver so have a Railway background so I do know a bit about Diesel/Electric Traction and have Driven & Instructed quite a few in my Railway Career.
  • The other items we pride ourselves on, is our Special & Limited Editions. We go to great lengths to get as many of these we can. We resource people who say they can do special Loco’s and my favourite answer to those of you who say they can is give me examples and we’ll sell your Loco’s under our Umbrella.
  • We offer Commissions on any Loco you fancy even if it never existed!We Pride ourselves in the Friendly Service we offer both over the phone & in person. We really like to put a face to a name and we welcome callers to come and spend time with us, try out locomotives and get exactly what you want.
  • You can have a cup of Tea or Coffee with us during your visit and there’s a Café right across from the shop if you want a bite to eat.
  • New for 2019 Disabled access into Shop.
  • Free 7kv Electric Car Charging Point. Both Type 1&2

About us in the shop:-

Neil- Proprietor 

  • Mad on railways (Ex- BR!) avid spotter until leaving school in 1971 then guess what? Started work for BR in Oct 1971 (messenger) Rotherwood (Sheffield) Starting point of EM1’s in Sheffield (Our project commissioned with Heljan 2010)
  • 1972-1973- RDR Train Register Lad (Darnall West, Woodhouse Junc’. & Beighton Junc’.)
  • 1973-1978 Footplate Career Started as a Second-man / Drivers Assistant. at Tinsley
  • 1978-1987 Relief Driver at Tinsley.
  • 1987-1990 Transferred to Huddersfield for Promotion to Driver.
  • 1990-1996 Driver at Sheffield.
  • 1996-2001 Traction Inspector/Driver Manager at Manchester Piccadilly/ Trafford Park.
  • 2001-2007 Driver Instructor/Driver Manager at Nottingham.
  • 2008-Ongoing Olivia’s Trains
  • Locomotive types Driven:
  • 08/ 13 (2×08) my very 1st Driving Turn 13002 (will never forget.)
  • 20/ 24/ 25/ 31/ 37/ 40/ 45/ 46/ 47 (my basic traction) 56.
  • DMU:
  • 101/108/121/128/ 141/ 142/ 144/ 150 (my basic traction) 153/ 156/ 158/ 170.
  • EMU:
  • 305/ 309/ 321/ 322/ 323 (my basic traction.)
  • HST.


Barry: Shop Staff (P/T)

  • 2009-Ongoing- Mon/Tues/ & Fri + Holiday Cover.
  • Our Resident Steam Expert   Mon, Tues & Fri are the Best Day’s to Call for his Advice

Amy: Post Person

  • Dec 2021

Our Workshop Team

Rob: Production 

  • Our final eye before your items depart to you.
  • 2012- Ongoing.
  • First Aider & Fire Marshall.

Chris: Paint/Weather Shop (Taken from Work Experience Program.)

  • Chris is also responsible for Full Repaints and the weathering and renumbering of locomotives at Olivia’s.
  • 2009- Ongoing.

Tom Fitter – Workshop Manager (Taken from Work Experience Program.)

  • 2020- Dec 2021.
  • Jan 2022 Workshop Manager ( What a Task)

Aaron: Fitter – Workshop (Taken from School Experience Program.)

  • 2020 - Ongoing.

Jake: Fitter – Workshop (Taken from Work Experience Program.)

  • 2015 - On going
  • Declan Fitter (Taken from School Experience program)
  • 2021- Ongoing
  • Ethan
  • 2021 - Our Sat Guy

Olivias Trains Ltd May 2018

Registered in England No 11343700   Registered Office
25a Mansfield Road, Intake, Sheffield S12 2AE, United Kingdom
VAT Reg No 295 500 201


For pre-owned locos, coaches & wagons, please visit our sister site.

Olivia’s Trains & Models
25A Mansfield Road
S12 2AE

0114 2647 449  / 0114 3216 160 &  0755 7126 651: – During shop hours.

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