Introducing the Family and the business
The business is run by various members of the Cooper family including daughters Katrina, Penny and Grand Daughter Jade with me, David, keeping a watchful eye over them. Our name followed a friendly dispute amongst the family members and as we had four girls - plus a granddaughter - we decided to call it 'Plus Daughters'.
The History of 'Plus Daughters'
The business was founded in 1996 when our hobbies took over our lives and we opened the shop in Upminster selling Model Railways, Dolls Houses, Miniatures and Slot Cars. We then expanded our ranges, transforming the old 'stock room' into a Dolls House viewing room and generally filling all available space with new items. After 8 years the lease expired and it was time to assess where as a business we were going because our shop was incapable of expanding any further. After reviewing several options we settled for new premises in an enterprise area at East Tilbury. At the same time we felt we should concentrate on our core business - N gauge model railways - and it was decided reluctantly to drop dolls houses and Slot cars so as to expand the number of railway items we held in stock. We also wanted to expand our Web site and mail order trading - hence this new site.
Having stayed at East Tilbury for four years and following the death of my wife Pauline we felt that the business needed to be opened up for customers to visit us so in May 2009 we moved again to Basildon where there was better parking and easier access to the building for visitors. A year later we doubled the size of the new shop by taking over the whole unit. In 2014 following the release from Peco of 009 items we expanded our product range to include these.
During the year we attend many Model Railway exhibitions throughout the country - see our Diary Dates for where we are attending.
Where to Find Us
Opening hours: Monday To Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm. When attending a show over a week-end the shop will close at 2.00pm on the Friday
When we are not attending shows we will also open Saturday 9.30m to 2.00pm - see the Diary Dates section for details. If in doubt please telephone us.
8 Britannia Court
Burnt Mills Industrial Estate
Telephone: 01268 726211
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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