on all orders over $50.00

Conditions of Use

Terms & conditions

The use of services provided by Footplate constitutes your acceptance of the following terms and conditions. They take effect from the date on which you first use our website(s) or purchase from us. 

If you have any questions relating to these terms and conditions, please contact or telephone us on +44 (0)1562 750076.


In addition to your statutory rights, we offer a 1 month warranty on all our products (including pre-owned items, but excluding ‘sold as seen’ items) as standard. This covers your item(s) against any mechanical defect present due to the manufacturing process and does not include consumable parts. Most manufacturers offer a further 6 months on items bought from us. When buying brand-new Hornby items, you will receive a full 12 months warranty from us. If an item is replaced by Footplate between 9 - 12 months after purchase, a warranty of 3 months will be given on the replacement item.

Defects that will be evident immediately upon delivery are required to be reported to us within five (5) days of receiving the item. Defects not reported within this time are exempt from the guarantee.

Returns policy

Your rights to return goods are protected under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulation 2013, as well as the EU Consumer Rights Directive and our terms and conditions will not affect your statutory rights.

The returns policy forms part of our Terms and Conditions and such is binding.


  • The box and packaging of a collectible item is deemed to add significant value, as such this is classed as part of the product and may form the basis of a refusal for return. Under these circumstances we may offer to repair or replace the product but not the packaging.

  • Our guarantee and your right to return will be null and void if the item or packaging has been interfered with or misused in any way.

  • Damage caused by external sources or misuse does not constitute a part of this guarantee and is therefore excluded.

  • The buyer assumes all responsibility when carrying out any work or modifications on an item and acknowledges their understanding that the warranty will be voided by doing so.

  • Our guarantee does not cover consequential damages of any type.

  • The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013

  • We are legally obliged to notify mail-order customers, of their rights under The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013. By accepting our terms and conditions you are confirming that you have been informed of your legal rights using a durable medium.

  • Full details of the Consumer Contracts regulations can be obtained on this website.


We always endeavor to provide the quickest and best service possible, however no guarantee is made in relation to our standard.

Non UK customers

Non UK customers are responsible for any duty or import taxes charged by their respective Customs Service upon the arrival of goods in their country. We do not include invoices in our parcels as a matter of security however we will provide them if requested to at the time of, or after ordering. Customers should contact their respective customs service for details of any charges that may be levied, or regulations that may be applicable. Customers who do not pay these charges may have their parcel(s) returned to us by the customs service concerned. In the event of this happening the customer would forfeit the postage paid and would be liable for a second postage charge if they would like the parcel(s) to be re-sent.

Pricing policy

The price you pay will be the current price advertised on excluding any items that have been priced in error. In the event these circumstances occur you will be notified before any price adjustments are made and given the option to accept or reject the revised order.

Forthcoming Releases/Pre-order Order items

Pre-order prices are calculated using the supplier's Recommended Retail Price (RRP). If suppliers increase the RRP, we may proportionally increase our selling price. In these instances, we will contact you first and ask if you would like to maintain your order. Occasionally we may reduce a price, prior to the items release. In these cases, all advance orders will be charged the lower price.

Please note the following in regards to any forthcoming releases or pre-orders;

Any item ordered through our website, unless the item is showing as £0.00, will demand payment for the price showing.

Any items that are subject to ‘reservation’ does not form a contract to buy. Full payment will be required for the reservation before items are posted, however the customer has the option to cancel the reservation at their discretion.

Please quote your Order number in all correspondence regarding orders for items.

P&P will be charged at a normal rate on each consignment. £4.50 for 1 model or package under 2kg,

The pricing policy on forthcoming releases forms part of our Terms and Conditions and such is binding.

Collect in store policy

  • Click and collect orders can be collected from our shop, Footplate at Comberton Hill, Kidderminster DY10 1QH.

  • The cardholder, or appointed representative must collect the order.

  • The cardholder must bring ID when collecting orders.

  • When a representative is collecting the order, the name of the person collecting needs to be supplied to Footplate prior to collection and sufficient ID needs to be presented.


The returns and refunds policy forms part of our Terms and Conditions and such is binding.
Any refunds will be issued to the card that was originally used to purchase the goods, usually on the day that the item arrives back with us. Once refunded the card issuer may take between 7 - 10 days to process the money back into your account.

Cheque refunds will usually be processed by us within three to five days of the item arriving with us, the cheque will then be subject to the normal clearing time of your bank.

Non-UK customers may be charged a conversion fee for any refunds processed into their account, Footplate cannot accept any liability for these charges.


Customers returning an item for exchange should be aware it is their responsibility to pay for both return and outgoing postage of an item.

Exchanges are limited to one exchange per invoice, the new goods would then only be eligible for refund or replacement with an identical item in the event of a fault.

Discount codes & vouchers

  • We occasionally issue discount codes and vouchers that are available for use on most but not all items or shipping destinations. We will advise customers if the discount is not applicable before dispatch of their order.

  • Promotions, vouchers and discounts are limited to one per transaction while stocks last.

  • Free gift promotions are limited to the gift advertised and may not be redeemed against any other item.

  • We reserve the right to discontinue special offers or discounts without notice.

Product descriptions and images

We make every effort to ensure that product descriptions and the related images are correct, however in some cases we may use a stock image of the item or accidentally list a picture of a different item. Due to this all images should be treated as being for illustration purposes only, it is the customer’s responsibility to verify that the product description is correct for the item they are ordering.

Order acceptance

All items, offers, specifications and prices are correct and believed in good faith at the time of quotation, but may change due to circumstances beyond our control. Your order will be deemed to have been accepted when we dispatch to you the goods which form the subject matter of your order. It is the customer’s obligation to check when ordering that the quantity and description of the items ordered is correct. This can be done by viewing your online account or the order confirmation email that is sent to the registered email address.

Order cancellation

Customers have the right to cancel any order before it has been dispatched. This done by contacting us by phone or email. In the event a customer wishes to cancel an order after it has been dispatched we require the customer to return the item to us within 14 days of receiving their parcel.

Data storage and privacy policy

All details relating to our privacy policy can be found here.


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