We will buy your model railway!

Welcome to Footplate, your ultimate destination for all your selling needs. As industry experts in the world of model trains and accessories we take pride in offering a service that is meticulously crafted to cater to the needs of enthusiasts like you. Indeed, we are very much enthusiasts here with a keen interest in miniature and full size live steam. You’ll certainly see Richard (aka the Son) driving at Foxfield Railway (full size and 7 ¼ gauge ) and at The Peacock Railway in Nantwich with his 5 inch gauge locomotives.

Footplate is a trusted name in the model railway community, we understand that every model collection is unique and that is why we offer a personal service to suit your specific needs. Whether you're just looking to sell a few items or a lifelong collection, we can certainly help you.

We believe that model railways are a big part of people’s life, the joy it brings from ‘playing’ trains or from building exquisite masterpieces cannot be understated. That's why we strive to provide you with the highest possible valuations that meet your expectations. Our family are always on hand to offer
guidance and support throughout the process.

We can purchase model railway in gauges Z, N, TT, HO, OO, O-16.5, O, 32mm, 45mm, G Gauge, Gauge 1, 2 ½ inch, 3 ½ inch, 5 inch and 7 ¼ inch. We are happy to also look at items right across the collectable’s spectrum including Dinky Toys, Matchbox, Corgi, Lego, Star Wars and so on so please don’t be afraid to tell us about all your collections.

Sell my model railway

Our expertise has helped to manage large collections, deceased estates, shop closure’s, probate valuations and much more. Our opinion has been trusted within the industry for more than 30 years from the father and son team of Derek and Richard.

The process for selling your models couldn’t be easier. We offer a fuss free system whereby you can send us a list, images or even tell us over the phone about the items you’re looking to sell. For large collections, we are happy to visit and make a valuation on the day. We can undertake dismantling of your model railway and are happy to talk through our process for this. We offer payment options such as bank transfer, cash, PayPal, cheque or even store credit if you are looking to change scales or upgrade your models.

So, if you’re looking for a collection valuation, just drop a few notes in the form below, give us a ring on 01562 750076 or drop us an email and we’ll be back in touch asap.

Thank you for thinking of Footplate as your potential trusted partner. We look forward to helping you however we can.

Rich & Derek.