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Over the course of the last year I sold my husband’s large model rail collection to Greg Barker’s Model Rail Emporium.  I was very pleased to do business with him. In every respect I found him to be honest, trustworthy and utterly reliable. He has been a pleasure to deal with as he is also courteous, thoughtful and helpful.

Greg offered me better prices than a reasonably large number of other dealers whom I contacted.  There were occasions when he was unable to offer the price which I had anticipated but he was always willing to explain the reason why his offer was lower – which I could rarely argue with!

Greg never pressured me into accepting prices I was unhappy with or wanted me to sell exclusively to him. I began the process of selling my husband’s collection as an absolute novice and always felt confident that Greg was not taking advantage of my ignorance. He is now selling pieces that he has bought from me and I can see that his selling prices are as fair as his purchasing prices.

Greg very quickly established mutual trust between us: there was no question of holding back money in case items were not as described nor quibbling over their condition. This was very reassuring as inevitably I found the whole process of selling my husband’s collection, following his death, distressing. Greg was always sensitive to my feelings and treated everything with respect.

I would recommend unreservedly The Model Rail Emporium. I do not believe that I could have found a better buyer and I would expect that you could buy from Greg with equal confidence.

Pauline Rourke

“Bought a Deltic from them on Thursday afternoon, was pleasantly surprised to get a message saying it had been despatched that day. Arrived first thing Saturday morning, expertly packed and exactly as described on the internet. I’ve bought before from them and wouldn’t hesitate to buy again.”
Brian Stewart

“My partner bought me the A1 4-6-2 LNER flying Scotsman was meant to arrive next week but arrived today so I had to test the loco and it ran sooo smooth it took me back to when I first had one as a child as this was my first ever train the track so so tight for such an old loco is amazing so I can not recommend model railway emporium enough thank you for taking me back to my childhood.”
Kitt Grant

“I have used the Model Railway Emporium on multiple occasion . Always receive items exactly as described all with friendly and helpful service . If you are after anything in particular, drop them a line , they will probably have it!”
Marcus Lambert

“Fantastic friendly service extremely helpful and quick delivery service thank you.”
Kez And Simon Poole

“Great range at reasonable prices with prompt and helpful service.”
Chen Melling

“Prompt service at an excellent price- very happy.”
Peter Webb

“Watching this site for some time and found that the prices they offer are very competitive with the rest of the market.”
Patrick Healy

“Great seller finds what your looking for and at a great price would highly recommend.”
Toby Fishwick

“Quick delivery. Ace shop.”
Tom Lord

“Very pleased with the service. Very quick and professional. Thank you very much.”
Nolly Green

“Hassle free purchase…On time and packaging was excellent. Item was the only one in the UK………..amazing!!! Thank you Model Railway Emporium for your attention to detail with your customer service…. 10/10”
Erith Modelrailwaysociety

“Bought a hornby stanier locomotive, great price and all repairs done , runs a treat. Will be buying again.”
Jim Messer

“Recently Greg and I have now exchanged 2 shipments with what so far has been both excellent results for both parties.
Greg has at all times shown respect for the items sent, for their description and condition.
His honesty and attention to service and fair prices is legendary and I have no hesitation in speaking highly of the business and it’s owner
Should anyone wish to e-mail me on this matter you can find me on I am happy to help.”
Denis May, Australia