Units 8-9 Wall End Business Park, Island Road, Upstreet, Canterbury CT3 4DF
01227 860460


Ye Old Kent Model Trains, Sets and Track for the widest range of model trains and parts

About Ye Old Train Emporium

Model Trains , Model Trains Everywhere!!!

We are a large stockist of model trains, model Train tracks, spares and scenery parts in Canterbury Kent. We have a full range of on site facilities and food and drink available for your visit. Come and have a browse and see what you can add to your Hornby model train collection next, from our wide range of Train models and Train sets we have in stock on the shelf.

Normal Opening Hours 

Monday 10 am – 4 pm.
Tuesday 10 am – 4 pm.
Wednesday 10 am – 4 pm.
Thursday 10 am – 4 pm.
Friday 10 am – 4 pm.
Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.
Sunday 10 am – 2 pm.

A traditional model shop with a welcoming atmosphere. Come and have a chat and browse our large range of Hornby model train sets while having a bite to eat and drink and relax.

About Hornby Train sets

Hornby is a household name and is famous as the UK brand leader in the model railway hobby.  The company’s founder was Frank Hornby (1863 – 1936) who applied for a patent in 1901 to protect an invention he called ‘Improvements in Toy or Educational Devices for Children and Young People’.  Nobody then could have imagined how this product would influence the model railway hobby that we know today.

The Beginning of Hornby

Frank Hornby was granted his patent and soon put the invention into production under the name ‘Mechanics Made Easy’.  This led to the establishment of Meccano Ltd in 1907.  Such was the success of the Company, Frank Hornby had to regularly move his factory to new and larger premises.  Meccano was to become one of the classic toys of all time.

Hornby – Making Models Real