Model Railway
Supplies in Hythe

Welcome to Kent Model Exchange, where a serendipitous turn of events led us to become a thriving hub for model railway enthusiasts and confectionery aficionados alike. Nestled on the picturesque Hythe High Street, our story is a testament to unexpected opportunities and the passion for model railways.


Our journey began in an entirely different realm – a vintage sweet shop. However, when the world was plunged into the uncertainty of the COVID-19 lockdown, our owner, David Wimble, decided to embark on a unique project. He constructed a captivating 009 rabbit warren layout right in the shop’s window, a delightful diversion for passers by during those challenging times.


Little did we know that this small layout would spark a tremendous transformation. As the lockdown lifted, curious onlookers and budding model railway enthusiasts began to inquire whether we bought and sold model railways. With one small shelf dedicated to this newfound interest, it wasn’t long before that shelf multiplied into two, then three, until the entire back of the shop was seamlessly transformed into a haven for model railway enthusiasts. And that’s not all—the outbuilding soon joined the ranks as well.


After two years of enthusiastic trading, it became clear that we needed a larger space to accommodate our ever-growing collection and customer base. Today, we proudly buy and sell model railway locomotives and rolling stock from every corner of the UK, and our customer family extends to enthusiasts from all around the world.


While we’re passionate about model railways, we’ve stayed true to our sweet beginnings. Yes, we still offer a delightful selection of vintage sweets, adding a dash of nostalgia to your visit.


At Kent Model Exchange, we’re not just about models, tracks, and locomotives; we’re about building a community of like-minded enthusiasts. We’re committed to sharing our passion for model railways with as many people as possible, and that’s why we make it a point to attend as many exhibitions as we can throughout the South East.


But our journey doesn’t stop at our brick-and-mortar store. You can also find us online, where we continue to connect with fellow model railway enthusiasts. Visit us on eBay, and search for our offers under “kentmodelexchange.”


Whether you’re an experienced model railway enthusiast or just starting on this exciting journey, we invite you to explore our ever-expanding collection, share in our passion, and indulge in some sweet memories at Kent Model Exchange. Join us in celebrating the joy of model railways and the unexpected twists that life has in store.

Go to EBAY.CO.UK and search for ‘KentModelExchange’

Call To Order: 01303 762456