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Re: Barely any bargains
« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2015, 04:43:41 PM »
Nobody seems to have spotted on the Hornby website-

an N-gauge starter set including controller and track with siding, 0-6-0 diesel and wagons for 49.99.

OK, it is German outline but.......

A good way of getting a starter set for a young nephew/niece/grandchild?
Like you say, a good starter set, but given that the loco seems to be a relatively crude and unprotoypical "generic shunter" I'd say it's just cheap, rather than a bargain.

For the anecdotal record I did find a new Farish 08 (the outside frame version) for 55 quid new in a brick-and-mortar retailer last week, which I'm still feeling insufferably quite smug about  8) ).

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Re: Barely any bargains
« Reply #61 on: December 16, 2015, 11:39:30 PM »
A young child getting a starter set doesn't care if the loco is crude.  Getting ANY N-gauge set for the sort of price you can pick up an OO-gauge starter set must be a bonus.  Or don't we want new young entrants in N?

List price for the set has been quoted as 79.99 and 109.99.  I don't care which of these is correct.

49.99 is a bargain.

Les

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Re: Barely any bargains
« Reply #62 on: December 17, 2015, 12:00:36 AM »
Ah OK, I didn't see the original price. I agree that it would make a good starter set so is a bargain from that point of view (though maybe not something most people here would be interested in for their own needs  at that price).
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Re: Barely any bargains
« Reply #63 on: December 17, 2015, 12:11:37 AM »
My Class 37, Green Livery, late crest with headcodes arrived today.

What a superb loco. Perfect box, perfect condition, runs really slow and pulls anything.

62 from Ebay, I think it has hardly been run.

Bargains still out there!

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Re: Barely any bargains
« Reply #64 on: December 17, 2015, 07:28:42 AM »
Added another Duchess to my collection last night, 40 dabs from FleaBay, it may be the older model, but its a brilliant runner, and blemish free.

Now the question if what LMS livery to repaint her in, and do I attempt a "semi" conversion?

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Re: Barely any bargains
« Reply #65 on: December 17, 2015, 12:25:27 PM »
A young child getting a starter set doesn't care if the loco is crude.  Getting ANY N-gauge set for the sort of price you can pick up an OO-gauge starter set must be a bonus.  Or don't we want new young entrants in N?

List price for the set has been quoted as 79.99 and 109.99.  I don't care which of these is correct.

49.99 is a bargain.

Les

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Re: Barely any bargains
« Reply #66 on: December 19, 2015, 08:03:22 PM »
when bargain hunting on Ebay.Two words that make me want to attack someone with a needle file.....DEL PRADO! anyone else get Prado rage?

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Re: Barely any bargains
« Reply #67 on: December 19, 2015, 08:21:18 PM »
Just add -"del prado" to your search... and they'll be gone!

Cheers, NeMo

when bargain hunting on Ebay.Two words that make me want to attack someone with a needle file.....DEL PRADO! anyone else get Prado rage?
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