HORNBY O GAUGE

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A RANGE OF OVER 200 CLOCKWORK AND ELECTRIC TINPLATE LOCOMOTIVES,COACHES ,WAGONS AND ACCESSORIES MADE SINCE 1922.

HINTS FOR NEW STARTERS.

THE OLDER THE LOCO CLOCKWORK THE MORE EXPENSIVE TO HAVE REPAIRED ASK FOR A RETURNS OPTION IF YOU PAY HIGH AMOUNTS.

THE EASIER ELECTRIC LOCOS HAD 3 VOLTAGES ,GO FOR 20V TO AVOID COMPLICATIONS .THE E3 MOTORS ARE VERY EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR. AGAIN ASK FOR RETURN OPTION IF YOU ARE BIDDING HIGH.ANY REASONABLE SELLER WILL AGREE .

COACHES ARE VERY EXPENSIVE IF THEY HAVE BOGIES YOU COULD BUY A GOOD TANKER FOR THE PRICES PAID.TIP ,IF YOU WANT SOME COACH STOCK TRY THE HACHETTE RANGE CHEAP,THIN AND BRIGHT,JUST TO GET YOU GOING.

WAGONS COVER A VERY WIDE RANGE ,I SUGGEST STARTING WITH THE CHEAPER ONES AND BUILD UP TO THE PRICEY ONES,IT REALLY DEPENDS ON HOW MANY YOU WISH TO RUN.THEY ARE THE BEST BUY AT THE PRESENT TIME.

TRACK COMES CHEAP IF CLOCKWORK MORE EXPENSIVE FOR ELECTRIC.MAKE SURE ITS GOOD AND CLEAN UNLESS YOU HAVE STRONG ARMS OR A LOVING WIFE

THE OTHER ITEMS DO VARY CHEAP STATIONS ARE AROUND WITH SIGNALS AND FIGURES BUT THEY WILL NEED TLC.

MY HORNBY RUNS QUITE WELL WITH A MODERN CONTROLLER,IF YOU BUY VINTAGE THEY COST MONEY .AND BECAUSE ITS A ELECTRICAL UNIT SELLERS ARE NOT HAPPY TO ENDORSE WITH ALL THE H & S ISSUES WHICH ABOUND THESE DAYS SO A RETURN OPTION MAY BE HARD TO FIND.

IF YOU GET THE BUG,JOIN THE HORNBY RAILWAY CLUB ,IT OPENS THE DOOR TO REPAIRERS CLUBS AND ALL THING HORNBY

REGARDS DEEJAYDAVIDGE

 

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