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Have a rifle through Trainstop of Knighton, my Father's local shop.  It's not the nicest website, but the search is ok if you're after something specific.  Lots of new old-stock collected up in there.  Dai's a nice chap too.

 

My focus is on big-four, so I haven't really hunted for BR bargains, but these don't seem bad IMO:

 

Hornby R2355 - Bulleid Q1 BR 33037: £76.95

Hornby R3414SP - LNER J15 5444: £69.51

Hornby R3411 - SR S15: £85.18

Bachmann 31-433 - LMS Johnson 1F Half-cab: £81.96

 

 

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3 hours ago, FoxUnpopuli said:

Have a rifle through Trainstop of Knighton

 

Yep definitely worth a trawl IMO

 

A few I have spotted:

 

https://www.trainstop.co.uk/r3059---tornado-express-train-pack-dcc-ready-44431-p.asp

 

£130 for 3 mk1s and a (railroad spec I presume) Tornado sounds good. Cheaper than this year's release (R3828) which looks basically the same thing other than the livery.

 

https://www.trainstop.co.uk/r2795m---red-dragon-ltd-ed-train-pack-49129-p.asp

 

That looks good at £107 for 3 coaches and a loco.

 

https://www.trainstop.co.uk/31-512---159-dmu-stage-coach-3-car-44128-p.asp

 

3 car 159 for £97

 

https://www.trainstop.co.uk/31-512---159-dmu-stage-coach-3-car-44128-p.asp

 

Colas tractor for £101

 

https://www.trainstop.co.uk/r2961---olympic-ltd-ed-hitachi-class-395-49133-p.asp

 

Whilst not cheap, Olympics 395 which I think are hard to come by now? (Having looked at eBay, not hard to come by TBH)

 

Strangely enough as a result of looking through this lot I have ended up spending about £270 with The Model Centre, having bought this (last one so not posting other than interest, although it is £160 at Trainstop) and the aforementioned Tornado pack as it's about the same price as Trainstop.

 

 

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16 hours ago, FoxUnpopuli said:

Have a rifle through Trainstop of Knighton, my Father's local shop.  It's not the nicest website, but the search is ok if you're after something specific.  Lots of new old-stock collected up in there.  Dai's a nice chap too.

 

Much like some of the smaller less high profile shops I have found them very handy as they have some older long out of stock items so worth a trawl of their site if you are looking for something specifically as they don't always appear high up in web search results.

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Here is another Tornado pack, £120.75 for Tornado with 3 Railroad Pullmans:

 

https://hlsmodels.com/products/tornado-pullman-pack-pullman-special-edtn

 

Also looks like they have some full fat Pullman coaches at £40 each:

 

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/pullman-1st-class-parlour-car-ss

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/pullman-2nd-class-parlour-car-ss

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/pullman-1st-class-kitchen-ss

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/pullman-3rd-class-brake-car-ss

 

Railroad GWR Composite and Restaurant for £15.19

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/gwr-composite-coach

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/gwr-restaurant-coach

 

Railroad Scotsman for £65.33:

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/flying-scotsman-class-a1

 

Railroad Tornado for £68.25:

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/br-class-a1-tornado

 

Quite a few Hornby plank wagons at £7.99

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/walter-scott-middleton-ltd-3-plank

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/harrington-coke-ovens

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/pwllhelli-granite-co-ltd-quarries

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/archibald-bathgate-coke-wagon

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/eaglesbush-6-plank-wagon

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/city-of-liverpool-coop-soc-7-plank

https://hlsmodels.com/collections/Hornby-oo-ho/products/tirpentwys-21-ton-steel-wagon

 

I have done quick Google searches for some of these items and they seemed either not that available or dearer.

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Over to Chuffers of Winchester for a few Hornby Railroad goodies that stood out: 

 

R3494 Railroad Black 5, £82.    

R3499 Railroad GWR Hall Late Crest, £78.  

R3583TTS 37, £89.  

 

Not used them before, and they appear to be a relatively small internet-based affair, but a few good things on there - link: http://www.chuffers.com/Hornby_RailRoad/hornby_railroad.htm 

 

As an aside, Colletts have the R3414-6 series of J15's available for only £59.99. Available on order, placed an order for one last night with no issues. These models are on clearance at quite a few places, but cheapest I've seen them. Link: https://www.collettsmodelshop.co.uk/product-category/model-railways-2/oo-gauge/Hornby/steam-locomotives-Hornby/j15-class-steam-locomotives-Hornby/dcc-ready-j15-class-steam-locomotives-Hornby/

 

 

 

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47 minutes ago, NXEA! said:

Over to Chuffers of Winchester for a few Hornby Railroad goodies that stood out: 

 

R3060 Railroad A1 Tornado, £82.

R3494 Railroad Black 5, £82.    

R3499 Railroad GWR Hall Late Crest, £78.  

R3583TTS 37, £89.  

 

Not used them before, and they appear to be a relatively small internet-based affair, but a few good things on there - link: http://www.chuffers.com/Hornby_RailRoad/hornby_railroad.htm 

 

 

I would be careful there - everything on their website quotes 2018. Are they real / in existance?

 

Roy

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3 hours ago, Roy Langridge said:

 

I would be careful there - everything on their website quotes 2018. Are they real / in existance?

 

Roy

I see what you mean, but if you have a trawl of their ordering info page you get an address and an email address too. Address appears to be a residential property, but then that's no different to S and J models for example. If anyone wants to order, email him first via the link on the Ordering Info page.  

 

No connection, just trying to hopefully pass on some bargains/hard to find items. 

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3 hours ago, TomScrut said:

 

Something seems a bit off about that site to me... Why would a shop stock so much Hornby (relatively high value compared to their other items) and only list them under "Model Kits"?

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8 minutes ago, centraltrains said:

 

Something seems a bit off about that site to me... Why would a shop stock so much Hornby (relatively high value compared to their other items) and only list them under "Model Kits"?

i have used them before, not for train stuff though. you can pay through paypal so your covered. the only issue maybe if the item turns up faulty etc.

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23 minutes ago, centraltrains said:

 

Something seems a bit off about that site to me... Why would a shop stock so much Hornby (relatively high value compared to their other items) and only list them under "Model Kits"?

I seem to remember someone confirming that this trader was bona fide.

However, there was some posts about the sourcing of items advertised from outside the UK and possible H M R C duties to pay.

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32 minutes ago, centraltrains said:

 

Something seems a bit off about that site to me... Why would a shop stock so much Hornby (relatively high value compared to their other items) and only list them under "Model Kits"?

 

I asked about them a while back on here. Somebody said they had ordered from them before no issues.

 

I paid by PayPal so my £120.99 is coming back if it doesn't turn up!

 

I think it's a lot of different stuff not a dedicated model railway shop so that's why I bet.

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13 minutes ago, Black 5 Bear said:

I seem to remember someone confirming that this trader was bona fide.

However, there was some posts about the sourcing of items advertised from outside the UK and possible H M R C duties to pay.

 

That was my post asking about them. I was asking about 2 traders, this one is UK based. The other one was HK based with the customs issues I think.

 

https://www.365games.co.uk/page/about

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41 minutes ago, centraltrains said:

 

Something seems a bit off about that site to me... Why would a shop stock so much Hornby (relatively high value compared to their other items) and only list them under "Model Kits"?

 

This was my reply when someone wrote similar, last April...

 

They're fine, just not a toy train specialist.

 

Alun

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2 hours ago, centraltrains said:

 

Something seems a bit off about that site to me... Why would a shop stock so much Hornby (relatively high value compared to their other items) and only list them under "Model Kits"?

I bought a few Hornby models from them back in March when they also had a 10% off code. Was unsure at first as it took a whole month to arrive. Not sure if it was to do with the virus or just their system. Either way when adding topcashback plus reward credits, my Virgin 87 effectively worked out at less than £100. Prices tend to fluctuate almost weekly in a similar way to Amazon.

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Just now, scottrains29 said:

I bought a few Hornby models from them back in March when they also had a 10% off code. Was unsure at first as it took a whole month to arrive. Not sure if it was to do with the virus or just their system.

 

A lot of their listings say 7-14 days to dispatch which suggests they have to order it from somewhere else first.

Some like the 1:1 black five are same day dispatch so they must have those in stock.

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