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Hey all after lurking this forum a while I’ve decided to upgrade my Hornby select to an NC’E Power Cab. My local Train store doesn’t deal with them but I see Hattons do them for £160 but sadly out of stock. Has anyone come across any that are in stock for around this price I’ve tried everywhere I can think of but being new to the hobby I don’t know that many places and google wasn’t at all helpful!

 

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paul. 

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I was lucky enough to get a new power cab from Hattons 6 weeks ago at that price, having previously set up an alert for new stock arrivals. They seem to move pretty quickly off the shelf, and availability is intermittent - I had been waiting quite a while. Occasionally used ones come in too, so I would suggest setting up an alert and be prepared to act quickly.

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Both Digitrains and The model centre are showing as having stock but unfortunately slightly higher price @ £180 and £178 respectively.

 

 

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31 minutes ago, beejack said:

Both Digitrains and The model centre are showing as having stock but unfortunately slightly higher price @ £180 and £178 respectively.

 

 

Still very much worth the price IMO.

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2 hours ago, beejack said:

Both Digitrains and The model centre are showing as having stock but unfortunately slightly higher price @ £180 and £178 respectively.

 

 

Worth every penny!  I've had my Powercab for 10 years since I converted to DCC and I love it. Highly recommended.

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2 hours ago, cravensdmufan said:

Still very much worth the price IMO.

 

35 minutes ago, Alcanman said:

Worth every penny!  I've had my Powercab for 10 years since I converted to DCC and I love it. Highly recommended.

 

32 minutes ago, Gilbert said:

I know I'm repeating myself but the slightly higher cost is worth it if you want ongoing advice and support from a speciallist.....

 

Agreed.   Had mine for 8 years and have never regretted buying it. 

Forgot to mention, The Model shop offer free delivery on orders over £60.  (no connection to the company but this could be a bonus!)    

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On 27/08/2020 at 16:43, Paul Cotterill said:

Hey all after lurking this forum a while I’ve decided to upgrade my Hornby select to an NC’E Power Cab. My local Train store doesn’t deal with them but I see Hattons do them for £160 but sadly out of stock. Has anyone come across any that are in stock for around this price I’ve tried everywhere I can think of but being new to the hobby I don’t know that many places and google wasn’t at all helpful!

 

many thanks 

paul. 

 

2nd hand one in stock at Hattons - seems my notifcation is still active...

 

https://www.hattons.co.uk/566024/nce_524_042_po20_nce_power_cab_2_amp_digital_dcc_controller_pre_owned_also_includes_controller_/stockdetail.aspx?utm_source=preowned&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=524-042

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27 minutes ago, stovepipe said:

 

This is electronic equipment.

 

See the adverts' caveat - 'Sold as seen, untested'.

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30 minutes ago, pauliebanger said:

 

This is electronic equipment.

 

See the adverts' caveat - 'Sold as seen, untested'.

Agreed.  I'd be very wary of purchasing any second hand controller actually.

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2 hours ago, pauliebanger said:

 

This is electronic equipment.

 

See the adverts' caveat - 'Sold as seen, untested'.

 

I believe 'sold as seen' counts as an unfair contract term when used in distance selling situations. All Hattons are saying in my view is that they haven't tested the item - just like everything else they sell used.

 

Anyhow - it was just a heads up for a potentially interested party.

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21 hours ago, stovepipe said:

 

Now sold.

 

However I did notice Hattons are expecting additional stock of new items this month for £160.

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Apologies, as DCC Concepts do not appear to have the Controllers, currently, in stock.  I hope no-one chased through their listings to find that out.

 

Julian

 

 

 

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I believe Digitrains ship their PowerCabs with a slightly higher voltage power supply than the standard UK one which might be worth the higher cost.

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