Hornby The High Rover - 1/2 Price was £119.99 @ Argos - HotUKDeals
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Hornby The High Rover

Unbelievable value set which includes one 0-4-0 steam locomotive, 4 assorted wagons and a large oval of track with siding and many assorted trackside pieces.

Superb value for children.

For ages 3 years and over
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Hornby is the worst model railway manufacturer in the world...wouldn't even use it if it was given away, your better off getting a DCC set from Fleischmann, Roco, Trix or Maerklin
Rip-off Argos - they're also selling virtually the same set under a different name for £59.99 standard price. This is one of Argos's 'pretend' half-price deals that's not. It's this price until Christmas, marketing ploy to get them to sell more. Don't think you're getting a bargain because this is a £60 set, not a £120 set!

See Hornby Devon Flyer (Cat no: 081/8663) set at Argos (link & pic below) which is almost the same set as the allegedly half price set


Suggest you put the reduced price in the title (still not a great price though).
Hornby is the worst model railway manufacturer in the world...wouldn't even use it if it was given away, your better off getting a DCC set from Fleischmann, Roco, Trix or Maerklin

Ooh, a toy train snob!

Bet you get lots for £60 from those brands too!

PS "you are" = "you're".
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Good find, so thanks for the heads up, but not voting hot or cold, as really this is just a regular selling price, as I always say when it comes to sales, forget about what you think you're saving, just think about what you're paying.

I'm building my son a layout for Christmas, and I can tell you, I'll be sticking with hornby, mainly because it's affordable.Ultimately, I just want to build something that looks OK, works, and has enough variety, so that my son will have fun using it, and to be honest, most Hornby stuff gets good reviews

.I can't believe how expensive some of these other makes are, just because they are slightly more authentic, which may be important to a train snob, who can afford to spend that sort of money, but I'm on a budget, and yes whilst this set offers good value @ £59.99, that is basically it's normal selling price, last year they were selling an almost identical set 'Coastal Freight', which was also 1/2 price to £59.99, and then down to £39.99!

If you're also thinking of building a layout, and a novice like me, then this might be useful..
I'm tight for space, so can't use the 'trakmat' which is 8' x 4' approx, so have used some shareware software called Anyrail to design a layout to fit in a 5' x 3', (free version limited to 50 track pieces) so it'll fit under the sofa.Anyway my point, is that if you need to do the same, you'll find most of these sets come with the large radius 3 oval, and also the new version controller included in this set 'apparently' doesn't have a seperate power out (for powering point motors, which you may want to add at a later date).Also if buying used track, make sure it's the newer nickel silver, and use I think again the newer points which have small plastic guides next to the track, otherwise, apparently your train can derail.

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