Hornby R1139 Blue Rapier 00 Gauge Electric Train Set - was £99.99 now £59.99 @ Argos Reserve for Store Pickup
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Hornby R1139 Blue Rapier 00 Gauge Electric Train Set - was £99.99 now £59.99 @ Argos Reserve for Store Pickup

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Found 22nd Jan 2012
On the lookout for my son for his birthday, seemed like a good deal price wise, and good feedback on Amazon. Need to add £5.95 if you want home delivery, so £65.94. Great starter set by all accounts. Elsewhere£69 next best deal. Full marketing blurb below

The specially prepared three vehicle model in this set is resplendent in the distinctive blue livery of the prototype and is justifiably named the "Blue Rapier". Both power and dummy cars have headlights that operate in the direction of travel.

•The track circuit fits easily on the 1600 x 1270cm MidiMat and by adding Hornby Track Packs and accessory packs can soon be developed into a very effective model railway layout.
•00 gauge.
•Not DCC (digital) compatible.
•Space required 1575mm x 1143mm.
•Track layout: Extended oval with one siding and a buffer stop.
•1 driver, 1 dummy driver plus 1 coach.
•Size H60, W30, D8cm.
•Weight 2080g.
•Suitable for ages 3 years and over.
•EAN/MPN/UPC/ISBN: 5010963411398.

WARNING(S):
•Not suitable for children under 3 years old.
•Only for domestic use.

6 Comments

good deal, link not working for some reason though.

Original Poster

Direct link here

it's alright, but Amazon and others have had better deals on much nicer sets recently..

Original Poster

At this price point, and review (on Amazon) this looks the part. Its £74.99 on Amazon. I do take your point it isnt the newer digital sets, but a lovely looking train and the Extended A track pack this does look great value. There are better on Amazon but much more money it seems

Been as low as £49.99 on Amazon, Not DCC ready so lots being ditched.

I got this set from amazon black friday for £34.99, and sent it back as only analogue also the quality is rubbish don't waste your money much better sets out there for a few pound more.
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