Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

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Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby Tony. » Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:38 am

Has these now been discontinued by hornby .? or is this few companys ways of saying stop ordering them we cant get anymore for months ?

Would like to know as i work in model store and we got few left now but people keep calling up and buying them for retail price :/

Should i get set and then wait to sell it on in couple months ?

Ant

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Re: Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby markeg » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:11 pm

Hi Ant,

I received an email 2 days ago from a well known southern region modeller who stated
"Simon Kohler, Sales and Marketing Director at Hornby who advises me that further stocks will be available in July." Grab one if you want one.

I was tempted by a set when still available as I have an BR M7 0-4-4T. They certainly look the business and no wonder the first batch sold out very quickly. Alas, I will resist as I have just bought some O gauge track for a small modular layout down the track and still have some 00 gauge stuff to come as well as finish the layout.

Hope that helps.
Mark

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Re: Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby flying scotsman123 » Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:48 pm

markeg wrote: finish the layout.Mark


:? :? :shock: :shock: :o :o

that;s technically impossible :lol:
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Re: Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby ERMick » Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:19 pm

Hornby posted a competition on Facebook today to win the "NEW BR Pull-Push train pack".

It's one of those where you just have to like and share the post and you're automatically entered into the draw (which is on Monday) so it would appear they're trying to plug it. Doesn't sound as if it needs much plugging though!

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Re: Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby Robin from Swanage » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:30 am

Hornby did not deliver the R4534 Pull Push set to all the shops that ordered it. For shops like Hattons that Hornby supplied the Pull Push sets Hornby are not going to supply any more. I have heard indirectly that Hornby are going to supply the Pull Push sets to shops that did not receive their original order either this month or in August. For instance Model Railways Direct are expecting the Pull Push set on Thursday 9th August. There have been some speculative purchases of the Push Pull set with people could have bought them for £60 and are now selling them for £79. There is one still available on Ebay. I do not think the demand has been as great as some people have lead us to believe. I think part of the problem has been a supply shortage and speculative purchases.

Hornby will be making a second coach pack which Hattons have said will be available on Friday 9th November. This will be R4534A Set 616.

Hornby are also selling R3087 BR Pull-Push Train Pack. This is the set that Hornby are offering as a prize. This set is not selling as well as the coach pack because it is too expensive and most people who want the coach set will already have the M7 to pull or push them. I have got 16 M7s and one BSL Pull-Push set which I made some time ago. Last time I looked at the Hattons web site they had over 10 available. The Swanage Railway shop had 4 delivered of which they sold 3. There are still 3 left unsold so it must have received another delivery.

I was looking forward to buying a Hornby Pull-Push set. I am disappointed that Hornby did not fulfil the demand and that I have not got much sense from Hornby or Hattons. I am just going to wait until I can get one at a reasonable price and I would be grateful if anyone can let me know when it comes out again.

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Re: Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby Mike Parkes » Thu Jul 05, 2012 6:53 pm

Model Railways Direct have had them - I got one from them and at time they had 25 in stock but soon sold out.

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Re: Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby Robin from Swanage » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:53 pm

The Hornby M7 and the Hornby R4534 Pull/Push sets are not available but there are plenty of R3087 M7 and pull-push sets. Should Hornby send out boxes to retailers so that they can sell the M7 and the Pull/Push sets separately to satisfy the demand?

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Re: Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby SRman » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:11 am

Some of the more enterprising retailers have done such things in the past, splitting locomotives and coaches/wagons from sets or train packs. If sales are too slow then maybe they will do this.

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Re: Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby Tony. » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:42 am

To split them up, the m7 would have to sell off for 100, which makes m7 too expensive tbh

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Re: Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby Robin from Swanage » Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:03 am

I agree that £100 is too expensive for an M7 but Hornby's retail price is higher. Hornby is offering R2923 M7 in Southern malachite green for £109.99, R3129 M7 in Southern Maunsell green (looks black to me) for £129.99 and R3159 M7 BR black, late crest for £129.99. You can get R2923 on ebay for £73. Fortunately most people who want an M7 have already got one or can get a second hand one.

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Re: Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby RFS » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:12 am

Model Railways Direct are selling the R3087 push-pull set for £144.50, and you can pre-order the R4534 coaches-only set from them for £69.75. That makes the M7 cost £74.75 which I think is reasonable - in fact I've just bought one as my only other M7 is the non-push-pull version.
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Re: Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby Richard Lee » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:05 am

Have a feeling that the currently produced Southern Railways M7 might be in black, which might mean that it represents an M7 during the war years.

I happened to buy a new M7 in Maunsel green earlier this year for £85, but I believe it had been stock that had been hanging around at the retailer for a bit. Most of the currently produced M7s that I have seen do seem to be a little dearer than what I paid.

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Re: Hornby R4534 Pull/Push Coach Set

Postby Robin from Swanage » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:20 pm

I have still not got the Pull/Push set. The train pack with the M7 and pull/push coaches has now sold out as well. I have ordered a Hornby R4534A set but I have been told it is unlikely to arrive before Christmas.


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