R794 Hornby APT

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R794 Hornby APT

Postby Phipps » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:36 pm

I've seen one in the Autoloco shop going for £85 S/H.I'm not interested myself,but is this is a little steep perhaps? We're talking about a 5-piece set boxed.....

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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby trooper » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:55 pm

At £85.00 I would have thought it is a steal
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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby GarrettTheThief » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:12 pm

I'd buy it for £85. Hell, I'd buy it for £100.
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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby Dragonfly » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:12 pm

trooper wrote:At £85.00 I would have thought it is a steal


Agreed. These things are quite sought-after.

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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby steviesparx » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:57 pm

Phipps wrote:I've seen one in the Autoloco shop going for £85 S/H.I'm not interested myself,but is this is a little steep perhaps? We're talking about a 5-piece set boxed.....


A lot would depend on condition of both box and contents, but for average condition I'd say that was average price...

Got one last year having wanted one since I was a little fella. Was a non-runner, and generally poor condition but managed to get it working ( the bulletproof Ringfield again ) - need a few spares to get it fully functional...

The complete sets and individual cars come up regularly on Ebay...

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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby Bufferstop » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:13 pm

I've had offers around £150 for mine, which was run frequently when it was new, and only has the foam insert of the box left. It's not for sale though.
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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby Dragonfly » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:06 pm

One of the layouts on the exhibition circuit (I forget the name, I just remember it from Stafford last year) has a full-length one, with two centre power cars and everything. Obviously a kit-bash job to get the intermediate cars, so that must have taken around 20 cars in total to make... I imagine that cost a pretty penny or two. :lol:

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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby Phipps » Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:54 pm

Well-walked past there today & it's gone.....what a surprise!

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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby Metadyneman » Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:33 pm

The Hornby APT fetches silly prices on eBay. £85 is a very good price and I am not surprised it has gone.
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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby steviesparx » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:37 pm

Hmmm, well like I said £85 is about an average price...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251206306251? ... fresh=true

Followed this one on Ebay after this thread started an it sold for...errrrr £84.22, so I stand corrected.

Bufferstop wrote:I've had offers around £150 for mine, which was run frequently when it was new, and only has the foam insert of the box left. It's not for sale though.


If I was offered £150 for my APT I'd bite their arm off...soon pick up one on Ebay for about half that...

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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:28 pm

They weren't appearing on eBay at that time, in fact I don't think eBay itself was appearing back then. :!:
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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby GWR_fan » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:48 am

I was very interested in an APT set but it seems all the relatively 'cheap' sets were for domestic (U.K.) postage only. APT sets available for international postage seem to fit between GBP 150.00 and GBP 250.00. I have looked many times and have given up on them.

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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby thebritfarmer » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:28 am

While the APT is on my bucket list, I hold out hope for either Hornby or Bachmann to bring out a new version with more detail and DCC ready. For the prices asked, then they need to be chipped they would just look IMO crap alongside all my current stock.
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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby GarrettTheThief » Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:13 am

thebritfarmer wrote:I hold out hope for either Hornby or Bachmann to bring out a new version with more detail and DCC ready.


So do I, it looks incredibly toy like.
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Re: R794 Hornby APT

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:29 am

I think much of the detail on the APT sides was too small to get included in the molds from that period. I haven't checked it against a drawing but to my eyes the lower fairings leave to much space around the bogies. Probably to allow tilt and swivel on setrack curves.
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