Hornby R3670 Train pack

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Hornby R3670 Train pack

Postby GWR_fan » Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:12 pm

With reference Hornby train pack
http://www.hattons.co.uk/282264/Hornby_ ... etail.aspx

Two points to note. This pack is on sale at Hattons for GBP164.00. Given that Rails have the locomotive for GBP84.50 and currently available, who would spend another 60 or so quid for three open PO waggons? Seems like getting rid of surplus stock and making money in the bargain.

Secondly, the loco has a late crest. Would PO waggons still be in usage in the late crest period?

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Re: Hornby R3670 Train pack

Postby D605Eagle » Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:13 pm

Most definitely not. No wagons would have run like that post start of WW2 as they were all pooled. They wouldn't have been kept in an over all clean state post the depression as well. Oh and its £80 for the wagons, not 60!

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Re: Hornby R3670 Train pack

Postby GWRLover » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:44 pm

Regardless of what shops are currently selling the loco for, prices are set by full RRP.

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Re: Hornby R3670 Train pack

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:11 pm

For the information of our overseas members. UK consumer legislation means it is illegal for a manufacturer to do more than suggest an approximate retail price. If a retailer who is selling at significantly less has difficulty in obtaining stock from the manufacturer. Then the manufacturer can be investigated and fined by the Consumer Affairs Commission. As with Revenue and Customs, the investigation is probably more feared than a fine.

I can just about remember the early years of BR. You would occasionally see a mucky and faded PO wagon, but in the main if the hadn't had a coat of grey or bauxite it would be a hotch potch of planks and doors from all sorts of sources. As the new standardised types appeared old ones in need of anything more than a borrowed door or bit of plank went to the scrap merchants for the recovery of the metals. The first step in stripping them was often to set them on fire to remove the wood and leave a pile of scrap iron.
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Re: Hornby R3670 Train pack

Postby End2end » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:15 pm

Privates on fire :o There's a cream for that! :lol:
Can I just ask as it was mentioned, from the start of WW2 private owner wagons were painted over?
Just that I have a lot of po wagons and was wondering what era they were roughly set in.
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Re: Hornby R3670 Train pack

Postby Bufferstop » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:12 pm

Some may have been, but there were more important things to do. Some one may have taken a bucket of whitewash and written POOL on the sides, but even that wasn't widespread, hence the need to put "not pool" on some specialised wagons.
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Re: Hornby R3670 Train pack

Postby End2end » Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:43 pm

AHH! So it's not just us modellers that use washes on wagons. :lol:
Thanks for the deeper info Bufferstop.
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