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Re: super cheap battery powered railway sets [bad idea]

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:11 pm
by Emettman
Got at least one super cheap batter powered railway set for Christmas:

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The dinosaurs will get little red Santa hats and have fragments of Christmas trees and a few baubles hanging from jaws and claws.
No, not bits of Santa and elves. Unless my mood darkens.
"T-rex Battery Operated Train Set " £7.86 inc postage, when I found it.

Re: super cheap battery powered railway sets [bad idea]

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:30 pm
by VerdevaleRailway
Emettman wrote:Image

Unless my mood darkens.


in which case, a reversal of train order would depict the ultimate tail chaser and the food chain of survival???

mwaa hahaha

:)

Re: super cheap battery powered railway sets [bad idea]

Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:22 pm
by Emettman
VerdevaleRailway wrote:
in which case, a reversal of train order would depict the ultimate tail chaser and the food chain of survival???

mwaa hahaha

:)


If you want to engineer it: the motor's in the big one.

I have seen it done with a Roadrunner / Wile E. Coyote set-up, with Wile's ACME lash-up pushing the roadrunner at the end of a thin wire
Chris

Re: super cheap battery powered railway sets [bad idea]

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:29 am
by Emettman
A "super cheap battery powered railway set" has just been converted into the first part of my Christmas window display,

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Chris,

Re: super cheap battery powered railway sets [bad idea]

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:43 pm
by Mountain
Saw a lovely battery powered train set today. It had a steam loco, two lovely bogie coaches and two bogie wagons. Actually it may have had more then two. £15. It was larger then 00 but smaller then 0. Something like S gauge I guess? Not sure as not see S gauge for real.
It looked so impressive. Kiddies and their daddies are going to love it!

Re: super cheap battery powered railway sets [bad idea]

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:02 pm
by Bufferstop
Last year among the amusing presents came a £9.99 train set in a tin. Today the the local Wyevale garden centre they were flogging the same thing in a cardboard box for £3.00. If there's any left in the new year they might pay you to take 'em away.

Re: super cheap battery powered railway sets [bad idea]

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:51 pm
by Mountain
I've seen those trainsets in a tin. They were £5 here and the same in a cardboard packet in another store they were £1.99 when I bought one last year. I gave it away.
Nice little things.
I guess where you live is a more expensive part of the country? :mrgreen:

Re: super cheap battery powered railway sets [bad idea]

Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:20 pm
by Bufferstop
Yup, you name it the Shakespeare Connection puts it premium on it.

Re: super cheap battery powered railway sets [bad idea]

Posted: Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:22 pm
by Mountain
I didn't know Shakespeare was still alive. :mrgreen: