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There is an interesting review of the Fleischmann DCC starter set in Model Rail this month.

The reviewer emphasises the quality of the product and the engineering throughout and makes the comment that starter sets are the lowest cost entry to DCC.

However at the end he very quickly states that the DCC starter set is £450 and warns that Fleischmann do not offer any OO UK outline products.

Hands up all those in the UK who will be rushing out to their local Fleischmann store to purchase a "low cost" Fleischmann DCC starter set?


Don't get me wrong they will sell a few sets.

That German who plays football for Chelsea might be interested!

Happy modelling
Gary

PS In saying all this Model Rail reported that a German recently spent £16500 on a damaged pre war Marklin OO scale British outline loco at a recent sale in Rugby. Those Germans are absolutely model train crazy I tell you and as far as model trains go money is no object!

The truth is though I wonder how much a Fleischmann DCC starter set would be if it was made in China? And how much a Hornby DCC starter set would be if was made in Germany?
 

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QUOTE The reviewer emphasises the quality of the product and the engineering throughout and makes the comment that starter sets are the lowest cost entry to DCC.

However at the end he very quickly states that the DCC starter set is £450 and warns that Fleischmann do not offer any OO UK outline products.

This starter set must offer the twin centre at that price. The twin centre is a more advanced system not a beginner one like the Roco Lokmaus, Lenz compact, the Bachmann EZ or either of the Hornby offerings. It actualy is very good value for money when you look at what you get with it. Starter sets are the best way to get into the Hobby or get into DCC. I bought a Roco starter set to try out DCC and it was unbelievable value.

Fleischmann actually have a British HO loco and coaches. Bit of a rarity.
 

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Yes, the starter set I bought had the Twin-Center which is full featured and not a basic setup. I have since bought an extra booster and a Uhlenbrock Hand Control. I'll probably added Digitrax Reverse Controllers, another keypad and an ESU Wireless Controller so I think I'm well taken care of because I can extend my system with ESU, Uhlenbrock as well as Digitrax.

Besides Fleischmann is the system of trackage I am using so everything in the starter set I bought I am still using including the train.
 

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>Fleischmann actually have a British HO loco
I saw the blue Warship in a shop in Switzerland in August. Is that worth loads of I-Spy points?


David
 

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QUOTE (dwb @ 10 Sep 2006, 10:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>>Fleischmann actually have a British HO loco
I saw the blue Warship in a shop in Switzerland in August. Is that worth loads of I-Spy points? B)

David

They used to produce the Warship in Blue or Green, also 3 versions or Bulied coaches, all in HO. These items are still around if you want them, but some eBay prices are like telephone numbers sometimes.

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Brian
 
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