Fleischmann UK have launched a new digital starter set with UK sound which had its first public outing at the recent Continental Modelling Open Day. The set includes a Class 218 diesel loco with load-controlled digital DCC sound-decoder and a Lok-Boss controller and mains transformer. When stopping at stations you are now able to give passenger instructions over the tannoy in English. She sounds a bit like Joanna Lumley (Purdey in The New Avengers). For those who have not heard Fleischmann's efforts at digital sound chips then next time you visit a Fleischmann dealer ask if you can have a listen. It will be well worth it! The RRP of the set is around £230 which is remarkable value considering the RRP of a stand alone loco.