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Hi Adiesun & welcome to the forum.

I can only echo Doug's comments, except to add that Hornby (Bachmann also) are in different leagues to Marklin.

Marklin uses a stud contact system (similar in principle to 3-rail) & AC - very popular in mainland europe but relatively rare in the UK. Nearly everyone else uses 2-rail DC, not forgetting DCC.

Unless you are in a hurry, do come research & if possible attend a few exhibitions to help you decide.

Any more questions just ask - plenty of ppl here with lot's of experience to help.

BTW - whereabouts in the country are you ?
 

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Hi Adiesun

Hattons, Rails and The Signal Box are the major "box shifters" in the UK.

Hornby DCC can have a few "issues" when used with other long established DCC systems - have a trawl through the forum & you will find plenty of discussion (albeit often heated to nuclear level) regarding this.

Take your time & if possible try to have a play with as many DCC systems as you can.
 

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Nice to hear that you had a pleasant shopping experience & at some good prices too - just goes to show that mail order/internet shopping is not the be all & end all either.

You just cannot beat seeing that purchase in the flesh & handing the money over.

Good luck with the sets & please let us know how you get on.

BTW - not all sets have lighting factory fitted.
 

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As a retailer we would offer the choice of a replacement (OK this is not an option in this case), a refund, to send it back for repair/replacement or exchange for something else.

We would strive to offer a solution to the customer - a happy customer is a return customer.

You have a right, as a consumer to reject the faulty goods under the Sale of Goods act for a full refund.
 
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