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hi people,
im new to the forum,
my name is ben and im from essex, uk
i am more of a slot car fan than a train fan.. ( reason why is becuase slotcars are a hell load cheaper
, well some
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any ways, while digging through my loft the other day, i came across a hornby railway set which is called "country local"( comes with track and power pack) and the train is called "highland railway , ben-y-gloe #6"
it is in fairly good con and i was wondering if any 1 could tell me some info about it.. i have seen none of them on ebay ( which i like to call fleabay
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well any info about it would be great , oh and is it consided to be " rare or expencive " which i heard from someone..

cheers ben
 

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Right,-when you say 'train',-I assume you are refering to the locomotive..[the train is formed of the rolling stock that the loco hauls..]

Hornby's 'Ben-y-gloe' was one of their Caledonian 0-4-0ST's in a blue livery,..but,-I'm afraid it is neither rare or valuable....
 

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Dear Ben,
Welcome to the forum.

Your train set was made specially for 'Toys-R-Us' stores in 1994 and 1995. About 12000 sets were made.

The loco was also released on its own as R072 from 1996-2000, about 3000 were sold. It is one of many variations Hornby produced of the 'Caledonian Pug'.

(See Pat Hammond's book 'Hornby Railways, the story of Rovex, Volume 3 1972-1996, published by New Cavendish Books in 2005.)
Regards,
John Webb
 

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Thank you all ever so much for telling me info about my set,
and also welcoming me to the forum


cheers ben
 

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Welcome to the forum Ben.
No reason to argue with John Webb, 'cause he's right.
If you must get rid of your set and not take up Railway Modelling, I would think that an ebay entry, with the right info. given, was a reasonable way to sell.
Better still, keep it and become a railway modeller !!
 

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hi Gwent rail
i might put it on ebay for a reasonable price £25-£35
before i started slot cars and scalextric. i was think of buying the virgin train set because it was so much cheaper back then and the detaling was amazing , it just kicked scalextric outta the window then but ever since , ive noticed the prices have been going up &up , it was starting to get to a price i could'nt aford so i started scalextric.
also you need a rather big track to have great fun with it which will probal cost around £100 ( i think )

cheers ben
 
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