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I see that Hattons already have the two set locos available separately (split from the set). Priced at £29 for the 3F and £25 for the 08.
 

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Errr..... why? What on earth can be the commercial sense in doing that? When the set can be had for less than £95 what serious modeller could need just the (very basic) locos? Or am I missing something here?

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As long as Hornby allow their stockists to split up sets then this will happen. If the stockist believes that there will be demand for products sold this way and is content with the margins taking into account additional packaging time and whatever then really who are we as consumers to argue?

Its one additional way of encouraging people to try out DCC for themselves. For those who want to add to the play value of their new DCC layout and take full advantage of running several locomotives at a time it does seem a good offer. If the Hornby decoder does everything that the Hornby Digital Control units command of it then fantastic!

The £4 shipping does take some of the gloss off it though if you want to buy one loco only.

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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QUOTE As long as Hornby allow their stockists to split up sets then this will happen. If the stockist believes that there will be demand for products sold this way and is content with the margins taking into account additional packaging time and whatever then really who are we as consumers to argue?

In a free market "if I buy the goods" how I sell them and what I sell them for is my business. Anyother practice is a return to resale price maintenance in order to protect the manufacturer/retailer. There been enough of that in the past, I'm glad we have the vest'lge of a free market. While the passing of the local model shop is regreted circumstances have changed considerably, to large extent the internet has played a huge part in this change.
 
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