It's great to see some diesel offerings in the Railroad range, and those prices don't seem too bad, a tad on the high side but retailer prices may bring that down a little. Its also great to see a few new liveries of the class 50 (personal favourite) but retailing @ £200, Wayy to much for me thanks. And the HST sets too. I paid £60 for an old Hornby set with track in Swallow IC, granted the coaches are too short and the wheels are silver seal not the nice brown that Lima brought to the table (always prefered Lima diesels in the day). If I get time I may consider buying an old set and repainting to LSL Midland Pullman livery, thats the only one I'd have, but for £300 plus for the loco and dummy, I'll re-paint an old one myself thanks!What absolutely shocked me is the cost of the HST power car sets, £362 for basically a diesel Loco and a coach! They really are TTP out of us for that one.
I understand the need to make a profit, but with soo many returning to the hobby, demand has to be there, I suppose the railroad range fulfils the lower end volume products with smaller margin, so its good to see more in this range. On that note I picked up a Cock-O-The North RR P2, brand new off Amazon for £83 all in. I think they still have them, must be old stock, but I'm really not complaining at that price. Couldn't resist.