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bestgfever 11-18-2019 11:52 PM

Buying my boyfriend his first train set.
Hi All,
I've decided to buy my boyfriend his first train set for Christmas this year.
I've done a lot of research and decided I want to get the Duchess of Buccleuch 6230 from Hornby (143430997184) and the Peco Starter Set 66-ST100.
I would just like to make sure before I buy that they are compatible and if there is any thing else I'd need to get so it will run on Christmas day.
Thank you in advance 🙂

mopac 11-19-2019 05:51 AM

Welcome to the forum. That will be a nice Christmas gift. Found the Peco track starter
set for 107.99 on Ebay. It is new and 14.99 shipping. Seller is Trainz. Good seller and can be trusted. Just something to compare price with.
You will need some kind of power unit to power the locomotive. Does the locomotive
come with DCC? 2 kinds of power for trains, DC and DCC. I am assuming HO scale.

EMD_GP9 11-19-2019 06:48 AM

Hi. The loco is 00 scale which hornby use but uses the same track gauge as HO so the Peco track set is compatible.
The price mentioned is a bit high as this set can be found for 70-80 from many suppliers.
You do not mention where you are but any controller for DC systems with an output of 0-12v DC will do - Gaugemaster make some good controllers, Their "Combi" is a good choice at a reasonable price.
The loco as delivered is DC and not DCC so the controller mentioned is suitable.
Hope this helps . Colin.

bestgfever 11-19-2019 07:52 AM

Thank you both for your replies. I'm in Australia. I've been able to find the cheapest option for the track, not so much luck with the train price wise but as it's a discontinued model now I understand the price.

Atlanta 11-20-2019 03:34 AM

Don't be worried about the differences of 00 scale or H0 scale.

1 scale foot in H0 in scale of 1:87 is 3,5 mm
1 scale foot in 00 in scale of 1:76 is 4mm

The british 4 mm scale is 00 of 1:76
The british 3,5 mm scale is H0 of 1:87

Both do running onto H0/00 standard gauge of 16,5 mm

The car dimensions of 00 Trains are nearly the same to US H0 Trains
More smaller car dimension are having continental european Trains in H0 scale.

Ya Ingo

Severn 11-20-2019 09:11 AM

(ebay US)

DavidJones 12-07-2019 11:39 PM

I read the title of your post
to my wife beside me.

She says 'Don't do it'


CTValleyRR 12-08-2019 12:17 AM


Originally Posted by DavidJones (Post 2479828)
to my wife beside me.

She says 'Don't do it'


Model Railroad widows of the world, Unite!!! Keep your man away from this time and money sucking hobby!

OTOH, if he can't balance his hobby with the other demands on his time and budget, he's not a keeper anyway!

bestgfever 12-25-2019 10:33 PM

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He's definitely a keeper and was very happy getting his present yesterday. I made the tunnel myself but kept it the layout simple as he will want to plan everything himself.

Severn 12-26-2019 08:38 AM

Nicely done.

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