At least that is the experience of toy and model maker Hornby, which said half year sales rose 11% overall to £28.4m, with the UK up just 4% as retailers remain cautious but European revenues rising 50%. Underlying profits jumped 80% to £1.2m.
Best price for the Mixed Freight DCC Hornby Train Pack was £139
In answer to a previous question
The Digital control unit from Hornby can control up to 60 locos, although not at the same time. It can control 10 locos at the same time and power them too. Although I have not tested this yet.
It costs £99 direct from Hornby, although you can pick it up for £74.99 from Amazon.
Considering that The Cornishman R1160 costs £204 it makes buying it as a set, rather than seperate a sensible choice.