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Hornby R1138 GWR Passenger Freight 00 Gauge Electric Train Set

4.6 out of 5 stars 57 customer reviews

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  • OO gauge
  • Not DCC (digital) compatible
  • Space required: 1575 mm x 1143 mm
  • Track layout: extended oval with one siding and a buffer stop
  • 1 x loco, 2 x wagons and 1 x coach
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Technical Details
Item Weight572 g
Product Dimensions59.8 x 30 x 8 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:5 years and up
Item model numberR1138
Main Language(s)English
Assembly RequiredYes
Engine Typeelectric
Track Width/GaugeOO
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Remote Control Included?Yes
Remote Control Typewired
Radio Control Suitabilityindoor
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 55,671 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2 Kg
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Date First Available19 Jan. 2012

Product Safety

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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

Product Description

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GWR passenger freight train
GWR passenger freight train top-level view

Hornby R1138 GWR Passenger Freight OO Gauge Electric Train Set

Versatile freight transport

The versatile GWR 0-4-0 locomotive makes easy work of hauling the two open wagons and the small coach around the oval of track. The circuit includes an additional siding, providing an area where selected wagons can be deposited and collected again as the train travels the circuit.

GWR Passenger Freight

The train includes a 0-4-0 locomotive, two wagons and a four-wheel coach. It is operated using the R8250 train controller provided.

Why choose a Hornby Analogue train set?

Hornby's analogue sets represent the classic origins of Hornby's world famous model trains. In addition to track, a controller and an exquisitely detailed locomotive with carriages every Hornby set includes a Midimat (a pictorial bird's eye view of a fully sceniced layout) providing the new set owner the opportunity of seeing how by the addition of Hornby Track and Building packs a superb layout can be created.

Track and train controller
1600 x 1180 mm TrakMat

The track circuit sits easily on the 1600 x 1180 mm MiniMat, and by adding Hornby track and accessory packs can soon be developed into a very effective model railway layout. Extend your set in easy steps by adding track packs and TrakMat accessory packs all the way to the full layout pictured on your MidiMat.

Fill out your MidiMat with additional track and building packs

The track circuit in this set can be extended to fully complete the included MidiMat which, with additional Hornby Track and Building packs, can be simply and quickly built up into a truly fascinating and effective model railway layout.

Additional track packs include R8221 Track Pack A, R8222 Track Pack B, R8223 Track Pack C, R8224 Track Pack D, R8225 Track Pack E, and R8226 Track Pack F. Additional building packs include R8227 Building Pack A, R8228 Building Pack B, R8229 Building Pack C, R8230 Building Pack D, and R8231 Building Pack E.

Box Contains

1 x 0-4-0 locomotive
1 x LWB open wagon
1 x 4-wheel coach
1 x 21 steel-sided wagon
1 x UK transformer
1 x Train controller
1 x Buffer stop
1 x Track LHPoint
2 x Straight tracks
2 x Double straight tracks
1 x 2nd radius curve track
8 x 3rd radius double curve tracks
1 x Power track
1 x Vacpipe acc bag
1 x 0-4-0 locomotive instruction leaflet
1 x Controller instruction leaflet
1 x Trakmat (1600 x 1180 mm)

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I bought this Train set for my son and am a complete novice when it comes to Train sets.
The Hornby set feels solid and attention is paid to the detail on the train. It comes with a mat, which is actually a giant printed poster. For the long term, a hard backing is needed.
The track layout feels like it is the next size up from a basic layout as it already contains an extension pack.
The train itself is not huge and looks silly pulling long passenger carriages (as it would on a real train).
It is quite expensive and had I not seen it at a reduced price, I probably would not have bought it (hence 4 / 5).
The train can actually go quite fast in both directions. As novice I have discovered several features that must be well known to train set enthusiasts:
The Trains can be tricky to get all wheels on the track. (I think there is an accessory to help with this)
Big Long carriages do not like tight bends at speed (they come off).
When using points to guide the train onto an inner circuit (I bought more track) you need to get jumper leads from Hornby and these are not included in Extension packs A & B.Without these the train loses power, but I think they are relatively cheap.
The Track needs to be cleaned with a cloth, as any grease / dirt can stop the power to the train
Train track has to be carefully aligned when joining one section to another, so continually putting it away and getting it out is time consuming - setting it up on a hard backing is a better solution.
My child is very careful with the set and its contents, but not an ideal present for kids who leave it lying around and step on it (the carriages are expensive). I can see why people like train sets and this is a good introductory set with the plethora of accessories and trains etc from Hornby and others we were left wanting to buy more bits and pieces (such as electric rather than manual points) after using this set.
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Every child should own a train set, and lately I've started suspecting that every middle-aged man should have one too, so I ordered this so that me and my little lad will have a shared interest. (And, if he turns out to be more interested in video games and hoverboards and whatnot, that's OK too: I shall move the layout to my shed and drink homebrew alone, whilst building titchy windmills).

It's nice to see, after not handling a set since the early 70s, that Hornby still maintains that quality old-school feel, lots of detailed modelling and reassuring metal components. This starter set represents a small pre-war Welsh local service, with both passenger and freight carriages, but comes with a printed landscape mat which shows you how you might extend this into a more ambitious layout.

It's very difficult to find anything to criticise about this set: I guess everyone knows that Hornby are the Dons of the model railway game, and the price is what it is: They've always been quite expensive toys. One issue might be that most larger layouts now are apparently controlled digitally, whereas this is on an old style analogue controller, which I guess means that if you decide to build up to a set with more trains, etc, this set would have to run on a separate track?

So, I'm really glad i own a trainset again, and am looking forward to spending my dotage buying tiny little tins of humbrol enamel in shades like GWR Olive Drab and staring into the windows of model shops wondering whether to invest in the 1/72 00/H0 Village Garage with Petrol Pump.
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My son was purchased this train set for Christmas. My son is mad on trains and loves model train sets set up in shops, museums etc. I have never used a Hornby set before, but it is clearly well thought out, very detailed and is high quality. The first time I put it together I was surprised how fiddly it was, it certainly is not for a child to put together. The track was huge, but there is not an awful lot of variety to the set, it can be oval or circular and that's about it. It comes with a large poster of the ground that is ideal for aesthetics, but in the long term its best to be on some sort of hard backing - and here is where the issue with this is. It is such a great toy, very classic, but to put it on a board is so much more complicated than it appeared for a few reasons. 1. It's huge, to put it on a board you need a dedicated space where it could be on a table or put away in some sort of bespoke contraption. We have allocated space under a double bed for the board. A chunk of MDF this size is around £15-£20. 2. My second idea when I realised how much floor space it takes up I thought it may be better to go up a mountain for example, but to go up you need to slope very very gradually, otherwise it climbs a bit and slides back down. I put one side sloping up using a how to train your dragon book on each side and two at the end and it couldn't climb up the far end. 3. Once you accept its going to take up a loafs of space, and once you accept it won't slope upwards much you will naturally look to add variety to the track. We looked at having the large oval with two half circles on the inside by adding 3 3rd radius double curves in two places in the middle (total of 6), as well as one more left hand curve and straight and two right hand curve and straight pieces.Read more ›
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