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What Do I Want From Father Christmas?

Julian Lilley

JULIAN LILLEY looks at how you can fill your stockings this Christmas...

Whilst watching the telly last night, the iconic John Lewis Christmas advert appeared. This startled me in to thinking that Christmas Day is only five weeks away and I have not started to plan what I am getting for my family and friends.

It also brought back great memories of working in department stores for over thirty years, many of which were re-enacted in the 1970s sitcom "Are You Being Served". I was more of Mr Lucas than Mr Humphries or Captain Peacock at the time....

Below I have shown some ideas for presents for fellow or up and coming modellers. I have also sneaked in a few Christmas Starter Sets that you could buy as part of your Christmas decorations around your tree, or the smaller ones on your table. Then after Twelfth Night you could then use them for your own enjoyment!

Up to £20.00

GM60 Wheel Cleaner

GM60 Gaugemaster OO/HO Scale Wheel Cleaning Brush Only £19.95

Just place on the track and turn up the power, the brushes will do the rest.

GM52 Multi Scale Track Tester

GM52 Gaugemaster Multi Scale Track Tester Only £4.95

Handy for checking conductivity of track as you are laying it.

Modern Locomotives 1000 Piece Jigsaw

JIG00091 Modern Locomotives 1000 Piece Jigsaw Only £8.95

Beats the 'chocolate box' pictures you usually get!

Modern Double Head Adjustable Height Lamp (3)

GM830 Gaugemaster OO/HO Scale Modern Double Head Adjustable Height Lamp (3) Only £13.95

A great value set for the quality.

Track Magic - Track Cleaning Fluid

DLAC-13Deluxe Materials Track Magic - Track Cleaning Fluid Only £8.95

Read more about this track cleaning fluid here.

British Police in Shirt Sleeves (6)

PR73004 Preiser OO Scale British Police (6) Only £14.95

In Hell-OO Hell-OO, Hell-OO scale not Santa’s HO, HO HO scale.

Santa Claus with Gifts

PR29027 Preiser OO/HO Scale Santa Claus with Gifts Only £4.25

Manger Figure Set

N15922 Noch OO/HO Scale Manger Figure Set Only £16.95

Both would look good on a Christmas cake. I am sure some Scrooge-like person will have the police arresting Santa!

Gift Vouchers £5, £10 and £20

£20.00 to £50.00

Gaugemaster Scenic Starter Set

GM194 Gaugemaster Scenic Starter Set Only £24.95

Everything you need to start adding scenery to your layout or diorama.

GM Solder Station

GM661 Gaugemaster Solder Station Only £29.95

Comes with a 45w iron.

At the Christmas Market Themed Set

N65610 At the Christmas Market Themed Set Only £24.25

Add a traditional Christmas market to your layout - they are becoming increasingly popular in cities and towns around the country.

Petrol Station with Sevicing Bay Era III

FA130345 Faller OO/HO Scale Petrol Station with Sevicing Bay Era III Only £28.50

Not forgetting the £50 voucher too!

£50.00 to £100.00

Christmas Starter Set

PK57080 Piko HO Scale Christmas Starter Set Only £99.95

Car System Starter Set MB Sprinter

FA161504 Faller OO/HO Scale Car System Starter Set MB Sprinter Only £95.00

Automated vehicles on your layout. Read more here.

Rolling Road - 12 Way

DCDCM-RRA12 DCCconcepts Multi Scale Rolling Road - 12 Way Only £99.95

Works with practically every model railway scale!

MY WORLD ICN Battery Powered Sound Starter Set

MN29303 Marklin MY WORLD ICN Battery Powered Sound Starter Set Only £59.95

A great introduction for kids aged 3+ to the world of model railways. The trains even run on HO/OO scale track!

MY WORLD TGV Lyria Starter Set

MN29304 Marklin MY WORLD TGV Lyria Starter Set Only £59.95

See below for more information.

£100.00 and up

Christmas Starter Set

PK37105 Piko G Scale Christmas Starter Set Only £269.95

Perfect for going round the Christmas tree - both outdoors and in.

Christmas Starter Set

MN81709 Marklin Z Scale Christmas Starter Set Only £149.95

Perfect for going round a very small Christmas tree or on your dining table - "pass the salt please!".

Eurostar e300 (New Livery) Starter Set

GMKS006 Kato N Scale Eurostar e300 (New Livery) Starter Set Only £279.95

A starter set with a Eurostar and Kato UNITRACK.

Claas Tucano 570 Combine with V930 Grain Mower Attachment

WK077817 Wiking 1:32 Scale Claas Tucano 570 Combine with V930 Grain Mower Attachment Only £154.95

Incredibly well detailed model of the full size combine seen on many farms around the country. Ideal present for any one with farmer friends.

Claas Tucano 570 Combine with V930 Grain Mower Attachment

DCC02 Gaugemaster Prodigy Advance2 Starter Package Only £299.95

A great entry into DCC Control, with full support from our technical department too!

Z21 Digital Control System

RC10820 Z21 Digital Control System Only £369.95

Control your DCC layout from your phone or tablet, just download the app. Read more here.

Just won the Lottery!

 DB VT11.5 TEE Gold Plated 7 Car DMU III (MFX-Sound)

MN37603 Marklin HO Scale DB VT11.5 TEE Gold Plated 7 Car DMU III (MFX-Sound) Only £2250.00

If Trump had a train set, this would be it.

DB BR042 Steam Locomotive IV (MFX-Sound)

MN55424 Marklin Gauge 1 DB BR042 Steam Locomotive IV (MFX-Sound) Only £2595.00

A truly beautiful well engineered piece of kit.

Marklin MyWorld

Marklin Myworld

You will see amongst the £50 to £100 range I featured two sets from the fantastic Marklin myWorld range.

Designed for children from age 3+, the Marklin My World range is ideal as an introduction for younger children into the Model Railway hobby.

The Starter Sets are the best place to begin, which give you a range of options on track layouts, from simple ovals to loops with crossovers. There is also a wide range of choice of locomotive and rolling stock combinations.

The battery powered locomotives have magnetic couplings, as well as light and sound functions, and are sturdy and hardwearing. The starter sets contain robust plastic track and an easy to use infra-red wireless controller.

  • Fantastic value compared to similar products.
  • Radio-Control handset - No wires to the track.
  • Speed Control.
  • Controllable sound and lights.
  • Pre-ballasted track that clips together easily.
  • Fully supported - more rolling stock and track available.
  • Accessories and buildings are robust and hard-wearing.
  • Batteries are included.
  • myWorld will run on standard OO or HO Scale model railways.
  • Adaptor wagon allows standard wagons to be run.
myWorld Sound Station

MN72209 Marklin myWorld Sound Station Only £34.95

Accessories like the Sound Station (above) and the Freight Loading Station with their sound and movement add an enormous amount of play value.

Overall, the Marklin myWorld range is a fantastic way of getting young children into the Model Railway hobby.

CLICK HERE to view the Marklin myWorld Starter Set range

CLICK HERE to view the full Marklin myWorld range

All prices correct as of November/December 2017.

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