Hornby Southern Star Train Set £59.99 @ Argos
OK, if you can get past the misspelling on this, it's a pretty good deal. Hopefully by the time you read this they will have changed the name from Honrby to Hornby! This Hornby Southern Star Train set has been reduced down from £119.99 to £59.99
There's not many kids who wouldn't love a Hornby train set, surely? My sisters and I got one based on the old British rail trains when I was 12, and it was just the best present ever. We spent hours with those slate green trains, marvelling through the windows at the little seats and corridors. I do miss those old slam door carriages!
The Southern Star Train Set is fantastic value and comes with an 0-4-0 steam locomotive, assorted wagons, trackside accessories; an oval of track with siding, train controller and trakmat. According to posters over at HUKD, the trakmat is a great way to get a train layout set up really quickly. But if you find it too restrictive and inflexible, there are fairly cheap alternatives available at Hornby. Hal2000 recommends something called AnyRail.
Thanks to Hal2000 at HUKD!