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Gaugemaster GM2000101 Brighton Belle Premium Train Set
AB4674

£275.00
1 in stock

Description

N Gauge Starter Set with Kato unitrack and controller with Controller

The Brighton Belle travelled the line between London Victoria and Brighton for nearly forty years. Commissioned as part of Southern Railways’ mass-electrification, it was the world’s only all-Pullman electric service. The distinctive umber and cream livery on all British Pullman cars comes from the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway coach livery, which was used on the Pullman Limited, a precursor to the Brighton Belle which began running in 1881. In 1908 LB&SCR introduced the Southern Belle, which was billed as ‘the most luxurious train in the world’. It was pulled by steam traction until 1933 when the electric 5BIL units were introduced. A year later the train was renamed Brighton Belle in a ceremony at Brighton Station. The service was suspended during the Second World War, but resumed afterwards until, and to great outcry the service was withdrawn in 1972 and the tired stock went into preservation. Many of the cars became ‘Pullman Restaurants’, while some were bought by the Venice Simplon Orient Express. A mural commemorating the Brighton Belle is painted in the arches under Brighton Station beside the Toy and Model Museum, and there are efforts to restore a fully working five-car unit to mainline running with work being undertaken at Barrow Hill.

Delivery

Delivery is charged as priced on each order. Your order will be sent by your chosen delivery service. Standard Delivery £4.00 Free delivery on orders over £60.00 Most single loco's, scalextric cars and small items are sent 1st Class by Royal Mail normally delivered within 1-2 days although can take 3-5 working days. UK Express delivery guaranteed £7.00 1 to 2 working days (not Saturday). Once you have placed an order it will be dispatched the same day or the next day depending on the time the order was placed. If you wish to cancel your order after it has been despatched, you will be charged for both delivery and collection cost.

If you are unavailable when our delivery partner tries to deliver your order, they will usually try to deliver again the next working day or they will drop a card in to offer you a collection from a local collection point. If you should refuse delivery of goods, or are not available to accept the delivery on both delivery attempts, you will be required to cover any extra costs incurred.

All quoted delivery prices are for most UK Mainland addresses. Northern Ireland (BT), Isle of Wight (PO30-37), Isle of Man (IM), Scottish Highlands and Orkney Isles (PA, ML, EH, KA, G, KY, PH, DD, AB, IV, KW), Outer Hebrides and the Shetland Isles (HS, ZE) will incur additional charges and may also experience delivery delays; morning, Saturday and "next working day" deliveries are optional and will also incur additional charges.

We will only deliver goods to the address on the order.

Overseas Carriage Options

We are happy to ship an order anywhere in the world. Orders for shipping outside of the UK are charged at cost (less VAT where applicable) according to the weight and value of the goods ordered.

Where possible we will use Royal Mail International Signed For Service, which will require a signature on delivery, but brings extra security throughout.

Please email us in advance with the item(s) you would like to purchase and we will let you know the delivery option to select.

Availability

All information provided on the products on this website is intended as a guide only. Dimensions and weights are only approximate, as are colours. We advise any customer who is unsure of the product(s) they intend ordering to contact us prior to placing and order so a member of staff may assist.

On occasion goods are subject to availability and delay in delivery of goods is sometimes outside our control. As such, delivery cannot be guaranteed and any dates we specify for the delivery of the goods are approximate only. We shall not be liable for any losses, costs, damages, charges, or expenses caused by any delay for delivery of the goods.

Returns

Any unwanted items must be sent back at the customer's expense in original packaging and condition. If you wish us to give you a quote for this please send us an e-mail, otherwise return the goods to:

Bourton Model Railway
Box Bush
High Street
Bourton-on-the-Water
Gloucestershire
GL54 2AN
Telephone: 01451 820686

If you are unhappy with the goods received we will refund them if they are sent back at the customer's expense in new resaleable condition within 7 working days along with the original receipt.

We suggest for your own protection you use 1st class registered post.

Any refunds will be issued once we have received the goods, in there original condition.

We will not charge a restocking fee for returned items.

Any goods with manufacturing faults on arrival will be replaced or refunded.

This does not affect your statutory rights.

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