Hornby Railways Western Master With e-Link Digital Train Set

Brand: Hornby Railways

Model Number: R1173

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The Hornby Western Master With e-Link Digital Train Set offers the model railway enthusiast a super digital train set with an engine, coaches and a good starter layout that can be extended.

A superb introduction set to the incredible world of computer control by Hornby.  This set includes the amazing ‘eLink’ digital unit which when connected to a PC or laptop and with the ‘RailMaster’ software loaded provides control access to 9999 locomotives and in excess of 2000 electrical accessories and points.

Included in the set is a GWR Class 2721, an assortment of wagons plus an oval of track with siding which can be easily extended using the Hornby Track Pack system. (PC not included).


  • GWR Class 2721 0-6-0 locomotive
  • Lowmac wagon with load
  • Open wagon
  • Brake Van
  • 3rd Radius Starter Oval
  • Track Pack A (with point and buffer stop)
  • 'eLink' contol unit
  • 'Railmaster'
  • 1 amp Wall Plug Transformer
  • R8241 Power Track
  • Hornby MidiMat (1600 x 1180mm)

Safety Notice
Detailed Scale model. Not suitable for children under 14 years. Only use this product with the recommended transformer. Colours and Contents may vary from those illustrated.

Manufacturer: Hornby
Model: R1173 Western Master With e-Link Digital Train Set

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Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by John Cotton

    The wife said yes!

    So I bought the train set. Very good comes with all that is required to have fun and then start a larger layout. Delivery was prompt, but unfortunately I was out the first time. Many thanks.

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Dave Higgins

    Recent purchase of Western Master Train Set(digital)

    I have not yet used the train set but was extremely impressed with both the price and speed of delivery. It was also a bonus that the delivery company informed me of the delivery time , within an hour, so that I wasn't hanging around the house waiting. Definitely a company I would purchase from again. As I said the price including postage was well below other companies quotes.

  • Product rating 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewed by Anthony Cousins

    Lovely train set

    This is a lovely set. The little engine is nicely detailed. The only difficulty I had was setting up railmaster on Windows Vista, but the help desk guys at hornby soon sorted that out.

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