Thank you for your patience - it has been a steep learning curve for the new owners and they have tried to overcome some shortages, especially in the supply of motors which have been slow in getting manufactured. An email today says that the motors are due by early April and boxed sets will once again be able to be produced.
The pent up demand has been huge worldwide, with their initial manufacturing order double of the purchases during 2018, yet the first order delivered will only cover backorders so a new manufacturers order is well under way.
So you should see Starter Sets appearing on web sites in the latter part of April.
Regrettably when stock does arrive there will be price rises on most of MagnorailOz items, mainly due to the poor standing of the Aussie dollar against the Euro and the US$. (Obviously that is good news if you are in the USA) This tied in with an increase in the wholesale prices and substantially dearer freight from France than the Netherlands which we cannot afford to absorb.
Even so, the MAGIC of the Magnorail system is a lot cheaper than having to run a fleet of non digital Faller Cars that zip around at unrealistic speeds.
You will also have noticed that you can no longer buy the individual bicycles in kit form, so you will now be receiving hand assembled and painted bicycles across the range. This does exclude the bicycle starter set, which still comes with a male and female cyclist that require assembly and painting.
If you are all thumbs (and there are very small parts in the assembly) Would recommend buying the slider starter set and purchase ready to run bicycles. With a small train controller you can bring the fast speed motor down to an acceptable pedalling rate.
Clyde has been involved for many years with the Magnorail system having initially built his own layout "Echo Lakes" featuring two concepts using the Magnorail System. In 2019 he rebirthed his layout as Crater Lake featuring four Magnorail circuits plus an Ho3 train line around the perimeter which is now the Magnorail flagship for exhibitions.