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by ngauger
Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 2761

Re: We need to talk about costs

I think we have to accept that prices are realistic for what is being produced. But being well detailed models the days when you might buy one just to get the chassis are well and truly over. Bashers will have to look to the second hand market and try to pick up less worn older donors. Either that ...
by ngauger
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 2761

Re: We need to talk about costs

The models currently being produced are too far removed from toys to be sold for much less simply by leaving off a few details. There's a limit to how many versions of the old 0-4-0 can be pushed out with a circle of track. The battery powered high speed train was a good attempt but they go the pri...
by ngauger
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 2761

Re: We need to talk about costs

I bet he didn't say the same when it came to buying a bleeding Ipad to keep his kids quiet. Thanks End2end Why would he? You can easily pick up a tablet for under £100, for the cost of putting together a layout with a couple locos, contoller track and stock for a few trains. The father could get a ...
by ngauger
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 2761

Re: We need to talk about costs

I do think there is a boiling the frog thing going on here. Railway modelers have got so use to high prices, so it doesn't bother them anymore. Yes some items are low volume, though that isn't true of things like dcc components and running gear, which is can be shared across different markets. Howev...
by ngauger
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 2761

Re: We need to talk about costs

The answer to your question is yes because companies in other markets manage to do it. Manufacturing in the far east costs buttons and companies in other more competitive industries face exactly the same costs and charge much less. Now like I said I don't know the costs of designing and tooling a su...
by ngauger
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: We need to talk about costs
Replies: 55
Views: 2761

We need to talk about costs

OK, I know this has been brought up a million times but bare with me. I bring this up because I have decided to build an 009 box layout. I model n-gauge, so am familiar with the track gauge and allot of the chassis used. 009 combines small track, with access to the vast amount of material for 4mm sc...

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