Rising Cost/Price Of G Scale

Eaglecliff

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And to get us back onto Garden Railways - a local toyshop had an "everything half price" closing down sale just as I was thinking of moving from O gauge in the attic to something bigger the garden. There was an LGB starter set, ex-display In the window, reduced by 50% to £125. I took it home - everything seemed to be there - Stainz, coaches, controller, track, no people, but an extra box of straights and an unexpected buffer stop - with bits if wire hanging out. I looked it up - a reversing unit, then current normal price £100-ish. Still got the Stainz and one coach... and the track... and the controller... all working...
 
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NorthwestGarrattGuy

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The high prices of 00 (4mm) and 0 gauge (7mm)locos and trains has helped me justify buying secondhand G scale locos or parts from Bachmann USA, and then chopping them up to create much larger models of engines that appeal to me at a cost that I think I can say is reasonable (?) View attachment 294024 View attachment 294025 View attachment 294026 View attachment 294027 to the household authorities
The locos above all started as Bachmanns Emily
wow those are buetiful i love that midland paint scheme
 

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The high prices of 00 (4mm) and 0 gauge (7mm)locos and trains has helped me justify buying secondhand G scale locos or parts from Bachmann USA, and then chopping them up to create much larger models of engines that appeal to me at a cost that I think I can say is reasonable (?) to the household authorities
The locos above all started as Bachmanns Emily


That's my costs risen now, I need a £290 Bachmann Emily to convert :)
 

phils2um

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I have friends that golf. Between club fees, tee off fees, golf equipment, golf cart rentals, and any other fees I'm not aware of and finally the time spent at the bar after a round of golf, they probably spend alot more than we do on our hobby.
I was astute enough to put aside plenty in my retirement plans so can now afford both, or all three if you include the pub;). If you don't see it in your take-home you don't spend it!
 

Paul M

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I can see his Topic developing into something of a Marathon. I hope you don't end up with a Bounty on your head, just gaze up at the Milky Way and be a Lion, otherwise it will be no Picnic.

David
David, you Hero, you puns are Quality, Streets ahead of the others, bar none.
 

NorthwestGarrattGuy

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Why would anyone spend over AU$300 for the same old RhB box van? My 6 Newqida ones repainted cost about the same.
Like I say to new enthusiasts 'buyem while you can'. My spare room is stacked to the ceiling like a veritable train supermarket. Ahhh, the days of 'close out' sales. I doubt we will ever see that again. :shake:
well my plan is to go to hobby lobby or Joann and buy a bunch matierals and order loads of PLA from Amazon and scratch build Box Cars
 

David1226

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My Son ordered a tub of Quality Street, from Amazon US, for our Christmas visit to Knoxville, they cost him $26 (£19). Our local Tesco store in the UK were selling the same size tubs at two for £7 ($9.54).

David
 

Rhinochugger

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My Son ordered a tub of Quality Street, from Amazon US, for our Christmas visit to Knoxville, they cost him $26 (£19). Our local Tesco store in the UK were selling the same size tubs at two for £7 ($9.54).

David
Obviously, there's quality, and there's Quality Street :p:p
 

NorthwestGarrattGuy

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My Son ordered a tub of Quality Street, from Amazon US, for our Christmas visit to Knoxville, they cost him $26 (£19). Our local Tesco store in the UK were selling the same size tubs at two for £7 ($9.54).

David
now i get its some candies i have never heard of
 

JimmyB

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