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    • November 30, 2014 12:55 PM EST

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      I just got back from a show in Crown Point, In, thought there would be some g scale but it was all O and N and whatever smaller scales, lot of stuff for sale, I guess I never paid that much attention to the smaller scales over the years did notice the pricing thought it was reasonable, WOW has those prices gone up, I do know now g scale is the best value, I know g scale has gone up, but those prices I can buy 2 g scale engines for the price of one I saw.


      Just curious to see the feedback, maybe I have not been paying that close of attention?


      Tom H


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      Cedar Lake, Indiana

    • November 30, 2014 1:40 PM EST
      • Smoggy L.A., Left Coast
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      Yep everything has gone nutty prices wise. Even the cheap starter HO sets are now averaging over $80-100+, 5-6 years ago the same sets could be had for under $40.

      Now you know why I collect the cheap battery powered N guage XTS train stuff for my microlayouts. Beats forking over $100 for N sfuff
      This post was edited by Vic Smith at November 30, 2014 1:54 PM EST
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    • November 30, 2014 2:57 PM EST
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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      tom, I have been making that point for years. I want some HO cars, but at $35 to $40 for one of the cars I want, I can nearly buy a large scale boxcar. One of my fellow club members has a beautiful HO K4. For the street price of that gem, I could buy a large scale (diesel) locomotive and have change left over.

      When I read or hear someone complain about the prices of Large scale stuff, I try and point to the price of some of the HO stuff on the market.

      On the other hand, I picked up 3 lightly used HO cars today for $20 at a show. So deals can be had in all scales, if you look for them.


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    • November 30, 2014 6:14 PM EST
      • Burbank, CA
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      I know a person with an online train store that has "Z" scale Big Boys going just north of $1700!!! AND "Z" scale brass caboose for $115!

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