What about this US models

What about this US models

Postby Norkin-model » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:26 am

I've found this shop - your ideas, friends?
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Re: What about this US models

Postby Richard-B » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:20 am

I'm always amazed at the prices for their US-prototype items:
http://www.modellbahnhof-geringswalde.d ... _info.html

79 EUR for a 40ft boxcar... is $108 !!!
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Re: What about this US models

Postby Norkin-model » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:38 pm

Richard-B wrote:79 EUR for a 40ft boxcar... is $108 !!!

Yes - too much :(
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Re: What about this US models

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:33 pm

For the 249 Euros that a dummy GP7 costs, one could have a trio of Lionel GP7's with PVM's motor kit.

I know that TT scale is a niche market, and niche markets tend to cost more due to the lack of economy of scale, but yeesh.
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Re: What about this US models

Postby Marquette » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:38 pm

And the best part?

Because of these not selling (at these ridiculous prices), Tillig is going to conclude that there's no market for North American proto TT. "We tried, nobody wanted it..."
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Re: What about this US models

Postby scaro » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:31 pm

When Tillig were offering their F unit (whatever it was) what price were they asking for it?

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Postby Marquette » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:39 pm

IIRC above 200 €
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Re: What about this US models

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:08 pm

I lucked into mine for 175 €. I am almost ashamed to say it but id give another 175 € if I could get my hands on one more.
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Re: What about this US models

Postby scaro » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:20 pm

Mmm, not smart on Tillig's part. Marklin probably claimed (and got) that sort of premium back in the day on their Z scale F7s and stock, but Z had the seriously sexy additional factor of being the newest and smallest game in town back then, as compared to an old scale attempting a comeback.

A lot of this may be down to exchange rates. European model railways, which had been very popular in Australia, were instantly dead in the water as a prototype from the early 1980s due to depreciation vis-a-vis the $A and the Deutschmark. A whole sector of the hobby basically vanished within a year or two.

As a result, I had 'European = Too expensive' preconceptions for a few years after I moved to the UK. I'm still surprised at the relaxed prices Piko charge even now.

It sounds like similar exchange rate factors are affecting the market here.

ConducTTor, do you mind posting a pic of it, or can you tell us what the F unit is?

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Re: What about this US models

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:36 pm

scaro wrote:ConducTTor, do you mind posting a pic of it, or can you tell us what the F unit is?

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There are a couple of pics here tillig-fp7-or-is-it-f7a-t18.html. I'll add it (with more pics) to the library when I get a chance.
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