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Old 01-07-2020, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Will our trains go up 25 percent? Talking to our local hobby shop said that the distributor that he uses told him to expect it to go up. all model railroad things were made in China
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Märklin, PIKO, LGB: not made in China!
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Also:
USA Trains American series, and everything made by HLW: Not made in China.
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Roundhouse live steam...not made in China, tons of used stuff coming on the market..not subject to the increase no matter where its made
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last May 2019
https://www.toyassociation.org/Press...rom-china.aspx

Then last June, same thing

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/20190...f1432920d.html

It was 15% or 25% (?) and then this site 13 Dec....deferred to date??

https://www.globaltoynews.com/tariffs/

so stay tuned...

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Glad I've got enough stuff to keep me busy. Bought Accucraft cars back in the day when the NG cars could be had for about $80! My how things have changed.

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Old 01-08-2020, 05:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Märklin, PIKO, LGB: not made in China!
I'm pretty sure the "all metal" 1:32 locomotives of lately, by Märklin, are made in Korea or China. In any case, tariffs work their way into everything in a globalized production system. There are virtually no products that are produced with parts and labor from one country alone.

Trade wars are not possible to win, and only leave loosers, no winners. (Even if products would be genuinely the produce of a single country.)

Sweden is extremely oriented towards foreign trade. We certainly do not compete with low wages or tariffs. It's about ideas and knowlidge.

So I often wonder why college and university studies aren't free of charge in the USA, like in a lot of other countries. It would give such a huge pay-off! The USA is already great. Why not turn it completely insanely invincibly great?!?

Oops, guess I steamed a bit off the track...
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"Oops, guess I steamed a bit off the track.."

That is OK, Pauli. After all, steam traction engines do that all the time!

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Oops, guess I steamed a bit off the track...
Yes, indeed! While certainly well-intentioned, this is one of those topics that inevitably becomes political, so this is not the best place to have that discussion.

I haven't seen any sudden price increases in, for example, Aster/Accucraft products in recent months, so if model trains are on the list, the tariffs haven't taken effect.
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I dont think we will see sudden upticks but more like each run will cost a bit more than the last, which we have seen over the years with most all products in model trains. Just looking at what brand new HO freight cars sell for is shocking enough. A single autorack car is well over $50 for each car, talk about expensive if one would like to build a unit train of several of these. Hopefully there will be no sudden price hikes in the future. Mike
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