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tom yorke wrote:...and then there will be a Forney on the Bachmann OF loco. Then there's the "super power". Two 2-8-0's. Talk about really "pushing" it.
tom yorke wrote:The Forney is about $135. That isn't so much for a mechanism if you purchased it by itself is it? This way you get a free boiler and other parts to sell to On30ers. A Black Beetle is around $80 or so. An outside frame 2-4-4T chassis complete for $135 isn't a stretch really.
MilesB wrote:Forney's are not the equivalent of $135 in the UK - which would be about £70... in general in the UK we pay in pounds what you guys pay in dollars (ouch ). For example
http://www.ngtrains.com/Pages/Bachmann/ ... forney.htm
Dave and Pat Westall wrote:Hi Marc,
I've been told that the UK '$=£' pricing is due yet again to our 'friend' the taxman.
Dealers have to pay import tax where as private individuals don't. That is on top of the usual 'Vodka and Tonic' at 17.5%
Incidentally 'The Favourite Spot' seems to be changing over to a 'Buy-it-now' mode of selling.
rue_d_etropal wrote:don't just blame the dealers for rip off Britain. The RRP for the bachmann Davenport is about £60 in UK so the trade price from Bachmann is therefore about £40 plus VAT , certainly for smaller shops. Some bigger shops may be able to get better trade terms
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