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neil 60
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Post by neil 60 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:24 pm

I wish that locos and rolling stock a long with other railway products were made in the UK in stead of China I feel strongly about this tell me what you think .

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Post by yelrow » Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:38 pm

this has been discussed at length on the Hornby forum. Basically, tis the way of the world. Taint going to change, i am afraid.

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Post by Walkingthedog » Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:48 pm

Don’t we all. Some of it is returning to the UK, Humbrol for instance. It will happen but will take time. Prices will rise but so be it.
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Post by footplate » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:48 pm

I agree some of the model manufacturing is slowly returning, which is great but like WTD has mentioned prices will probably go up.

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Post by RSR Engineer » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:47 pm

The point is, unfortunately, that Made-in-China is invariably cheaper than Made-in-UK. It's the same story here in Germany. My toolkit is only about 20% made in Germany (or EU). If everything were made in Germany, I'd not have been able to afford a lot of it (or I'd've needed to buy it on credit or whatever, and go without something else). Having said that, the Jouef 241P, at 260 quid, is also made in China, so it does depend to some degree on the makers' (or, rather, brand owners') hunger for profit.

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