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QUOTE (Robert Stokes @ 12 Dec 2007, 15:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I don't understand this idea of collecting something in the hope that it will be much more valuable in many years time. I buy things because I like them as they are now. For instance, I won't touch old Hornby Dublo stuff and can't understand why people pay inflated prices for something inferior to what is available now. And why people buy the old tinplate is beyond my understanding. It would serve them right if it went out of fashion and lost value.

Buy to enjoy now!

Good, glad I'm not the only one that thinks that way.
Even when I still had my shop, 2 years ago, there were customers who would only buy Hornby, and not consider Bachmann, why, just because of the name. Even new comers to the hobby would first mention Hornby - the name goes before it. These people took alot of convincing that Bachmann was/is just as good - some times even better. But I'm just a modeller, not a collector, good locos are for running, not stuffing in a display case.
Paul M.
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