Its not neccessarily a China issue when the design work is undertaken at Margate or Barwell etc. Its more a case of the designer or whoever has the say thereafter specifying the wrong materials and cutting back on sensible design. Take Hornbys new Rocket where aside from stacks of fragile plastic details which really ought to have been metal you have the main driving axle simply resting in a slot, rather than passing through the frames, and held in place by two lumps on the inside of the body which in turn is held in place by a single very thin screw. And then you have the crazy situation of the wires to the tender ending in a soldered joint without any cable grip and a sloppy easy disconnected tender coupling meaning the wires are all too easilly stressed to the point of snapping off the soldered joint. Yes mine is in bits as a result and I am now thinking the solution is to remove the motor from it and have it a one end of a rake of its coaches powered by a Rapido Lion at the other end.