top of page
  • Andrew Fitz

How Do We Determine Our Pricing?

Updated: Mar 9, 2021

Over the years I've had a number of folks ask me how I determine the pricing on my locomotives. The answer is pretty simple. First, these are ALL vintage locomotives and you can't find them, or buy them, at any retail outlet and what they cost doesn't come off of a Dealer Price Sheet. Whether from an online auction site, a train show or from a private party there are no set prices even for the same locomotive. What I pay is simply what it is. Once I buy the locomotive and restore or repair it to meet my standards I mark it up the same percentage above my cost. That's why two or more of the same, or similar locomotives, may have very different prices listed on my website.

COVID Addenda:

People are spending a lot more time at home during the ongoing Pandemic. It's become very apparent that a lot of them have been getting into, or back into, model railroading. This is great for our hobby but not so great for pricing. More people vying for the same limited number of products equals higher prices for everybody. So it goes ..........

80 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


A Decoder that even a Luddite can love…. Each of us have things we love about model railroading—some like modeling, some like operations, some admire a well-built engine, some love the history that co

Early July 2022 Website Issues

In an apparent effort to upgrade performance my web format provider has completely screwed up the way my products and product categories are presented. My web guru is working on the issue and it shoul


bottom of page