65534Re: A little history
- Oct 7, 2010Alan,
After seeing the MTL operation in Oregon, western labor doesn't have to be expensive labor. I was amazed at amount of quality manufacturing they do in-house while still keeping prices low. I think the costs are determined more by smart management than cheap labor.
I agree that I don't mind paying for a reasonable mark-up for western labor costs...the job I save just might be my own!
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Alan Cox <alan@...> wrote:
> > On another topic about the prices for N scale vs Z scale,
> > there is another reason Z equipment can be slightly higher:
> > Engineering and assembly labor.
> And also the fact a lot of that labour is done in Western countries at
> higher cost. Personally that makes me somewhat happier even if my bank
> manager disagrees.
> And with the strikes in China, rapid wage rises and the pending trade war
> with the USA the pricing margin may well narrow quite a bit.
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