Price of loco decoders
#289108 (In Topic #21783)
I want some decoders for some of my new N gause locos and the price of a Bachman 6 pin 36-568A for example, varies between £36.95 and £27.50, not that anyone at the lower price range has any in stock.
I know it's few years since I bought decoders and that was for 00 gauge locos which might be a a bit cheaper anyway, but I'm sure I used to be able to get a four fnction decoder for around £20, or am I having a senior moment.
I've been unable to find my preferred Zimo decoders for over 12 months due to low / no stock availability.
At 6'4'', Bill is a tall chap, then again, when horizontal he is rather long and people often used to trip over him! . . . and so a nickname was born :)
I'm OO gauge and lean heavily towards Zimo decoders. Only a couple of years ago I could buy their 'budget' non sound decoder for £20 now a tad under £25. I know sound decoders which were about £100 are now around £120 - again, if you can get them !
When I returned to railway modelling maybe 15 or so years ago, I was amazed at the strides made in quality and mostly at an affordable price. Today it seems to be heading back to the rich man's hobby it once was - or am I just getting poorer …….
Last edit: by Petermac
The one I want for a little 08 shunter is an eye watering £40 discounted price, which I suspect is something to do with it's physical size.
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