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Author Topic: DJ Models class 17 Clayton  (Read 7472 times)

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Offline koyli55002

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Re: DJ Models class 17 Clayton
« Reply #150 on: May 14, 2018, 08:34:22 pm »
Hard to know what the answer is - especially in the long term.
Personally, I've believed for years that the Chinese "low cost production" would last only as long as was needed to ensure that the other nations' manufacturing base for the product in question was well and truly dead in the water.
THEN, once you have the buyers on their knees and with little choice where to go for their product, you hike the price up and up.
Additionally, of course, buyers trying then to switch to another country of manufacture would, in all probability, incur the (already well documented) problems of such as "missing" or "broken" tooling, having to educate a whole new supplier in the niceties of quality control, the need for them to at least provide some semblance of a time frame, etc......... 
Not just the Western nations falling foul of these practices either, I suspect. Japan and Korea especially must be looking over their shoulders by now. From my own experience, the Korean shipyards are already feeling the pain from their neighbours across the sea.

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Re: DJ Models class 17 Clayton
« Reply #151 on: May 14, 2018, 08:42:27 pm »
And where will the next cheap manufacturing base with a well educated workforce come from?

North Korea of course.  I give it ten years and our models will be made there.

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Re: DJ Models class 17 Clayton
« Reply #152 on: May 14, 2018, 08:52:23 pm »
And where will the next cheap manufacturing base with a well educated workforce come from?

North Korea of course.  I give it ten years and our models will be made there.

Bangladesh is already a major diecast vehicle producer for Ixo and Atlas Editions. When Hornby took over Arnold/Lima much of the better Lima N tooling never made it from Italy, and some of the 00 gauge items found their way to another range (Vi-trains).
« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 09:26:55 pm by woodbury22uk, Reason: Added vitrains name »
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Re: DJ Models class 17 Clayton
« Reply #153 on: May 14, 2018, 08:59:59 pm »
Be interesting to hear more from Dave especially as he's reading this at the moment ;) ;)

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Re: DJ Models class 17 Clayton
« Reply #154 on: May 14, 2018, 09:18:15 pm »
Hi,
i'm not going to add to this thread at this time, as i dont think i can say anything without possibly making the situation regarding the tools etc worse, as someone pointed out in an earlier message.....'walls have ears'.

sorry, maybe when things are sorted or its dead completely i'll say more.
cheers
Dave
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Re: DJ Models class 17 Clayton
« Reply #155 on: May 14, 2018, 09:20:22 pm »
Here's hoping that you can get summat else rolling soon.

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(I'd love to see the N J94!)

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« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 09:21:47 pm by emjaybee »
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