BUT THE ECONOMY STINKS, RIGHT???
In some ways yes. But the cost of materials has leveled off, and in some cases, plummeted. Most Live Steamers are old school – minimal debt and an eye toward value. You’ve eschewed conspicuous consumption. You’ve held off building your backyard railroad dream because the cost of materials was going unrealistically through the roof.
Now your wait has paid off. Steel, aluminum and iron are all on sale. Foundarys and machine shops are scrambling for work. We here at Plum Cove Studios saw the commodity bubble coming several years ago and stocked up on raw materials. We stocked up early and didn’t purchase overprice goods. At first, even we thought we were crazy buying a room full of steel and aluminum, but his is how we’ve kept prices low.
TIP: Because the economy stinks and major industry has slowed, manufacturers of raw goods have drastically slowed production. They’ve closed mines, laid off workers and shuttered factories. This means when the economy picks up again – and it will – commodities are going to be in short supply. And you know what that means, prices will go through the roof again in quick order.
Now is the best time to build that dream railroad!