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Monday, May 09, 2011

Niles Project ~ Running Cost Tally

Model Railroading can get expensive. I'm going to try to keep a running tally of how much it costs me to rebuild these Niles cars. But don't blame me if I don't follow through with this. I mean, how do I factor in the use of Butane used for soldering? Or the use of tools (including Photoshop for designing decals)? And labor isn’t being factored in at all. etc.

Suydam PE 414 & 1300 Niles Cars Rebuild Cost Tally


#105
SD&SE
combine

#107
SD&SE

#109
Point Loma RR

#110
Sightseeing

Original Car Purchase 1

$250.00

$250,00

$250.00

$250.00


n/a

$3.50

$3.50

n/a


$0.66




$5.77

$5.77

$5.77


$0.42
 $0.42
TCS M4 Decoder $41.80

$41.80

$0.00
$0.00

Total

$298.65

$301.49

$259.27

$250.00

Notes:
1. Today's (2009) going rate for these cars (some were purchased for more, some were purchased for less, but they averaged out to today's going rate).
2.$2.50 ÷ 6 cars= $0.42

Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Yes sir! Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Ka-ching!

Dandy