I'll support any manufacturer who moves their production from China to either the U.S. or a country friendly to the U.S.
Until then, I'm not supporting any toy trains made in China. I will support LaBelle, Downtown Deco, Bar-Mills, Scale City, Berkshire Valley, and all the glorious companies of the past who manufactured right here.
You forgot cars and trucks....loaded with parts made off-shore, and of course, replacement parts.....and mostly because these “North American” companies want cheap labour and maximum profit.....maybe blame them first?then i hope you do not use these products as most are made in chine
My Daughter's Car, 2013 Chev. Impala needed a front wheel bearing assembly recently. I tried to find a USA made replacement for it but did not have any luck. Seems that China has the market sewn up for the most part. Even name USA brands such as Timken & National are China made. Timken & National may still make bearings in the USA but not for GM Front Wheel Drive vehicles like the Impala.You forgot cars and trucks....loaded with parts made off-shore, and of course, replacement parts.....and mostly because these “North American” companies want cheap labour and maximum profit.....maybe blame them first?
Yes, I agree with your sentiments. I buy USA/Canada made when possible, after that products from any other country that has a democracy form of government. The closer to home an item is manufactured the better to support workers - my neighbors, really.As stated twice previously, Obviously, things must be purchased from China because that's all there is. Toy trains are a luxury item, and don't need to be purchased. I can't make that any more clear. One more time, to keep my current trains running, I'm sure I'll have to purchase parts made in China. I don't have to purchase any new trains made in China, though. That's my choice.