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I was curious to what $25 (back in 1972) would be worth today. Using a website (inflation calculator), $25 is the equivalent of $150.26. I doubt that train set could be sold at $150 today (more likely double or triple today). Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I still remember as a kid looking at the Sears Christmas wish book at the train sets, and debating which one I would have wanted.
 

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Look at what it would have cost in 1925 if made back then.
Might have been a $1.00. Or less. :D
 

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Thats pretty amazing ! The cost of a set of cars is pricey !! Even for N scale. I just spent $20 on a small flat car lol
 

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Look at what it would have cost in 1925 if made back then.
Might have been a $1.00. Or less. <img src="http://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
well n gauge trains came out in 1962 but I can’t find any prices on them but here are some O and S stuff that’s kinda interesting oh and you could buy a house kit from sears in 1963 for 2200 bucks!! How bout a 4x8 layout for less than 8 bucks!
 

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well n gauge trains came out in 1962 but I can’t find any prices on them but here are some O and S stuff that’s kinda interesting oh and you could buy a house kit from sears in 1963 for 2200 bucks!! How bout a 4x8 layout for less than 8 bucks!

well if these where the prices now the hobby would be much bigger.....
 

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You're OLD???

WOW!!!!!!!!!!
1y before i was born!!! LOL
and im old!!!
Riggzie;

You are not "old" kid!

I was born in 1948. Harry Truman was still president. World War two had ended only three years before. The Korean war, let alone Vietnam, hadn't even been thought off yet. Chuck Yeager had just broken the sound barrier. Sputnik, the first satellite to orbit in space, wouldn't be launched for ten years. No man had gone into space. The moon landing wasn't even a dream yet. And you say you're "old" HA! :laugh: Maybe QueenoftheGN will look up what a complete train set cost in 1948! :D

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well n gauge trains came out in 1962 but I can’t find any prices on them but here are some O and S stuff that’s kinda interesting oh and you could buy a house kit from sears in 1963 for 2200 bucks!!
2200 dollars? That's expensive even for today!....
 

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well n gauge trains came out in 1962 but I can’t find any prices on them but here are some O and S stuff that’s kinda interesting oh and you could buy a house kit from sears in 1963 for 2200 bucks!!
2200 dollars? That's expensive even for today!....
Move this to have a giggle!
 

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well n gauge trains came out in 1962 but I can’t find any prices on them but here are some O and S stuff that’s kinda interesting oh and you could buy a house kit from sears in 1963 for 2200 bucks!!
2200 dollars? That's expensive even for today!....
it’s a real three bedroom house lol not for a train layout!
 

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These prices need to come back. According to the parts list on the Scarm plan I’m working on, I need 92 pieces of Unitrack. The turnouts and crossovers alone will probably run me between $300-350. Sigh....


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In 1975 (my freshman year), $282 was a semester's worth of tuition at Washington State University. :)
 

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In 1974, my tuition at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology was $80.00, plus $250.00 for books, supplies, drafting equipment, etc....
 

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In 1975 (my freshman year), $282 was a semester's worth of tuition at Washington State University. <img src="http://www.modeltrainforum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
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I wish. I now have to pay 12500$ to go to college. Not counting books!
 
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