Here is another one, although this is more of a general complaint, not necessarily about one specific product. It has to do with the prices of pretty much any Walthers product. I've been looking at their bi and tri-level enclosed autoracks for a while, and I'm amazed by their prices: https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=walthers+autorack&_sacat=0&_sop=10 Even the new runs at hobby shops sell for $50+. This is the same Gold Line tooling that has been around for at least 15 or 20 years now. I know they made some improvements to it since the kit days, but still, this is not new tooling. I know their prices are inflated just because it's under the Proto brand and they think it's a 'premium' model. Their newer Mainline cars are similarly detailed and come at much lower prices. I saw similar tactics with their Evans Coil Car too. They were also priced over $50 at most hobby shops. Meanwhile, the cars lack coupler cut levers, trainline air hoses, most brake plumbing, and use mostly re-used tooling from the old kit version. It's a mediocre model at best, and it definitely doesn't have the detail to be considered a top-level Proto model. I purchased a new Tangent Greenville Boxcar for the same price, and those models have superior underbody detail, road name variation, rotating bearing caps on the trucks, and Kadee scale couplers. Even Exactrail's new Bethlehem hopper run is sub $50, there is no reason for these prices from Walthers. I dislike the trend these manufacturers are following, especially with the prices of older tooling. Athearn is doing similar things with old A-Line and Roundhouse tooling, and it encourages eBay sellers to raise their prices as well. If 20 year old tooling still in production is fetching 50 dollars as a new model, it seems only natural that old models on eBay are the same price. After all, the new models are exactly the same as the old ones. This model is $50 on eBay right now: https://www.ebay.com/itm/144422912212?epid=1724533633&hash=item21a046c0d4:g:K3YAAOSwT95iEYoz This model was released in 2000, making it 22 years old. It has a $25 sticker on it, and according to an inflation calculator online, it should cost $40 in 2022. That exact same tooling is $50 dollars at my local hobby shop, and $55 dollars at Trainworld, a Trainboard advertiser. Something doesn't add up here. That's a 25% increase ON TOP of inflation.