Apologies if this has been done to death, but just what is going on with the cost of model railways? I've just been to a local exhibition, and don't begrudge at all paying a fiver to get in, but the cost of second-hand items on the trade stands struck me completely dumb. One particular stall was asking £5 a piece for battered old Hornby sectional platforms, and £30 for an shabby-looking unboxed Smokey Joe. Is this the going rate these days, or is this trader just trying it on? I was hoping to get back into the hobby on a small scale, but if this is how it is I'll be sticking with Train Simulator, as at least there are regular Steam sales to make the cost more reasonable.