I was nudged a day ago by CP into pondering what layouts are worth. This as the 009 layout Chelthwaite and Beccadale is offered for sale at a bit over £7k on t'internet. (Narrow Gauge Online maybe the place to look further if you're interested).
This seems outrageous on the face of it, but then what are they worth? The answer is of course, what someone will pay for it. There is a paralel with painting. Take Lowry for example. Laughed at during his lifetime as worthless - worth millions now. The list would be endless. Are we the same? Is it art? Is a pile of ply, card and plastic worth anything at all? And are we taking the piss putting anything more than £100 down as insurance value at exhibitions, as what would the rebuild costs really be?
Over to one of the pro's?