What i cant understand is why folks automatically think the reasons behind something must be because the company is out to stick it to the public. Legacy Base 3, price increases, and now what is covered in the catalogs. Instead of this being the first thought, how about we look at the world around us now...what you see for shortages and price increases might just be affecting everyone...not just the cream cheese at the supermarket and plywood at Big Box Hardware that affects Joe the consumer, but the producers of goods are being affected as well (hence the reason why you see price increases at the consumer end). Companies need a profit margin to stay in business. This margin allows for companies to provide vacation time, health benefits, invest in new product development, pay their bills and yes, pocket some money in the end for their investors. Whether you agree or not, this is the way capitalism works and has allowed us the privilege to complain about our model trains rather than not being able to find something to eat for the next day or so.