GOOD DISCUSSION OF THIS HOBBY CONCERN…THANKS FOR BRINGING IT UP! 😀
This post is hi-jacked, with apologies, from the Model Railroad Hobbyist forum. It’s worth a read and seems to make a lot of sense to me. It’s another, if lengthy, plea for small model railways…..
Letter to the Editor
Reversing the Decline in Participation in Model Railroading Depends on Taking Two Steps
Participation in the model railroading hobby will expand if we take to heart some lessons from military modellers. While admittedly anecdotal evidence, a look at the ages of authors published in Kalmbach’s Fine Scale Modeller reveals military modellers, or more broadly plastic modellers, to be a generation or two younger than model railroaders.
Military modellers, as I will call them for shorthand, seem to be fellows who had variously some or no introduction to model building as children; so far so good, they seem to fit the mould of model railroaders. They then abandoned the hobby for girls and…
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