Letter to the editor – Two steps to save our hobby

GOOD DISCUSSION OF THIS HOBBY CONCERN…THANKS FOR BRINGING IT UP! 😀

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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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Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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