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Railways & other things

It’s a broad church


Railway modellers are a funny bunch. They know what they want and can be vocal when something doesn’t meet their expectations. They can think their flavour is right and other flavours are wrong. And they can say what they think about the other flavours in a most detrimental light not realising that their comments are then used to apply to the whole not just the part they were slating.

I was saddened last week to read a Facebook comment where someone belittled a model that a modeller had posted a picture of based on the type of construction the modeller used. “Why use that? Anyone can use brass with time and effort” or words to that effect.

(C) Phil Parker

It’s such a shame that people think it’s ok to voice opinions like that because modelling has so many flavours and they are all acceptable. From the train set with…

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