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Don’t delay, start today

Very true


Some good insights from Steve Flint, writing in the latest Railway Modeller editorial…

There are three categories of model railway enthusiast.  The first is the person who has a specific layout project on the go….  The second is the collector….  The third is the person who, one day, is going to build a layout….

Not that there is anything fundamentally wrong with any of these three modeller categories, although the first two types are possibly more fulfilled than the third one…..

But – and it’s a but that’s getting bigger – the dynamics of modern living are steadily eroding that potential start date [for type three] for many modellers.

For instance, the government has just announced another increase in the state pension qualifying age, pushing many younger people’s retirement date further into the future.  Then there is the housing situation in the UK, this can mean that the ‘spare’ bedroom…

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