Sometimes I read something and think to myself about how terrific it was, not because the author presented a truly unique and completely brand new idea but for the wisdom expressed when they describe a concept. I’ve just finished reading Lance Mindheim’s blog post titled Advanced Beginners. The Underserved, Invisible Modeling Class:
This is a real population within the hobby of model railroading and a market we could perhaps be aiming more media at. I felt like this was the modeller who is, as Lance describes, deeply steeped in trains both real and model and is looking to get involved with creating something that reflects that relationship: a model railway that reminds the modeller of time spent trackside and inspires more time with trains.
The blog post is terrific and well worth the read. Check it out.