Posts Tagged ‘opinion’

Why Build Such a Complex Layout?

Posted on August 19th, 2013, by Michael Rountree

Recently, a forum thread at Nscale.net was begun, asking the question of why we bother with large layouts and complex trackwork, such as a big rail yard. The thread originator wondered whether we might be just as happy with a mainline loop and compelling scenery.

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The Discipline of the Hobby

Posted on August 31st, 2011, by Mike

I have heard it said that you must listen to your muse, and if you endeavor to create while your muse is not present, then nothing good will come of it. This has been applied to art in general, but also specifically to model railroading, which must be recognized as an art form. I agree that model railroading is truly an art, but I disagree with the notion that “good” art is only created when the inspiration is present.

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Ready for the Roller Coaster?

Posted on April 28th, 2011, by Mike

You’ve waited in the long line, zig-zagging your way to the front. Your anticipation grew as the train left the station, and the ratchet engaged, dragging you click click click up the long hill. You know what’s coming next, right? That mix of terror and exhilaration, as the wild ride will finally commence once you get to the top…

Well am I the only one to hear the click click click that portends a wild ride of another sort, specifically the looming hyperinflation that is gonna make my future… interesting?

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