Re: Random Thoughts from my two articles in Volume 3 of Speedwitch's Modeling Journal
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The tinplate train set was the humble beginning of this hobby. Am I correct on this assumption? I believe one reason kids wanted trains was the larger roles that railroads played in the communities at that time. Another reason is the fascination of seeing a miniature train snake through trackwork and realistic scenery, this certainly still holds true today! It offers something for just about every one with an interest in railroads or history.
From: "Tony Thompson tony@... [STMFC]"
Sent: Saturday, March 21, 2015 9:03 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Random Thoughts from my two articles in Volume 3 of Speedwitch's Modeling Journal
But the trains under the Christmas tree that kids played with are NOT the hobby, not now and not then. Of course it may get kids intrigued, but the hobby we are talking about is, one might say, entirely different. Most people join it decades later than the Christmas tree experience.
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