Mike Brock wrote
I think Tim is overlooking the fact that buiding models of real
Not at all Mike. I'm not against layouts... I just think elaborate
HOME layouts are ultimately a waste of time better spent working on
models or on a good club layout. You see, it's the temporariness of
the thing that bothers me. Now, my little shelf layout will be just
a bit smaller than yours, so I do expect to spend (waste?) not a few
hundred hours on it. It's precisely because great layouts are so hard
to build that I think it's a shame to lose that work... It's almost
the hobbyist equivalent of Navajo sand paintings!
Of course some modelers are well off enough and/or have enough friends
to help, so their home layouts are effectively privately funded clubs.
But most of us can't do it.
I hope Jack Burgess has plans to leave his home as a museum so that
his magnificent work isn't simply ripped up with sawz-all and crowbar.