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Are Model Railways a form of Fanfic?
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 Posted: Wed Mar 19th, 2014 06:01 am
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(SIGH) The Voice Of Reason has spoken. Now I can safely get back to my fictitious real world. Jose.



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I don't see any reason why someone in the UK should have to model only UK-style railroads. If the individual prefers to model an American railroad, that's their perogative -- just as some here in the USA like to model foreign railroads.



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Well, I agree. People can model what they like.

The point I was trying to convey is that there seems to be a genre developing among modellers who aren't familiar with the prototype. I have travelled in the US enough, and have had experience of colonial railways which are often strongly influenced by US practice from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, to have a particular perception, and I was offering that perception for comment by US readers

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there seems to be a genre developing among modellers who aren't familiar with the prototype

Or they are not interested in modelling every little bit of it. For as many reasons as there are modellers out there every one of us traces a line where is good enough for each one of us. I am ready to bet that the guy who throws an oval of tinplate track over the carpet has as much fun as the obsessed superdetailers. The reference material is out there up for grabs, it is our choice to follow it or not. Happiness comes in all forms and shapes. Jose.



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Well said Jose

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I would guess that the tinplate operator is having MORE fun than the obsessed superdetailer.
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"Are Model Railways a form of Fanfic?"
Hadn't thought of that before, but, yeah, makes sense to see them that way.



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