Getting that concept through the heads of a general public,
who are programmed to value only the biggest, strongest, loudest, brightest, is ...
Agree about general public.
But even amongst some sections of model railroading community,
the "bigger is better" is quite prevalent.
Not that I begrudge those that want to and can have a large layout,
but being stuck in that mindset can be problematic if available space becomes a problem.
I used to always try to make a layout bigger and bigger each time,
but usually when I got the layout to a 'large' size our family would then move house,
or I had to re-configure the layout to fit a smaller space for another reason.
Eventually I got tired of trying to do that and so opted for a few micro layouts instead,
that are easy to move and can fit in various small spaces throughout the house.
____________________ James Stanford.
Corowa, NSW, Australia.