Saturday, February 19, 2011

The (Model Railroad) Future We Will Create

No sooner did I put up a post heaping praise upon The Model Railway Show podcast when TMRS's Trevor Marshall posted a plug for Up Dunes Junction on TMRS's site. I also got a nice email.

Why does this matter? Because one of my goals with Up Dunes Junction is to be a modest little interchange for great model railroading content and community emerging across the Internet.

Hobby shops may be closing, fewer people may be buying Model Railroader, and those train show schedules may look thinner, but these are the golden days of model railroading. One reason is that model trains are better than ever before--better controls, better detail, more true to the prototype. But the other reason is people like Trevor and Jim at TMRS, and how they are creating the future of model railroading by using the internet to bring model railroaders together in exciting new ways.