Two of my valued blog partners, Chris Mears and Steve Boyko, and I were recently commenting on one of Chris' thought-provoking posts. The topic was the nexus of enthusiasts studying prototype railways for model railway inspiration, and the resources available for those who are modelling from memories of others.
"... talking about the future I couldn’t resist the urge to ask where we’ll find our inspiration as our relationship with real trains gets further distanced. I’ve met so many new modellers who are doing really great work yet don’t have that rich history with real railroading that so many of our model railway forefathers had." --Chris
"It’s harder to get to a train for many of us and when we get there it isn’t as easy to get as deeply involved as we once might have been able to." --Chris