This has been on my mind since the York Show last weekend, and I will try to be restrained and not turn this into an all out rant.
I was introduced by a friend to a gentlemen at the show and the said gentlemen enquired what I modelled in. My response was ‘Currently OO but I’m going to be moving into P4’. The atmosphere changed and his response was ‘Don’t bother!’ He then went on to talking about basic rivet counting issues connecting to P4. At this point I politely left the conversation.
I don’t mind banter between modellers, it’s all part of the fun. What I do feel uncomfortable about is the almost back biting towards other modellers if they do something slightly different. I don’t have a problem with OO, EM or P4 and can’t see why we can’t all enjoy the hobby. What I do have a problem with are certain people who moan a particular class of loco they want hasn’t been produced by any of the RTR manufacturers. There are those reading this who will know who I refer too….
Alas my blog post wont alter anything and the attitudes of a few will be something I will have to live with. As long as you don’t force your views on others, I don’t see a problem with what you model. That view could be applied to all aspects of life I’m sure.