What’s the newest, old chestnut in model railroading? Sort of a vague question, but I’d suggest it’s the idea that younger people aren’t currently involved, or getting involved anytime soon, in model railroading. The biggest reason given for this seems to be the draw of mobile devices like our smartphones and the siren song of the evil computing cloud. Maybe, but are the model train manufacturers trying new strategies to communicate with the next generation of model railroaders?
I wrote an article on this topic for the July 2015 issue of Kalmbach’s Model Retailer magazine and Model Retailer’s editor, Jeff Reich, has kindly allowed me to present this article here on Raildig.com.
Have a read and let me know what you think.
Model Retailer Magazine