Model Trains For Beginners Is Reversing The Decline In Model Railroading

Model Trains For Beginners has been on a mission since 2008 to reverse the decline in model Railroading.

Dan Morgan of ModelTrainsForBeginners.com says that the kids of today are missing out because a video game will never give you as much pleasure as planning, building and constructing a working model railroad. We live in an instant gratification age where the kids want to take the wrapping off a package and be playing in 2 minutes… So, it’s up to us as parents and grandparents to show them what they are missing out on.

Wday.com reported on the decline in model railroading with members of the West Fargo Club…

 

Don Radeck – Spud Valley Model Railroad: “I look forward to Tuesday nights coming out here, and we model railroad, and we talk about trains and trains we saw over the week.”

In recent years those numbers on Tuesday night are dropping, and fewer young people are showing up.

Don Radeck: “A lot of it’s the electronic age, it’s easier to sit at the computer screen and play video games and stuff like that I see that with my own son”

Some of the decline may also have to do with the real railroads they’re based on.
Full article and video by wday.com

 

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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common. Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!
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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common. Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!