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QUOTE (ozwarrior @ 13 Nov 2007, 08:17) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I agree it's an unusual title but I was struggling!

It's important for people to model what they want without criticism but I was thinking that the higher the bar one sets then obviously the choices diminish (in rtr terms). Does this in turn lead to more frustration?
For example if one rules out things like traction tyres, tender drive, 3-pole motors, tender gaps, flangeless wheels, pancake motors, front end shapes and so on then there's just less.
On the other hand someone who'll take pretty much any and all has more and is therefore more satisfied?
As an example if one says I won't buy a 67 as it's not up to my standards so I'll buy another 37 certainly can do so but there's less variety on the layout so there must be some dissatisfaction.
I wonder what others think? Does a more relaxed attitude bring more enjoyment?


As you state, an usual title, I agree the hobby should be enjoyed, if not hat's the point, surely it's to escape the humdrum of life. I basically create a major station in the 1950's, but there is such nice modern (current) stuff out, whether r-t-r or kits to make up, I would want to have some of these to run on my 1950's layout - purely for my own enjoyment to see what it looks like and perfomance. Our real life rail network has been so butchered and seems to be so basic, it appeals to me to see what modern railway stock would be like (just another fantasy). Anyway, I learned years ago not to worry about others criticism, unless I had ASKED for such an appraisal, that way my mind rest's easy!

Just enjoy whatever turns you on as it were - I am certainly envious of some of the great achievements of you chaps, and I look upon your talents as I did the real railways all those years ago - PURE ENJOYMENT and a delight to behold.

So inverse or not - just enjoy

Andy West
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