Is the model railroad industry struggling?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by RobertInOntario, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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    Scott,
    Welcome aboard. Your passion for trains is impressive but try not to hurt anybody! :)
    Ralph
  2. EngineerKyle

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    I'll add my belief that in 10 years or less, many stores, not just hobbies stores, will be closed because of internet competition.

    I think the hobby itself is going strong, thanks to DCC and these great little digital cameras... The hobby is easier and more realistic. Notice how cotton ball trees are out of fashion... I think thats because it is so easy to take and share great photos of layouts digitally. Perhaps there are fewer modellers these days... but those that do seem to be committed to quality work. I say that based mostly on what I see in forums such as this.