Premise: Model Railroading is not fun.
Is model railroading frustrating?
Why do people find aspects of it so frustrating?
Why is fun a prerequisite for a hobby?
What constitutes fun?
When is model railroading fun?
Is model railroading always fun (that is, people automatically have fun when doing it), or is it fun because people find meaningful ways to pursue it?
Are there assumptions about fun and this hobby?
What assumptions do we bring?
Why do we bring any assumptions to it?
Where or how do such assumptions begin?
Are assumptions hurting the hobby?
Why don’t we challenge assumptions about the hobby?
Are people afraid to challenge their assumptions about model railroading?
What would happen if more people did?
Would people still be having fun?
Would that result in a better hobby?
Boiling it down to three questions:
Are decades old assumptions hurting or helping model railroading?
Why are people adverse to talking about all this?
What would happen if we did?
The answers dear reader, should you choose to pursue them, are entirely up to you.