The more I study and learn about full-size railroading, the less interest I have in model railroading. The expert mentality and rigid mindset of the mainstream doesn’t interest me in the slightest. I find all that chatter more of a burden than anything.
It’s left me torn with regard to this blog. Clearly, I want to go in a direction that few are interested in. As you know, I believe that the craft is what you make of it. However, the values that I appreciate have seldom if ever been part of the larger culture. If I’m not providing genuine value for you, then I should move on and let you do the same.
So, for now, that’s what I’m going to do. I’ve said everything I wanted to say about the craft and summed up my views in the volume about Mill Road. I’m not saying this is the final post but it will be the last one for a while as I need to take a break and evaluate what might come next. I appreciate the gift of your time in reading and commenting over the years of this blog and don’t take that gift lightly. Stay safe and well during the holidays and enjoy the craft however you choose to practice it.