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Engineered to Last - Model Railroading Clubs

Jun 7, 2008
Most hobbies have clubs associated with them " in part because as humans we like to share and gain insight into our viewpoints as compared to others but also because shared or pooled knowledge leads to more successful ventures. After all if everyone had to recreate the wheel every time they wanted to drive we wouldnt get very far!

Model railroading is no different. With hundreds or even thousands of clubs worldwide, it is no longer an obscure hobby.

For instance, clubs such as the LCCA (the Lionel Collectors Club of America) - formed in 1970 - provide their members with resources and forums to discuss and share their love of this wonderful hobby that might otherwise be difficult to achieve.

There are many different types of clubs out there as well. On Railserve.com for example, there are over 150 clubs benefiting an array of modelers worldwide-each with a different focus or specialty.

Their one common interest is a love of modeling and wanting to share and improve the hobby by sharing their knowledge and information with other members. Finding a club where you can share what you find and learn from others is not just a good idea but necessary.

Rome after all was not built in a day, nor by one engineer!

Whether your interest revolves around prototyping real-world scenes, collecting hard to come by equipment from yesterday or just reflect a fascination with trains in general a club that has a focus you can enjoy is out there.

Take some time and find one that suits you. Youll be glad you did. You can learn so much more by sharing what you love with others and let others share with you.
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