Are Model Trains Toys?

This has been an ongoing discussion for many, many years and one that annoys the experienced model railroaders.

Thanks to the generosity of a friend and colleague, my son Nick and I recently came into a rather nice train set.

I hesitate to refer to the railroad paraphernalia as toys, though that’s exactly what it is for Nick and I, because model railroading is a serious, substantial and year round hobby for a lot of people. In other words, model trains are toys the way my fishing tackle is a collection of toys, that is to say you could argue either way, but you’d be arguing over something that’s largely inconsequential.

Comment below, it will be interesting to read what you think…

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