...and there-in illustrates my point. For you, what's available is fine. But you're 68. That's not a criticism. Your worldview is simply different. You're not simple. But what you grew up with - what you expect a model train to be - is based on a 1950s experience. Mine is based on the 1980s. You were 28 when I was born. If there is to be more S, new S, you are, and should not be, the audience. And that's 100% ok.
I'm not sure I can 100% agree. 🙂
As he pointed out, Rich may have started "back in the day", but I bet his focus, wants, needs evolved with the passing of time. Heck, in the times "he could walk", American Models, S Helper and MTH were years away; yet, as their stuff became available, he purchased. So when you say his "experience is based in the '50s", I think you might be missing the point he was trying to make. (I guess I should let him speak for himself...) 😁
Mark in Oregon