John Kerr 063018 posted:
Reading these posts makes me wonder if it is evolution in this hobby that makes us strive for high rail. I want to stay where I am in the hobby now. I really don’t want to evolve I’m thinking. Just enjoying my layout and learning new things. I evolved in another hobby and lost the drive to partake in it anymore. In many ways I think it has to happen, but I’m not going to rush it. So I still enjoy tasteful layouts, and expect to see 75 foot street lamps and 50 foot crossings. My two cents.
Evolution in the hobby has to be inevitable, otherwise we'd still be regulating speed by screwing and unscrewing light bulbs...
Without a doubt, had not the hobby evolved beyond the post war tooling and technology, O wouldn't be enjoying the popularity it is today. Had the 3-Rail Scale movement been in force 35 years ago, it would have been a valid alternative for me when I switched out of HO. (I went into S Scale...)