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How many times have you heard trains mentioned in songs or seen them in movies? There is something mystical about them that intrigues people. That is what makes model train sets such as the N scale train so popular. N scale trains are a great outlet for creativity because they stimulate the imagination, their layouts can be constantly changed, and they bring the old and young together.
Model train sets have always stimulated the imagination of the old and young. They have been around almost as long as trains themselves. By creating a train layout with scenery, you create a tiny world that takes the viewer back to another place in time and history. On top of that is the nostalgia for train travel in a world now dominated by the automobile. Many people long for a world in which they can hop on a train and travel from one place to the next. An N scale train model is a place where they can indulge that fantasy.
The ability to change the layout for an N scale train set is another reason it is a good outlet for creativity. You may first build a rural scene for your layout, but later decide you want to interchange it with an urban scene with tall buildings. You may also purchase the elements of your layout or make them yourself. For example, you may create a papier mache mountain, purchase trees, or combine the two.
Because they appeal to people of all ages, N scale trains can bring the old and young together. For example, a grandfather and grandson may find train modeling to be a bonding experience and one in which the elder can teach the younger about history. The young and old can work together to create a layout, perhaps with the old as a historical guide and the young as a source of raw enthusiasm.
The appeal to imagination, ability to be altered, and bringing together of different generations makes the N scale train fertile ground for creativity. After all, who doesn’t love trains?
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N Scale Train
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