Don't know how you got through it. I felt the guy clearly had too much time on his hands. He may have been around the mark, but I got pretty darned bored.Railphotog said:Very interesting, lots of behind the scenes stuff there. Must have taken me over an hour to read it all.
He starts the article by telling you how he's not qualified to talk about it, then goes on for umpteen paragraphs doing just that. While he's at it, he manages to insult or poke fun at just about everyone in the hobby, or so it seems from what little reading I did before I decided it wasn't worth the effort.The Sociology of Model Railroading
Let me start by pointing out that I'm not a sociologist...
indeed now. One of the best books I've ever purchased and I'll bet he thinks I've wasted my money.Malcolm Furlow, as being a phoney!
Thanks Willis! It took me 3 hours to read it, then again I read slowly word by word...CBCNSfan said:Sorry folks I got down to the Rev Mikes and couldn't take any more of it. I don't know how you read it all, you're better men that I
Misused? Greater sense of integrity? Was John Olson's express goal to develop as an "original" artist and did he fail at that? Or, was he building model railroads for his own enjoyment? See, this is what makes me just want to throw it all out - these suppositions based on Bruce's own set of ideals that he determines success or failure for everyone else.Olson had considerable talent, that he misused by not developing his own style with a greater sense of integrity.
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