San Diego Model Railroad Museum thinks 3D printing can revive model railroading hobby

The model railroad museum recently brought in a 3D printing designer to create new building for their model train layout

Curiously, and contradictory to the theory that only old men enjoyed model railroads, my grandfather started the hobby when he was relatively young, and actually gave it up as he got older. By the time I was around to see what he had built in his garage he had long stopped adding to it and only really fired it up at my request. Most of his modelling was done as a much younger man, and almost all of the buildings and bridges were built from scratch. When I asked him why he stopped he said that he had less time to devote to the hobby, and it had become too time consuming to continue to add on to his miniature town. While my grandfather passed away more than a decade ago I still remember the sadness that he seemed to feel over no longer having the time to spend on his hobby, and I wonder what he would have made of 3D printing technology.

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