Saturday December 19th 2015.Tim
"Alright Guys!" A
traditional opening statement in the world of electric
train set You Tube 'how to' videos. Worth noting that
the word "Guys" is gender specific, the obsession of
model electric trains remains a male bastion. Also worth
noting that electric train You Tube 'how to' video
presenters range in age from around eight or nine year
olds to the occasional sixty year old. And should you be
considering an entry into the world of electric train
sets the fourteen or fifteen year presenter of 'how to'
videos is your best bet for actually understanding what
they're talking about.
Those remotely interested will be delighted to hear that You
Tube 'how to' videos are usually open to 'comments' and
there's a 'like' button, which does subject a presenter to a
process of what in the more academic world might be called
'peer review.' I'm all for the process myself, and it does
offer the novice an opportunity to better understand the
more political and sometimes passionate nature of the
"Alright Guys" community. The purists, I'd guess you'd call
them. Either way, an N Gauge electric train set needs some
kind of table devoted entirely to it and there could well be
four hundred thousand different ways of making this table.