Get to know the gentlemen of the fantastical NY Society of Model Engineers, whose obsession with trains is contagious! While these train aficionados enjoy a long legacy of creating replica model trains, new digital technologies present an existential challenge to this hobby.

MASTERS OF | TRACKS – SOCIETY OF MODEL ENGINEERS

Get to know the gentlemen of the fantastical NY Society of Model Engineers (actually based in NJ). Their obsession with trains is contagious, and their skill at creating replica model trains and sets is something to behold. While these train aficionados enjoy a long legacy, new digital technologies and habits present an existential challenge to this hobby of all hobbies.

Yes, this place exists in real life and you should go visit. Go check out the New York Society of Model Engineers in Carlstadt, NJ, or catch them on tour.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

ANTHONY: Trains are just so different from every other thing. They just have this certain sound and a certain feel that defines who I am.

I’ve got railroading in my blood.

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