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First off, to AZBaja, I apologize for my snarky and downright nasty comment, totally uncalled for.
To the other topic that is apparently closed, I will say that while Ken Patterson did say that it seemed like work, he also presented Mr Pellegrino's railroad in a decent light. His operations were not delved into in great detail and that is probably because Ken is not a Railroad Modeller but is more building and art oriented.
Perhaps to the detriment of this forum, Ken Patterson's videos were very responsible for my return after a 20 year hiatus, great for me, not so much for everyone listening to my rambles.....
For me, I have been developing an interest in some operations but have yet to really bring them to fruition.
The great offense that KP was accused of was calling operations "work". I have been told by a few that operation is a strategy game, but that is inaccurate, for a game needs victory conditions and an opponent....a fast clock really doesn't cut it.....Also, the reenactor hobby is mentioned, but this also falls a bit short as war reenactors relive a specific day in history, or particular battle, but do not adlib or change history they bring it to life as accurately as possible.....So when operations is given a category, the simulation is most accurate. Operators try to run a railroad as the prototype does by simulating the WORK done to run the railroad!
So I think by Ken saying it was like work, he was right unintentionally. There is a lot of work in operations, but it gives the Plywood Pacific something that mere train running does not, a sense of purpose beyond trains in a circle.
AZBaja, sometimes you come off a bit arrogantly, sometimes you want to pick a fight, most times what you are trying to say is for the betterment of the hobby, so again I apologize and will return to my happy place and have a cookie!
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