I might as well admit to it immediately: This is nerd-business. But now I have a son so I’ll argue that it’s legitimate. It does not matter that he’s only 18 months. But I also have a daytime job, which also makes it acceptable to play with model trains in the evenings. Right?
You probably don’t know this, but these days model trains are off course digitally controlled. Not like back in the 80′s when all trains on the track were bound to travel by the same speed and direction. No variation. Now you can control a gazillion trains individually, plus sounds and tracks, on one single controller. No wires. Heck, you can even run the trains from your iPhone. And the best is the size. It is no longer scale 1:90. Now it’s roughly double size – or 1:45. But costs have also increased by a factor 2. Surprise.
All photos are taken at about 0.7 meters with Leica M9 + 50mm Summilux @ f/1.4 – hence the shallow depth of field (about 3 cm actually).