Today’s jobs require much more depth and comprehension of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculums in schools than they did in the past. Making these aspects of the higher-paying fields available today from a young age can significantly help more inexperienced members of your family excel when they reach employment age.
One way to accomplish this is to make such knowledge, and its attainment, fun and enjoyable. Building scale models, especially those with moving parts, can provide a hands-on experience that teaches life-long lessons. Enhancing perception and forethought, building miniature models can also build memories and increase the number of teachable moments parents and older members of the family can use. Younger members of the family might not even realize they are learning more complicated math and engineering when it is presented to them in an engaging way.
Building a scale model nce dcc command station to go with the rest of the train’s set can make things interesting for youngsters. Many children do not own such ‘toys’ and can also make your child or teen more aware of how the principles being taught in their math and science classes.
Having a train set that you can easily build on and increase in size, alter, and learn from can also come into use for science projects and other projects, both for school and after-hours groups and clubs. While these sets are fragile, they can also last for years if taken care of, both during and after putting different parts of the set together. Building each piece takes time and builds patience, as well as manual dexterity, an artistic eye, and an appreciation for hard work.
Or it can simply become a way to unwind after a hard day’s work for an adult who always wanted a train set of their own but never got one in their youth. Seeing something come together that matches your vision of how something should look brings immense satisfaction to anyone of any age.