Approach Medium

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The hobby of model railroading has been a passion of mine my entire life. Over the last couple years I've been sharing that hobby with the world through Trainz A New Era on my YouTube channel. I've mostly been focused on highly detailed route building, doing around 3-4 small to medium builds each year. I also do live streams and tutorials to help the the model railroad hobby community better understand how to create a realistic virtual railroad in Trainz. My goal has always been to inspire creativity in others while sharing what I consider my artistic expression

As someone who has worked in media my entire adult life, I strive to provide the highest possible quality videos with each new series. Covering production costs is my number one goal with this Patreon. I edit my videos using a combination of Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Audition which has a monthly subscription fee with Adobe. In addition to software, I have a monthly subscription to Epidemic Sound which gives me access to high quality soundtracks and FX. Any additional earnings will be used to upgrade hardware and storage.

Going forward I plan to diversify my videos by adding more Trainz tutorials & live streams as well as learning to create my own assets for the game. Eventually I would like to add an actual scale modeling series to make use of the collection of HO and N scale trains I have. Additional Patreon earnings will be used to purchase supplies for this series such as model kits and paints.

Each contribution tier will unlock increasing benefits, giving you access to videos before their public release, Patreon only routes and Live Streams. 95% of my content will continue to be free for everyone, the exception being a monthly live stream tutorial for those in the top two tiers. Benefit tiers & goals will continue to be updated based on your feedback and growth of the channel.

With your continued support here and on YouTube I will be able to expand and continue to share my modelling techniques with you and the rest of the model railroading world. Thank you!
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In the unlikely event we hit this goal, I'll be able to discuss reducing my hours at my full time job to make more time for videos and asset creation.
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