Any statistics available showing (1) the percentage of or ratio of those who model a portion of the real one versus those with fictional MRRs ? My gut feeling is there are more real or prototype layouts when considering the club layouts along with home layouts..Also (2) Do you think it's easier to model proto, as having little or less guess work of route and scenes to be had/power already painted/ lettered/numbered ? Or, is fictional easier as kind of an 'anything goes', nothing can be called wrong in modeler's eyes ? just curious . Also, I get the sense that a greater number of latest modelers (say, last 5-10 years) are portraying real or contemporary railroads (or, of course, parts of/divisions/regions of )...more than fictional types...Dibbs ?