While sites like eBay empower users to come together, and while the the Internet allows for hobbyists to connect in a large scale, the large scale connections don’t last long in many cases. People tend to sub-divide once they’ve discovered the group overall, based on interests, personality, location, and a range of other factors.
So it’s not surprising to find specific theme-based hobbyist sites like the Toy & Model Auctions site. Quite a cool project.
This particular site is interesting because it’s brought to you by a hobby oriented company – Hornby.