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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2013 02:28 am
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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2013 12:43 pm
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From Wikipedia,
"Finescale standards are model railway standards that aim to be close to the prototype dimensions. Reduction in toylike, overscale flanges, pointwork, etc."

Russ has always published magazines where accurate detail has been at the forefront of the articles presented.

Finescale railroader was his magazine, which he decided to stop publishing as it was a one man show with him doing the whole thing by himself. I miss it.

If you look at the first issues, they were called Finescale Railroaders logging and industrial annuals.

The annuals were a part if that. When he stopped doing the magazine, he decided to keep publishing the annuals as they were less imposing on his time, but they still take a lot of work.

I have them all, either in hard copy, or digital format.

I have looked forward to every issue and will continue to do so.

Finescale is a style of modeling where you attempt to build the prototype in miniature to exacting standards. It's what they try to do. It's what turns their crank.

He has only stated in his editors note what his core belief as a fine scale railroader is.

I don't have the imagination of many modelers, so if I see something that turns MY crank, and I want to make a copy or "My version"' I'll do so.

If that makes me a copycat, big deal. That term stopped bothering me when I was 9 years old.

I don't have a problem with that, and I won't lose sleep over it, and if others do...tough titties.

It's a free county yet.

If we don't agree with his view, and it bothers us that much, we are free to not purchase the magazines.

As for me.....I can't wait for the next.

Just my 2 cents worth.



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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2013 12:44 pm
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I read the comments, had a smile, and knew pretty well the point Russ was trying to make. At the same time, knew straight away that his tone and approach would not be appreciated in the right way by many, but that's Russ.

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2013 01:23 pm
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You know it's not so much that he holds THAT opinion. Everybody is entitled to their opinion. It's the deliberate attempt to use his position to publicly insult people that I take issue with. He's separating himself from other modelers but in a very unkind way and that's uncalled for. I'm sure he takes great pleasure in that.... Which makes it all the easier for me to pass his publications by from now on. I wonder how many new customers he'll get because of publishing that opinion? Ill bet not as many as he loses.

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Dave, While the magazine as a whole is great, and the issue I purchased is filled with information I find helpful; his views are such that I will not continue to purchase any more of his publishing products.

It doesn't matter how good of a modeler one is, if you can't go without say something bad about other modelers, it's better not even to bring the issue up. I don't really care what he thinks since he is just one man, but it is certainly a pity that he uses his magazine as a vent for his opinions.

I do agree with you Dave, it's the individual's choice whether to buy the magazine or not, but I see it as only fair that others know what this publisher thinks of the less accurate modelers.

As always, I count myself lucky to be in this group rather than having to put up with something like that magazine's forum.

Have a good day to you all.

--James:java:

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2013 03:02 pm
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jtrain wrote:


It doesn't matter how good of a modeler one is, if you can't go without say something bad about other modelers, it's better not even to bring the issue up.


Words to live by regarding almost every thing James! :2t:

If what I do makes me happy....That's enough for me.:cb:



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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2013 06:18 pm
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Freerails stands in stark contrast to that man's opinion. There are some outstanding true to scale modelers here... Don't get me wrong. But what there also is here is a willingness to accept and encourage all sorts of railroad modeling. Who knows, today's fiddler may be tomorrow's award winning fine scale modeler. And if not, that's OK too.

If I've never said it before, "I love this place!"

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 Posted: Thu May 30th, 2013 10:01 pm
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Me too Mike...
...and I have said it before as well.

I like 'nice models' of anything...
...trains, figures, cars, boats you name it.

Finescale, funscale, funnyscale...
...sometimes the 'funnyscale' is WAY 'Finer'.

FREERAILS ROCKS !
The ONLY railroad stop for me !

Too many modelling sites/mags...
...disapear up their own tailpipes/funnels !!!

Cool toys...
...for big boys...
...& small ones...
...the more FUN the better !

Life's too short for 'fart scale'.
(wink)

Cheers

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 Posted: Fri May 31st, 2013 03:10 pm
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Meh, I do play with toys that are mere facsimilies of the real thing. If it isn't 1:1 scale... it's a toy. Sounds like an editor who isn't getting any.



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 Posted: Fri May 31st, 2013 11:17 pm
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I agree with Woodie Narrow Gauge Down Under is great, and not just because I'm an Aussie! or is it

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