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 Posted: Thu Aug 18th, 2016 02:02 am
   
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Chriss H
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Agreed! After spending a couple of evenings here, I liked what I saw, and signed up, glad I was pointed in this direction!
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 Posted: Thu Aug 18th, 2016 03:46 am
   
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Yep, I have joined several model train forums since I got back into the hobby. Almost all of them, I just quit going back to. Any of them with a lot of 'off topic' stuff or political nonsense, I walk away from.
Others, like the O Gauge Railroading magazine forum, has some really good stuff but I am getting sick to death of the guy in charge having to have his say last and editing everyone else as well as a bunch of his buddies bashing the UP steam program to comical levels (whether deserved or not, I got tired of it the first hundred times I read it). Any forum that has a guy and his cronies having their say and nobody else gets to, I get fed up with really fast. Heck, their forum is the reason I decided to not submit my layout article to them (more later, but I'm shooting for a more well-known venue, let's just say).
Others, like the Model RR Hobbyist online magazine forum, have great content but are structured in a way that it's so amazingly easy to miss a lot of content as there's no way to see what's really going on.
Generally speaking, this forum appears to have NONE of the noise and is easy to see what you're missing. Most of what I see here is honest hobby talk and some of the best model work I've found on any forum.
My only complaint is that there's not a lot of new posts, but the forum mods can't be held responsible for that. And if it means fewer people come here but post all this REALLY good content and not a lot of drivel, well, I have nothing to complain about, do I?
This is an excellent forum, and it's the only one I linked from my own site.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 19th, 2016 07:18 pm
   
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Agreed. This is the only forum I will post too. Everyone here encourages instead of stating what they would have done and what is wrong with the model. I have nothing against constructive criticism. The other forums miss the constructive part.
Stephen

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 Posted: Sat Aug 20th, 2016 05:38 pm
   
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NevadaBlue wrote:
Thanks Bernd, for everything. I hope you can visit more often, at least peek in and post sometimes. This forum is a jewel, worth the effort to keep it going.

You're welcome Ken.

I stop by as much as I can on my way through my daily run of forum reading. I need to get a couple of projects finished and post the results here.

Bernd

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 Posted: Sun Sep 4th, 2016 01:16 pm
   
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I find this the best of the US sites for O gauge (and probably other scales I'm not using).
Another I occasionally have posted on is full of people raving on about expensive brass RTR or whining about why their O scale range is not serviced like the 3-rail toy market. Very rare to find any modelling happening. The rest of the sites rarely mention O gauge.
I also post on the Gauge O Guild site (which is members only) as probably the only Australian prototype layout thread and on the RMweb 7mm+modelling area.

When I was heavily into S gauge I frequented a US S Scale only site and occasionally looked over the S Gauge (Flyer) site. The two groups had entirely different approaches. The only problem was Brooks Stover whose layout was very much a scale affair excepting his use of Flyer type wheels and track to get his engines around tight curves in his layout room. You couldn't really mention him on the scale site :>)

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 Posted: Thu Sep 8th, 2016 06:36 pm
   
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W C Greene wrote:
I am truly glad that I am here where folks are adults and not kids!

Woodie


"We're not kids", I'll be damned, I wish my ex wife was around to read that comment, she wouldn't agree, hence ex wife!
But this is a great forum, it is the only one I have stuck with, all the others have derailed themselves.

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 Posted: Thu Sep 8th, 2016 09:21 pm
   
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I am truly glad that I am here where folks are adults and not kids!

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 Posted: Fri Sep 9th, 2016 12:16 am
   
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I also must give praise to all who will deal with the technical issues that keep this forum working. I just like to build things an d see what people think. I also like the social banter between members. I guess if that part offends someone, you have two options, one is don't open this page and the other is ............ I have visited other pages and just never got the warm fuzzy as with Freerails. It is like going out to eat,I like what is served here.
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 Posted: Fri Sep 9th, 2016 02:41 am
   
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wclm wrote:
I also like the social banter between members. I guess if that part offends someone, you have two options, one is don't open this page and the other is ............Yeah, but even that is light, easy to deal with and doesn't get too old.



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 Posted: Fri Sep 9th, 2016 07:20 pm
   
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Again, thanks guys!

And again, it's the members that make FR what it is--so please keep it up!!!

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