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 Posted: Wed Feb 8th, 2017 05:28 pm
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"Unless it's R/C of course!"

Even then there is a + and - on the battery.

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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2017 12:14 am
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Ah, of course! Just goes to show how popular negativity can be!:2t:

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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2017 12:17 am
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"Two negatives do not make a positive, just a bigger negative"

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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2017 02:41 am
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This is what I like so much about you guys and gals here on Free Rails, little or no negativity. We do have a negative opinion of negativity, we don't like it.

I don't see anyone all puffed up with inflated self importance telling anyone the "proper" way to do something. What I do see: people willing to help when asked for their input.

Larry G

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 Posted: Thu Feb 9th, 2017 02:56 am
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Long live the good ship FREERAILS and all who sail on her !

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A slip of the tongue is far worse than a slip of the foot.

Much negativity, in my opinion, occurs when someone says or writes something he shouldn't. We've all done it at one point.  The Internet has one advantage in that you can take time to properly write something before posting it, giving ample opportunity to turn down the negativity and find more constructive ways of writing to fellow hobbyists.  Ironically, it seems to be on the Internet that most negativity occurs.

Rarely had negative comments in public, but I've made and received a few on the Internet

That being said, some people don't mind their tongue while talking any more than they mind their own feet while walking or fingers while typing.  The result for such people is that they always end up stepping on others' joy.

What this has to do with model trains is this: A hobby ought to be a place to retreat from the daily negativity that we are all bombarded by in life.  Pretty taboo, in my opinion, when someone brings a big stinking bag of negativity into a room full of people just trying to enjoy life.

Sail on Freerails, bless those that serve this forum so well.


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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 09:30 am
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Hi Larry :wave:

'Winston Churchill' at R.H.& D.Rly. Hythe station.

These 15" gauge trains & 12 miles of mainline seemed pretty 'real' to me at age 5 !

Winston looks very 'American' as well you might notice ! ;)

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Hi Steve

Well said about On30 and anyone who claims to have invented a particular scale/gauge combo - there's nothing new out there!  When I see something that's a bit unusual, I don't get all twitchy about it, instead I check it out to see if I can learn something from it.

I am particularly interested to see you are building 3/8n40; it's not too far from what a small bunch of us are doing in New Zealand, modelling our 42" gauge Government Railways on O-gauge track....the ratio is slightly different, 9millimetres:foot rather than 3/8":foot  but you'd probably be hard pressed to tell the difference.

I've been toying with the idea of building a metre-gauge articulated (see attachment) like what the Brazilians used, since the model gauge is pretty much the same.  Are you working to any particular prototype?

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Paul Woods
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Good morning Paul and all, I have never built a railroad that was modeled after a particular railroad, I guess I always thought it could stifle my creativity and choices.  An example would be, I like Shays and if I modeled a railroad that didn't have one, then what?  I like the creative aspects of model railroading and simply follow the rule that it is "railroad prototypical" , in other words my railroad would have done this, but maybe not a particular railroad, such as EBT or Cass, or what ever example you might cite.  With this said my 3/8's railroad has a 4 wheel box cab with a pantograph on the roof, I also have a 4 wheel gas mechanical for switching the pier, and a two axel center cab for pulling trains over the railroad.  The concept is, this is a 15-20 mile long isolated railroad that serves an island community.  It runs between the two towns and the pier, where all commerce comes in and out.  At this point the railroad and the two towns don't have names as of yet but working on it.  All of the freight cars are scratch built and I am also using some laser cut car frames and box car frames from Deerfield River Laser.  I also use KD 805 couplers and Athearn Arch Bar trucks, code 100 rail on home made ties.  In closing just a few points that I would like to state, I do agree with the statements posted on this subject of negativity, negative people, and hobbies as refuges from the outside world. Recently I saw an interview with Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, really fascinating to hear their views about life, giving, wealth, family, and our country in general. In one comment Mr. Buffet stated he could buy just about anything he wanted but the one thing he couldn't buy was more time, which he values more then the other things he owns.  He went on to say that he does not fill up his days with things to do but keeps things wide open, his schedule is minimal,  But the thing I enjoyed the most was he makes it a point to not have lunch with people he doesn't like, he likes to be with positive people.  Now that is something to take to the bank!  I do appreciate the creativity on this site, also the civility.  In my operating group, which comprises about 10-12 guys, I make it a point to have fun, there is very good natured ribbing, I also have a rule no conversation on religion or politics and that is absolute. In my way of thinking, the guys that come here will drive more then an hour, some more then two hours and if I am asking them to drive that far, I better have a fun experience.SO, that is it for now,Steve    

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 Posted: Fri Feb 10th, 2017 07:28 pm
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Si,
In my estimation, model trains this large can be seen as 'real' railroads. The RH&D carries passengers inside the coaches on a track longer than some full size railroads. It could also carry freight if needed.

Is this the same line that had antiaircraft guns mounted on flat cars during WW2?

Larry G


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