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    • March 20, 2017 3:38 PM EDT
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      Can you recomend any good Facebook train/gardening groups?

      Related to a current thread...If this is inappropriate or in the wrong place please feel free to let me know and I will correct it. 

      I am an admitted social media junkie (also an admittedly old one!).  I sometimes have a hard time finding pages on Facebook and it sounds as though some of you may know of some good ones.  Does anyone have any 'G' related or good gardening pages they would like to share?

      Thanks in advance!

      Cynn

    • March 20, 2017 3:45 PM EDT
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      By the way, I did find one for Large Scale Central but it looks like my plans for becoming a full time artist...Abandoned long ago! 

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      Welcome.  Nothing wrong with Facebook.  Its a great resource with lots of information.  When used together with LSC you will learn so much.  

      Garden Railways https://www.facebook.com/groups/814561258654535/?ref=bookmarks

      G scale trains https://www.facebook.com/groups/248809748503280/

      G scale net https://www.facebook.com/groups/gscale/

      16mm association https://www.facebook.com/groups/16mmngm/

      This post was edited by Shawn Viggiano at March 21, 2017 9:06 AM EDT
    • March 20, 2017 3:51 PM EDT
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      There is also a good G scale swap group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/437493469620109/ 

       

      Chris

    • March 20, 2017 4:01 PM EDT
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      Thanks Shawn/Chris...Requests sent.  Of course now FB should be flooding my 'suggested group' page with tons of train related groups!

      All of those looked pretty cool.  Still I like the structure of a forum too.  Not ashamed to say I pre-date Facebook (and the internet!).

       

    • March 20, 2017 4:03 PM EDT
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      Shawn Viggiano said:

      Welcome.  Nothing wrong with Facebook.  Its a great resource with lots of information.  When used together with LSC you will learn so much.  

      Garden Railways https://www.facebook.com/groups/814561258654535/?ref=bookmarks

      G scale trains https://www.facebook.com/groups/248809748503280/

      G scale net https://www.facebook.com/groups/gscale/

      16mm association https://www.facebook.com/groups/16mmngm/

       

      Possible I have been living a sheltered life but I have not heard of 16mm.  I assume this is an English thing???

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      I approved you for garden railways.  You have a start while you wait for the others.  

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      Cynnthia Verbrugge said:
      Shawn Viggiano said:

      Welcome.  Nothing wrong with Facebook.  Its a great resource with lots of information.  When used together with LSC you will learn so much.  

      Garden Railways https://www.facebook.com/groups/814561258654535/?ref=bookmarks

      G scale trains https://www.facebook.com/groups/248809748503280/

      G scale net https://www.facebook.com/groups/gscale/

      16mm association https://www.facebook.com/groups/16mmngm/

       

      Possible I have been living a sheltered life but I have not heard of 16mm.  I assume this is an English thing???

      Its more UK.  Its basically 32mm track (O gauge) at 1:19 scale but 45MM track (G scale) is accepted).   

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      here is a few more.  Gives you some options depending what scale you are after

      Narrow gauge Garden trains https://www.facebook.com/groups/NGgarden/

      7/8th scale https://www.facebook.com/groups/1518344818442733/

       

      Garden Railways and G scale trains are prob the two most popular.  

       

      This post was edited by Shawn Viggiano at March 20, 2017 4:12 PM EDT
    • March 20, 2017 4:10 PM EDT
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      There's a 1:20.3 group on there too. 

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      Ken Brunt said:

      There's a 1:20.3 group on there too. 

       

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/338014182978274/

       

    • March 20, 2017 4:14 PM EDT
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      Thanks, I was too lazy to go look for it.......

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      Ken Brunt said:

      Thanks, I was too lazy to go look for it.......

       

       

       Im always looking out for ya Ken............

       

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      There are a fair number of g-scale groups on Facebook. Search "G scale" and you'll get a few. G scale trains, G scale.net, G scale model trains, G scale swap and shop... Some are more active than others, and there's some redundancy as some folks are members of multiple groups and share their stuff across the spectrum. Join 'em. If there's no activity, nothing will show up in your feeds, so it's not like you're losing anything. I will say the "G scale swap and shop" group is a good way to buy and sell stuff.

       

      Later,

       

      K

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      Cynnthia Verbrugge said:

      Thanks Shawn/Chris...Requests sent.  Of course now FB should be flooding my 'suggested group' page with tons of train related groups!

      All of those looked pretty cool.  Still I like the structure of a forum too.  Not ashamed to say I pre-date Facebook (and the internet!).

       

      Yes, many of us here predate the widespread use of the Internet. But those of us here have caught up at least this far. Maybe someday I will also catch up further and start using Facebook.

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    • March 20, 2017 5:06 PM EDT
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      Shawn Viggiano said:
      Ken Brunt said:

      Thanks, I was too lazy to go look for it.......

       

       

       Im always looking out for ya Ken............

       

      Ya dun good, kid.................

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      I don't dislike Facebook, but I don't learn very much from it.

      It's a nice online chat type of product, but in depth discussions seem to get diluted or spread around the rest of the "noise" of just chatting.

      I like learning from others and sharing what I know, solving issues, making stuff better, or learning or sharing how to fix stuff.

      So, my take on Facebook is more social than informative or focused.

      I also am not much for hundreds of popups, or ads, etc. I pay not to see advertising.

      So, I just went to the USAT facebook site, and lots of pictures of lots of boxes of stuff, but for me, very little "meat".

      It's definitely not a reference/resource.

       

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    • March 20, 2017 5:48 PM EDT
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      Kevin Strong said:

      There are a fair number of g-scale groups on Facebook. Search "G scale" and you'll get a few. G scale trains, G scale.net, G scale model trains, G scale swap and shop...

       

      What is this "search" you speak of?

      I swear I forget about the obvious 10 times a day!

       

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      Greg Elmassian said:

      I don't dislike Facebook, but I don't learn very much from it.

      It's a nice online chat type of product, but in depth discussions seem to get diluted or spread around the rest of the "noise" of just chatting.

      I like learning from others and sharing what I know, solving issues, making stuff better, or learning or sharing how to fix stuff.

      So, my take on Facebook is more social than informative or focused.

      I also am not much for hundreds of popups, or ads, etc. I pay not to see advertising.

      So, I just went to the USAT facebook site, and lots of pictures of lots of boxes of stuff, but for me, very little "meat".

      It's definitely not a reference/resource.

       

      Greg

       

      I very rarely use Facebook for chatting. Never see popups or ads. The links I frequent are full of meaty subjects, like trains and track and train event schedules. Lotsa sharing and informative stuff. C'mon, Greg, you're a techie type. I figured you'd be writing some code on the side for Zuckerberg or sumpthin'.....

       

      This post was edited by Michael Kirrene at March 20, 2017 6:29 PM EDT
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