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    • February 13, 2018 2:30 PM EST
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      Derailed again.  Later RJD

    • February 13, 2018 2:37 PM EST
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      R.J. DeBerg said:

      Derailed again.  Later RJD

      From; topic; Bob were is Bob ???,

      It was born derailed no?

      Farther English humour.... Viv Stanshell and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band ... We  we are  we are normal

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    • February 13, 2018 3:40 PM EST
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      I do have a " live " parrot that sings " I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK "

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    • February 13, 2018 4:01 PM EST
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      R.J. DeBerg said:

      Derailed again.  Later RJD

      But that's when it becomes a fun ride.

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    • February 13, 2018 7:50 PM EST
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      David Maynard said:
      R.J. DeBerg said:

      Derailed again.  Later RJD

      But that's when it becomes a fun ride.

      Remember your own words !

    • February 13, 2018 8:33 PM EST
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      Heck, some days I can't even remember my own name.

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    • February 14, 2018 3:14 AM EST
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      John Caughey said:

      Farther English humour.... Viv Stanshell and the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band ... We  we are  we are normal

       

      Ah yes, from The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse, very  A  much loved LP I have. Sometimes I think these forums can get a bit like My Pink Half of the Drainpipe and one ends up feeling a bit like the Urban Spaceman. OK, well and truly off the rails now.

       

    • February 14, 2018 4:08 AM EST
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      RE FATHER FRED & G SCALE CENTRAL.....  It's a two way traffic..I left GSC  about 4 yrs ago as the format kept changing every few days and I got fed up. 

      (It was formally G Scale Mad  and it was a well loved site, but it is said some  members started threatening the web owner  would you believe!! so he gave it up  and the present couple  started up  as GSC.

       

       I feel better with LSC as I model US logging -   GSC has a more UK/Euro continent  aspect.  Each to his own.

      I also visit Freerails   AND  I def miss  AWNUTS

      This post was edited by Ross Mansell at February 14, 2018 4:10 AM EST
    • February 14, 2018 4:47 AM EST
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      Korm Kormsen said:
      Gregory Hile said:
      ...
      • Large Scale Central
      • MyLargeScale
      • G Scale Central 
      • Model Railroad Hobbyist
      • Fine Scale Modeler
      • Westlake Modelers Forum
      • AnyRail 
      • Early Rail Modeling Group
      • Weathered Models
      • The Grumpy Old Scale Modelers Group
      • G Scale Swap and Shop
      • G Scale Garden Railways
      • G Scale Model Trains
      • Modeling with the Cricut Explore
      • Modeling pre 1895 Steam Locomotives

       ...

      uff!

      if you visit all these for an average half hour a day, you are working a full shift, just to stay informed...

      I don't visit all of them every day, and many of the ones I do see every day -- like the various FB groups -- I may spend 30 seconds rather than 30 minutes. But I have always been that way. Back in the day I would purchase read 3-5 newspapers a day, and today I have a running list of 10 websites I visit every day. 

       

      Okay, maybe I am the oddball here ... 

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    • February 14, 2018 7:36 AM EST
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      Gregory Hile said:
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      Okay, maybe I am the oddball here ... 

      It's going to be awfully tough to be the oddball here!

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    • February 14, 2018 8:27 AM EST
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      We need an Oddball-in-Chief .

      (Make hay before Bob gets back!

    • February 14, 2018 8:44 AM EST
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      Ross Mansell said:

      RE FATHER FRED & G SCALE CENTRAL.....  It's a two way traffic..I left GSC  about 4 yrs ago as the format kept changing every few days and I got fed up. 

      (It was formally G Scale Mad  and it was a well loved site, but it is said some  members started threatening the web owner  would you believe!! so he gave it up  and the present couple  started up  as GSC.

       

       

      I have been threatened both legally and physically because of how I run the site.  Some people just get too worked up about the hobby.  I've always said that we are grown men playing with toy trains.  If you have any feelings about them besides "These are cool!" you need a new hobby.

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    • February 14, 2018 12:30 PM EST
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      Agreed, I would submit that if you can get really worked up over things on a hobby, then it's no longer what a hobby should be, fun, enjoyable and something to look forwards to.

       

      Greg

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    • February 14, 2018 3:06 PM EST
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      Bob McCown said:

       I have been threatened both legally and physically because of how I run the site

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      God help us when people react like that to a model railway/railroad hobby.  

    • February 14, 2018 5:56 PM EST
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      ".... Okay, maybe I am the oddball here ..."

       

      Nope,  well-read !

       

      Personally I don't fixate on just one website,  but am registered with at least half dozen g-gauge flavoured forums  (don't bother with the FB's).     Reviewing diff. topic/threads (at diff. times, time permitting),  since not all topics are covered in just one location.

       

      doug c

       

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    • February 14, 2018 6:12 PM EST
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      Bob and Greg, I agree. At one show I had a guy all up in my face, yelling and turning red because I had 2 Penn Central F units. He was screaming that it was a "traitor's train!" That guy was certainly taking things a bit too seriously. I went into damage control mode, being as calm as possible, and let him rave. When someone is raving like that, and I don't react back., that just torques them off even more. And that guy was torqued almost to shear.

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    • February 15, 2018 3:11 AM EST
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      David Maynard said:

      Bob and Greg, I agree. At one show I had a guy all up in my face, yelling and turning red because I had 2 Penn Central F units. He was screaming that it was a "traitor's train!" That guy was certainly taking things a bit too seriously. I went into damage control mode, being as calm as possible, and let him rave.

       

      Same happened to me a couple of years ago at a major UK model rail show. I'd just walked in and spied a stand at the entrance promoting 7/8" (1:13.7) modelers. I casually mentioned to a person manning the stand,"Getting quite popular this scale, isn't it ?". The guy then went off on a 5 minute rant, who's basic theme was about how all these manufactures and "cheque book modelers" were ruining his hobby. I made my excuses and left thinking,"You are not really selling this to me, are you ?". Never mind that this was the not quite the example to set to casual visitors to the show as one of the first exhibits they were likely to encounter.

       

    • February 15, 2018 10:27 AM EST
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      Yes, because this hobby has a lot of retired people, a rift can grow between those with more disposable income and those on a severely fixed budget.

       

      On another forum (and another scale) there is a guy that is on permanent moderated status because when he cannot get something they way he thinks it should be, it's usually because the rich people are ruining it for him, and that they are jerks and they voted for the wrong guy, and his benefits are not as high as they should be and on and on... a simple thing like having trouble repairing a low quality loco turns into WWIII...

       

      The forum owner and the other moderators actually threw him off several times, until I volunteered to personally moderate him... over the course of about 5 years it has settled down, with only random "eruptions", but you can tell he's often still simmering underneath...

       

      It's an easy trap to fall into, that everything that goes wrong for you gets magnified all out of proportion and everyone else is wrong, not you.

       

      Anyway, like that song says: "Don't worry, be happy"... Often I have to look for that light at the end of the tunnel, but it's there, just focus on it.

       

      Greg

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    • February 15, 2018 11:07 AM EST
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      Greg Elmassian said:...... Often I have to look for that light at the end of the tunnel, but it's there, just focus on it.

      oh, yes, it's the oncoming train!

      and YOU didn't stop it!

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    • February 15, 2018 11:48 AM EST
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      Ha HA! I was thinking that someone might say that! (when focusing on the light at the end of the tunnel I do indeed have to not think of a head on collision with an oncoming train indeed!)

       

      Thanks for making me laugh!

       

      Greg

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