Well I must admit I did not respond as my buying days are over. It would take something really special that I didn't even know I wanted to get me to purchase.
I know the S scale Facebook has 1600 members or whatever they are called. American Flyer Facebook has over 3000. NASG has what 1500 or 1600. What does this mean? No clue. The various forums here at one time had 10,000 I believe. How many actually post? How many are one and done (the endless "found this box in the attic etc. what's it worth" post).
I am just thinking trying to judge any meaningful results from social media would be difficult at best. Contrary to what some of our 3 rail brethren say, this forum is social media. So how many serious S scale/ gauge people are there? Does anybody know?
Maybe Rusty is right, the serious modelers are working on the railroad and have no interest in any of this. Not like me who just spent time posting who knows what.