I think that this forum started late in the spring of 2000. I started lurking early on and finally registered in August,2000.
The forum was really free wheeling back then. There some real characters that participated and sometimes discussions sort of took a turn! Ha,ha. But in the end every thing worked out. There was a whole lot of info coming into the hobby then and the OGR Forum was,as now,the best place to get it.
Unfortunately some of the most interesting members have been long gone.