(08/15/17) O Gauge Release from Menards!

RadioRon posted:
Menards posted:

The wait is over! Below is the link, so we don't get the 8/15 thread off topic haha.

https://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/...34#74213916800183134

-Mark the Menards Train Guy

Mark.. thread is way too long.  As previously requested, please unveil your new items on a fresh post, not at the end of a three-page thread like this one!   Thanks.

Is it really that hard to go to the last page of a thread?

RadioRon posted:

Mark.. thread is way too long.  As previously requested, please unveil your new items on a fresh post, not at the end of a three-page thread like this one!   Thanks.

I like that the release is part of the original thread. It's fun to read through the build up if I don't keep up with it for a few days.

I also like the natural rythym that these threads take:

1. Mark posts initial hint

2. Wild *ss guesses ensue, some in jest, some serious

3. Complaints about guesses

4. Mark posts second hint

5. Amateur comedy hour (days)

6. Where is the release?

7. Product release

8. Crowd goes wild for reasonably priced, reasonably featured products that are immediately available for purchase

9. Complaints it's not scale, not their road name, not a brewery  

10. Cabinet Bob's video review the following day. 

 

It's a perfect formula, don't change it! 

JD

JD2035RR posted:
RadioRon posted:

Mark.. thread is way too long.  As previously requested, please unveil your new items on a fresh post, not at the end of a three-page thread like this one!   Thanks.

I like that the release is part of the original thread. It's fun to read through the build up if I don't keep up with it for a few days.

I also like the natural rythym that these threads take:

1. Mark posts initial hint

2. Wild *ss guesses ensue, some in jest, some serious

3. Complaints about guesses

4. Mark posts second hint

5. Amateur comedy hour (days)

6. Where is the release?

7. Product release

8. Crowd goes wild for reasonably priced, reasonably featured products that are immediately available for purchase

9. Complaints it's not scale, not their road name, not a brewery  

10. Cabinet Bob's video review the following day. 

 

It's a perfect formula, don't change it! 

JD

Too funny !! I wish others would think like you !!

CEO Riverbend Trains

Proud member and Volunteer of the LCCA

Mayor of Menardsville

Tom Blevins posted:

These threads are about as stupid as they can be with everyone's witty (or so they think) comments! Just post the new product so I don't have to cycle through a multi page thread to see it. I could give a rat's behind about all the other comments on the thread!

You're right. All those clicks and only you to do it.  

Save yourself the energy and just go to menards.com tomorrow.

all in good fun

JD

Tom Blevins posted:

These threads are about as stupid as they can be with everyone's witty (or so they think) comments! Just post the new product so I don't have to cycle through a multi page thread to see it. I could give a rat's behind about all the other comments on the thread!

I kind of agree.   It's the same 5 people in every release thread, who pretty much could just cut and paste their comments from previous release threads.  Personally, I don't open the thread until the release date  is at hand.

No, it is not hard to scroll to the end. However, often once the release is posted, two more pages get added by comments, so you really do have to search these long threads.    I did that just now...and hey   no release.

I agree with Radio Ron.   Perhaps either a new thread titled "RELEASED", or change the topic of the current threads to say RELEASED.   Then we know if we open the thread we might actually see it.

 

Don't get me wrong, I love my Menard's products, but the novelty of these guessing threads wore off after the first couple.

Music, trains, boneless chicken farming
David

JD2035RR posted:

I like that the release is part of the original thread. It's fun to read through the build up if I don't keep up with it for a few days.

I also like the natural rythym that these threads take:

1. Mark posts initial hint

2. Wild *ss guesses ensue, some in jest, some serious

3. Complaints about guesses

4. Mark posts second hint

5. Amateur comedy hour (days)

6. Where is the release?

EDIT: 6b. This thread is too da** long!

7. Product release

8. Crowd goes wild for reasonably priced, reasonably featured products that are immediately available for purchase

9. Complaints it's not scale, not their road name, not a brewery  

10. Cabinet Bob's video review the following day. 

EDIT: 11. Order for product placed

 

It's a perfect formula, don't change it! 

JD

Fixed with Edits.

Topic views don't lie, the buzz for these products is audible to the industry. 

JD

Happy Tuesday!

Our tech team has been tying to get the new item online for a couple hours now but to no avail.

We'll keep trying but I suspect we will make the release tomorrow morning. Sorry for the delay!

Thank you for your patience!
-Mark the Menards Train Guy

 

Menards posted:

Happy Tuesday!

Our tech team has been tying to get the new item online for a couple hours now but to no avail.

We'll keep trying but I suspect we will make the release tomorrow morning. Sorry for the delay!

Thank you for your patience!
-Mark the Menards Train Guy

 

LOL like Cabinet Bob said I went container diving and I know what it is! But I will never tell anyone cause it takes the fun out of it! \

So my brothers Paul2 and Play trains are going to just have to wait! Ha! Ha!

Mike

5/11 Battalion Oscar Battery 155 Big Guns!

Semper Fi !

Menards addiction Meeting member! /  LCCA# 41824

Tom Blevins posted:

These threads are about as stupid as they can be with everyone's witty (or so they think) comments! Just post the new product so I don't have to cycle through a multi page thread to see it. I could give a rat's behind about all the other comments on the thread!

And we thank you for taking the time to contribute the stupidest comment yet.

Tom Blevins posted:

These threads are about as stupid as they can be with everyone's witty (or so they think) comments! Just post the new product so I don't have to cycle through a multi page thread to see it. I could give a rat's behind about all the other comments on the thread!

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And we're live!

Some folks have requested that I post the new release in a separate thread. Here's the link!

PS: If anyone had guessed a container handler (AKA a container fork lift), I would have been blown away! Tough teaser this week!

Thank you,
Mark the Menards Train Guy

 

Not sure if this was mentioned elsewhere, but I think there is a small mistake on the warbonnet caboose design.

The silver end is the rear and the tail lights are correctly placed on that end.  But the winged logos are then facing the wrong direction; they should face forward, towards the orange end.  Both logos face the rear.

Other than that, a beautiful car.

BwanaBob posted:

Not sure if this was mentioned elsewhere, but I think there is a small mistake on the warbonnet caboose design.

The silver end is the rear and the tail lights are correctly placed on that end.  But the winged logos are then facing the wrong direction; they should face forward, towards the orange end.  Both logos face the rear.

Other than that, a beautiful car.

I saw that too and did't know if the lights were on the wrong end or something, did not want to reply as I did not have enough information on the subject. Glad you had the info to back it up.
Now imagine if Menards corrects this and puts the wings facing forward, instant collectible

RonH

Don't Junk it, Make it Work!

 

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