Just wondering why we do not have more participation on this forum?

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Ya's cain't force people's to participate...

Seriously, I suspect most folks here have HO, N, G, or Z as side interests from their O gauge hobby.  I'm pretty sure there are other venues where participation of modelers in these scales is hot 'n heavy.

We also have a fairly low participation rate on the S scale forum here.  But, I'm glad the folks over at OGR have allowed us forum space.

Rusty

RUSTY: As a former Gilbert Flyer guy as a youth in NYC in the 1950's, I often check out the S gauge forum. Made many visits to the Gilbert Hall of Science. At my peak in 1958, I had five-engines and twenty-eight cars, including the fabulous A-B-A, five-car North Coast Limited set!

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Simply put: I just forget to post/check this forum.

Good group of guys, lots of interesting threads... just forget!

Silly me.

All fer now.

Andre

Very much enjoy seeing the other scales represented as I don't frequent any other train forums at all due to being busy. Here is my 'pearl of great price' in this 1:29 scale highly detailed #5344 50 pound beauty along with the Santa Fe PA's. (B unit still in box) I have a smattering of HO equipment as well and cherish them all

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This fantastic HO layout is in a private home in Hendersonville NC and is one of the finest I've seen

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Similar in quality to Norm Charbonnet (sp?)

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Tinplate Art posted:

Just wondering why we do not have more participation on this forum?

no big surprise , since this is a O gauge forum,owned by folks that sell an O gauge magazine....it was a mistake, imo ,to include honzg on here to start with.......

    Jim

Jim Berger posted:
Tinplate Art posted:

Just wondering why we do not have more participation on this forum?

no big surprise , since this is a O gauge forum,owned by folks that sell an O gauge magazine....it was a mistake, imo ,to include honzg on here to start with.......

Maybe adding Real Trains was a mistake also, after all they aren't O scale/gauge.

There was apparently enough interests in scales not O to give them a slice of the forum.

Nobody is forced to view HONGZ posts.  Personally, I like to keep tabs on goings on in multiple scales.  I usually wind up learning something along the line.   I also don't like to wear blinders...

Rusty

For me, my garden railway operates in the warm months, so thats when I usually post something about it. 

O gauge only, junk the scenery threads too  ()

I get plenty of good ideas and entertainment from the other gauges too 

The other gauge sites are less inclusive IMO. I think we get their friendlier, more open minded modelers show here too TTTT. 

No complaints....(till gone )

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

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Folks

I have a considerable interest in N, but rarely think about discussing it here on the “OGR”.  There isn’t really a reason for a hard core “other scale” person to seek this out as a primary place to post. I think this forum is limited to O folks that want to talk about other scales. 

I chuckled at the response about not adding a “real trains” forum, because it’s not O... I haven’t met a model railroad person that says “yuck! Real trains”. I have had folks offer to run over my n scale stuff, with O

Marty R posted:

I chuckled at the response about not adding a “real trains” forum, because it’s not O... I haven’t met a model railroad person that says “yuck! Real trains”. I have had folks offer to run over my n scale stuff, with O

Glad you got a chuckle from my little bit of satire... 

I'll be here all week.

Rusty

Although my main interest is G, or large scale, I do enjoy reading about,  and seeing, photos of exceptional HO layouts such as the one on the Great Northern Railway thread. There are many ways to enjoy this hobby in any gauge or scale and ALL are interesting to me!

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Marty R posted:

I chuckled at the response about not adding a “real trains” forum, because it’s not O... I haven’t met a model railroad person that says “yuck! Real trains”. I have had folks offer to run over my n scale stuff, with O

Now that made me chuckle.  I actually DO know a guy who has no interest in real trains.  He even says so.  But he's big time into model trains, mainly HO scale.  And modern era to boot.  Go figure. 

Paul  

Ship Rock Island ROCKET FREIGHT

 

2 Rails?  3 Rails?  Doesn't matter, I can't count that high in either case.

I love the smell of fresh-brewed creosote first thing in the morning.

If the government knew how much fun O-gauge railroading was, they'd outlaw it!

Common sense is my second best trait.  Nonsense is my first, of course. 

I was surprised then they added other scales to the OGR Forum.  I posted here regularly when I was an "o gauger"  Alas, when we sold our house and moved to a condo I had to switch to HO.  I visit the HONZ forum occasionally when I remember it is there.  The detail on the HO is really good.

Dennis

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I think a lot of people go to other forums for other scales/gauges, since this is mainly an O Gauge forum. Also, the title sounds too much like something specific to HONG Kong, so perhaps it should concentrate on narrow-gauge double-decker trams. 

John 

 

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I subscribe to a model railroading magazine that deals mostly with HO and N scales, although I do not work in either. Good modeling in any scale is of interest to me and can provide ideas that can be used on an O gauge layout.

MELGAR

I love HO...always have.  I read posts in here, but haven't posted I don't think.  I have thought of having a switching layout in HO, but lately I have been reading more on O scale 2 rail as I am switching over from 3 rail...but I will have an HO layout again one day...so much better than it was when I was doing it before..I got out as DCC was coming in.  Now ironically I am learning about DCC.

Andy

Mixed Freight posted:
Marty R posted:

I chuckled at the response about not adding a “real trains” forum, because it’s not O... I haven’t met a model railroad person that says “yuck! Real trains”. I have had folks offer to run over my n scale stuff, with O

Now that made me chuckle.  I actually DO know a guy who has no interest in real trains.  He even says so.  But he's big time into model trains, mainly HO scale.  And modern era to boot.  Go figure. 

I suppose it makes sense. My interest in guns ends at the pool side squirt gun! I should have guessed this person existed. 

C.SAM: IF I could afford that 1:29 diecast Hudson, I probably would also need to hire someone to lift that beauty to place it on the track! 😁

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