I am very grateful for this On-Line Forum. It has greatly enhanced my model railroad experience by enabling me to make connections with fellow hobbyists, some of whom have become wonderful friends; learn more about this multi-faceted hobby; get help from others with more technical knowledge; and provide enjoyment and relaxation by sharing thoughts, photos and videos with others.
I am particularly grateful that participating in this Forum costs us nothing. What a great deal!
I'm not 100% sure about the finances, but I believe the reason this Forum is such a good deal for us is that it is subsidized by the Forum Sponsors as well as OGR Magazine. With this in the back of my mind, I have been inclined, when considering a model railroad purchase, to check out the websites of the Forum sponsors to see what they have to offer.
Since joining this Forum in November, 2017, I have done business a few times with Forum sponsors. This includes purchases from the heavy hitters (Lionel and MTH) as well as a few of the smaller businesses. So far, I am a 100% satisfied customer. All of my dealings with Forum sponsors have been positive.
I think it would be great if we shared on this thread all of our positive experiences doing business with Forum Sponsors, who subsidize this Forum, which brings us so much joy and happiness.
I will start us off by sharing my 100% positive experience with RailroadBackdrops.com and its owner or representative, James Adams. Yesterday, I posted the details of this positive experience on the thread entitled Kitbashing a Backdrop in the Scenery & Structures Forum. In a nutshell, I got a terrific product, and thanks to the 20% discount offered to Forum members, a great price.
By similarly sharing your positive experiences with Forum sponsors here, you will increase the likelihood that they will get more business and we, as Forum members, will continue to enjoy this Forum at no cost.