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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose2013 View Post
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    Yer puttin' idears into Moose head. Disturbing idears... Pretty sure Mrs Moose would not approve...
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    If buy pantyhose or nylons stockings makes you look creepy. Go to the fabric store and buy some tule. Sorta a mesh-like material. It comes in several degrees of fineness. Buy the right size and it can also be use to make wire fabric fencing, on the layout!

    For those of you too macho to buy fabric, check out the screen materials at the hardware store. Uber fine photo etched stuff can be found in scientific suppliers. There you can find stuff fine enough to catch those N Scale 1/2" nuts, you rivet counters are losing.
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    Mystery:

    Why does scale elitism exist?

    When Kato released the N ACS-64, all the HO guys come out of the woodwork and demand more from from Kato and asked why they didn't release it in HO first.

    Just....chill. Be like the O and G guys. They're super nice.
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    Scale elitism is understandable. After all, N scale is, of course, the best.
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    Well said!
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    Quote Originally Posted by randomguy65 View Post

    When Kato released the N ACS-64, all the HO guys come out of the woodwork and demand more from from Kato and asked why they didn't release it in HO first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Mystery: Why do modelers, in regards to DCC systems, feel the need to push a certain brand, or push their favorite brand?
    Especially when no one is asking for opinions? Why does it matter to them what system others want to use?
    Not only DCC either, I think that point covers a lot of things in the hobby, track, turn outs, scenery etc etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Metrolink View Post
    Doh! I meant modelrailroadforums.com! There's a few really helpful people there, and I really learned a lot from them, but the overall activity tends to be pretty spotty.
    You should see it now! Maybe half a dozen or so people actually posting at best - it should renamed the Modelrailroad_Morgue.com OR the Modelrailroad_Coffeshop.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen H. View Post
    Mystery: Why do modelers, in regards to DCC systems, feel the need to push a certain brand, or push their favorite brand?
    Especially when no one is asking for opinions? Why does it matter to them what system others want to use?
    Oh, simple:
    NCE = Mac
    Digitrax = PC

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    Oh, simple:
    NCE = Mac
    Digitrax = PC
    And where did you come up with that ? And whats it suppose to mean really ?

    Steve

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    Ahh wrong ...

    NCE = PC

    Why, because I have a PC and use NCE therefore - it must be THAT way

    Digitrax = well heck, it can equal anything it wants, it wont matter in the long run
    Cheers Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by aflica View Post
    And where did you come up with that ? And whats it suppose to mean really ?

    Steve
    I think he might be poking at the MAC/PC debate that's been going on since the beginning of the computer age..... but I could be off....

    PS: then there's the Linux crowd..... ( which would be me )

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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    I think he might be poking at the MAC/PC debate that's been going on since the beginning of the computer age..... but I could be off....
    WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

    The Apple Macs were popular because of its simple user interface, which is the NCE's main advantage.
    Digitrax is similar to Windows PC because it's everywhere and is easier to expand.

    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    PS: then there's the Linux crowd..... ( which would be me )
    MRC = Linux then?

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    Myth

    NCE is hard to expand

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroRedLn View Post
    Oh, simple:
    NCE = Mac
    Digitrax = PC
    That statement absolutely holds no water towards the myth I posted.
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    Mystery…

    Why do any modelers give a damn about what others perceive about their layouts and the way, where, or how they choose to model?

    Maybe it’s for acceptance, trying to “fit in” or possibly reassurance that some else approves of their work or modeling, that they are doing the hobby the right way (in someone else’s eyes)…. Maybe the need to feel like they fit into a forum, club, or other clique.


    I dunno, nor do I care.


    News flash… I’m in this hobby for myself, I don’t give a damn what anybody thinks.


    See if someone asks for opinions before offering one.
    Class not Crass.


    Model railroaders are a very stereotyped lot, the stigma will continue, we all need to support each other rather than to divide ourselves over inane details.

    IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by donzi View Post
    Mystery…

    Why do any modelers give a damn about what others perceive about their layouts and the way, where, or how they choose to model?
    I like how you immediately went for derogatory options. Some of us are looking to improve our skills and become better modelers, refusing to “settle”. We utilize each other to help ourselves improve. Like some friends of mine say: “Better modeling through peer pressure.”

    Better ideas aren’t created in a vacuum.
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    Approbation is nice. Suggestions to be thoughtfully considered. Outright disapproval - ignored. The last seems to be very rare here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Approbation is nice. Suggestions to be thoughtfully considered. Outright disapproval - ignored. The last seems to be very rare here.
    Indeed, we all seem to generally play nice,.... now get back to work on your layouts :whip:


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    Quote Originally Posted by zosimas View Post
    now get back to work on your layouts

    Yes Sire......
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    I think you can disapprove of something or not like something without being disrespectful of it. For example, I prefer my layouts to be complete with scenery while others just can't be bothered with scenery for whatever reason. While I don't particular like the look of a layout without scenery, because to me it isn't visually appealing, doesn't mean that I don't respect the work that has been done on the layout. I think that is the difference. In the main, we can disagree with what another says or does but I think we also have the maturity to appreciate and respect what has been done and or said.

    To simply ignore a person who disagrees with me or disapproves of what I have done isn't the right thing to do. After all, we all have our own way of doing something and we all do things a little differently.
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