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Glen A wrote:Over time other sections have been created to cater for other scales. The only scale that doesn't have a specific section now is Gn15!
A prime example is a thread called 'copyright', which might have something to do with modelling matters, but does not have anything to do with Gn15 models and layouts.
RobM wrote:As a relative new comer I will hold up my hand and admit that I, as I'm sure others have, have posted non Gn15 threads in Modelling Matters, simply because I didn't realise it was intended for Gn15 only. In future I will post my non Gn15 (but still minimum gauge!) modelling questions elsewhere.
Blackcloud Railways wrote:While fully in support of Modelling Matters becoming the Gn15 stronghold I also believe that Gnatterbox should continue to cater for other minimum gauge and miniature railway themes such as Gnine and O9 in their own sections. As too should larger scales such as 7/8ths or 1 inch also be catered for as long as they are within the minimum gauge/miniature railway remit. However excluding other, wider but still narrow gauge, subjects completely would be a great loss. Take Peter's Two Sisters Farm for example. Its topic is a two foot gauge line, but it is still very much in the spirit of the estate type railways using minimum gauge (whatever their scales).
So by all means give Modelling Matters a spring clean and rename it Gn15 Whatever, but please don't ditch the non-Gn15 layout and stock threads, because they are still of interest to the members.
bonneville wrote::oops: erm.....
So although I am just starting out in gn15, am I right in posting my 1:32 20" stuff in the gnot minimum gauge section, rather than modelling matters,? Or have got my wires crossed?
Sorry if I've boobed, Newbie to forums.
Minimum gauge railways have a gauge of less than 2 ft (610 mm) or 600 mm (1 ft 11 5⁄8 in), most commonly 15 in (381 mm), 400 mm (15 3⁄4 in), 18 in (457 mm) or 500 mm (19 3⁄4 in).
rue_d_etropal wrote:Also as matter of interest how does this forum compare with its sister Model Trains Interactive?
Blackcloud Railways wrote: I'll probably be proved wrong now as somebody points out a huge club built Gn15 layout which has been on the exhibition circuit for ages.
As for Gnatterbox being a friendly and civilised (though undeniably eccentric at times) place, that is down 100% to the friendly, civilised and sometimes eccentric nature of the members.
Long may it stay that way.
Blackcloud Railways wrote:rue_d_etropal wrote:Also as matter of interest how does this forum compare with its sister Model Trains Interactive?
MTI is a much quieter place Simon. It comes to life around each publication date, as is to be expected because it is the magazine's feedback forum.
As for the modelling that takes place, the mag tends to concentrate on small and medium sized individual layouts rather than bigger club built ones and this is reflected on the forum. There's no real preference for scale and gauge but some obscure overseas themes often get a mention.
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