As I understand, the 9mm chatgroup group started out as the means of communication for the group that were building and operating the Auckland based 9mm scale layout so was not established as an all encompassing group.
Posted by: "Ron Goodrick" albatross@...
Date: Sat Feb 6, 2010 7:01 pm ((PST))
Don't get too excited about the 9mm group.
It appears to be mainly 9mm NZR on 32 or now 31.5mm track to represent 3'6".
It is definitely parochial and a closed shop and there is even a slight suggestion that NZ "owns" that scale/gauge combination.
Until recently some parties were using the group as their own personal blog and seriously resented an attempt to keep the postings to railway related topics.
Bit of a shame really, because there is so much 3'6" of Australian and worldwide prototype.
MRR would benefit from a new group.