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Re: [Z_Scale] Re: Ztrains.com: The Brief Rant

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  • Jim Glass
    Why do we care about MRR? It s a dinosaur and irrelevant, forget it. We have Rob s Ztrack. NMRA Scale Rails and Marklin Insider Marklin Magazine plus many,
    Message 1 of 39 , Sep 5, 2008
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      Why do we care about MRR? It's a dinosaur and irrelevant, forget it. We have Rob's Ztrack. NMRA Scale Rails and Marklin Insider Marklin Magazine plus many, many Yahoo groups. Don't beat a dead horse, enjoy what we have. I do review the magazine rack at my LHS's and occasionally, rarely, buy a single issue of interest. We also have a local train show, Maple Valley in October, that puts hundreds of train mags and other publications out for free to participants. Put your energy on modeling and attending shows. Enough of the soapbox, I now retire again into my lurker habitat.

      Jim Glass
      a Frisco fan

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      From: uptoolateny<mailto:jcubbin@...>
      To: z_scale@yahoogroups.com<mailto:z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 10:34 PM
      Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: Ztrains.com: The Brief Rant

      > There, top that tirade!!!
      > Loren

      I don't think I could Loren... LOL!

      For those who just came across this post and are not sure what the
      fuss is about, I have written a very brief rant on Ztrains.com
      regarding Model Railroader magazine and their seemingly oblivious
      attitude toward Z scale. I've written to them several times regarding
      Z scale topics and I know for a fact others have as well, all to no
      avail. Not even a dismissive form reply... just silence.

      I'm not suggesting that MR dedicate half the magazine to Z, but it
      seems as if Z is still viewed as a pure novelty rather than a
      legitimate area of the hobby. I am aware that MR has covered some
      layouts but they are incredibly few and far between.

      We've seen plenty of 4' x 8', HO project layouts in MR. Yet if it were
      suggested that a 1' 7" x 3' 2", Z scale layout be covered in a MR
      project layout, they'd likely call out the men in the white coats. I
      use this small size to illustrate what a typical HO layout scales out
      to in Z. To many of the people in Z, a layout of 1' 7" in depth would
      be far too narrow, yet MR has covered this size (proportionally
      speaking) again and again in HO and it's... valid?

      So, good for the goose but the heck with the gander?

      Last note... I'm most definitely not knocking big layouts, small
      layouts or any of the other fine model railroading scales we have to
      choose from... I am saying that the world's largest model railroad
      magazine should be aware of them all and make their fine publication a
      bit more inclusive.

      John Cubbin

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    • de Champeaux Dominique
      That s exactly what I m doing. Dom
      Message 39 of 39 , Sep 8, 2008
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        That's exactly what I'm doing. <wink>

        >Good point Zane,
        >Here's an idea, let's buy MRR for the pictures and "how tos" and then go >do
        >it in Z scale.
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