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

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  • Loren
    Ell, You and Jim Glass said it well. We ll let a sleeping dog continue to sleep. Loren ... From: Ellsworth Geib To:
    Message 1 of 39 , Sep 5, 2008
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      You and Jim Glass said it well. We'll let a sleeping dog continue to sleep.

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      From: "Ellsworth Geib" <geib@...>
      To: <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Friday, September 05, 2008 9:30 AM
      Subject: [Z_Scale] Re: Ztrains.com: The Brief Rant

      >I have been getting Model Railroader for about 50 years now. I think they
      >have a very
      > strong bias towards fully operational miniature transportation systems
      > designed to be
      > operated by several people with card order systems and the like. I think
      > that anything less
      > is not considered real model railroading by them. They have frequent
      > articles showing
      > such layouts - often taking up enormous chunks of space.
      > If I recall correctly (a long time ago now), they looked down on N-scale
      > at first also. They
      > probably will continue to ignore Z-scale until some people start doing
      > operations with
      > complex switching, card orders, and such. This bias shows up in other
      > places besides
      > Model Railroader itself. Their new 2009 book on designing layouts doesn't
      > have Z listed on
      > the cover.Model Railroader still has lots of good info in it though.
      > I also think you see bias against Z in the NMRA. even though Z has done
      > quite well in
      > awards at recent NMRA Conventions, there is still litle mention of it in
      > Scale Rails. All the
      > more reason to keep getting Ztrack. :-)
      > Ell Geib
    • 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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