Have ploughed through all this (I even understood SOME of the tech stuff....but not much !) and I thought I'd put my ten pennyworth in !! I've been an n gauge modeller for 12 years now - more than some , but less than many more - and grappled with dcc for 10 years , and I just wish that the Forum had been available in my early years . I read recently in a mag article on the Dapol company that n gauge accounts for only 10% of our hobby's business , but it feels more than that....doesn't it
If you look at how busy the firms are which produce n gauge items , and at how many new ones are surfacing all the time , it feels like we've reached a critical mass now - our wallets are constantly under threat , now more than ever !!
In my opinion , Tank & the rest of the team do a really great job on the Forum ( Thinks:One day soon , I'll find out how ALL the bits on the Forum work .) Take a bow!! Best wishes , Ric