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General Discussions..
« on: June 08, 2011, 09:53:30 PM »
Why is there no 'British' Section? I would expect many more British Outline than European!

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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2011, 12:10:09 AM »
Shouldn't it be a UK section, or are we putting Nothern Ireland modellers somewhere else

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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2011, 12:14:14 AM »
NI, different gauge.

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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2011, 07:34:38 AM »
Why is there no 'British' Section? I would expect many more British Outline than European!
I've not really paid any attention to the sub-forums (the forum design makes them look like stickies and/or notices)
I am of the opinion that British comes under European, but I tend to agree that from a British point of view the two are often separate
This would be more relevant as this is a .uk website
Therefore if the topic relates to a British item, then the sub-forum need not be used

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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 08:33:21 AM »
thats how it looks to me. I came here because its a British N gauge forum. There may be ghettos inside for American, European, Japanese etc, but the main forum is the British outline forum.
I also participate in American, Japanese and German N scale forums. Some of them have analogous sub forums for British outline etc.

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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2011, 01:24:22 PM »
NI, different gauge.

FFestiniog Railway different gauge

Point being ?

And more seriously it all breaks down when you go back in history because the Irish railways were not separate in the same way before nationalisation and even less so before partition.

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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2011, 01:36:42 PM »
The sub-forums are clearly marked as sub forums, the main forum is just below these sub forums.

This is an n gauge forum, originating in the UK.  From the Welcome to thread "This forum is run by volunteers who have come together to enjoy our hobby and have created a place for N Gaugers to share their hobby."

To clarify, forums have signal icons beside them which change colour to indicate new posts, sticky posts have a "push pin" icon, to indicated they are pinned in place.  I hope this clears up any confusion.

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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2011, 02:40:54 PM »
The point being that if you were modelling Northern Ireland railways you'd probably want a sub forum because they are specialised models.
The same would be true for Narrow Gauge because in N scale it uses Z gauge track.
Nothing to do with history and everything to do with easily finding where to post a topic.

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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2011, 03:52:52 PM »
OK. So I guess the UK bit is the splodge at the bottom.

Thx pal.
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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011, 08:13:55 PM »
We love being strange and a bit odd here in soaking wet Northern Ireland, hence our glorious gauge of 5' 3"  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2011, 08:59:56 PM »
One of the best features of this forum is its overall view of N Gauge  :thumbsup:, being located in Britain its main topic is bound to be British outline but the fact that the international sub sections are there makes it all the more interesting  :thumbsup:, at least it does for me because I love all railways regardless of where they are  ;) ;), one look at the smileys is enough to see that we Brits don't need a section of our own ;D ;D
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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2011, 12:43:59 AM »
The point being that if you were modelling Northern Ireland railways you'd probably want a sub forum because they are specialised models.

The actually depends a lot on the period. Remember the NCC was Midland Railway and later LMS. A lot of coaching stock was thus basically LMS period 1 stock, while later steam locomotives were rather LMSish - and indeed 18 and 19 were regauged 3Fs

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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2011, 11:39:52 AM »
Told you we were odd  :smiley-laughing:

We've had some lovely rolling stock and locomotives. The old BCDR Comber line runs not too far from where I live, it's now a pathway / cycle track, and is open for a good part of it's length.

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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2011, 01:03:30 PM »
To clarify, forums have signal icons beside them which change colour to indicate new posts, sticky posts have a "push pin" icon, to indicated they are pinned in place.  I hope this clears up any confusion.
When arriving at this forum I don't see any signals, but that is due to the URL I have saved within my favourites
As above the signals do not make it obvious there are new posts or replies, they just look like classifications

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Re: General Discussions..
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2011, 01:34:27 PM »
As above the signals do not make it obvious there are new posts or replies, they just look like classifications

Are you kidding?!  One is red and one is yellow.  How else can it be more obvious? ??? :smiley-laughing:

 

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