Long time no talk

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by oleirish, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. oleirish

    oleirish Member

    Nov 6, 2005
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    Too all on tis forum:
    The reason I don't post is #1 spealling
    #2 not much to say
    #3 Ive posted on here a few times but never
    seam to get an answer.
    #4 once I posted a picture of an oil refinrey kit here,I as soon as I did some one came on and said it was wrong,to small ect,ect.I grew up in long beach california,I knew it was not right! but the idea was there. but what the heck it is my "N" scale railroad.I know what oil fealds and wells look like.
    #5 sometimes I just like to see what other people are doing,I don,t think a pearson ever quits learning in this hobby!!
    #6 I've been a model railroader for 52 years
    Both "N" and "HO" scale.
    Sorry for not posting often,but check in every day to see what is going on!
  2. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Sep 15, 2004
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    #1 - Bad spelling - If it will help you any, when you are posting, look up in the top right corner of the window and there is a little symbol that looks like ABC with a check mark underneath it. That is a spell checker.:thumb: Either way, the specialists say that only the first and last letter of a word have to be in the right position and the human brain will figure out the rest!:p
    #2 - Not much to say - There's nothing wrong with not posting. A lot of the population that visit this site are lurkers hiding in the shadows that never even register. :eek:
    #3 - Never seem to get an answer - I went back and reviewed all 38 of your posts since joining this site and I saw no threads where you had blatantly been ignored. I did see that sometimes you made a comment and nobody replied hence the end of the thread. That happens.:confused: Ask me!wall1 I felt the same for a long time. One of my pet peeves used to be when I took a great deal of time to submit a pretty elaborate post and got practically no comments back in response. Heck, I've got one of those going on right now!... I attached almost 30 pictures with narration of an open house and have gotten 1 comment...:rolleyes: no matter. I compare it to fishing. You fling a comment out there and see how many bites you get. Somedays the fish just don't bite!
    #4 - Oil refinery - Again, I went back through your 38 posts and found no oil refinery.:confused: I could have missed it but perhaps it was on another site?

    Thanks for your comments!
  3. Tim Crowe

    Tim Crowe Member

    Jul 16, 2007
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    Dear Oleirish

    I would not post because of what other people might say or criticise. There will always be someone out there willing to stick their oar in, even if you know your right.

    In England some years ago a famous record producer calle Pete Waterman bought a steam engine and got it restored. For his trouble he received no end of abuse for using the wrong shade of green.

    I know the model kits I build are c**p compared to some of the ones you see on this forum. But I enjoy making them and my six year old enjoys playing with them.

    I have found this forum to be the most courteous I have known. I used to restore old Moulton cycles and their forum was most off putting and rude to those of supposed lesser knowledge.

    Anyway I'm starting to digress and ramble - keep the faith and good luck

    Tim Crowe
  4. chooch.42

    chooch.42 Member

    Jan 24, 2007
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    OleIrish (Jim), Welcome (back)! With 52 years in the hobby,you've no doubt, got some knowledge, experience and viewpoints from which we all can learn. I'm still new here, and trying to get "off the dime" on my modelling,since retiring off the seat-box for PC/CR/NS - need all the inspiration and information I can get. Welcone also, Tim. What do you do for the RR, and are you from the card models section? Many good ideas and techniques there also ! Looking forward to posts from you both. All the Best. Bob C.
  5. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Jun 17, 2006
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    Jim on number 3,I found out from my past post that allot has to do with how you post it. I have posted some up dates of work I was doing and got no feed back. The thing was I didnt ask for any feed back, so im guessing allot of people just looked and thought ,nice work or what ever and did not reply. Some times just putting a "what do you think, any feedback welcome" will let people know that you want feed back and not just posting to keep all updated. Thanks
  6. thumsup

    thumsup Member

    Jun 14, 2005
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    Hey Jim,:wave:
    I grew up in North Long Beach, don't tell anyone. Worked many years in the refinerys as a pipefitter. Not one was like another, so go for it. :twisted: