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You do any post quotes and you're off the Christmas card list.
And besides, I've got an epic airport diorama to be building.
I've just started work on the main terminal structure. I'll update some pics in my thread in the airports section soon enough.
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yep it works! I've got no idea what you just wrote and this time, it's going to remain that way.
Sorry to say it but I'm sayin' it.
I made that sacrifice a while back too:

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There will be SEVERE PENALTIES if you do...
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Man, and I thought that this was a community filled with love, rainbows and unicorns..

Well, maybe back in '09 it was.
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Man, and I thought that this was a community filled with love, rainbows and unicorns..

Well, maybe back in '09 it was.

The communty shot the unicorns for fast food, and with no unicorns to make rainbows anymore.... well we have the results now.

Unicorns tasted good - grilled over an open fire.

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Forgot to add. The shooting of Unicorns was done in an absolute altruistic and humane manner. It was done to protect the Children from those dangerous horns you see......
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I have a Unicorn and his name is Godfrey. He lives under the dashboard of my car and loves riding on the hood on windy days.
He's actually quite useful because his horn helps to streamline the car and makes me aero-efficient which saves me petrol.

I love Unicorns!
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I have a Unicorn and his name is Godfrey. He lives under the dashboard of my car and loves riding on the hood on windy days.
He's actually quite useful because his horn helps to streamline the car and makes me aero-efficient which saves me petrol.

I love Unicorns!
Hey mister, wanna sell me a unicorn?

I'll take 'good care' of it. Promise. *nudge nudge, wink wink*
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No coz you'll post a picture of you with Godfrey or one of his friends stuck between your teeth.
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I'll compromise then. How about a promise of NO pictures? Just think about the Safety of the Children (what this tongue in cheek thread was about - so this is not really off-topic is it?).
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No pictures is fine - agree safety coz someone could get their eyes poked out.
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I have a Unicorn and his name is Godfrey. He lives under the dashboard of my car and loves riding on the hood on windy days.
He's actually quite useful because his horn helps to streamline the car and makes me aero-efficient which saves me petrol.

I love Unicorns!
Drive a commodore do you..? I find emu's work just as well.

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Nah, I've got a Patrol and the bullbar screws with the aero big time hence Godfrey to the rescue with the diesel bills.
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The communty shot the unicorns for fast food, and with no unicorns to make rainbows anymore.... well we have the results now.

Unicorns tasted good - grilled over an open fire.

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Forgot to add. The shooting of Unicorns was done in an absolute altruistic and humane manner. It was done to protect the Children from those dangerous horns you see......
I'd like to spitbraai a unicorn... I'd imagine it'd taste great with some Nando's sauce.

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Ya'll bad people and haters!
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Ya'll bad people and haters!
But, but, but.... it should be clear we "LOVE" Unicorns too!
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Only BBq'd or gently pot-roasted me thinks
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Only BBq'd or gently pot-roasted me thinks
It's only the "My-Little-Pony" sized ones which fits nicely in a pot in any case, and you have to fight the mother Unicorn and cousin Pegasus to get hold of any of those. Quite difficult to get.

So the one you are hiding underneath your dash is perfectly sized.
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh, nightmares and I'm now going to check that the garage is locked.
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaahh, nightmares and I'm now going to check that the garage is locked.
Can I offer to stand guard at the door? To help out a fellow collector you see. And to protect any children from harm too.
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I didn't know about the Ignore list.
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The ignore list is pretty awesome....im sure a few here have me on theirs....haha.
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I think it's not such a well known feature...but it certainly sounds useful.I've only just found out about it from this thread! But I'll definitely be making use of it!
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I use it for sure and it's made things a whole lot better.
I can enjoy the site and be involved with those aspects I enjoy about my hobby not the nonsense.
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The under 18's make up about 20% of members on this site. Compared to many other collection sites (Model Railways, toy collectors, stamps etc) This is a HUGE number of youth to be associated with Diecast aeroplane collecting. The next age group 18-25yo currently has around 22% membership, while 26-34yo is around 27% All up the under 35's make up the majority of collectors using this site.

Us in the 45+ are in the minority!
Now that's a load of bull if I've ever seen it. Have you ever gone out railfanning? Or how about to an actual model RR show. I see a large many of kids at events like those. Apart from our buddies from Miami, the CSX dispatcher and that one older guy who was a little off and were encouraging us and the dispatcher to trespass on NS property (hell nah, we just got a visit from the NS cop 5 minutes ago), we were likely the oldest folks there, and my buddy and I are 21 and 25 respectively when we went to catch the Norfolk Southern OCS! Of course, the turnout at Simpson Yard that day was really low...

You also have to be careful on these statistics, as some of these are setting age to be as such as to 1) Not using their real age to be funny, 2) Using this to troll people, 3) Not using their real age to help shield who they really are (this more or less ties in with 2 with an extent.) Some of these are also repeated accounts (or multi-accounts) or people that have left the hobby long before Elvis did... Using numbers of members active within the last 2 or 3 years though would give a much better insight.

What I'm saying is, using the website membership statistics is highly unreliable due to a bunch of reasons.
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I'm not pretending I'm twelve, just to let you know. I am actually twelve.
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I'm pretty sure you are, Gimala. I wasn't accusing you of anything, just explaining to Lou the reason why the overall statistics of the forum can be highly unreliable places to mine data from.

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That is true. Many people could be lying. Also, when its my birthday, the my birthdays bit down at the bottem says I'm six, because the calendar has the year as 2006.
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Now that's a load of bull if I've ever seen it. Have you ever gone out railfanning? Or how about to an actual model RR show. I see a large many of kids at events like those. Apart from our buddies from Miami, the CSX dispatcher and that one older guy who was a little off and were encouraging us and the dispatcher to trespass on NS property (hell nah, we just got a visit from the NS cop 5 minutes ago), we were likely the oldest folks there, and my buddy and I are 21 and 25 respectively when we went to catch the Norfolk Southern OCS! Of course, the turnout at Simpson Yard that day was really low...
I'm actually a 'gunzel' otherwise known as an Australian Rail fan! I've also written a few articles for various Railfan magazines including for the Light Railway Research Society of Australia. My main area of research is industrial narrow gauge railways in populated areas (mainly factories) and bush tramways (mainly used for logging but also mining). I've been an amateur industrial archaeologist since my late teens when I discovered rails embedded in my school yard.

I also live close to the main trunk line between Melbourne, Geelong and the standard gauge line between Melbourne and Perth. I've also spent many years modelling HO gauge Tramways of the Melbourne Metropolitan Tramways Board, along with narrow gauge 3'6", usually scratch building everything. I only moved to model planes in 1:400 scale 8 years ago after an extended period in hospital when I spend several months in a coma.

While many people attend Model Railway shows, actual modeling magazines and the sale of model equipment has been shrinking for years now. A simple look at a current edition of Model Railroader Magazine or Railway Modeler contains half the articles that it did even ten years back.

Diecast model planes is the one beacon in the area of hobbies that is expanding with more people taking up the hobby, especially youth.

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I'm actually a 'gunzel' otherwise known as an Australian Rail fan! I've also written a few articles for various Railfan magazines including for the Light Railway Research Society of Australia. My main area of research is industrial narrow gauge railways in populated areas (mainly factories) and bush tramways (mainly used for logging but also mining). I've been an amateur industrial archaeologist since my late teens when I discovered rails embedded in my school yard.

I also live close to the main trunk line between Melbourne, Geelong and the standard gauge line between Melbourne and Perth. I've also spent many years modelling HO gauge Tramways of the Melbourne Metropolitan Tramways Board, along with narrow gauge 3'6", usually scratch building everything. I only moved to model planes in 1:400 scale 8 years ago after an extended period in hospital when I spend several months in a coma.

While many people attend Model Railway shows, actual modeling magazines and the sale of model equipment has been shrinking for years now. A simple look at a current edition of Model Railroader Magazine or Railway Modeler contains half the articles that it did even ten years back.

Diecast model planes is the one beacon in the area of hobbies that is expanding with more people taking up the hobby, especially youth.

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Could be a cultural thing. In the US, I see many young railfans everywhere. Railwatch in Folkston, GA (it's a popular spot for folks wanting to see most CSX traffic go in/out of Florida), or even our outings to Plant and Dade Cities a little West of Lakeland will usually yield quite a few teenaged guys. Sometimes our journey will go out into the middle of nowhere in Crawford where CSX and NS both intersect (last time we were there, we got bombarded by a mad rush of NS and CSX within an hour. We even had a coal train from Wyoming that had a Union Pacific loco in the consist (that day was the first day we saw the locos of the big 4 class 1s in a single day, NS, CSX, BNSF and Union Pacific). But personally, I don't mind them for the most part. Quite a few of them are quite mature, and you don't see the mindless drama with them as often as you do see between the adult railfans. Now that I think about it, compared with what we see here, it is still nothing compared with that BS (that crap often gets legal quickly one way or another).

As said, at rail-shows, a lot of younger modelers too, as well as a lot of folks in their 20s and 30s entering too. So you saying around these parts that they are dying hobbies, I have to fully disagree, as I am seeing them in a renascence of sorts. To add, the rise of the internet has given rise to niche producers who make very detailed scale replicas of certain things. I also have a relative in Norway (whom I think is in his 30s) who seems into TT gauge that I've started talking to after my dad came home from visiting him in Poland. Of course, I think Lionel will have to find a way to re-invent their big products, as it seems that "O" gauge is the only one that seems to not have too many younger folks collecting it. At the shows, you usually see the older folks buying that stuff than in HO and N where it is more diverse in terms of age.

With me, always been into aircraft and rails. In my teen years, was heavily into aircraft, especially because of the hobby (rail hobby was priced out of my reach for a while), but now things are almost on par and I have a good friend who knows the places to go, I'm big on both.

One thing you failed to recognize in your "economic analysis" is the fact that equipment has gotten way more expensive than it was 20 or even 30 years ago (albeit, also more prototypical to the road it is modeling too..) I have plenty of equipment from the 1970s I've picked up at shows, some in its original jewel cases. I pulled up a AHM autorack from around that time, the price they list on the back for the MSRP on the back is $3.98. According to the BLS Infltion calculator, that $3.98 between 1970 and 1980 would have the same buying power as $24.02 and $11.31 respectively. I'm looking at Autoracks right now at MB Klein (who is often the cheaper option for buying model trains from in the US) and I'm seeing discounted prices between 25 and 30 bucks, with MSRPs as high as $40! Autoracks tended to be more expensive, I'm comparing other pieces of equipment prices, and as I said, while the quality increase is there, the prices are even up to 2 or even 3 times higher when adjusted for inflation. As for Magazines, readership is declining. That's a "no-duh" as people don't rely on printed medium as much as they go onto discussion forums and talk amongst themselves there, and of course, the trade shows also show how many warm bodies still are in the game (and believe me, there are still 20 more times trade shows for rail stuff than there is for air stuff here, though most of those are over at the Moose lodges and such and geared towards Lionel folk). Granted, we have seen the rise of the Niche manufacture, as the game doesn't belong much to Con-Core, Atlas, Bachmann, and whatever disaster Lima and Mehano were making that year, as it once did. That does explain the rise of prices as well. I think the sale of used equipment might not be in those figures, and if it were, you could see what I'm saying, that the prices make them more attractive. Sometimes they'll even have their spring knuckle conversion done for you already, and you still end up picking them up for 1/4 of the price you would for that exact same car today (and believe me, though the niche guys make prototypical stuff, the big guys are not afraid to use some of these moulds from the 1970s! And they typically will too!) A lot of LHSs are going into selling used stuff as well for similar reasons from what I understand. The pricing is more attractive with a better profit margin.
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