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The purpose of the list is simple, to encourage discussion about modeling Two Foot Railroads.
The primary focus of this list is modeling in HO scale, but please feel free to discuss other scales if you make mention of it in the subject line (i.e. On2, Gn2, etc.). We have had a surprisingly large number of postings in a single day, so doing so will allow those who are not interested in other scales to skip those messages. Discussing model railroad topics not related to two footers is best kept in the rec.models.railroad newsgroup, where it will reach a much larger and more receptive audience.
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The rules

  • Posting ads for model railroad equipment to this list is very welcome, but please keep responses to ads in private email. Therefore be sure to include your email address in your ad, and a note asking people to reply off-list.
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  • Do not post in anger. Consider assembling a dozen or so of Z-scale couplers instead.
  • Personal attacks will not be tolerated.
  • Off-topic discussions and comments should be kept in private postings.
  • Train related humor is allowed in small amounts when related to on-going discussions.
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  • Please do not change the subject when replying to the list. This makes sorting out threads much easier for many of us. On the other hand, if the discussion diverges, it is a good rule to change the subject like this: Subject: Apples (was: Oranges).
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These rules are not created for fun. They are needed to run a healthy list with 1000 subscribers.

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