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    • August 27, 2018 6:59 PM EDT
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      Forum posts or Construction Article?

      I'm new here, so I'll ask the membership. What is the preferred method of talking about a garden railway build: Forum threads or Construction Articles? I also maintain a blog, which will likely have the same material with perhaps more detail, so a Forum thread could just point out updates to that about my build. 

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    • August 27, 2018 7:30 PM EDT
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      In my opinion it's you're call either way Russell.

       Welcome to LSC !

    • August 27, 2018 8:14 PM EDT
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      Welcome aboard, and threads seem to be more popular than articles , but i use articles now

    • August 28, 2018 4:18 AM EDT
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      Russell Shilling said:

       I also maintain a blog, which will likely have the same material with perhaps more detail, so a Forum thread could just point out updates to that about my build. 

      Welcome Russell. 

      When I rebuilt my layout, I created a Build Log in the Articles section, in which I could be a lot more detailed about my construction methods. I also created a Forum Topic, mainly to keep others informed of my progress with links to the Article. 

      A Raised Roadbed

      The Forum Topic was used for any comments, suggestions, other peoples ideas, and mainly for directing attention to what was in the Article(Build Log). This also kept any feedback in one place that was easily viewed. 

      Construction Log Part One

      Since it was going to be a multi-year affair, I broke the Construction Log into 8 parts, with each part about a different area of construction. 

      I also didn't have a Blog, so this worked out well for me as a reference source for anyone interested in using those same methods I used. 

      This post was edited by Ken Brunt at September 13, 2018 5:50 PM EDT
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    • August 28, 2018 6:00 AM EDT
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      be welcome!

       

      if you want to tell your story without interruptions, choose article.

      if you like comments and threaddrifts, choose thread.

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    • August 28, 2018 8:25 AM EDT
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      If you want interaction, go for the forum post.   Articles can be very nice when somebody is trying to see how to build something specific, but I know I find it awkward to try to find updates in an article.   If you post in a forum that your article has been updated, it may not get the same attention that a forum post would since a person has to go click on some link and try to find the new stuff in the article, then come back to the forum to make a comment.   Great if you don't want interaction!

      I enjoy the interaction a lot (even the topic drift! ) so I usually choose the forum post.   I've received lots of good advice this way.    I have also created an article that contains an index to my posts, but mostly so I can find where I've done something earlier.

      TLDR:  Do whatever you want. 

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    • August 28, 2018 2:20 PM EDT
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      Ken Brunt said:
      Russell Shilling said:

       I also maintain a blog, which will likely have the same material with perhaps more detail, so a Forum thread could just point out updates to that about my build. 

      Welcome Russell. 

      When I rebuilt my layout, I created a Build Log in the Articles section, in which I could be a lot more detailed about my construction methods. I also created a Forum Topic, mainly to keep others informed of my progress with links to the Article. 

      A Raised Roadbed

      The Forum Topic was used for any comments, suggestions, other peoples ideas, and mainly for directing attention to what was in the Article(Build Log). This also kept any feedback in one place that was easily viewed. 

      Construction Log Part One

      Since it was going to be a multi-year affair, I broke the Construction Log into 8 parts, with each part about a different area of construction. 

      I also didn't have a Blog, so this worked out well for me as a reference source for anyone interested in using those same methods I used. 

      I read your article all the way through. I was interested in raised railroads as a construction method, since I am not so old and already don't like getting on the ground and back up again. I am likely to incorporate at least some raised table-style bench-work in my railway. (Coincidentally, also based on the RGS.)

       

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    • August 28, 2018 2:54 PM EDT
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      Russell Shilling said:
       

      I read your article all the way through. I was interested in raised railroads as a construction method, since I am not so old and already don't like getting on the ground and back up again. I am likely to incorporate at least some raised table-style bench-work in my railway. (Coincidentally, also based on the RGS.)

      I hope the article was helpful.  

      Another gentleman, who lives about 4 hours south of you, Rick Marty, also has a raised layout that  is extremely well done. I had the good fortune of visiting with him back in June and he gave me quite a bit of advice while I was building mine. 

      The Shasta Pacific

       

      I should also mention Richard Smith in Port Orford, Or and his Port Orford Coast RR was also an inspiration while I was planning mine. 

      However you decide to proceed, either Article or Forum Topic, good luck in your endeavor. 

       

       

      This post was edited by Ken Brunt at August 28, 2018 3:06 PM EDT
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    • August 28, 2018 4:40 PM EDT
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      Welcome Aboard.

       

      The running rule here is; we don't own our threads. Anybody can post and pretty much what ever tickles their fancy, no matter if you find it insulting.... my skin is a lot thicker. I didn't and still don't always handle it very well.

      Derails are 'supposed to' wait for the 3rd page, but some are more special.

      Articles are yours, but get less attention. I think you have to send in links for the general population to see 'em on the home page.

       

      I went elevated because of critters and knees. I chose a minimum knee high and carry a folding chair to work sites. Less work, more fun.

       

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    • August 28, 2018 6:27 PM EDT
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          Hiya Russell....I say use the forum; it's like a club, which is a good thing unless you're Groucho. It'll give me personally one more opportunity for smart-alecky remarks, other guys around here a chance to harass you, not to mention provide another outlet for the drifters who just can't seem to help themselves. Now, really, what could be better?

       

          I would rather you use the forum because I can barely keep up with the forum let alone articles. Besides, I think you'll get a lot of support and good ideas in the forum.

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    • August 30, 2018 1:18 AM EDT

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      Welcome aboard!

    • September 13, 2018 2:04 PM EDT
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      Hey Russell, welcome aboard.  Don't be concerned about the AKA of someone else with a similar name.  Trust me, we won't get you guys mixed up.     

    • September 13, 2018 6:35 PM EDT
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      Welcome aboard!

         I have been debating the same issue with myself. I had a large outdoor layout and am just finalizing plans for an indoor switching layout.

         Since I enjoy the responses I will probably post in the forum and create an article after the switching layout is complete.

    • September 13, 2018 7:03 PM EDT
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      What ever you decide, Bookmark it, I spent an hour scrolling back looking for a missing thread.....  My 'clever' title made it twice as hard to find as well.

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

    • September 13, 2018 7:51 PM EDT
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      Ric Golding said:

      Hey Russell, welcome aboard.  Don't be concerned about the AKA of someone else with a similar name.  Trust me, we won't get you guys mixed up.     

      What does Matt have anything to do with this ?

    • September 14, 2018 11:24 AM EDT
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      " Rooster " said:
      Ric Golding said:

      Hey Russell, welcome aboard.  Don't be concerned about the AKA of someone else with a similar name.  Trust me, we won't get you guys mixed up.     

      What does Matt have anything to do with this ?

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