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IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ! Read the rules. They are not some legal mumbo jumbo that is there to keep our lawyers happy. They also set the tone and character of the Forum and we all benefit from them. Repeated breaching of the rules may lead your posting privileges being withdrawn.

The forum owners and moderators are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message.

The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of Model Rail Forum. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.

You agree, by your use of the forum, that you will not use Model Rail Forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violates any law.

You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by Model Rail Forum or unless you have obtained written permission to use the copyrighted material by the rightful owner.

You agree that your topics and posts on this site are in the public domain. They will not be deleted if you decide to leave the forum or not use the forum again. We can remove or rename your display name if you decide to leave. Please contact the forum administrator for further information.

You agree to keep your email address that you enter on registration up to date.

Model Rail Forum requests that you use your full name as your display name, in the format "Firstname Lastname" e.g. "John Smith". Please ensure correct use of uppercase/lowercase convention, i.e. John Smith. Exceptions to the format "Firstname Lastname" e.g. "John Smith" is applicable if the same name already exists. In that case, you are permitted to register with "Lastname Firstname" or "Firstname (Initial) Lastname" or "Firstname (number) Lastname". Please ensure you enter your display name precisely in this format as well as follow the upper/lower case convention or your registration will not be successful.

Model Rail Forum does not allow the use of anonymizer services and reserves the right to delete member accounts that are intentionally hidden from the moderators.

Are you a Retailer or Model Railway related business or do you have a commercial interest in model railways? We have rules and guidelines for Retailers. Please read them here.

Model Rail Forum does not allow the use of advertising in your member name (forum ID). This includes brands and website addresses. Unless with the permission from Model Rail Forum administrators.

Posting of eBay listings (with the intent of promoting a sale) is only allowed in the Model Rail Forum Swap Shop. Swap Shop topics can only be started by Plus+ members. Plus+ members may offer model railway related items for sale directly to other members in the Swap Shop area. Selling of any other nature is not allowed in any other part of the forum.

Joining the forum with the sole intent on getting a value of a model you have so that you can sell it is considered as selling. It's not on. If you are not interested in becoming part of the community, then don't sign up.

We are committed to promoting the hobby and we realise that there are other model rail forums, but we see some as competition so we do not allow promotion of other forums or direct linking to other forums in signatures or posts.

We have rules about your signature. Please read them in the section here.

We have further guidelines and rules about posting images - notably about the size of posted images. Please read them here.

We have a Posting Guidelines topic which expands how these rules are interpreted. It can be found here

If you have any complaint or query about these Guidelines / Terms & Rules, then please contact one of the moderators or the forum administrator.

NOTE: Due to recent spam problems, there is also a manual administrator validation in place as well as the user email validation. This means a forum administrator does a manual check before you are validated and can post on the forum. If your email address, user name or IP address is suspect and is listed on a public spammer database, you will not be validated. If you are not getting in, please send us an email, explain who you are and what your favourite hobby is and we'll validate your account. This manual validation is done a few times a day and could take a few hours so please be patient.

By following through with your registration, we assume that you have read and agree with these rules.
A membership validation email is sent to you from our server and you have to click a link in the email to complete your registration.

Should you be unable to complete your registration because for some reason you don't receive your account validation email (usually an overzealous spam filter), then please contact us at admin@modelrailforum.com and we will help you join up. Please include your Forum name in the email. Before you do contact us, try and login after a few hours - quite often your registration will be accepted - even if you don't get any email from the forum. Give us a few hours to process the registrations as it's done manually.

By checking the box below and registering, you agree to the rules and guidelines above and you acknowledge that you have read the info on validation.
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