QUOTE Rail-Rider posted the first "disproving remark" in the whole thread only recently in the last 2 days (where have you been?) and now is saying that the best reaction would be to not post remarks designed to provoke a reaction! What has this to do with model railways?
The very first post on this thread was provocative. "is Continental Europe in the Dark ages".
This insinuates backwardness, inferiority in Continental Europe and simultaneously our superiority. It was posted by you Gary, and it was based on an incorrect assumption that the UK is the worlds foremost railway modelling location. It is easily outnumbered per capita by Germany and possibly the USA too. This would already have been common knowledge to many people on this forum.
I honestly thought the whole point of this thread was to wind up and antagonize continental modellers.
Anyone who has made any effort to look into German railway modelling would fall of their chair laughing at such a statement. I actually found it hard to believe that someone could be so uninformed about the world of model railways. I wonder if the manufacturers of the Ecos digital system feel like they are in Medieval times?
I suspect not. Then once you've got people wound up by this we get a comment like this!
QUOTE Recent posts do seem to be getting a bit personal which is against the rules of this forum. If we stick to subject of model railways then we will all get along fine.
Gary, if you are going to crank people up like this you have to expect them to react to it. The reason it may seem personal is because you are the only person making these statements. How would you feel if someone posted a thread entitled "is the west midlands in the neolithic?" Not very nice is it?