New group for Swiss modelling interests?


Guerbetaler
 

The new subgroup modelling@SwissRail.groups.io is now on. Please send modelling questions only to the subgroup. You must be member of the subgroup to post there. There are two ways to become member of the subgroup:

Go to <https://swissrail.groups.io/g/modelling>
and click "Apply For Membership In This Group"
or send an email to
<modelling+subscribe@SwissRail.groups.io>
It isn't possible only to be member of the subgroup. But it is possible to set the main group to no email, if you don't wish to receive messages of the main group

Unfortunately the groups-io-software has a flaw. Those having applied to become a member of the modelling subgroup only become a member of the main group. The system forgets that they also wanted to become a member of the modelling subgroup.

Instead I will add all members who have joined SwissRail after October 18 to the subgroup. I'm under the impression that all those who joined these days did so, because they read about the new subgroup. Please tell me, if the assumption is wrong.

Markus, Gürbetal


Guerbetaler
 

Am 21.10.2020 um 12:52 schrieb gordonwis via groups.io:
Hi Marcus,
Can I suggest you remove the HO scale bias in the header sentence by
adding a few of the main N gauge manufacturers, eg Arnold,
Fleischmann, Hobbytrain, HAG, Roco, Märklin, Lima, Wesa, Trix, etc.
Thanks for this. I admit that I'm not too familiar with N, but then I should mention Minitrix!

And then, we should now switch over to modelling with this thread...

Markus


gordonwis
 

Hi Marcus,

Can I suggest you remove the HO scale bias in the header sentence by adding a few of the main N gauge manufacturers, eg Arnold, Fleischmann, Hobbytrain, HAG, Roco, Märklin, Lima, Wesa, Trix, etc.


gordonwis
 

Yes, loads. I myself have two Swiss N gauge layouts


On Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 13:51:04 BST, Andrew Moglestue via groups.io <amogles@...> wrote:


Any other Swiss N modelers out there?


gordonwis
 

Especially as somebody outside of Europe, having a resource to discuss how to make my consists as accurate as possible and knowing what goes with what and which models represent which time frame would be a great asset. A lot of my information comes from photos and from videos, but being able to share with others who have similar interests would be a big help.
Agreed.

I, for example, have nigh on 50 years of notebook notes covering Swiss trips, many backed up by photographs.


Guerbetaler
 

Thank you all for the answers and propositions. I can now present a solution: I have erected a subgroup of Swissrail
modelling@SwissRail.groups.io

Members of the existing main group SwissRail will not automatically become members of the subgroup. Only those who apply for membership in the subgroup will get messages and can participate.

Anybody applying for membership in the modelling subgroup will also become member of the main group. Individual settings for main and subgroup are independent. You can chose to get all emails from the subgroup but no email from the main group or v/v.

It is recommended to use hashtags for specific brands, e.g. "#HAG". This will allow to further differentiate the settings.

So, anybody interested in the modelling subgroup, please join. I will ask those who IO don't know to tell me their name and the place where they live. Please answer the mail I will send you.

There are two ways to become member of the subgroup:

Go to <https://swissrail.groups.io/g/modelling>
and click "Apply For Membership In This Group"

or send an email to
<modelling+subscribe@SwissRail.groups.io>

Markus, Gürbetal


john_dmj
 

I would be interested in joining such a group.

Best Regards

John


Andrew Moglestue
 

I would be interested in such a group.

I'm not really a hardcore modeler myself. More a collector of rolling stock. I don't have a proper layout to run anything on, and would preferably like to join a club for that.

I have both HO and N gauge stock, but my main scope of interest these last few years is more N gauge.

Any other Swiss N modelers out there?

I also have some Navemo models in HOm gauge and would like to build a portable microlayout for trams.


csipromo
 

I was a member of the Swiss Rail Modelling Group a few years back. I think that it would be nice to have a place where we could share our models and learn more about making our models and consists more prototypical.

Given the rise of new brands (LS Models, ACME, Mabar, NME, etc over recent years) and the new focus of Piko/Arwico making Swiss models, encompassing all manufacturers is probably the best way to go.

Especially as somebody outside of Europe, having a resource to discuss how to make my consists as accurate as possible and knowing what goes with what and which models represent which time frame would be a great asset. A lot of my information comes from photos and from videos, but being able to share with others who have similar interests would be a big help.

I look forward to seeing how this develops.

Mike C


rupert chambers
 

Yes Please

rgds

Rupert chambers






Guerbetaler
 

Am 19.10.2020 um 15:08 schrieb David:
There was a Yahoo group SwissRailModeling. I haven’t received
anything from them in ages. Would anyone know if that group went by
the wayside?
Last message was mid-2018. I set a message yesterday and it came through. I had erected that group but it had too little bandwidth as the HAG and ROCO groups were more in the centre. Thus I didn't move it to groups.io.

There have been propositions to widen BEMO group to any Swiss modelling theme. Another idea was to make a sub-group of SwissRail. However, I'm not sure if this wouldn't destroy the simplicity we now have with the groups. Does anyone have experience with sub-groups on groups.io? I will test it on a little quite inactive group I inherited.

Markus


william lang
 

I will join and I have no preference as to a name!

Bill


ian hopkins
 

Hi Markus,This sounds superb, please include me.Many thanks
Ian
Portsmouth


Tom Jessop
 

I am interested in all Swiss railway models including HAG. I do not have a preference regarding the name.
Same here , no probs with any name change .

Tom in Oz .


gordonwis
 

HAG on its own would discourage modellers who glimpse the group's name but model anything but HAG. I would say that a large majority of modellers of Swiss railways (especially outside Switzerland) have very few HAG items but many items from the other manufacturers, as HAG models are comparitively expensive and quite 'specialised'.

Assuming BEMO is excluded from the group, a Swiss railway modelling group would cover HO, O, Om, G, N, Nm, N:150 (Kato RhB Series) which would cover at a guess at least 30 manufacturers' products in addition to HAG.


Stefan Unholz
 

I would also be interested in joining, but I think that naming the group simply HAG would narrow interest down too much. Something like SwissRailModel(l)ing or SwissModelTrains seems a valid alternative.

Regards, Stefan


Andy Micklethwaite
 

Count me in too!!! As I have HAG engines, I don't mind if HAG is included in the name!
I'd prefer a meaningful name rather than something clever but obscure.

Andy Micklethwaite


W KEANEY
 

I will join the group

I am interested in all Swiss railway models including HAG. I do not have a preference regarding the name.

Bill


George Raymond
 

How about “SwissRailModellers“. I would recommend the British spelling “modellers” over the US “modelers” to be consistent with our use of wagon, railway, transport, sleeper, shunting and driver instead of car, railroad, transportation, tie, switching and engineer (person who drives the train in the US).

George


Tim Johnson
 

On 10/18/2020 7:05 AM, Guerbetaler wrote:
With the demise of Yahoo from the groups sector the question was raised if there would be an interest in (re)opening a group for Switzerland-related modelling questions, especially for HAG models. As we have the BEMO group for narrow gauge questions my proposition is to name the group simply HAG, but opening it to the discussion of all Swiss models of any brand. Who would be interested to join such a group and do you have alternative propositions for the group name?

Markus
 
Perhaps the name could be "HAG, etc." or "HAG and others". Almost all my Swiss models are from ROCO, and the roco-modeltrains Yahoo group is closing according to a note I got from its moderator. If the new group is open to all Swiss rail modeling, I would definitely join. There is a SwissRailModeling Yahoo group. If that group is going away, perhaps that would be a good name.

Tim
Timothy A Johnson, Tucson, AZ (www.sbb-bls-bahnen.com)
Member of European Train Enthusiasts (www.ete.org)