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Why are all live steamer forums dead as a doornail

Printed From: Southern California Live Steamers
Category: Live Steam Miniature Railroading
Forum Name: Narrow Gauge Forum
Forum Discription: For live steamers in 2.5" scale and larger running on 7.5" gauge track.
Printed Date: Dec 07 2022 at 4:36pm

Topic: Why are all live steamer forums dead as a doornail
Posted By: wingtip
Subject: Why are all live steamer forums dead as a doornail
Date Posted: Feb 13 2012 at 6:03am

Why are all scale steamer forums always dead as a doornail?  Ive been browsing several forums for a few weeks and the only new threads in all of them have been the ones ive started... 

  many of them the most recent post was summer last year or even older....

    I cant believe the hobby is dying that fast..there must be another reason .....

Posted By: tom d
Date Posted: Feb 13 2012 at 10:48am
Try -  It has been a rough board to post on in the past, but lately it has not been that bad.

Posted By: Steve C
Date Posted: Feb 13 2012 at 3:30pm
I think the largest reson that most live steam boards are slow is because it is a fairly small hobby with a large number of members who are older and may not be computer savy. Most club websites in our area do not even have a forum open to the general public.
As Tom mentioned chaski is one of the most popular and active boards, there is also the yahoo live diesel and live steam groups which are also somewhat active. We have several members of our club who monitor our forum and try to answer any questions that get posted here.
We mainly use this forum to keep people up to date on what is happening at our club. When I resume building my Shay I will post the progress here and I might do a post on building riding cars here in the future. I will also be giving one of our club engines a cosmetic overhaul in the near future and will post that here also.
Steve Claude 

Posted By: wingtip
Date Posted: Feb 13 2012 at 3:44pm
sounds great steve...

Posted By: RioGrande464
Date Posted: Jun 09 2012 at 12:42pm
Chaski gets atleast one post a day. they are great on there! 

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