To not get behind Terry, but rather to knock him like jealous children, only serves to retard the advance of local modelling art. Consider the debate over axle lengths around circa 1980. There was no resolution and 30 years later we must contend with a wide variety of axle lengths. Without supporting Terry, we will find the Australian modelling scene well behind best practice in 25 years time. Future modellers will curse us for our inability to resolve standards issues in a timely and effective manner.
Our children will curse us....... A little bit emotive eh?
Really now this is a load of rubbish
The NMRA standards are a World standard and as such prevent things from happening rather than cause problems
I think you have it all wrong!
Lets do what the O gauger's have done and match scales to track gauge eh??
So lets even drop it down a couple of notches then?
Let Terry have his "ego trip" and his NSW standards
and someone else can set up Victorian standards after all who would ever want to run the two systems side by side.. eh memories of real time 6 -1/2 inches at Albury??
In fact I am modelling the border region, so I can have my own standards as well !!
Now this is what leads to chaos!! Why make a standard that is different to the NMRA standard which is followed in many places already.
Remember we need to deal with European standards already
We saw the trouble this caused 30 years ago when Lima and Hornby started making Australian stuff to that standard .. pizza cutters anyone?
Dunny lid couplings?
At least NMRA gave us a standard plastic horn which led to a changeover kadee coupler, remember?
I remember the work involved converting dunny lids to kadees, if you don't
Are you trying to tell the World accepted NMRA standards are defective?
Why would Australia who use a majority of USA designed equipment on the real railways think they need their own standards??
Far from being childish to resist an Aussie standard, it is Childish to suggest the NMRA, and so the yanks got it wrong
If it aint broke it is plain childish to set up a new standard that makes changes for the sake of changes.
Imagine what the Chinese are going to do, when they have to work three or four standards out in HO ?
Already we hear of manufacturers complaining about Chinese engineers saying Yes Yes Yes, and then quietly ignoring the requests