Re: ADMIN: Was: Re: Re: True Line Trains HO Scale Canadian Prewar AAR Boxcars...Now: A change in a rule.
Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>
Mike Brock wrote:
. . . members are permitted...even encouraged...to comment about the accuracy of a model with reference to the model's actual prototype . . . or lack thereof. The STMFC is NOT, however, a forum to criticize a manufacturer's goals, practices, or achievements.Man, is THIS a thin line. We can criticize the heck out of a model's accuracy but can't mention the manufacturer's lack of "achievement?" I know the intent of Mike's rule, but am not very clear on how a lack of accuracy is different from a lack of achievement.
But certainly attacking a manufacturer's apparent business plan or attitude is, and should be, well out of bounds.
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