Because I share some interests with friends I thought I would join a Facebook page on Tramway Modelling. Ye Gods, what a bunch of stiffs! I got approval today and left it today! Some turd reported me for trolling! I asked the perfectly reasonable question, "why don't trams get modelled to the correct gauge?". I get a torrent of modellers' abuse for wanting things to be right and the old saw about we do it for fun. Well hey, misery-guts, so do I. I just like it to be right, all down the line. If you can't tell the difference between 16.5mm and 18.8mm, you should maybe take up golf. I ain't saying that you're wrong to do it your way, just that the way you do it is wrong, as in inaccurate. That is beyond discussion. It's a fact. You may chose to live with the error, but don't try ignoring it or defending it in my company or I too will get all defensive...and I WILL defend doing it right, whether you think that's trolling or not. Whatever trolling is. I guess because their little enclave of shit modellers hadn't heard of me they assumed I'd come from nowhere to "troll" them. As if I had the spare time to do that. I asked a question...they chose to be offended by it...tough titty, tram fiddlers. That's the attitude that has ensured smaller scale tramway models have been absolute garbage for decades and still don't improve. Unscale gauges, jerky motion on poorly laid commercial track, overspeed mechanisms that are bought in and not made, all set in an urban background that looks like it was cobbled up for the sake of having something there, rather than nothing. All the problems of model railways in the '50s, 60 years later!
Needless to say, I left the page to save the poor dears the trouble of kicking me off!