Go Back   N-Scale > General > Personal Forum
Register FAQ Members List Members World Map Calendar Downloads Mark Forums Read vBExperience

Personal Forum This forum is for personal experiences, news stories, and stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else. Come here to tell us a bit about yourself. Got a funny news story? Share it here! I Enter if you dare ;)

» Site Navigation
Home page
Featured Layouts
Personal Albums
Model Train Photos
Real Train Photos
Christmas Photo Contest
Big Chat
Hints & Tips
Featured Links
Web Links
User CP
» Awarded Member

Monthly Contest Winner
Title: NSO Engineer
join date: October 22, 2009, 9:08 pm
posts: 5348
» Featured Layout
» Featured P.A.

photo by : Slamdunk

views: 81
» Top Photo Rating

category: Nscale Movies
photo by : mrmartyman7

» Last Classifieds Ad

by james-trainmaster

» Most Downloaded and Viewed Links
N Scale Supply
Custom N Scale Coffee Table Layouts
jpg Track 1
Fifer Hobby Supply LLC
4 N scale
zip Trainz
zip Screensaver Nscale
zip Railroad Tycoon 3
Welcome to the N-Scale.
Welcome to Nscale.org Community!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to our forum and pics features. By joining our free community, you will be able to participate in the discussions, search the forum, send private messages, vote in polls, upload your own pictures and movies to the galleries or your personal album, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, so sign up today! If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact support.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 05-28-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
Skilled Engineer
Senior Member
Points: 13,363, Level: 27
Points: 13,363, Level: 27 Points: 13,363, Level: 27 Points: 13,363, Level: 27
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
medman's Avatar
Activity Longevity
0/20 15/20
Today Posts
0/0 sssss1564
Location: Roseland

United States

Posts: 1,564
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15 medman is looking for electrified trackmedman is looking for electrified trackmedman is looking for electrified track
Making new friends.

It's a sad morning for me. I've hinted in other threads that I also belong to a Mac IRC (internet relay chat) channel. That chat window runs 24/7. Over the years, I've come to make friends with people across oceans and continents. And here, I've begun to do the same. And over time, fast friends are made. There are some wonderful folks here, eagerly willing to help and explain the simplest thing. We do the same in the irc channel with computer and software related questions.

So while it is a good thing to grow these relationships, there is a serious downside to it. Last evening, a young lady, from Ireland, lost her mother in an automobile accident. She was like a daughter to me, she called me 'dad'. And all I could do was offer words of condolence. Words. Such a pitiful response when comfort was called for. The phone call I made didn't help much. And there are other times when friends simply need help, whether it's financial, medical or just a hand, but distance prohibits any. I'm in a position where I can send a check, now and again, in desperate times. I've been there, too.

While computers and trains are the catalyst for bonds that are made, it is the friendship that I value most. So when there is a hurt or a need, the hopelessness of distance bears heavily.

There is no response necessary for this post. It's just something I had to say.
medman is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Making life easier By making a "Slider Tool" 50s DINER All Topics allowed here 9 03-04-2008 09:17 AM
Advice on Cast Mold making hrwilliam1 All Topics allowed here 2 05-26-2006 09:29 PM
Toledo, OH Friends of Toledo Model Railroaders T sandjam Nscale and model railroad events 0 03-06-2005 02:42 PM
Making fiber-optics? jwaldo All Topics allowed here 4 10-12-2004 01:12 AM
Making the Life-like GP38-2 more realistic... Trains and Rolling Stocks 3 10-07-2004 02:12 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:50 AM.