Why are fans who collect Wooden Railway hated by some of the community because of the merchandise they collect?

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Why are fans who collect Wooden Railway hated by some of the community because of the merchandise they collect?

Post by MarioLuigiGCFan on Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:10 am

I know this belongs in the merchandise thread but it kind of has to do with the community itself but why do some of the TTTE Fans hate wooden railway fans? I notice the other day that a guy who makes Thomas Recreation Music made a theme and this wooden railway user asked him if he could use it and he said no to him but said yes to a user who used take n play. I never understood the hate for the Wooden Railway fans?
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Re: Why are fans who collect Wooden Railway hated by some of the community because of the merchandise they collect?

Post by Diesel 11 on Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:35 am

The instance you're citing might be because he doesn't trust or like the user who uses Wooden Railway, but does trust the user that uses Take 'n' Play.

At any rate, I've never really noticed that Thomas fans hate those that collect Wooden Railway. The models, yes, but not the collectors. For instance, EE93 is most certainly not hated, he's one of the most popular people in the fandom for his series - which actually features Wooden Railway. There's also SkarloeyRailway01 and the many others who use it in their series. They seem to be pretty popular.

(Then again, knowing how convoluted this fandom is, it wouldn't surprise me if WR collectors were hated - but as far as I can see, most of them aren't.)
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Post by Frankthetriviaman on Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:53 am

Where is that coming from? I love TWR more than any other line of Thomas products!
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Post by TheIsraeliSudrian on Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:05 am

Seeing this thread just reminded me of this scene from WoodenRailwayReviews' 2013 Flying Scotsman
review: https://youtu.be/kjj2MNofi1k?t=3m25s

(Link instead of insertion due to timestamp).
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Post by Guest on Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:44 pm

I never heard of this. Maybe a few links or examples?

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Post by miipack603 on Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:22 pm

In my opinion, Wooden Railway users, in general, are not hated by the community. Rather, those select few whose arrogance is emphasized by their behavior are hated, and to be honest, they can be found anywhere, regardless of what merchandise they use.

In reference to Rob's review, he does not accurately portray SireEmEye's viewpoints on Thomas and Friends. I've seen his whole video, and the part Rob uses, in its entirety, reads "And although I'm not playing with wooden trains, or quoting the episodes in public, or sleeping with a Thomas duvet cover, I still feel connected to the series." This implies that he does not in fact hate Wooden Railway; instead, he's saying still enjoys Thomas and Friends despite not personally playing with wooden trains among other things typical fans would. this does not come across to me as someone who hates Wooden Railway users.
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Post by Frankthetriviaman on Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:20 am

Makes sense to me.

Inherently, nothing is wrong with TWR; but a few individuals who are, like you said, rather arrogant or something like that, in my opinion they only make themselves look bad, not the whole line
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Post by Diesel 11 on Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:02 pm

Never really noticed that some TWR collectors act all high and mighty, but if TWR collectors are hated it might be by those who like Bahmann and stuff - actual model trains, and they find Wooden Railway too simple an childish.

Still, never really noticed any hate, just dislike for the models.
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Post by TheIsraeliSudrian on Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:05 pm

I actually first believed that was the exact reason why they were picking on TWR users. If that is correct, I can see where they're coming from. I would understand if it comes across to them as being similar to, say, producing a feature length motion picture that looks, sounds and feels more like a recording of a school play.

While I have always disliked the actual Wooden "models" (toys) themselves, I never would've picked on a person that uses them for videos or anything of that kind.
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Post by Diesel 11 on Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:34 pm

See, I like them a lot for nostalgia reasons and because they're more fun to play with. The more realistic ones like Bachmann might have more details and stuff but they're more for model railway enthusiasts. And whilst I am one of those, I was introduced to Thomas toys with Wooden Railway and have always enjoyed playing with them, even now when I get them out on occasion.
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