Traditionally, the New Year has always been a time for reflection about the past year and how things went in the past year. WordPress has already sent me the end of year statistics, so here are our top posts for the past year;-
#1 – MaineOn2 layouts – Bill Kerr’s SR&RL: quite a fitting tribute to our founder, and way out in front. Placed 5th in 2013 Top Posts.
#2 –SR&RL; Historic list of plans
#3 –SRCS O scale kits list – a Work In Progress; published 18th May 2014.
#4 – “…with a little Yankee Ingenuity…” or Portland Products Parts; published 24th January 2014.
#5 – Custom Brass – SR&RL Locomotive #20/21/22.
#6 – Custom Brass – SR&RL Locomotive #6: – a well liked and versatile model and prototype. Also placed 6th in 2013 Top Posts.
A rather different listing for this year compared to last year, and one which essentially pays tribute to some of the people who have significantly helped the Maine On2 Modeller;-
Bill Kerr was the editor, publisher and chief compiler of the original web page version of these FAQ’s, as well as an outstanding scenery modeller, and sometime Moderator of the Yahoo! Maine On2 and Maine Two Footer groups. A number of contributors sent us more photographs and other information this year allowing us to update his layout posting twice, firstly with additional photographs in the correct layout sequence and secondly with a layout plan.
The third most popular post shows a listing from the 1989 period of the SRCS (Sandy River Car Shops) kits produced by Peter Barney. These kits were the mainstay of the hobby for most On2 modellers of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Peter is well known as the founder of SRCS, a prolific author on the Maine Two Footers and has penned numerous modelling articles in addition to filling his basement with various On2 models and layouts.
The fourth most popular post shows part of a catalogue, from the mid 1980’s period, of the Portland Products parts and kits produced by Bob Werner of the Hobby Barn. Bob was well known as a producer of cast brass parts and etchings to support the modelling of the Maine Two Footers in both O and HO scales. Bob was an enthusiastic supporter of Edaville and a noted historian of the Maine Two Footers, and has numerous credits to his name in other authors’ books for furnishing photographs and equipment rosters.
In these FAQ’s, Bob actually has four posts (“…with a little Yankee Ingenuity…” , Portland Products – the second domestic manufacturer, Portland Products – SR#1 locomotive and Portland Products – F&M locomotive #1) to his name, and if the total viewings were aggregated then Bob would be in second place this year.
Comparing 2014 with the 8 months of 2013 then we have had double the number of visitors and a 50% increase in the number of viewings.
The nationality of viewers is pretty stable, with some 75% of the viewings being made from the USA, with the United Kingdom in second place with some 6% and Canada in a very close third with 4%. In total, the blog has recorded viewers from 61 different countries around the globe this year.
We hope that our viewers have found the site of interest over the last year. We have more topics and content in-process and some fairly major revisions are planned, so keep coming back in the coming year.
To view the top posts directly click on the titles below which will open the posts in another page;-
…..and enjoy your trains and browsing in 2015.