The “small print”

Welcome to our “small print” page, presented in our normal type size.

The MaineOn2 FAQ is essentially a repository for peer reviewed knowledge provided by fellow enthusiasts to be shared within the group and the FAQ for the benefit of all, on a self-service basis – the FAQ is not a research bureau.

It is not our intention to show general model railroad topics on this FAQ’s – there are better sites for those topics.

We do expect a certain level of knowledge on behalf of our readers.

We make no apologies for showing items which are not currently available in a retail environment. Experience shows that historic commercially produced models, particularly locomotives, are the backbone of most On2 enthusiast’s activities these days, and that there is an active second-hand (or pre-owned/pre-loved) market in such items.

At fairly regular intervals, the Maine On2 FAQ receives questions about buying and selling items, which could be interpreted as a request to list items wanted or for sale here. Such commercial transactions are beyond the scope of this FAQ, and for a number of reasons, the editors have no desire to become involved in facilitating 3rd party commercial transactions. There are many potential venues both online and offline for buying or selling Maine On2 models. This FAQ is not one of them.

We reserve the right to edit comments and/or replies for content before publication. We may reply to your comment directly or suggest that you post your comment to the io group board instead when we think that a better informed reply will result. Off topic comments will not be published. If you do not want your reply to be published or your name to appear, then please advise us in your message. Please use a real name to sign your reply, as we prefer to deal with known human beings rather than “B&SR#7”.

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments and/or replies for content after publication.

While every effort has been taken to ensure that the contents of this FAQ are as complete, accurate and up-to-date as possible or as otherwise stated at the date of writing or publication, we (the editors/friends as hosts/publishers of this blog and the contributing authors) are not able to give any guarantee or assurance that this will be the case at some later date.

We (the editors/friends as archivists/hosts/publishers of this blog and the contributing authors) do not accept responsibility or legal liability for any errors in the text or for the misuse or misapplication of material in this FAQ.

Readers should be aware that Internet websites listed in this FAQ may have changed or disappeared in the period between when the topic was written and when it is read. If you find any, then please let us know,


Trevor, Matt & Terry

19th June 2019.

Updated 30-10-2019. Yahoo! Groups is closing December 14th 2019.

Updated 15-11-2019. Yahoo! Groups is now replaced by io.