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Title: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: rogertra on June 21, 2009, 02:53:15 PM
No doubt many of you, like myself, you cannot understand why so many people on this and other lists cannot spell well known product names.  Look at the various thread lists currently running for examples of misspelling of product names.

Here are four of the most common misspellings, feel free to add to the list -

"Bachmann" - Not Backman nor Bachman nor Bach man.

"Kadee" - Not Kaydee.

"Athearn" - Not Athern.

"Walthers" - Not Walters nor Walther's nor Walter's.

Mr. B.  How about adding these manufacturers and other to the spell check list?




Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Jim Banner on June 21, 2009, 05:58:17 PM
May I add;

"Aristo-Craft"   not Aristocraft

"Life-Like"  not Lifelike or Life-like

and even though it is not a model railroad manufacturer:

"eBay"  not Ebay or ebay

Jim


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: CNE Runner on June 21, 2009, 06:16:20 PM
For what it is worth: I just wish posters would use the Spell Check that Bachmann has provided.

Ray


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Joe Satnik on June 21, 2009, 07:00:25 PM
(http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/board/Themes/bachmann/images/askbachman.png)


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: rustyrails on June 21, 2009, 07:02:05 PM
I taught computer science at a little college down the road for about five years after I retired.  I eventually gave up on my students' grammar and spelling issues and stuck to what was in my text books.  The purpose of language is to convey ideas.  If you can understand, it's working, even if it's not perfect.  Anything more than that is above my pay grade.
Rusty


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Guilford Guy on June 21, 2009, 07:06:26 PM
How about mispronouncing Kato? (Kah Toe, not Kay Toe)


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Conrail Quality on June 21, 2009, 08:33:14 PM
One that seems to happen a lot:
Amtrak- Not Amtrack or Amtrac

Isn't an Amtrac some sort of military truck?

Timothy



Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: rustyrails on June 21, 2009, 08:49:01 PM
Behold the amtrac.  All it needs now is an open platform observation on pontoons to carry the markers.   ;D 
Rusty

http://tinyurl.com/nopc8u


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: glennk28 on June 21, 2009, 08:54:31 PM
Also--  "Kadee" is not "KD" nor "K.D."  I believe the name is an acronym for "Keith and Dale Edwards Enterprises"  --those being the names of the brothers who founded the company.  gj


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: az2rail on June 21, 2009, 09:03:42 PM
May I add;

"eBay"  not Ebay or ebay

Jim

Actually, ebay can be spelt all three ways. As a business you can capitalize the first letter, and if go to their web page, you will find they spell both ways, eBay, and ebay. Their logo shows a small "b", but in some of their own text, you will find a capital "B".

Bruce


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Yampa Bob on June 21, 2009, 09:06:01 PM
Timothy,
That would be "Half-track", which might also apply to some of my posts.  :D

Rusty,
I think that is a picture of a "Water Buffalo". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_vehicle


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Pacific Northern on June 21, 2009, 09:40:38 PM
Is not the correct term "Name Products"?

Famous Products has a whole new meaning.


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: rustyrails on June 21, 2009, 09:42:01 PM
You're probably right, Bob.  All I want is the Jeep anyway.  hehehehe
Rusty


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: jettrainfan on June 21, 2009, 10:39:08 PM
Alco, Not Al co, Al-co and not Alcoa.


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Yampa Bob on June 21, 2009, 11:29:10 PM
Rusty,
Ok, you can have the Jeep, I want the LVT for trips to Denver. That should compete in the road rage contest.   >:(

I think all the names mentioned are pretty "famous" among modelers. From the "Urban Dictionary":  "When you have achieved fame enough that your name can be found on Wikipedia".  Heck, they named a railroad after me. :D

I might amend to: "When you're famed enough to be known to a recluse Cowboy". Familiar, famous, popular, well known, es todos mismo.


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Jim Banner on June 21, 2009, 11:56:31 PM
Heck, they named a railroad after me.

There is a railroad called "Bob??"    :D :D

Jim


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Yampa Bob on June 22, 2009, 12:34:53 AM
Hehe, you funny.  :D


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Johnson Bar Jeff on June 22, 2009, 12:12:58 PM
Heh. Unless I'm seeing things that aren't there, someone ought to check the spelling in the entry for the 2009 Bachmann catalog that flashes by when I log onto the Web site.

Unless they've changed the name to Bachamnn Trains and I missed the memo. ...


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: glennk28 on June 22, 2009, 08:45:43 PM
The US MArine Corps has a vehicle called an "Amtrac" for "Amphibious Tractor"--an armored personnel carrier.

Also--"Alco" when following usual capitolization rules relative to abbreviations, is sometimes spelled "ALCo"

gj


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Stephen D. Richards on June 22, 2009, 08:56:11 PM
Or sometimes referred to as Amphibious Tracked Vehicle!    Stephen


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Terry Toenges on June 23, 2009, 10:18:28 AM
Rode in quite a few amtracs.
(http://www.amtrac.org/2atmc/Tracs/AM27.JPG)


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Guilford Guy on June 23, 2009, 11:31:21 AM
Heck, they named a railroad after me.

There is a railroad called "Bob??"    :D :D

Jim
Boston Outer Belt

Saw a bunch of BOB N scale equipment at a hobby shop awhile ago. Then it all disappeared!


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Jim Banner on June 23, 2009, 03:14:07 PM
Heck, they named a railroad after me.

There is a railroad called "Bob??"    :D :D

Jim


Boston Outer Belt

Saw a bunch of BOB N scale equipment at a hobby shop awhile ago. Then it all disappeared!

Do you think he has an N scale layout that he is not admitting to??

Jim


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Guilford Guy on June 23, 2009, 03:31:00 PM
I believe he does, at his summer house in Mordor, or his mobile home in Narnia.


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: mf5117 on June 23, 2009, 04:01:59 PM
My question is , did anyone help them with there post .  I do alot of texting back and forth with the guys and gals at work . Hampers me with my grammer and spelling . I got hammered a few times here . For spelling and so forth . They , maybe being new to the hobby may not know . Perhaps might have had coupler problems . And only heard of kadee Couplers . In there right mind they knew what they were doing and knew what they were saying . They might of needed some help .

I still don't know what many of the terms are in railroading . But hey I learned from the layout post . I actually have a point to point in my layout . Wow imagine that . How bout we keep the hobby alive and not be so critical . And correct as we would want to be corrected . That's how i learn and keeps me coming back . At least a train seed is planted in there brain . peace to all


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Yampa Bob on June 23, 2009, 07:39:41 PM
I have a "BOBber" caboose, does that count?

We always help with posts first, but sometimes we have to read it several times to understand the question.

I realize "texting" is very popular today, but it has its place. I for one, only having about 20% vision in my remaining "good" eye, find it very difficult to read. I'm just a volunteer here like everyone else, deciphering "code" is beyond my pay scale. 

I have never criticized anyone personally about their grammar or spelling. I think this thread is presented in a positive and constructive tone, as you say "helping those who are new to the hobby".

I made the same "name" spelling errors when I first joined, and I thank those who helped me with the spelling, nomenclature and jargon. If I make a mistake, I expect to be corrected.


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: mudzuks on June 23, 2009, 10:56:44 PM
Wow, It happens here in the model train world also, I have been into many different activities in my life, paintball, Rock Crawling, RC planes, cars helicopters, all of which brought me in contact with new people, most just enjoy the activities and enjoy sharing ideas and the fun of being in a group of people with the same enthusiasm for the hobby , but with all of them come what I like to call "spoilers" they are the ones that nitpick about the little things, they are the ones that can not just enjoy the Hobby for what it is, these people SUCK to put it bluntly. I have been into trains of all scales for years, I have built many layouts for friends and family but it was a solo hobby for me, I have no friends that enjoy trains as much as I do and so when I noticed this forum I thought it would be a great place to exchange MODEL TRAIN idea's but I see the spoilers are here and are Really really picky about things that do not really matter, Maybe there are functional illiterates that come here but are afraid to post or join in because of the spoilers and this is sad to me, as another poster mentioned, as long as you understand the post who cares if  a word is misspelled.  fortunately I can just stop clicking the Link to here and be done with the spoilers.

To the helpful folks thanks
To the spoilers Go eat a bag of dirt.
I'm out of here
Mud


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Yampa Bob on June 24, 2009, 05:34:52 AM
I can't imagine why anyone would take offense to this thread. Heck, I learned a few things myself.  :D

Good luck and have fun.


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: panniertankboy8751 on June 24, 2009, 12:05:34 PM
Is bachmann pronounced backman or bokmin?


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: jettrainfan on June 24, 2009, 12:11:22 PM
Is bachmann pronounced backman or bokmin?

Backman or as a dictionary, Bachmann, pronounced Bakman


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: jward on June 24, 2009, 01:45:31 PM
hmmmm. i coultd run my backmon locomotive with a lense decoder with my dijitrucks on latus track. i may have to install katy couplers. but i think i will stay away from the leaf-lick and kay-tell stuff though.......my bowwowser cars do fine.

i think i will model onion pacific or sani flush, or maybe cheesy system.


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: jettrainfan on June 24, 2009, 04:03:28 PM
hmmmm. i coultd run my backmon locomotive with a lense decoder with my dijitrucks on latus track. i may have to install katy couplers. but i think i will stay away from the leaf-lick and kay-tell stuff though.......my bowwowser cars do fine.

i think i will model onion pacific or sani flush, or maybe cheesy system.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3087/2739741829_bfacb38fd8.jpg?v=0 Good job 1 point  :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No3Zbbw31JE again! :o
http://www.loebglebeonline.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/DSC01057.jpg What are you trying to do? industrial?! :D
No cheese?! Darn! >:(
(I know what you meant. ;))


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Guilford Guy on June 24, 2009, 04:43:55 PM
http://naphotos.nerail.org/showpic/?200808201124268848.jpg


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: jward on June 24, 2009, 05:14:10 PM
jet.
loved the cartoon. i want one of those locomotives popeye was driving at the end.....

the saniflush bottle was blue, it must have been the freight scheme. the passenger bottles were red & silver.....and they were super cheap, too.....
lol



Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Yampa Bob on June 24, 2009, 06:37:38 PM
"Bach"....like the German composer.

Alex,
Neat lettering on the loco.  :D



Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Guilford Guy on June 24, 2009, 08:34:02 PM
This one is better because it is on fire...
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2112/187/30/616291733/n616291733_1292721_3971.jpg)


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: jward on June 24, 2009, 08:54:15 PM
ah yes. guilford. home of the disposable locomotive. is that one from spring a leak terminal, botox & marine, or marine control?


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Guilford Guy on June 24, 2009, 09:14:01 PM
Its an ex N&W GP35.
For those who don't know, Pan Am Railways/Guilford Rail System own Boston & Maine, Maine Central, and Springfield Terminal. Each own track and locomotives. Timmy Mellon started Guilford Transportation Industries, when he came in control of both B&M and MEC. Soon after, he bought ST which was then about a mile long. ST was originally an electric (street) railroad with ties to the B&M. Timmy began transferring employees from B&M/MEC payrolls to ST, because ST union contracts were more in favor of the railroad. This caused crippling  strikes in the 80s which resulted in a loss of many customers. in 2006 Guilford Rail System changed their name to Pan Am Railways because of Timmy's plane fetish, and the fact that it was a more recognizable name.

Shockingly Terrible
Broken & Mangled


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: jettrainfan on June 24, 2009, 10:22:56 PM
This one is better because it is on fire...
(http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2112/187/30/616291733/n616291733_1292721_3971.jpg)
nice smoke show :)! Poor engine, it looks like it had some coughs in it.


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Jim Banner on June 24, 2009, 10:50:32 PM
Got a good chuckle out of the lettering on the side of the locomotive on fire.  With the one door partly open, it reads "Guilford Fail System."

Jim


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Guilford Guy on June 24, 2009, 11:03:19 PM
Theres actually several Guilford Fail Systems locomotive kicking around. Someone has scraped off part of the R. You should see the bells on that railroad. I won't go into as much detail, but one employee has quite a bit of paint.


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: jward on June 25, 2009, 06:32:18 AM
reminds me of the employee who, right after ns took over this part of conrail, would go around with pink paint making the NS horses anatomically correct. wish i had a photo of one of those.....


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Guilford Guy on June 25, 2009, 02:01:07 PM
Candy Cane (http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=1242236)
Tiger (http://naphotos.nerail.org/showpic/?200808192111121302.jpg)
Orange (http://naphotos.nerail.org/showpic/?200808160840468866.jpg)
Gold (http://naphotos.nerail.org/showpic/?200808141910022761.jpg)
Star & Moon (http://naphotos.nerail.org/showpic/?200808141908232736.jpg)
Purple (http://naphotos.nerail.org/showpic/?200808021321466883.jpg)
Gold Again (http://naphotos.nerail.org/showpic/?2008070218080915481.jpg)
Star & Moon 2 (http://naphotos.nerail.org/showpic/?2008080120444231201.jpg)
Tiger 2 (http://naphotos.nerail.org/showpic/?2009021115002226228.jpg)
Tiger 3 (http://naphotos.nerail.org/showpic/?200808302102551029.jpg)


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: Santa Fe buff on June 25, 2009, 05:06:27 PM
There's a prototype! :D

Let's see, how about doing panoramic pictures?

Joshua


Title: Re: Misspellng of "Famous" Product Names
Post by: SteamGene on June 26, 2009, 01:23:46 PM
It's not a product,  but I saw a picture of a Southern gon lettered "Suothern"
Gene