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Atlas Model Railroad Co. to discontinue its online forums

Published: April 27, 2012
Atlas Model Railroad Co. will discontinue its online model railroad forums on May 1.

Atlas Model Railroad Co. CEO, Tom Haedrich explained the decision behind the shut down as "a result of the ever-increasing amount of time and other valuable resources expended to monitor and administer the forums."

"Besides the monthly costs of bandwidth, software and service providers, Atlas dedicates a significant amount of precious R&D staff time responding both on and offline to forum based issues and problems," Haedrich said. "It’s time that Atlas reestablished these limited resources, in particular valued R&D employee time, toward increased efforts at developing new and innovative model railroad products."

Atlas Model Railroad Co. began its forum pages approximately 15 years ago. The archive section of the forums will remain available to users for the near future. Atlas said it will remain active on social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.