Supporters of www.worldrailfans.org
Would you like to help support this site?
It costs about $450 per year to rent the space on the server which hosts this site. Add to that the cost of the phone calls (there are no fixed-rate local phone calls in England), and paying for this site takes a large chunk out of my model railway budget, not to mention the time it takes up.
Some visitors to the site decided that it was unreasonable for me to have to pay for it on my own as they were benefitting from it too, so I suggested that if people wanted to, they could contribute £20 or $30 to help with the running costs.
If you wish to make a contribution, then:
In all the time people have been sending me contributions, I have never had anything go missing in the post. It was suggested to use funds transfers between bank accounts, but at least at this end, the money it costs to do transfers is almost as much as the contribution.
Please note that in order to avoid any suggestion of bias, I do not accept contributions from model manufacturers or stores.
Those who already doI would like to thank the following people who have made contributions to assist with the running costs of this site in the past:
(all in alphabetical order to avoid bias)
Pierre Birgé, Carlos Gasparini, Dave Chandler (no email), Alan Crance, Rogier Donker, Kenny Ericson, Georg Feddern, Tim Hale, Andy Hayter, Gary Hicks (no email), Dave Howell, Bryan Howieson, Gene Kruger, Rupert Langham, Nick Lawford, Rolando Luna V. (no email), Bob Mackay, Rodger Main (no email), David Manders, Geoff Money, Lutz Müller, Bob Nelson, Nigel Nichols (no email), Rory O'Connor, Steve Palmano, Christoph Perleth, Franco Piccardo (no email), Clinton Ross, Dick Rowland, Sithiporn Sastrasinh, Friedrich Silz (no email), Martin Silz, Pat Simpson, Charles Spencer, Leo Sullivan, Jay Vollstedt, Tibor Weidner, Johannes Wittmann, Walter Wohleking, Jens Wulf, Klaas Zondervan
Those have contributed in the year 2002:
Pierre Birgé, Rogier Donker, Gerben Doornbos, Kenny Ericson, Georg Feddern, George Fortwengler, Tim Hale, Peter Hanslip, Dave Howell, John Jesson, Gene Kruger, David Manders, Bob Nelson, Horst Nowy, Alan Rees (aka "tigerli"), Clinton Ross, Sithiporn Sastrasinh, Pat Simpson, Charles Spencer, Zicche Stefano, Leo Sullivan, John Udics
And those who have contributed in the year 2003:
Tony Adams, Bill Barkhauer, Bryan Benn, Boyce Burdick, Rogier Donker, Dr. Gerben Doornbos, Kenny Ericson, Georg Feddern, George Fortwengler, Gene Kruger, Roger Marsh, Lutz Müller, Bob Nelson, Dave Pryor, Alan Rees (aka "tigerli"), Clinton Ross, Martin Silz, Jeffrey Smith, Charles Spencer, George Stein, Leo Sullivan, Roger Wines, Jens Wulf
And those who have contributed in the year 2004:
Tony Adams, Bill Barkhauer, Gene Kruger, Rupert Langham, Christoph Perleth, Jeffrey Smith
As a sign of appreciation, all of these people have been given "firstname.lastname@example.org" EMail addresses.
Anyone wishing to offer support can contact me at:email@example.com and I will send them my postal address.