Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:54 am

I have added a few more pages to the website. The obvious one missing, was a page to show off the Windmill project! So I have added a DIORAMA page to the Gallery. I have also started down the long road of creating the "Lumsdonia Story", in essence, a background explanation and some anecdotal tales and some spoof advertising. My first foray is a stab at TOURISM, an excuse to showcase some of the detail. I have also caught up with my personal web links crib database and transcribed nearly 50 new links into the LINKS website page, including three new sections!
I dislike having a sub menu under MY LAYOUT for the GALLERY! It makes it hard to select the the sideways list item. Do you agree? Should I change it so there is only a single simple drop down?
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Postby TimberSurf » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:08 pm

I have already taken bookings on the forum for the holiday lets, book soon, or miss out, 2019 is filling up quick! :lol:
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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:11 am

Due to frequent questions on forums and facebook, the mysterious subject and strong debate on Cork vs Nothing vs Foam has resulted in me making a webpage guide to direct questioner's to!

Underlay

Just saying that word twice brings a certain mouse cartoon to mind! (Speedy Gonzales)
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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby Mountain » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:33 am

I could do with spending some time reading your site. There is a lot on there to read. It must have taken ages to write.

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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:59 am

Mountain wrote:I could do with spending some time reading your site. There is a lot on there to read. It must have taken ages to write.

It is certainly getting to be a site with more substance and content! :)
It does take quite some time, several hours to create each new page. A lot comes from text I have written over the years in forums, regurgitated and formalised to make sense as a stand alone, with extra research, detail and content checks to ensure accuracy.
It just made sense to put the info in one constant place and keep referring to it, rather than typing it all out every time, when the same old questions keep coming up repeatedly in forums! :roll:
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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:11 pm

As I now have 96 followers (Subscribers) on my Youtube channel, I will be sheepishly follow the Youtube trend and have a competition!
A rare opportunity to 'hear' me in my 'narrator's' mode, I sound like the old guy from 'The Gadget Show' :lol:
A small bespoke prize is up for grab's, to celebrate the 100 subscriber milestone.
Take a gander, join the fun and take part! You never know, you might win!


100 Youtube Subs Competition announcement :P
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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Fri May 17, 2019 7:31 am

The follow up video to my 100 subs competition is out now, with an insight into LUMSDONIA given by the answers and the winner is named!


100 Youtube Subs Competition Winner
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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Fri May 24, 2019 8:43 pm

There are not many suppliers who sell screen printed white window surround/bared acetate sheets, of the few, even less that suite Linka window tiles, and it struck me that not all windows are white! Unfortunately, home PC printers cannot print white, but they can do all other colours.
This means that black windows (meaning those with leaded lights) can be done and so too, all the other colours!
Given that I have the advantage of manipulating graphics accurately with CAD, it struck me that rather than trying to create each window pattern individually in a graphics package, I could mass produce the design in CAD quite easily.
Given that I can make a vast array of designs, that can be downloaded from the net and printed on a home printer, I have opted to share with everyone, like my tarpaulins, on my website. It has taken me much more time and effort to upload and create the web pages, than it did to actually design them all! :lol:
The first batch (two pages) are for Linka Brick buildings, but could equally be used in other types of buildings or scratch built ones. I intend to add more for Linka stone. At the moment, there is a range of plain, Georgian, Georgian with bulls eyes in, some with a central mullion and a few Jail bars!
I will do the same for the stone, but will get around to adding leaded lights for suburban homes and Church Lancet. I will also make some 100% cover sheets for scratch builders and some resized versions for use in other scales.

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Once a pdf is downloaded, a paper print can be made for testing (or used as is with clear acetate over the front) and then an acetate sheet can be printed and used.

Feel free to give me feedback and any suggestions for the future
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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby Dublo » Sat May 25, 2019 5:53 am

Hello all
From the samples that I have seen and used this is a really good resource. Nice clean and crisp prints. These windows will certainly be of use to any who model in OO not just Linkaites.

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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:45 pm

Thanks Dublo!

I have been remiss, due to a lack of work on the layout, I have completely forgotten to keep up to date with this thread!

I have not been modelling, but I have been going to shows and keeping up the website, I recently passed 10,000 hits on the home page and over 30,000 across the site :o

http://www.lumsdonia.co.uk/underlay.html is a new page and I am constantly updating the Links page

Bala Exhibition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd2TRXI1O4E with a trip on Bala Lake Narrow Gauge Railway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rd2TRXI1O4E

Oswestry Model Railway Show 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60DBYKHLJYk

Railex Poynton Model Railway Show 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6f63rgmqHM

Wigan Model Railway Exhibition 2019 part 1&2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMOGa18R_JU

Wrexham Hobbies and Model Railway Show 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbvn3cCUm6M

and most recently Stafford Model Railway 2020 Exhibition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp6rCVYWuiM
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