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Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Postby roganty » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:22 pm

TimberSurf wrote:I used to be like that. For a long time I wanted to do everything my way and I was constantly saying 'it does this, but I want it like that!'
But I bit the bullet and downloaded WordPress. I have downloaded it and will have a play

Have fun!
Just so as you are aware, unless you have a web server, PHP and MySQL installed on your computer you won't get very far.
By uploading to your web host and placing it in a separate folder you can play to your heart's content!

TimberSurf wrote:This is what I was talking about (link)
I'm not sure why your list of links is in an image. Me neither ! :lol:

Fair enough :lol:

TimberSurf wrote:I'm sorry, but they already have http://www.serif.com/webplus/ but have not released the fandangled replacement third one of the suite!

I will persevere with webplus 8 till it breaks!

Lol :lol: good luck
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Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:02 pm

I have now redirected the old URL pages to http://www.lumsdonia.co.uk, so any old links out there in webland will be sent directly to the new site.

Hopefully job done!

Do tell me if you find any bugs!
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Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Postby Flashbang » Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:40 pm

How about you stop using my words taken directly from my web site. Especially the conditions of use wording.
At best it shows a lack of forethought, at worse its Plagiarism!
See.... link to item post #67.

My site had been live since around 2004/5. But I don't open forum topics on at least three forums to boast how good it is! Why do you?
Image << Click the Icon to go to my website

Broken? It was working correctly when I left it.

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Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:57 pm

Flashbang, answered in the other forum

Flashbang wrote:My site had been live since around 2004/5. But I don't open forum topics on at least three forums to boast how good it is! Why do you?

Its called advertising promotion! :)
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Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:20 am

Prompted by a discussion with exhibitors at a recent Model railway exhibition I went to, a couple of guides on electronics that are useful for controlling power sprang to mind.
Now added to the growing list

Regulator
Dimming

And with a new front end, as the list is getting long!

Guides

Please let me know if there are any bugs or if you have any comments about the content, cheers
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Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:21 am

I have had this idea for years, but could never find any old hangers! (I am sure there is a stack of them in the house somewhere, but she's hiding them!)
So seeing some modern equivalents for £1.99, I have finally applied the idea to my layout.
This means the idea is proven and I have pictures!

So now a How To on my site!
That means no vacuuming and feather dusting for me!
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Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:07 pm

I am branching out (pun intended :roll: ) into video versions of my webpage "How to's" :wink:
With a new found confidence in the output of my new super camera and some tripod/clamp/bencharmyajigs, I have documented one of my more graphical methods of tips - How To make removable loads (semi-auto). It has taken a lot of editing. I doubt I am up there on Luke Towens level, but its a vast improvement on my earlier vids and hopefully more of a useful tutorial rather than my previous, 'look what I did' type.

It's a learning curve!

Please, please, give me any feedback, I cant improve rubbish, if I don't know it is! :oops:

P.S. If the music 'dose your'e nut in!' (as some biased peeps have mention) please let me know!

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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:27 pm

Well I have had a second comment about the music "being turned off", so now it gets worse, cus I have composed a second song, that will get used in the next video. Trust me, if you disliked the first, you will hate this one :lol:
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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby George Stein » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:43 pm

Very nice piece on loads for mineral and PO wagons. Styrafoam clearly keeps wagon weight down. Do you have a settled view on ideal weights for 9 foot / ten foot mineral & PO wagons for best operation? I convert all to Kadee couplers but have not settled on ideal weight to prevent derailing when shunting in reverse. BTW - excellent website -- consult it often.

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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby End2end » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:30 pm

Easy to follow video. :mrgreen:
Perhaps a little more emphasis on the drying times.
I moved mine too early and the now coloured water / pva mix came spilling out all over the sides of the wagon. :roll:

Could you possibly add a link to the weights in the comments below the video for viewers?
The music was quite loud but I had to have it low anyway as Mrs End2end was watching the lie box next to me.
It would have been worse if you were talking over the music as we would have had to listen to the voiceover so turning the music down or off is no problem. :)
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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:01 pm

George - The jury is still out on weights! I am going to work to the NMRA principles initially (See tip 603), until I get a layout large enough to do my own testing!
E2E - I don't do anything half hearted, I bought 12KG to get the overall cost down and links to suppliers can sometimes not last but just for you here is one
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100PCS-60g-A ... SwCnVbrsqm

I will watch the sound level in the future
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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:47 pm

I have had styrofoam on my mind for quite a few years after seeing it is the "Go to" material the Americans use. Although the intent is to use it extensively on my layout, it has been on a back burner until I start progressing the main build. With the commitment to make a diorama, that can be inserted into the final layout at a much later date, it seemed the ideal substrate and would be a good learning exercise for the future build. Getting hold of extruded polystyrene (XPS - styrofoam) is however problematical in the UK!
There are a few suppliers who sell modelling blocks, these are incredibly expensive due to exclusivity and carriage costs, for very little volume!
The alternative is to buy in bulk from an insulation supplier, of which there are few that stock it and none are nearby to enable pickup, they also have a minimum, which usually equates to a 4x8 sheet or more!
So I bit the bullet and bought 4 sheets of 4x2. This lead to me buying and making the Tools required to cut, form and shape it {and make a guide page on my website}.
It has also lead to a Video of some of them in action, including a cross cut saw that I believe may even be a completely original {I have certainly not found anything similar in my research}

Neatly cut parts glued together to form a lightweight, strong base.

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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby BuffyMcBuffer » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:28 am

TimberSurf wrote:I have had styrofoam on my mind for quite a few years after seeing it is the "Go to" material the Americans use. Although the intent is to use it extensively on my layout, it has been on a back burner until I start progressing the main build. With the commitment to make a diorama, that can be inserted into the final layout at a much later date, it seemed the ideal substrate and would be a good learning exercise for the future build. Getting hold of extruded polystyrene (XPS - styrofoam) is however problematical in the UK!
There are a few suppliers who sell modelling blocks, these are incredibly expensive due to exclusivity and carriage costs, for very little volume!
The alternative is to buy in bulk from an insulation supplier, of which there are few that stock it and none are nearby to enable pickup, they also have a minimum, which usually equates to a 4x8 sheet or more!
So I bit the bullet and bought 4 sheets of 4x2. This lead to me buying and making the Tools required to cut, form and shape it {and make a guide page on my website}.
It has also lead to a Video of some of them in action, including a cross cut saw that I believe may even be a completely original {I have certainly not found anything similar in my research}

Neatly cut parts glued together to form a lightweight, strong base.

Windmill base stage 1s.jpg




Now this I like!! Great ingenuity

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Re: Lumsdonia Website Updates

Postby GeraldH » Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:22 pm

TimberSurf wrote:I have had this idea for years, but could never find any old hangers! (I am sure there is a stack of them in the house somewhere, but she's hiding them!)
So seeing some modern equivalents for £1.99, I have finally applied the idea to my layout.
This means the idea is proven and I have pictures!

So now a How To on my site!
That means no vacuuming and feather dusting for me!


Great idea. My layout attracts dust like a magnet. It doesn't help that I have a foam backed carpet under it, where the foam has degraded and turned to dust!
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Re: Lumsdonia Website and YouTube Updates

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:03 pm

Gerald
Rip the underlay up and chop it up in a coffee grinder for flock!

It's on the soon to be published video tutorial list! Watch this space!
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