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Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Rowley » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:51 pm

Hi folk
This is the start of a new layout. I have now got a spare bedroom so have decided to turn it into a railway room.As I have some 009, and 00 gauge trains and rolling stock etc.I am going to combine the 2. The bedroom window sill is only 2ft from the floor so I am going to have a 2 tier set up with the 009 being an L shape on the lower section and the 00 being about 3ft high going all the way round the room, having a viaduct where the windwo is and a lifting section where the door is. The 009 is to be long disused fishing hamlet, now a seaside attraction. The upper tier is to be a town and countryside. When I fathom howto get some pic's on to site I'll post some
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Thorness » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:41 pm

I think these instructions still work for posting pics.

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3089

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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby chris stockdale » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:14 am

With the different software that now underpins the Gnatterbox you can do simply add photos and the like to a post as you create.

As, I hope I am doing now by adding this screenshot of where to find the 'Attachments' bit at the bottom of this post.

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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Rowley » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:31 pm

Hi Folk
Thanks Stockers for the info'
Have tried to attach some photo's as you said, similar to other attachment I have done when e-mailing other people, but just get a "error file too large" coming up. Could you tell me how to reduce the size as I am at a loss when it come to things like that. I've tried both the drag and drop, and also tried by doing an attachment method but get the same info' coming up.
Hope you or someone can point me in the right direction
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:22 am

Rowley,

Not knowing what computer you have (I use a Mac and export small size photos from within iPhoto) you can either Google something like 'resizing photos' - there must be a bunch of free apps out there, or try the 'old fashioned' way of posting photos detailed here:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=7581

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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Thorness » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:12 am

I've found a free program called irfanview very good for photographic manipulation. It can be found at irfanview.com.

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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Rowley » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:25 pm

Hi folks
Thanks for the info. I remember using the formula to post pics that Don mentioned so here's hoping.
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This is the viaduct area, crossing over an inlet from the sea.
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These are showing the 009 part of the layout going froom near thr viaduct, along the far lower wall and forming an L shape along the back.
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:22 pm

Hi Rowley,

Somewhere, and I'm blowed if I can see where, I don't think you are copying and pasting the code in correctly from http://my.gn15.info

As a moderator I can edit your posts as well as my own but clearly the Stockers brain isn't quite in gear as, although I've tried a couple of things whenever I hit the Preview button it still isn't working. Thus I'm a bit of a stumped Stockers.

Back to you to try again - meanwhile I'll keep thinking - for what it's worth... :roll:

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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby fatmac » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:29 pm

I think you should just post the links, don't enclose them in image tags. (Correction follows.)


EDIT: Just managed to post a picture - go to http://my.gn15.info/upload.php - choose Choose an image to load: - browse - load file and resize - then select/copy the img/url that pops up here.
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:30 pm

Another thought, tell me I'm silly, but you have actually loaded your photos into http://my.gn15.info haven't you?

I ask as it looks more as if some of the coding is typed, not copied. There is, for example a ģ not a g in the code for the first image. There are other typos in all the codes that suggests typing not copying and pasting.

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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:32 pm

And yes, they must have the image tags please.

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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby fatmac » Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:43 pm

Yes, you are correct, just tried it myself & documented what I did to get a picture on here. :)
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Rowley » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:50 pm

Hi Folks
Trying again. I did put them onto Photobucket then transfer them and resize them
Image I've dragged the code directly from the resized gnatterbox site so we'll see if this is any better.i did notice on the others that there was a gap between the".jpg and the[ so whether that messed it up, so here's hoping
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Rowley » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:55 pm

still no luck.I am going to try and re-load them again on to my picture site to see if it makes any difference. Wish me luck
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Thorness » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:05 pm

Rowley,
Not sure why it won't work for you.
The pic below uses the code
[img]http://my.gn15.info/thrub.jpg[/img
with an extra ] at the end, copied and pasted from Gn15.info

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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:28 pm

Rowley,

I've just sent you a PM.

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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Rowley » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:23 am

Hi Folks
As an experiment I'm going to upload a pic that is already on the forum from my Forbey 2 and is still there to see if will upload, as I have noticed that the spacing between the 2 // are larger than the ones on the my.gn15.info/upload.php page.
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At first I thought I had caught the shift key but when I re-done it, it was the same.as it is now I've done the drag and drop method.I know that everything has to be perfect down to the last dot for computers to work properly
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby chris stockdale » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:31 pm

I think I'm getting close to the root of the problem.

As you can see some of your photos are now appearing. This is because I noticed each of your posts had a setting of 'Disable BB code'.

See:
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And when I removed the tick the photos then appeared. I have a suspicion that the continued non-appearance of some is down to problems with copying and pasting.

Ongoing I wonder if you might need to make a small change to your profile. I can't get at your profile but what I think is the key area in mine it looks this as standard. I am wondering if you have the Enable BBCode by default set to Yes as I have?
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Rowley » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:50 pm

Thanks Stockers, It looks as if you've cracked it. I remember when I did all the others I had to remove that tick. I only posted 3 . That's all I've got round to so far. As soon as I get time I will post the missing one, making sure to get rid of the tick and will do the other thing you said.
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Rowley » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:42 am

Hi All
Thanks to all who tried to resolve the problem I had in getting the pic's uploaded. Here is the third one of the set I have done so far.
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With the 2 others now on site (altho' in the wrong order) I hope you get the idea of the layout. A small narrow gauge loco will bring passengers to and fro from the small station under the cliffs that the town sits above, a road down behind the tunnel area joining the 2 together, to a recreation area near the entrance to the bay. For a start, I'm concentrating on the lower (narrow gauge) layout to get something running. The buildings shown in the pic's are some already built ones salvaged from the older layouts that will be used around the 2 layouts.
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Thorness » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:15 pm

All looks very promising.

At least the photos have got there in the end!

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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby chris stockdale » Fri Mar 13, 2015 3:32 pm

Don,

I don't know about Rowley but I needed a lie down after unravelling what was stopping the mail, sorry, the photos, getting through.

It is indeed good to now see what's what.

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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Rowley » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:14 pm

Hi Folks
Once again, Thanks for the help you've given.
Now all is sorted, I can get on with some modelling. I have decided to put a passing loop in the layout and have a couple of trains running. When 1 is on the way from the town end, the other will leave the other end and pass in the loop.
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I have a couple of Grand Daughters who seem interested in the layout, so assuming that when I get the trains running, they will want a go,i am going to split the layout in to 2 parts with each controlled separately. Then there will be no "It's my turn". The split will be the cliff side of the loop.There are 8 points so this will become 4 to each one.
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Rowley » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:23 pm

Hi Folks
Here are a few more photo's . Got all the cliff work done.Now am sorting out the wiring. I have some switching Seep points for electrofrog points so have been working out the wiring for them
Image The top half is for the window to tunnel and the bottom the under town part. The parallel lines at the top are the 12v for track and bottom 16v for point operation
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Re: Rowley's The backroom layout

Postby Rowley » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:31 pm

Hi Folks
Just started sorting out the points when someone told me the the points I was using were not too great with 009 or N gauge as the movement of the points were not enough to change the polarity of the frog properly.
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I've got over this by having a pivoted arm between the point and motor giving approx 3 to 1 ratio. Now the motor travels its full length to operate the points
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