What's happened to Small Layouts Scrapbook?

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What's happened to Small Layouts Scrapbook?

Postby Igor » Fri May 24, 2013 6:52 pm

http://www.carendt.com/
The old pages have gone. Are they linked to anything?

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri May 24, 2013 7:23 pm

Igor wrote:http://www.carendt.com/
The old pages have gone. Are they linked to anything?


I doubt it Igor, you'll see that elsewhere on site a mention of a complete update in progress.
An email to Gert Wierbos who is now Site Manager will tell you what's up!
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Postby John New » Sat May 25, 2013 8:45 am

All still there for me as of a couple of minutes ago going in from the site's home page.

However I do recall a vague memory of the URL for the scrapbook pages changing a while back so you may possibly have an obsolete bookmark stored.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:29 am

:( Don't know about the rest of you, but I'm a bit disappointed now in the frequency, and content, of Scrapbook. I paid good money, when they asked, to keep it going.
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Postby Cross Kitter » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:04 pm

Here is the link:-

http://www.carendt.com/scrapbook/linkindex/index.html

But not been updated since March.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:04 am

:shock: A well respected member of the model railway fraternity recently commented that 'Gn15 is so last week'....... I hope he is wrong.
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Postby chris stockdale » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:22 am

And did he say what was this, or even next week, was?

But never fear, the Gnatterbox will still be here long after the pundits have shuffled off this mortal coil. :wink:

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Postby DCRfan » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:43 am

Chris Stockdale wrote:And did he say what was this, or even next week, was?



1:35n2 imperial or 1:35n60 metric or 1:35n61 imperialist mm counter :wink: :wink:

Just have a look at the 1_35scalenarrowgauge Yahoo group to see how popular it is. I mean there has been almost 13 postings this year alone :P :P
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Postby fatmac » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:22 am

Have no fear, the larger scales always survive. People get older, eyesight gets poorer, unfortunately. :lol:
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What's happened to Small Layouts Scrapbook?

Postby NotHarryPotter » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:54 pm

Paul,

sure there are very few postings on the 1/35th NG railways group, but that is no reason to have a dig at them. Just because someone has a go at Gn15 as being passe, doesn't mean we have to slag off at other scale/gauge combinations. I like to think that most NG modellers are a bit more broad minded. Save the narrow-mindedness for your models.

Like many people here, I model a wide range of NG combinations. Some web groups take off, others don't...it doesn't mean people are any less passionate. Maybe they are actually modelling? The FS32 Yahoo group is generally pretty active, and includes 1/35th scale modellers as well.

There is enough negativity in our hobby already without dissing other modellers

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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:59 pm

Its ok Geoff, he picked those particular scales because he models (rather bloody well) in those scales so he only taking the mick out of himself . :lol:
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Postby Fenway » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:49 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote::( Don't know about the rest of you, but I'm a bit disappointed now in the frequency, and content, of Scrapbook. I paid good money, when they asked, to keep it going.

I'd guess that the frequency of new issues is dependent upon the frequency of articles being sent for inclusion. The new editors of the site can't pull articles out of thin air.

Also, whether or not there are new editions being published, the website still costs money even if just for the status quo to be maintained. Would you want to lose all of those archived articles because there was no money in the pot?

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:04 pm

not much different to printed magazines. When friends complain about lack of good interesting articles I sometimes suggest they write an article. As far as I know noone has taken up my suggestion. At the moment I tend to be too busy working on next project, and want to get that to a stage I can photograph , then when I do get to that stage I am thinking about the next project.
As for the FS32 forum, it does get messages, but its main failing is being a Yahoo forum which is very linear making following threads more difficult. Quite a few Gnatterbox members are also members. The other forum which shares members is the seven eighths forum, and that tends to be quieter despite being php format.
I would say that apart from some of the potentially more political forums(not model railways) most online forums tend to be a bit quiet. The Gnatterbox is relatively busy, and that partly because it has diversified into other NG/minimum scales.
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Postby Glen A » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:58 pm

rue_d_etropal wrote: When friends complain about lack of good interesting articles I sometimes suggest they write an article. As far as I know noone has taken up my suggestion.


Actually I have sent them words and photos. The next scrapbook came out a month or so later, but no-sign of my contribution. :cry:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:15 pm

Just received email from Gert to say that Scrapbook Page 115 now published.
I do have a suggestion that each layout should clearly identify size, scale & gauge. Certainly not obvious related to latest 3 layouts!
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:41 am

:( My disappointment continues...... :!:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:44 am

Gavin Sowry wrote::shock: A well respected member of the model railway fraternity recently commented that 'Gn15 is so last week'....... I hope he is wrong.


:shock: Last week, I exhibited some Gn15..... maybe the respected member was right.
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Postby michael » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:07 am

Simon said
most online forums tend to be a bit quiet.


Well I Simon this site http://modelshipworld.com/ is incredibly active, at the beginning of last year the site which had been going for 7+ years had a server meltdown and all the data was lost. the membership which was over 13,000 had to start from scratch, they are back up to 11,354 members from all over the world and 166,000 posts since that crash. the sharing of info is great.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:18 am

Welcome back from your cold winter , Michael.
I think one of the reasons things have been quiet is that some of the old regulars have been quiet, for various reasons. Pity as minimum gauge seems to be getting to the break out point, with a good selection at York this year, following on from our expedition to RAMMA in France last October. For that reason I hope to visit York this year.
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Postby demaine22 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:50 am

It's a shame that the site doesn't get updated as much as it used to, but then I guess that is testament to the amount of work Carl did for his love of the hobby.

Gn15 is still a loved scale Gavin, don't be disheartened ;) Imagine if you were a Gniner...it's very lonely I can tell you :)
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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:48 pm

Which is why I love G9 8)
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Re: What's happened to Small Layouts Scrapbook?

Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:24 am

Issue 117 just published.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:35 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote:A well respected member of the model railway fraternity recently commented that 'Gn15 is so last week'.
Did the member go on to declare what is "this week"?
I wonder if forum activity levels run in long-cycle tides.
And if those tides are tied to factors in the life outside of hobbies.
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Re: What's happened to Small Layouts Scrapbook?

Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:11 pm

Nice to see the Scrapbox back , but my submission for the challenge is missing challenge
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