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  1. The URL is: http://www.rmweb.co.uk/forum/ but it hasn't been working properly since the last forum software upgrade: Martin.
  2. Hi Gordon, Call 'em what you like, but... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Busbar Martin.
  3. Hi Gordon, Buss was wrong. It should always have been bus bars, or correctly 'bus bars, or strictly omnibus bars. omnibus is Latin, meaning "for all". It is the same meaning for common electrical connections, and for public transport to town, and for other things. It is also sometimes used to mean several items combined into one, such as the omnibus edition of The Archers at weekends. (Does that still exist?) cheers, Martin.
  4. Hi William, That's not directly supported, but it is not difficult to do if needed: 1. set the required flare length and/or end-gap, and a machined end. 2. wait until the track design is finalised, as with shoving timbers, etc., otherwise you may need to do it all over again. 3. split out the machined end of the wing or check rail as a separate partial template. 4. set peg free, and then move the peg manually to the start of the flare (CTRL+F8 or 8 mouse action). 5. rotate the end of the rail around the peg as required (F8 mouse action) and/or adjust the end-gap at the same time, like this: 6. store it, and ideally add a prefix tag so that you can easily group the two templates later if needed. When you get into Templot at this level, it is better to swap to the Templot Club forum, rather than RMweb. For example my previous comments about adjusting the wing and check rails were covered in greater detail in this topic: http://85a.co.uk/forum/view_topic.php?id=2555&forum_id=1&jump_to=17633#p17590 cheers, Martin.
  5. Hi William, A few adjustments are still needed. Your wing rail at A is too long and does not leave a clearance for wheel flanges on the adjacent running rail. You need to shorten it to a minimum, like this: (To shorten a rail to a minimum, you must first shorten the flare length to a minimum.) It will continue to work fine as a wing rail provided the unflared portion (in yellow) reaches at least beyond the nose of the vee. A practical minimum is to have it reach at least the centre-line of the timber supporting the nose of the vee. Also, your check rail at B is too short. Wheels arriving at B from the right must be under the control of the unflared portion of the check rail (in yellow) before the opposite wheel reaches the knuckle bend in the wing rail. You need to lengthen it as above. Here's a prototype pic from the Scalefour Soc showing a wing rail machined to clear the adjacent running rail: © linked from: https://www.scalefour.org/resources/trackdetail/chairs04.jpg cheers, Martin.
  6. Hi Mike, Just a reminder that an XtrackCAD track plan can be exported as a DXF file and then imported into Templot's background shapes. This gives you a guide to work over in Templot which will be the correct size automatically, unlike a screenshot or printout from XTrackCAD which would need adjusting to size, and go fuzzy when zoomed. More info about importing DXFs from XTrackCAD here: http://85a.co.uk/forum/view_topic.php?id=3049&forum_id=1 cheers, Martin.
  7. It's noticeable that we are all seeing the same bugs in the brain code. You would think the brain programmers would have fixed them, after all these millions of years.
  8. Who, what, where is this line in the landscape? (tree bottom right) linked from: http://img.radioparadise.com/slideshow/720/54283.jpg Martin.
  9. If you use one of the custom activity streams (or create a new one of your own), clicking the topic title is then the same as clicking the star or bullet, it goes to the first unread post in the topic: I don't know why custom streams should work differently from the default streams, but Invision software is never very logical. Martin.
  10. Hi Keith, From your photos it seems the map is wrong, showing the tram track central between the roads under Five Ways. Your photos appear to show 2 tram tracks on the north side, with road traffic on the south side, unless I'm missing something? On the other hand the tram track is shown on the south side along Hagley Road? Is that both tracks, or one each side of Hagley Road? There is a lot more space for a tram stop on the south side of Hagley Road, so why use the north side in the underpass? p.s. it's OpenStreetMap. If it's wrong we can fix it. To sign up and get started: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/new cheers, Martin.
  11. Here's a slippy map showing the route under construction from Centenary Square to Five Ways (orange line): https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/477691478#map=17/52.47650/-1.91023 p.s. It's OpenStreetMap. That means if you see something wrong on the map, you can fix it yourself. To sign up and get started, go to: https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/new
  12. If the spelling is correct, right-click on the word, and then Add to dictionary. Martin.
  13. Hi Andy, See: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/150352-expandedcondensed-not-working-anymore-for-me/ Martin.
  14. Hi Ron, When that happens, there is a clickable option below it, to convert it back to a link only: cheers, Martin.
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