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To start the ball rolling for the 2019 York Show the initial updates are now on the website. If anyone spots a 2018 reference still lingering somewhere in an entry that I've missed please PM me so I can make the changes.


 


However, other than confirming the dates no significant news yet for 2019.  Advance tickets expected from 1 October onwards.


 


Have a good summer - see you all again next year.


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Advance tickets all set up for 1st October start. But please do not order any until 1st October. Causes chaos with the paperwork!  :nono:  :( 

Peter

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I'll have to put it in the diary.

Which weekend was it again?

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I'll have to put it in the diary.

Which weekend was it again?

Full dates on website - later in the month next year. 20-21-22 April 2019.

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Ah! we all assume that everybody knows that it is always held at Easter. But the dates change every year .Don't blame us for that!  The 2019 Show will be held on Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd April 2019. If you have your 2019 diaries make a note now, if you have one of these fangled 'I' phone things then perhaps you could programme it to remind you to order your advance tickets on the 1st October 2018.

Peter

 

Looks like John beat me by one minute!!!!!

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Work is ongoing off-line to convert the key pages on the site to WordPress prior to the intended go-live date for Advance Ticket sales on 1st October. As part of preparation for the new Advance Ticket sales season the YMRS website has today also swapped over to secure (https:) status, this may require minor updates to personal bookmarks and other links to our web site.

 

Update: The Door Prices and Opening Times page now also updated for the 2019 Show. 2018's Prices & Times held. (NB Show Guide price still TBC)

 

Other updates for the 2019 Show should follow during October.

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For the next couple of hours we will be uploading new replacement pages and removing/redirecting many of the older one's to those on the revised site - we apologise for any confusion and down time during this period. The Box Office for Advance Tickets will be opening from later tonight for both postal/cheque applications and a replacement PayPal based system.

 

However, the PayPal side is is a completely revised system, therefore although our tests indicate it is working we cannot replicate every user's devices therefore please be aware the may be some initial teething problems.

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For the next couple of hours we will be uploading new replacement pages and removing/redirecting many of the older one's to those on the revised site - we apologise for any confusion and down time during this period. The Box Office for Advance Tickets will be opening from later tonight for both postal/cheque applications and a replacement PayPal based system.

 

However, the PayPal side is is a completely revised system, therefore although our tests indicate it is working we cannot replicate every user's devices therefore please be aware the may be some initial teething problems.

Updates to the text based pages are taking longer to change over than expected and will be continued during the rest of the week.

 

Advance tickets - Postal purchase form live at - https://yorkshow.org.uk/wordpress/shop-by-post/

 

Advance tickets - on-line -  See https://yorkshow.org.uk/wordpress/advance/ then click the On Line Shop link the page is live and works. Some more cosmetic work to do on it.

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Updates to the text based pages are taking longer to change over than expected and will be continued during the rest of the week.

 

Advance tickets - Postal purchase form live at - https://yorkshow.org.uk/wordpress/shop-by-post/

 

Advance tickets - on-line -  See https://yorkshow.org.uk/wordpress/advance/ then click the On Line Shop link the page is live and works. Some more cosmetic work to do on it.

Further update on converting the old section's pages to new.

 

2019's list of confirmed layouts is now live at https://yorkshow.org.uk/wordpress/layouts/ ; please note this is work in progress and there are many more to come.

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Looks like we are almost there. Every thing set for advanced ticket despatch here but please remeber that they are sent from the wilds of North Lincolnshire so may take a few days to get to you.

Peter

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Looks like we are almost there. Every thing set for advanced ticket despatch here but please remember that they are sent from the wilds of North Lincolnshire so may take a few days to get to you.

Peter

 

The erroneous line of code now traced and fixed.  The page link for 2019 Show advance tickets is not the same as for the last show - https://yorkshow.org.uk/wordpress/advance/ From there either the traditional post/cheque/SAE or the on-line ordering/payment options can be selected.

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Looking forward to receiving your requests for tickets. Show looks like it will be a good one again.

Peter

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Ticket requests starting to come in and all seems to be working well via PayPal.

Peter

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Work is ongoing off-line to convert the key pages on the site to WordPress prior to the intended go-live date for Advance Ticket sales on 1st October. As part of preparation for the new Advance Ticket sales season the YMRS website has today also swapped over to secure (https:) status, this may require minor updates to personal bookmarks and other links to our web site.

 

Update: The Door Prices and Opening Times page now also updated for the 2019 Show. 2018's Prices & Times held. (NB Show Guide price still TBC)

 

Other updates for the 2019 Show should follow during October.

 

Ok a bit later than I intended when I made the above post. 

 

Update to URLs We have made what should be the final improvement tweak today by removing the /wordpress/ part of the page URLs for the revised pages. However, this may mean if you have bookmarked the URL of one of our new pages with that element included that will need to be edited out. Testing indicates everything on the live site is working whether in old or new format; however, as usual if you find a bug (or hidden feature) we have missed please tell us so we can track it down and fix it.

 

Further pages will be swapped over when my time permits and they will be available as www.yorkshow.org.uk/ then relevant page reference. Any that will not be converted will stay linked from https://yorkshow.org.uk/legacylinks.htm 

 

Traders - The  traders page will be the next new version page to be fully checked (Currently live but not fully formatted) therefore if you have a new/revised website address since the 2018 Show can you PM the details please.

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The website for the York Show was reported to us recently as down (It wasn't) but as a result of checking it several navigation code and other bugs were discovered and are now fixed. One of the issues was our error, for which we apologise, and was a consequence of the URL change mentioned in the post above. I missed updating some of the in-page links. Thank you for the error reports received, if you find any more I/we've missed please let us know.

The attending Layouts list was updated a day or so ago (+8 and -1); however, the other attending stands lists are still to be finalised.

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Advance tickets via PayPal and the various forms are now being received on a regular basis, so assume that all is well. I try to send them out the day after I receive the order BUT  slight delays can occur over the weekends. Sometimes I am away at a Model Railway Show and postal entries don't reach me until after the outgoing post has been collected on a Saturday! One of the problems of living in the wilds of Lincolnshire. Usually those received from Friday on wards would then get posted either Monday or Tuesday. 

If you do order tickets and have not received the within 15days from when you sent your order please contact me either via the York MRS website or a PM from here.

Look forward to seeing you at York in April.

Peter

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The traders page now re-formatted for the new Wordpress version. All links tested and validated.

 

A further embedded page navigation error that was missed in the conversion from http to https now also fixed. If you find any further bugs please let us know,

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Raven Miniatures look forward to attending with a demo stand this year.  Fine scale track making, tree making, DCC and sound module fitting, Kadee couplers and 1/48 scale building tips.  

 

Come and speak to us.

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I now have the full stands list from our Show Manager including the Demonstrator and Society info'. Will post notice here when I've added them to the site (Probably on Sunday).

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Don't forget that advance tickets are available. :)

Peter

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On 15/02/2019 at 09:09, john new said:

I now have the full stands list from our Show Manager including the Demonstrator and Society info'. Will post notice here when I've added them to the site (Probably on Sunday).

Although some further work is necessary, including linking the Society listing entries to their websites and adding the demonstration topics, the details of all the stands & traders for 2019 are now live on the site.

 

The conversion work needed on the site following the changes made in January by Wordpress (release 5.0 & the switch to Gutenberg blocks) has had less of an impact than those for this forum; however, I am still finding and correcting the occasional  unexpected issue. If you find one do let me know so I can fix it. The remaining pages, including travel details, will be reviewed/updated prior to the show date.

 

NB A1 Models - could you check your entry on the Traders page please as the weblink you had previously supplied no longer works.

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Added the NB footnote.

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Steady stream of advance tickets requests. If you are ordering by post, either using the form from the website of using a leaflet picked up at a Show or elsewhere please make sure that you have included a stamped self-addressed envelope so that we can send the tickets to you.

Tickets are also available at a number of Shows. Just look for the 'York Model Railway Show' stand and request the tickets that you want. Who ever is manning the stand will be more than happy to oblige.

Peter

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The York Show stand will be at Preston this weekend (2nd & 3rd March). Advance tickets will be on sale. Saves "fiddling" about with postage.

 

Mal

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Some minor updates today to the listings for Layouts (-1) & Traders (+2). The Demonstration topics are now listed. Links available from https://yorkshow.org.uk/updates-2/

 

The Layouts listings are now searchable and the data table is also now reactive to screen size.

 

If you don't see us at Preston Advance ticket ordering remains available until the Box Office closes on 8 April.

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Accidentally posted too early, I'd not finished the writing.

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