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5 hours ago, Jesse Sim said:

Lovely stuff as ever mate, quick question, if I may? 

 

How did tou you upload multiple photos? I seem to be only able to upload 10mb which is only two or three. 

Hi Jesse,

 

Thanks, glad you're enjoying the topic. As for picture uploads I was put on the right course some years ago by a fellow RMWeb member, I think it was Mick of Donington Road. There is a free program called PIXResizer, simply download the program create a file source to select the images you want to resize ( I created a file called 'To Resize') then similarly create a destination source (I created a file called 'Resized'.) You then load up your choice of images and move them to the 'To Resize' file, open PIXResizer and slide the size bar to around 1200-1500 then click 'Save pictures'. Its as easy as that. Then just upload from the Resized folder to RMWeb as normal.

 

Hope that helps.

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3 hours ago, 67A said:

Hi Jesse,

 

Thanks, glad you're enjoying the topic. As for picture uploads I was put on the right course some years ago by a fellow RMWeb member, I think it was Mick of Donington Road. There is a free program called PIXResizer, simply download the program create a file source to select the images you want to resize ( I created a file called 'To Resize') then similarly create a destination source (I created a file called 'Resized'.) You then load up your choice of images and move them to the 'To Resize' file, open PIXResizer and slide the size bar to around 1200-1500 then click 'Save pictures'. Its as easy as that. Then just upload from the Resized folder to RMWeb as normal.

 

Hope that helps.

Many thanks, I’ll have a look now. 

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On 02/05/2019 at 22:47, Jesse Sim said:

Many thanks, I’ll have a look now. 

 

PixResizer https://bluefive.pairsite.com/pixresizer.htm

Mike meant to say create a FOLDER called To Resize in which to put copies of your original files and a FOLDER called Resized which the resized photos will be sent to, that way you will not destroy your original files.

As Mike said resizing your images to around 1500 pixels on the long side should give you a file size of around 350 to 500kb.

At that size you should be able to upload more than a dozen per post.  Try a few different pixel sizes and you will get an idea of file size in kb against an optimum viewing size you want your RM viwers to see.

On a large monitor I find something between 1800 pixels and 1500 pixels of the largest side is a nice size to view without diminishing detail in the photo.

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On ‎04‎/‎05‎/‎2019 at 16:49, Donington Road said:

 

PixResizer https://bluefive.pairsite.com/pixresizer.htm

Mike meant to say create a FOLDER called To Resize in which to put copies of your original files and a FOLDER called Resized which the resized photos will be sent to, that way you will not destroy your original files.

As Mike said resizing your images to around 1500 pixels on the long side should give you a file size of around 350 to 500kb.

At that size you should be able to upload more than a dozen per post.  Try a few different pixel sizes and you will get an idea of file size in kb against an optimum viewing size you want your RM viwers to see.

On a large monitor I find something between 1800 pixels and 1500 pixels of the largest side is a nice size to view without diminishing detail in the photo.

Hi Mick,

Thanks for clarifying the terminology - I'm chuffed I actually remembered who told me all those years ago!

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Hi all,

 

Naturally I'm still busy on Bermuda Road and in my usual way I tend to find more to do or just make more work for myself! Anyway I managed to run another few timetabled trains on DENT.

 

1506016275_2019-05-0515_13_27.jpg.bfee9fc225032cae582ff0398a3ca4d8.jpgFirst up is the ex:08.05 Carlisle-Skipton local which today is a Met-Cam 2 car DMU (Class 101) 

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The DMU slows as it passes under bridge No.96 'The Coal Raod' for the impending station stop

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Rolling gently into the 'up' platform

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Patiently awaiting the 09.05 'off'

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Station staff guard the barrow crossing

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The DMU heads over Widdale viaduct en-route to Skipton with next station stop Ribblehead.

 

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Stanier Black 5 4-6-0 45190 has the ex:04.20 Bescot-Carlisle (Viaduct) van train

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The class 5 rumbles past the box

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The nice broadside view does not impress the hard working local coalmen

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This view is a bit of a contortionists position

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The van train rumbles over Monkey Beck bridge No.95

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Its mainly downhill from here to Carlisle for the crew of 45190

 

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Another of Stanier's 842 Black 5's this time 45253 on a Class 5 hauled mixed freight

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The train is the ex:06.50 Salford (Brindle Heath) - Carlisle

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Another broadside view featuring a few of the herd of Belted Galloway cattle in the foreground

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The train is a fairly lengthy affair with a good array of goods vehicles in tow

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The typical Midland Railway single slip on the main line is prominent

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The Class 5 rattle through the platforms en-route to Carlisle

 

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Hi all,

 

I'll be going to the Derby show tomorrow by train for a change! I actually worked in the building the show is housed in, its a listed building as I believe it was possibly the first railway roundhouse originally constructed as a loco shed for the Midland Railway, in my day it was the Crane Repair Shop in Derby Works and I served part of my apprenticeship there, fabulous timberwork in the roof area which is often featured in the likes of Bargain Hunt and Flog-it. The straight annexe room used to be the Millwrights Shop and I also worked in there carrying out general factory maintenance, happy days...……..erm!

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Hi all,

 

Went to the Derby show and was very pleased with the layouts and the trade support, well worth a visit if still considering. Will post a few pics tomorrow once I download things.

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Hi all,

 

Here are some images from yesterday, quality perhaps a bit dodgy as the lighting in the show was supplemented by strong sun shining through the roof and windows and I feel the camera was having a fit!

 

Firstly as we travelled by train we had to change at Crewe where these two locos were awaiting a special I think, they move dout of the bay soon after these shots were taken.

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The loco's are 57305 and 37611 ( I really dislike the shape of the yellow warning panel on the 37)

 

Now to the show, first up is Norwood Park with plenty of Southern Region action

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Next up is Kingsbey, a really nice modern image layout with plenty of quality items of rolling stock all weathered to perfection

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A Class 121 'Bubble Car' awaits its next turn of duty in the yard

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The weathering is fabulous on this layout.

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Struggling to upload files due to limit even though its nowhere near 10mb as each photo is about 300kb only, so I can just follow the progress of the daily pick-up goods...

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Midland 3F 0-6-0 43474 has travelled from Carlisle calling at all stations collecting mostly empties today it seems

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Its washing day at the station masters house, also showing up well is the distance signal wire running through the Gorse bushes and over Monkey Beck, If you ever visit Dent station you can clearly still see the posts dotted along the stretch, sadly that's all that's left of the signalling.

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The pick-up has been halted at the signal awaiting instructions, the two vans in the loading dock will be removed and any loaded vehicles left in place.

 

That's it for now guys.

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Hi all,

 

Had a great day at the Manchester MRX show where I met up with several guys I knew and met some new RMWebbers, in the main I met Craig who owns 'Leigh Bridge' which was on show, my mate Peter and I were quite besotted with this layout and Craig was willing to chat about the various and fabulous fine detailing work carried out on this fleet of 80's diesels, the general visitor would probably see no difference but to our 'trained' eye some of the detail was just fantastic from handrail positions to the differences between Clayton, Spanner and Stones Vapour boilers and the small but accurate differences on the loco roof detail denoting type, Craig's knowledge was inspirational and I know we'll be meeting again at the Heywood show were we are both booked to attend next year.

 

Now guys I'm sure you know me and my love of engine sheds or whatever you wish to call them so here's a selection of such scenes from the MRX show

Firstly 'Fen Marsh Depot'

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Next up is 'Leigh Bridge'

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Both of these layouts looked brilliant and the weathering and detailing was just superb.

 

Well worth the trip to the MRX this year, The only sad thing was news of the Stamford exhibition suffering from wanton vandalism on an epic scale causing the police to class the venue as a crime scene such was the total destruction of both layouts and traders stands by two alleged 15 year olds, doubtless the law will wrap their knuckles and perhaps issue an ASBO! The law is an ass as the saying goes but I hope they throw the book at the little B£$%^^&*.

 

Sadly this was all the photos I got due to too much chatting haha!

 

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Hi all,

 

I've had a very busy week comprising of my birthday on Thursday on which I attended a course to learn the basics of laser cutting and etching, it was a two day course at Shore Cottage Studios only around 5 miles from my home - how lucky was that. It was a fabulous experience and the best money I have ever spent on further education! I do intend to start a niche modelmaking service once everything is in place.

 

On Saturday I went to the Liverpool show with my mates and met loads of old friends especially Alistair MacDonald who was exhibiting his layout "Whitmore" another fabulous exhibition layout on the circuit.

 

Today I have opened my birthday presents and tested them, a little chalk and cheese but hey 'rule 1' applies.

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I already have a couple of Super 'D's one an old GEM kit the other the first Bachmann issue 49395 and the same 'D400' class as we called them back in 1967, this one will be renumbered D444 which was a personal favourite.

 

Today's been spent refurbishing the loco shed on Bermuda Road with the laser cut items I made on the course so please pop over there for the update.

 

That's it for now guys.

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Hi all,

 

Today has been a day of 'all change'. I needed to make some working space in the garage so decided last night that the fiddleyard which I only moved into there about a year ago had to go. By lunchtime today the deed was done, the fiddleyard will now be completely reconfigured and return the layout back to a roundy-roundy utilising the existing 'north' end fiddleyard and bringing the southbound tracks through the wall to meet them. I have to admit since the demise of the spirals the layout has not seen much action as the play value as my mates put it last night had been lost somewhat.

 

This alteration will not be a quick fix as I have too many other projects on the boil but given time Dent will re-emerge re-energised! I had to move all the stock off the fiddleyards and have taken some photos and will upload these over the next few weeks to keep some interest going. Meanwhile the Bermuda Road MPD building is on its way to completion and this can be seen over there.

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Evening Mike.

 

I'm glad to see you're still active on Dent. Shades of KL with the imminent destruction of the yard. It'll be a good while until I get chance to commence "KL3", so I'll look in on here occasionally to see your roundy-roundy develop.

 

keep up the excellent work.

 

Jeff

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19 hours ago, Physicsman said:

Evening Mike.

 

I'm glad to see you're still active on Dent. Shades of KL with the imminent destruction of the yard. It'll be a good while until I get chance to commence "KL3", so I'll look in on here occasionally to see your roundy-roundy develop.

 

keep up the excellent work.

 

Jeff

Hi Jeff,

 

Really nice to hear from you, its been ages due to your situation with moving (twice) etc. I really enjoyed getting to grips with KL and then KL2 so please do let me know when KL3 is on the cards as it will be a must for me. I was passing through Kirkby Stephen last Sunday and called at both the Network Rail station and the preserved KS East station where I received a very nice welcome and was invited into the mess room for a brew, the conversation turned to modelling and they host an exhibition on this weekend each year and have booked Bermuda Road for next year. There is not much of an ex:BR presence at the site as apparently all ex: BR loco's have move to the Wensleydale Railway.

 

Hope everything is going well for you Jeff.

 

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Hi all,

 

Apologies for lengthy absence, I've simply had a very busy few weeks with all manner of changes taking place seemingly everywhere I turn.

 

Dent's end-to-end fiddleyard arrangement is now no more, the 'south' fiddleyard has been dismantled from the garage and the 'north' fiddleyard dismantled in the den and the whole thing completely revised and is now rebuilt as a roundy-roundy located in the railway den almost entirely and the track has been re-laid, I still have the rewiring to tackle including replacement of the control panel sections.

 

Outside the garage I have built a timber and polycarbonate roof structure to provide enough cover to set-up my Bermuda Road MPD layout for testing prior to attending the Poynton exhibition in September.

 

The garage has now been reorganised to locate the new laser cutter machine and I'm currently attempting to master all of the new skills required in order to work the machine, the software being the biggest hurdle I must admit.

 

Once I have tidied up the railway den I'll post a few photos.

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Hi all,

 

Finally an update with some substance. As mentioned previously the new fiddleyard has been repositioned and the track laid, this weekend I have spent wiring up the 'north' end of the fiddleyard and with a change to the norm I have decided not to incorporate the switching within the main control panel and build two new separate panels for 'north' and 'south' (probably to be called Garsdale and Dent Head respectively. Also with the new fiddleyard taking up more space in the den I am considering a small panel for the scenic section in order to remove the quite large existing control panel.

 

Anyway to see the changes here are some pics!

 

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Entrance/exit from Garsdale 'north'

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Tracks 1-5 from the left are the 'Up' lines, 6-10 are the 'Down' lines with a scissors crossover between 5+6 for stock changeovers.

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The wall in the distance is the old external garage wall so could not completely fit all ten tracks through so have reduced to six.

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Overall view 2

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Original exit to the south with the hidden loops coming in on the right side with the Class 25.

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Revised section with 'Up' and 'Down' main lines split into 4 to cross over the new lift out section.

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From the new lift out section the tracks increase to six in order to pass through the brick wall

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Bit bright through the wall to get a real view of the overall fiddleyard

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Just had this train set-up so thought I would post it, Jubilee 45600 'Bermuda' has charge of a mixed parcels rake

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This lot belongs to my mate and had to be put somewhere safe whilst all the mayhem was taking place, nowhere safer than the scenic section me thinks!

 

That's it for now guys, next week I'll be continuing with the south end wiring.

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Wow you’ve certainly gone for it Mike very impressive.

is the lift out section just that or is it hinged?

What was the method of power also bridging the gap and powering the actual lift out section?

 Cheers 

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