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Andy Y

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  1. Shed wars and a terrier fight at 2100.

  2. Listen please, the old software had security vulnerabilities and needed updating to this version. Work has been done to make it more like the old version than the out of the box version. I'm getting a bit fed up with some people criticising when they don't consider these aspects or read any of the relevant posts about what's going on. Many people have shown a lot of understanding but some just want to shout an opinion. Frankly, that doesn't help one scrap.

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    2. JJGraphics


      As a former computer graphics business owner who worked on a wide range of printed and web-based projects for many years, I can assure everyone that no-one will ever set about a project of this nature for the fun of it. This level of project is never undertaken lightly.

      It involves a lot of hard work and a deal of frustration, sometimes stumbles a little on problems that are almost impossible to anticipate and is rarely to everyone's liking on Day One.

      Stick with it for a while, make a bit of an effort to learn how it works and then, if you feel strongly about an existing feature or, would like to see a feature added, try making some constructive suggestions. There is a thread for this.

    3. 57xx


      Can you pin this comment? lol


      From some of the comments, it also looks like they think you wrote the software yourself and deliberately made the changes to pi$$ people off!

    4. Mallard60022


      Andy, RMW still exists and that is all that matters to old farts like me. Thank you.


  3. It's about this time on any 'announcement day' that I lose the will to live with selfish, "I'm so clever", pointless posts and comments from people who can't be bothered to read information which has already been provided.

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    2. MartinWales


      Amen to that Andy!

    3. Ian J.

      Ian J.

      And you decided to do HTTPS stuff on the same day...?!

    4. queensquare


      Id go with Thai curry

  4. A bizarre form of unsolicited emails today - embargoed DfT press releases and invitation to a DfT event - more suspicious than a Nigerian 419!

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    2. beast66606


      I shall say this only once

    3. Andy Y

      Andy Y

      Very glad I didn't waste a day of my life to attend their announcement that they kindly extended to me - https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/government-launches-rail-sector-deal

    4. The Stationmaster

      The Stationmaster

      More nonsense from DafT.

  5. It only took until 7.30 this morning to get irritated by someone's selfishness. It's going to be a long week!

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    2. Andy Y

      Andy Y

      And when they walk away believing it was your fault all along.

    3. The Stationmaster

      The Stationmaster

      I have seen what you mean

    4. ruggedpeak


      If you haven't seen "Falling Down" with Michael Douglas, watch it. Just don't copy his ways of dealing with life's irritations!

  6. It's no wonder my wife thinks I'm grumpy.

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    2. gwrrob


      You're not grumpy shewing those mouth watering TMC double bolsters in your recent video.

  7. Next week looks a bit like this -

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    2. Regularity


      @adb968008: Even more difficult as it’s a hippo!

    3. Barry O
    4. adb968008


      @Regularity ... they all look the same from behind :-)

  8. Yesterday I received the Accurascale HUOs, arguably the finest 4mm RTR wagon we have ever seen and today I have what I believe is the finest, by a substantial margin, RTR 4mm loco the UK market has seen - an interesting week!

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    2. gwrrob


      Not the Heljan 47xx then....

    3. Andy Y

      Andy Y

      That comes as a kit Rob.

    4. Mad McCann

      Mad McCann

      Who knew Andy loved the Wee Barclays so much! ;-)

  9. Did you keep the box it came in?

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    2. WD0-6-0


      Last thing I bought turned up in an old baked bean tin...

    3. newbryford


      Don't keep the box - sell it on ebay.

    4. The Stationmaster

      The Stationmaster

      Nice little earner selling boxes on Ebay.

  10. I'm going to have to discipline myself; drinking at the desk! At least I can walk home.

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    2. chris p bacon

      chris p bacon

      How are you funding this beer, bacs, bankers draft, cheque ?

      I doubt you're using a card...

    3. PMP
    4. Huw Griffiths

      Huw Griffiths

      I don't care how he's funding it.


      There's nothing wrong with Thatchers cider.

  11. Happy Birthday to you; Happy Birthday to you; Happy Birthday to you dear RMweb; Happy Birthday to you. 13 years old today.

  12. The sky's gone all Western Enterprise here.

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    2. Hroth


      The wind has picked up across Merseyside, but its not excessive. Sky clear, lovely and sunny and disconcertingly warm!

    3. nigelb


      W E Colour in WEst London too


    4. Ross34


      40+ mph gusts in Wigan @17:00

      Take care peeps

  13. If there is a greater being who has any control over anything could I just ask for a day without an idiot in it please? You sent me six yesterday, surely some mistake?

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    2. Pint of Adnams

      Pint of Adnams

      I can offer you the 30th or 31st February - any preference?

      Grand Old Dodderer

    3. Mallard60022



    4. Linners


      Nice one Andy, I can't wait to see your next layout offering, not withstanding the fact that you'll need a bit of time to get things done.


  14. Sorry for the hour's downtime; Apache down - rather than a Black Hawk.

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    2. Mallard60022


      It was Railway Modeller having a hack.

    3. Barry O

      Barry O

      Hi Ho Silver! Away!!!

    4. Trainshed Terry

      Trainshed Terry

      Have I missed something of interest.

  15. Tomorrow's filming jaunt for me and Phil involves a story of two graves, corporate cost-cutting and a lot of 'clag'. Where will we be?

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    2. Tim V

      Tim V

      Just business....

    3. SHMD




    4. Mikkel


      I'll have the coffee ready.

  16. RMweb is 12 years old today.

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    2. DaveF


      Happy Birthday and many thanks to AndyY

    3. rembrow


      Congratulations and happy birthday. Off to secondary school for you now me boyo.

    4. Glover


      Thanks to Andy, the man with the vision and determination .

  17. 50 years ago -

    - brave men.
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    2. Mad McCann

      Mad McCann

      The exploration of space will always bear a human cost.

      Further comment beyond yours, Andy, is superfluous.

    3. Barry O

      Barry O

      very brave men.


    4. Huw Griffiths
  18. Prime numbers of food products in a packet; aside from being odd by definition it's flippin' inconvenient.

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    2. Trog


      The number 2 is both even and a prime number? Otherwise tend to agree.

    3. Tony_S


      Buy two packets.

    4. Ozexpatriate


      Bunfight for the leftovers?

  19. One of the most interesting and diverse days in the hobby, £80K of platinum, a Lambo Aventador and a veggie curry with Mr Shron.

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    2. Mad McCann

      Mad McCann

      I'm tuned out already, Mike.

    3. Andy Y

      Andy Y

      Yet to find any platinum in our models but the location we were at (a jewellery manufacturer) had some fantastic tech which could have a bearing on the future of the hobby. The Aventador has nothing at all to do with the hobby but the stuff discussed over a curry has. The curry was the cheapest luxury from the day.

    4. chris p bacon

      chris p bacon

      Jewellery...Hornby are going to Vajazzle stuff.

  20. Concocting the Christmas Timewaster

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    2. NHY 581

      NHY 581

      I would suggest caution here. Concocting is still an offence in parts of Cumbria....unless you have written consent of the animal involved. You have been sternly warned.

    3. Captain Kernow
    4. Andy Y

      Andy Y

      Sorry Captain; that answer is incorrect but your enthusiasm to get started is noted.

  21. RIP Harry Grout

    1. Huw Griffiths

      Huw Griffiths

      Such a genial character.


      A good actor, too.



    2. vitalspark


      Porridge to Game of Thrones..long career


  22. The Grand Tour appears to have taken a rather big poo on Top Gear's doormat. Some of the tent scenes were a bit lame but overall there was some stunning film; the opening sequence where the trio do a Mad Max is quite something.

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    2. bgman


      Is Mad Max sellin' Top Gear now ? That's a wrap :)

    3. cal.n


      Agreed, looks like a much bigger focus on the pre-recorded films which, in my opinion, was the best part of Top Gear

    4. MarkC


      I think it fair to say that the BBC has well and truly 'dropped the ball' on this one...

  23. Seen in a news report; "Police said they did not know if they were investigating what happened".

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    2. PhilEakins





    3. BlackRat


      No surprise there then.,!

    4. The Stationmaster

      The Stationmaster

      I'm surprised they even knew it had happened

  24. Architecture & Morality

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    2. The Nth Degree

      The Nth Degree

      I thought this was a reference to The Fountainhead

    3. pharrc20


      Great album great band :-)

    4. dagrizz


      Marsco, moody

  25. Sorry for the site outage on Sunday evening, it looks like the server decided to fall over and take ages to go through its restart process.

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    2. DougN


      Just like all things it needed a good lie down.... bit like cranes, they always need a good lie down at some time.... 8-))

    3. Ian J.

      Ian J.

      There was an outage?

    4. Stubby47


      Thought you'd done an 'ITV' and gone running for a hour

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