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by Eric-B
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: poorly computer
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: poorly computer

Thanks - I've already run 'scannow' - found no errors!
by Eric-B
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Thinking of a career change
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Thinking of a career change

I saw that someone was offering one-way tickets to Mars - the planet, not the chocolate bar!
by Eric-B
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: poorly computer
Replies: 4
Views: 85

poorly computer

Hi folks, I think my pc has caught the corona virus! I've not altered anything, run updates, etc, but - I can look at images in various files, but the instant I try to attach them, such as to an email, the thing crashes and returns to the desktop. And looking at You-tube vids. I can play recommended...
by Eric-B
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: And another hobby.
Replies: 176
Views: 19006

Re: And another hobby.

I had enough of cruising in the 'Grey Funnel' line!
Modern cruise liners are just mobile blocks of flats - ugly things.
by Eric-B
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Storm Ciara incoming
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Storm Ciara incoming

I've just got in from my back garden amateur radio aerial farm, lowering the telescopic mast, and the crank-up/tilt-over mast, bringing my antennas down to ground level in preparation. The 'local' airport - Manchester Int'l - is forecasting winds of 70mph overnight and tomorrow, and strong winds, ha...
by Eric-B
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Camera experts
Replies: 14
Views: 527

Re: Camera experts

I use rechargeables - no problem with those.
The Fuji I mentioned - that is just the optical zoom. there is also a digital that makes it go to silly ranges that you'd need a solid tripod and a flat calm to get sensible stability from.
It all depends on what you want the camera to do, of course. :D
by Eric-B
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Camera experts
Replies: 14
Views: 527

Re: Camera experts

Have a look at the Fuji Finepix S9900W - runs on four x AA cells, so no problems if you run flat.
50 x zoom from macro to a heck of a long way! Single, or multi-shot, and video with sound. 16 Megapixels, which is plenty for normal use. Built-in flash, switched back screen or eyepiece viewfinder.
by Eric-B
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: The Mess Room
Topic: Thoughts In Regards To The Sustainability Of Our Hobby...
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Re: Thoughts In Regards To The Sustainability Of Our Hobby...

Add to the escalating costs the horrible cheap 'throw-away' can motors that are being put into our expensive models. They have an estimated 'life' of about 100 hours, based on what I've read - and can you get replacements? Can you heck - out of stock - I've posted before,on other forums, that we sho...
by Eric-B
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Announcements & Notices
Topic: Bachmann new releases
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: Bachmann new releases

Have a look at Ancorton for sensible prices - lineside structures in 3D or wood kits for OO and N -
http://www.ancortonmodels.com/
by Eric-B
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Members layouts
Topic: Eric's railway nowhere near finished!
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Eric's railway nowhere near finished!

The camera is a mobius - about 5.5 cm l x 3.5 w x 1.5 d.