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Post by collectors » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:05 pm

Hi to all. I can only say "what happened"?. I thought it had all gone & this was someone else's forum. But i can now see that it is the old forum, or is it. Not sure why, but why has all the posts been eradicate. I would imagine it made many quite annoyed with the work everyone had put in for all the members questions that will take many years to replace. I would imagine it wont of done its search engine rankings any good. One good thing is this is a far better format of a forum to work with. A nicer template would be nice, but maybe this will come.
Oh well. Hi to all the on30 modellers & hope there is still some electronic helpers here.

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Post by Steve M » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:13 pm

collectors wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:05 pm
But i can now see that it is the old forum, or is it. Not sure why, but why has all the posts been eradicate. I would imagine it made many quite annoyed with the work everyone had put in for all the members questions that will take many years to replace.
When the previous forum owner decided he didn’t want to continue, Flashbang had arranged to take it over and transfer it to a new hosting site. Only found out when it was too late to change that the old forum wasn’t compatible with the new. Unexpected and unforeseen but ultimately nobody’s fault.

We all got over it, well, all but one.

The info is still out there sitting in the member’s collective heads - just needs the questions to be asked.
Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before. ;)

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Post by yelrow » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:26 pm

Collectors, tis the old forum, with most of old members, in a new format, with a lot of past trivia gone for good. No harm in that. The old experts, remain, and advice just as good. I like the new format. Same thing happened to the Hornby forum. Nowt wrong with change.

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Post by Mountain Goat » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:21 pm

Hi Collectors. I'm an 0-16.5 modeller if that's close enough?

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Post by collectors » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:05 pm

Mountain Goat wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:21 pm
Hi Collectors. I'm an 0-16.5 modeller if that's close enough?
Hi MG, it was yourself that got me on to ON30 as i needed some larger train format for my high level 60met track & OO/HO was just to small visually.
We are slowly getting their. I will pop a video up on a part finished project soon. I notice flash is off on the BB code, so maybe a link.

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Post by collectors » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:14 pm

Steve M wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:13 pm
collectors wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:05 pm
But i can now see that it is the old forum, or is it. Not sure why, but why has all the posts been eradicate. I would imagine it made many quite annoyed with the work everyone had put in for all the members questions that will take many years to replace.
When the previous forum owner decided he didn’t want to continue, Flashbang had arranged to take it over and transfer it to a new hosting site. Only found out when it was too late to change that the old forum wasn’t compatible with the new. Unexpected and unforeseen but ultimately nobody’s fault.

We all got over it, well, all but one.

The info is still out there sitting in the member’s collective heads - just needs the questions to be asked.
Ah! Surprising. I have some IT friends that work with writing database software & they were very supersized on somthing as basic as a forum wasn't transferable as there is so much software that enables you to write between anything & everything from excel tables to MySQL & many more in a very short time.
But hay'ho a fresh start can be good as well, just a bit of a shame on all the info links lost.

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Post by Mountain Goat » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 pm

Will be great to see your high level layout. :)

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Post by Walkingthedog » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:44 pm

I find it quite refreshing that we are starting again. Brian did try to get the old info but it just wouldn’t work. What we have is far better than not having the forum at all. The important bits will reappear as time goes on and there was a lot that is no longer wanted. I dare say there is somebody who will say they can retrieve everything but I think things are fine as they are :D

Can we have some pictures of your layout please collector. :)
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Post by bulleidboy » Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:30 pm

Welcome to the forum collectors.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

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Post by collectors » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:16 am

Mountain Goat wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:17 pm
Will be great to see your high level layout. :)
Just a couple of pics. Slowly getting it done. Going to turn the uni strut into a type of upside down suspension bridge.

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