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  Need input from you all
Posted by: ezdays - 05-27-2018, 10:31 AM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - Replies (24)

OK, we're kind of settled with what we have using the new software. We are trying to get it tailored to feel and work like the old one, but with a few cosmetic updates. Now that we've all had a chance to use it for a few weeks, we need some feedback on what we need to change or add. No guarantees that we can do it, but we'd like you to list anything that you think is missing, doesn't work the way you think it should, or a feature that you can do without. We are open to any and all suggestions, and we will try our best to accommodate those that we can. We are limited to what the software is capable of, but there are some plug-ins that we can use to add or modify features.

I will start things off by suggesting that we should have a link to "List unread posts", like we had with the old phpBB software.

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  Los Angeles Junction Ry Plan-First Module
Posted by: lajry - 05-22-2018, 03:14 PM - Forum: Modular Modeling - Replies (3)

Having moved from Bellflower to Santa Fe Springs CA had to come up with a new plan for this apartment. Living in an apartment it will be modular since can't build anything permanent. But wanting to get something going came up with this plan plus switching info. Some will say it's too crowded but the real LAJ is just like this. There's 64 miles of track & industries crammed into a 2 x 5 square mile area.  Only going to be doing the LAJ on the west side of the LA River. Will only be doing about 7 Switch Lead, 1 yard & Santa Fe's Vernon Team as it's right next door to LAJ's Fruitland Team. Will also have a staging yard.


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Photo Plastic couplers, Wheelsets & Talgo Trucks
Posted by: lajry - 05-21-2018, 01:20 AM - Forum: Swap Meet - Replies (1)

Hi All
Have for sale a lot of plastic couplers (knuckle, NMRA horn hook & dummies by various makers), wheelsets (Accurail, Athearn & Walthers) & a few Talgo trucks. See attached pix. These are from converting several recent purchases to Kadee #148s & metal wheels. Asking $5.00 for the 28 plastic knuckle couplers + 8 dummies, $3.00 for the NMRA horn hooks (64) , $10.00 for all the plastic wheelsets (88 Walthers, 90 Athearn & 8 Accurail), $2.00 for the 8 Talgo trucks. Altogether everything weighs less than 10 oz. so will be shipped USPS First Class from 90670. Preferred payment is through PayPal using following email addy. Please email me at lajrmdlr AT gmail DOT com with any offers, plus your zip code to figure postage &/or any questions.
Thank you
Andy Jackson
Santa Fe Springs CA

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  1960 Era Layout
Posted by: Brakie - 05-20-2018, 06:29 PM - Forum: Upper Berth - Replies (4)

Fellas,While visiting a local HO club today a bizzare subject came up and I wonder what your thoughts would be.
Is it possible to build a 1960 era layout in 2018 using Atlas brass or nickel silver  track and a MRC 501 Throttle Pack? Guide lines and scenery techniques for layouts of that era would need to be followed.

I believe it can be done since a lot of 50/60 era cars and locomotives can be found on e-Bay and at train shows.
Three of the 20 something members thought it would be a cool idea for a hobby heritage display layout.
Before the "why" part was discuss it was time to start operation.

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  Weekly Photo Fun 5/18 - 5/24/18
Posted by: bdw9535 - 05-18-2018, 05:06 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (1)

WPMA-40 makes a pick up at a warehouse in Whiskey Point.



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  Weekly Photo Fun 5/11 - 5/17/18
Posted by: bdw9535 - 05-13-2018, 08:18 PM - Forum: Shutterbug area - Replies (6)

    Caught WPMA-40 on Division Street.


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  A few setting upgrades and changes
Posted by: ezdays - 05-13-2018, 09:44 AM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - No Replies

As we go along, there are a lot of slight  tweaks and options that we're changing. Some are global, some will give you choices to make. Right now we've made the following:

All attachments will now show as full-size photos rather than thumbnails (global)

You can select how a post is displayed with the poster's information across the top or on the side as we had before. To have it displayed on the left of the post, you can go to your UserCP, click on "edit options", then check the box marked, "display posts in classic mode" then go to the bottom of the page and click on "update options"/

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  Back on-line
Posted by: Tyson Rayles - 05-13-2018, 09:14 AM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - Replies (9)

Congrats on getting back up again. Thanks for all the hard work  Thumbsup The green printing where it says moderated by is so dark I can't read it but other than that so far everything seems fine.

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  Things I miss or can't find
Posted by: FiatFan - 05-11-2018, 08:20 AM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - Replies (28)

So far the only thing I can't find (possibly because it doesn't exist) is the "Mark all Forums read" button on the front page.

Are there plans to make the new forum colors look more like the old one?  Not a fan of the color scheme but I can live with it.


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Posted by: Duffy - 05-10-2018, 12:07 PM - Forum: Forums Issues, requests, and FAQ - No Replies

Some common answers to some common issues.

Q: Why is everything looks so different?
A: We recently changed to a new server. When we did, we took the opportunity to upgrade to a more current forum software. We also took the opportunity to update the look of Big Blue. There are two themes to choose from, the default Dark and a light version. They can easily be selected by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and selecting a desired theme from a drop-down box in the lower right corner.

Q: My attachments are missing or have broken links.
A: There are roughly about 45,000 external files  that needed to be manually uploaded. Three is lots of room for things to go wrong. It appears that the migration program didn't handle converting the attachments very well. Some attachments in some posts have gone away. Unfortunately, the only fix is to re-upload those attachments.

Q: What up with my avatar? They're missing or look distorted.
A: Again, another issue with the migration. And again, the only fix is to re-upload the avatar.

Q: Holy heck! My signature size is off the chain! And not in a good way.
A: Strange side effect of the migration is how it changed the signature formatting. If you reformat your signature and select the "Enable my signature in all of my existing posts." check box before you hit the "Update Signature" button, it will fix the signature throughout the forum.

Q: Hey, where did the chat room go?
A: Meh. Was there a chat room before? It really wasn't a highly utilized feature, therefore, we opted not to load one. If there is a major consensus and outcry for one, we'll approach the possibility of bringing it back from the dead.

Q: The forum icons are so small, I can't tell what they are trying to tell me.
A: This is a terrible, terrible design in MyBB. They made the thread icons so small you can't see if it's saying there's a new post, or old post. This is being looked into to be fixed so hopefully they will be big enough for everyone to see.

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