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Gary Allen

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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2020, 11:31:52 AM »

In Flickr under "Group pool," I just get the option "Copy link address."  I assumed that would be what I wanted.
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Terry Toenges


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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2020, 12:08:29 PM »

I'm not familiar with Flicker. Copy link address should be what you want. Did you click on the little picture above (When you are in the message box,  (Just below the I))? Then paste the address between the [ img ] and the [ /img ]?
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2020, 12:13:33 PM »

The is the address for a pic off the net -
https://api.timeforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/feature-cover_-train-k1.jpg?w=1455&h=970
I put it between the image tags. (I put spaces between the brackets so it wouldn't show the pic yet.)
[ img ]https://api.timeforkids.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/feature-cover_-train-k1.jpg?w=1455&h=970[ /img ]
Now, I remove the spaces from the brackets.
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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2020, 12:32:19 PM »

I tried to copy a photo from Flicker but I'm not having any luck with that. Flicker doesn't have the "jpg" in their photo address so it's not working for me. I'm not a Flicker member so maybe that something to do with it. I don't know. You can find it if you right click and go down into "page info" but that gets too complicated to explain.
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Gary Allen

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« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2020, 01:35:40 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: October 17, 2020, 01:49:18 PM »



Layout via AutoCAD.  Haven't figured out how to expand to full page.
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« Reply #21 on: October 17, 2020, 03:31:42 PM »

You're getting there. Are you copying a thumbnail instead of the full image?
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Gary Allen

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« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2020, 05:05:03 PM »



This might be a little better.
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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2020, 12:40:02 PM »

It looks like you figured it out.
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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2020, 01:18:35 PM »

Now we can see what you have.  Your switches for the spurs are the sharp ones that replace a section of 18Ē R track, designed for train set ease of drop in without having to cut track sections.  They have plastic frogs.  You canít power them.   I have three of those switches one one of my layouts and and donít like them but keep them because they allow one more car in the hole.  But almost everything on my roster looks incredibly ridiculous passing through something so painfully sharp.

Your crossovers are probably no.6 switches and do have metal frogs but Iím unfamiliar with them.  Look underneath and there probably a little lead wire that you can plug in to power the frog.  My no.5ís have it but not sure about the crossovers.

I have 2 point to point layouts.  While I conduct relatively realistic train operations with set outs and pick ups, looking at yours makes me want an oval again.  Where I can just lay back and go brain dead watching the train passing.  On point to point you have to be 125% alert all the time.
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« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2020, 11:19:17 PM »

Still didn't work...

So you're in Oklahoma too? I'm in the Tulsa area, to be vague lol.

-Quentin

P.S. There are a few basements in Oklahoma......

.... because my neighbor has one.
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Gary Allen

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« Reply #26 on: Today at 10:23:30 PM »

My uncle, who is no longer with us, had one in Oklahoma City.  A much older house.  The clay soil acts like a big flower pot and causes the basements to flood unless on a hill with some good drainage.  Tulsa is a bit different than western Oklahoma City; Tulsa has "soil."  We don't have anything that could be referred to as soil; just rock-hard clay.

Good info about the possibility of wiring the metal frog on my crossovers.  One of my two trains often momentarily stops when crossing one of my two crossovers.  Always gets going again but it is annoying.  I will take a look for a wire.  If I find one, I might need some help as to where to connect it.
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