User talk:Eheaps

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Well done and thank you for all your edits to the carriage pages! RedDragon (talk) 18:45, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

Sorry for my incorrect edits about the loop running, faulty memory from my visit this time last year! RedDragon (talk) 16:32, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, reverted you electric train staff page by accident (fingers too big & phone kewboard to small). I hope I have got it right now. Heritagejim (talk) 16:29, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

That's alright, everything's sorted out now. Eheaps (talk) 17:08, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

Good evening Eheaps, I'd just like to invite you to add your name to this page as you are one of our regular users. Regards, RedDragon (Send me a telegram) 19:13, 23 May 2017 (UTC)

1st class composite carriages[edit]

Do you think that there should be some note of the fact that the 1st class compartments are currently classified as standard should be included in the introduction/infobox? From just casually reading the articles, one might think that the vehicles still have a partial 1st designation. RedDragon (Send me a telegram) 06:15, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

I'm undecided. The first class seats are still there, you just don't have to pay anymore. If it makes any difference the rule book seating table now only lists third class. Eheaps (talk) 11:28, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

I wondered about that. If the change is permanent (do you know if it is? - sounds like it may be if the Rule Book has been changed) I would be inclined to put 'Originally Composite Saloon, now all-third' in the infobox.

Do you know the reasons for this change? Is it that a compartment within a third-class saloon is not considered as grand as a seat in the plush new Pullman Obs?

George Cash (talk) 14:49, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

George, I would suspect that you are correct. I think that we should add details in both the lead sentence and the infobox, like I have done on the page Carriage 106. Does this format seem fine? RedDragon (Send me a telegram) 16:06, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
I believe it to be permanent. I think it was done because under the new first class ticketing system all first class passengers receive a reserved seat in the obs which resulted in little use of the compartments. I think it was also considered that the quality of the corridor first compartments (especially 112 and 113) wasn't as good as the obs cars or the compartments in the Victorian stock (which remain classified, but can be used at no extra charge if the train has run out of space). I like the edit RedDragon made to 106, although I would suggest the info box line should be "4 x 1st (declassified), 2 x 16 x 3rd" which is a little more space efficient. Eheaps (talk) 17:30, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Also the rule book still lists the carriage as composites in the description, so I suggest we still refer to them as such. In the long term I might change all the carriage infoboxes so that the designation line matches the rule book description. Eheaps (talk) 17:35, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

Infoboxes[edit]

You seem to understand how info boxes work. I have only just started to use them but don't seem to understand how to add new topics to them. What I would like to do is add date a person starts & leaves the FR. Can you help? Heritagejim (talk) 19:15, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

You would need to add a new label and data combination to the infobox template. I could add them for you if you like. Eheaps (talk) 21:39, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

Yes, do that please. I thought I had done it but obviously not. Heritagejim (talk) 06:17, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

I've addded the new tags as |employment_start and |employment_end and edited John Charles Jones to make use of them. To add new tags you need to edit Template:Infobox Person as well as the page using the template. The template page has a template with blank tags that can be applied to other pages. Eheaps (talk) 12:04, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, that looks fine. Not quite sure where I went wrongHeritagejim (talk) 16:21, 13 November 2017 (UTC)

Featured articles[edit]

I've promoted a number of articles to featured status. Do you fancy setting up the article and/or picture template(s) for January? --Peter Harrison (talk) 12:36, 27 December 2017 (UTC)

I'd be happy to set up the article/picture templates for January. Did you have a specific article/picture in mind or am I free to pick from the list? What is the approximate length required for the article summary? Eheaps (talk) 22:58, 27 December 2017 (UTC)
You can pick any article from the list. For pictures, I usually try to go for one that has been uploaded during the month and try to avoid always using pictures from one user. However, if there is some significant news and there isn't a recent relevant photo I will use an older one. For the article summary I generally use the lead section. It needs to give enough information about the subject to tempt the casual browser to click on the "more" link. It doesn't matter if it is long - the layout will automatically adjust if necessary. But too much may put the casual browser off. My feeling is that it shouldn't be more than twice as long as the summary currently being shown for Beddgelert. Turning to the featured picture, if the relevant article has a decent lead section I use that. If it doesn't I put something together using the information in the article. The same considerations on length apply as for the featured article. Note that the easiest way to set up the templates for a new month is to copy the templates for the current month then modify them. I need to make a few tweaks to the templates but I can do that when you've set them up. Peter Harrison (talk) 00:12, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Fairlie Bogies[edit]

The update to Merddin - the use of James Spooner wheels, because the LT ones were loose on the axles - where did this come from please - I dont recall that reasoning before. Chris Jones Chrisjones (talk) 15:57, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

It's in the Fairlie book by David Payling, specifically Appendix 10 which covers the bogies. Eheaps (talk) 16:05, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
And the slipping of the wheels on the axles? Chrisjones (talk) 16:53, 19 August 2018 (UTC)
Same source, page 312. Eheaps (talk) 17:03, 19 August 2018 (UTC)

Thank you! Chrisjones (talk) 17:07, 19 August 2018 (UTC)