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Latest comment: 3 years ago by MarkTemple in topic Photograph

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Writer's Barnstar
Well done and thank you for all your edits to the carriage pages! RedDragon (talk) 18:45, 25 April 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]


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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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


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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]


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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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

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)Reply[reply]

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

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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]
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)Reply[reply]

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)Reply[reply]

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

Thank you! Chrisjones (talk) 17:07, 19 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I didn't know that User:keith actually died. Sorry to hear that! I thought it was about someone else! DW (talk) 20:05, 15 April 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FRM ref template[edit]

Hi Ed,

How to you get the FRM ref to appear in the reflist? I don't seem to have managed it at ETS. RedDragon (Send me a telegram) 08:49, 27 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You need to put the template in ref tags. I've made the edit on the page in question. Ed - Eheaps (talk) 08:23, 28 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Ed I see you have updated Topsy to say it was started in 1865. Where do we know that from please?

Regards Chrisjones (talk) 19:21, 29 July 2019 (UTC) ChrisReply[reply]

I got it from your book which says "early tooling probably dated back to the 1865 meeting". Perhaps I have misinterpreted it. Ed - Eheaps (talk) 19:27, 29 July 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I'm at the FR now, so cannot look at the book until the weekend. Unless we found some early mention of Topsy's construction (which I do not remember) I should remove that date as it cannot be proven? Regards Chris


James Spooner plate picture uploaded for your use Chrisjones (talk) 19:38, 21 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks Chris! Ed - Eheaps (talk) 19:40, 21 January 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welsh Pony picture

Ed can you take away the credit to me of the picture of Welsh Pony on Saturday please - I copied it from the facebook feed on the day and somebody might not like my name against their picture!

Chrisjones (talk) 18:58, 1 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chris, sorry for the mistake. I think you'll have to ask Peter, as the template becomes protected once it appears on the mainpage. I assumed it was yours because the license on the image says it is your work. If that isn't the case the license template should probably be changed to something more appropriate. Ed - Eheaps (talk) 20:15, 1 July 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I have just loaded a slide. When it loads it comes out landscape when it should be postrait. Do you know how to correct that?



MarkTemple (talk) 19:36, 13 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

It looks like it had a rotation included in the metadata. This normally happens when your camera detects that your are using in portrait mode to take the picture so you don't have to manually rotate it later. I've put it through photoshop to strip the unneeded metadata out so all should be well now. Ed - Eheaps (talk) 20:36, 13 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you very much. I think I understand. My knowledge of manipulating photos is rather limited. Mark.

MarkTemple (talk) 21:54, 13 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]