I am cross-posting this from one of the Bogies threads as we feel this is a useful list of new member websites:
The Great List of Websites
is somewhat discombobulated
and out of date.
Meanwhile, due the Great List
being in a state of disrepair, on lazy whatever dayze I trawl through the New Members list right back to the start of 2011 and check the list of new member websites, below. So today, I took up the new members list from the last time I posted here (24 July) (we now have 2250 new members for 2011) ... of course there are many who join, never post, but provide a link to their website in their profile, all of which have nothing to do with trains, railway operations nor modelling. Think mugshots, dressing up dolls and this month, flooded basements
... my, my, whatever will they think of next?
Here are the new member websites
from 24 July to 6 September: rlxsafety
, a level crossings safety expert, has a website at http://www.rlxsafety.com/
on page load, you see some gob-smacking photos and there is an challenging multimedia page of videos for rail safety. There are some interesting documents in publications, I perused a rather fulsome analysis of the LX trilogy of fatalities at Bentleigh, Vic. [img]http://www.saieditor.com/2011/bogies/rlxsafety.jpg[/img]rlxsafety
also has a newsletter on site. Latest newsletter has a link to the International Rail Safety Conference
, which takes place in Melbourne, 16-21 October. Some seldom discussed topics are listed in the abstracts for the conference sessions. JR East and their risk policy was thoughtful reading; all those level crossings and a social value analysis. I digress, scuza mia. Hey, no scuzi, it gets more interesting. Newsletter also has analysis and listing of Multiple RLX Fatality Coronial Inquests 2011-2012
. Interesting website, one to bookmark and visit from time to time.
That's it, only one new member website for all that time.
On to another "sites" aspect,we update the great list of blogs as wellrpaaron
has a blog called UP/BNSF Steino Subdivision which is found at http://steinosub.blogspot.com/
Union Pacific/BNSF Modern Image layout in N Scale, 2 level in a single car garage:[img]http://www.saieditor.com/2011/bogies/steinosub.jpg[/img]
The maps of the layout are somewhat novel, as are the progressive photographs of work on the levels. Greensleeves
has a blog on models at http://greensleeves94models.blogspot.com/
I note blogs now have scripts for slideshows in the colums, which are rather neato, and I can sit and watch for a while. [img]http://www.saieditor.com/2011/bogies/greensleeves.jpg[/img]
Anyway, I was just scrolling down and looking at some of the pics and I thought to myself, 'that's a rather grotty looking X class there', and I looked in the background and saw some weathered grainys, and I pulled up and thought, well, that has to be a compliment to the modeller, for weathering is a rather precise art, as illustrated by this photo from the slideshow:
Oh yea, I too have spent time over rusted wagons using the colour picker and difference clouds in Photoshop. Greensleeves
, via the blogs thread, drew our attention to a new blog, SEM VQCX to AQCY conversion: A how to guide
found at http://greensleeves94-aqcy-conversion.blogspot.com/[img]http://www.saieditor.com/2011/bogies/brakegear.jpg[/img]
A helpful conversion guide. DQ2004
has a blog over at http://www.futuretransporttas.org/
with rather up to date content and press releases called Future Transport Tasmania[img]http://www.saieditor.com/2011/bogies/futuretas.jpg[/img]
Interesting collection of Media Releases, blog posts and articles, not all of which are about Tasmania.
And that's it for tonight.