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stonysmith - Fri 24 Mar - 12:31

Our prayers are with you Catt.

stonysmith - Fri 24 Mar - 12:30

From Karin Edwards.. Jonathan (catt) is in the hospital for bleeding on the brain and other complications. He will be having surgery Friday to remove the blood on his brain.

kevsmith - Mon 20 Mar - 16:07

Managed to get the thread posted with one picture O.K. Tried a reply and got the 0404 error message. couldn't save it . tried a simple reply with one picture and it worked. Tried to insert video nogo

soccrdad30 - Sun 19 Mar - 21:37

Rob and Kev, could you please email me a screen shot of the error? I would like to see what exact error message is. Somehow with any firewall update I seem to have to reset the commands. John

ztrack - Sun 19 Mar - 19:59

Kev I have had the same problem repeatedly. It is why I stopped posting on the forum.

kevsmith - Sun 19 Mar - 16:25

Hi all.I trying to put a new thread onto the layouts section about the Z layout I've built for our Brooklyn but it stops me saying something about a pattern a hacker could use, any thoughts?Kev

rvn2001 - Fri 10 Mar - 09:32

You're welcome xD

stonysmith - Tue 7 Mar - 21:03

I'm seriously grateful for every one who helped me get to this milestone. http://bit.ly/2mzl7MG

shamoo737 - Tue 28 Feb - 23:47

I am now. :D

gregeusa - Tue 28 Feb - 21:16

anyone home?

tealplanes - Wed 22 Feb - 10:16

No JA, a trainboard is a bunch of train nuts getting together to argue what track and switches to use on a future layout xD

Mr.JA - Sat 11 Feb - 04:25

What's a "trainboard"? Is that what you build your layout on? lol

circusbuilder - Mon 6 Feb - 21:38

Thanks Walt.

southernnscale - Fri 3 Feb - 21:19

There are still some important people that still come here like you said. There is still a lot of information you can find here! John and Stony both great also! thanks to all that still take the time!

tealplanes - Mon 30 Jan - 22:11

Thank you John or Stony. You're both great :)

tealplanes - Sun 29 Jan - 11:31

Yeah Walt,, not much ever going on on this site. Trainboard is much more active

southernnscale - Fri 27 Jan - 20:18

That's ok! tealplanes! No one ever post new things for weeks and never see any thing new. So it's nice to visit and see something new! real cool Photo's!

tealplanes - Fri 27 Jan - 12:29

Hey John or Stony......can you delete a couple of extra pictures I accidentally posted more than once?

tealplanes - Fri 27 Jan - 12:27

Sorry guys, I hit the button several times in pictures. There's only one train,......it is just passing by several times. Been a long time since I uploaded anything.........my bad.

shamoo737 - Fri 20 Jan - 22:52

I don't do fish

shamoo737 - Fri 20 Jan - 22:52

I don't do fish

rvn2001 - Wed 18 Jan - 19:54

I don't do Facebook so this site works perfectly fine for me.

dawdawes - Wed 18 Jan - 11:38

not a lover of this web site prefer, Facebook groups and AZL forum

southernnscale - Sun 8 Jan - 17:58

What happen every one stop doing Z scale? It's a shame. I still come here to see the new projects z scalers are doing! nothing is ever bad seem everything here are craftsmen working at what they like!

stonysmith - Sun 1 Jan - 17:38

Happy New Year!

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