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rochsub

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Merging roads into the backdrop.
« on: November 27, 2019, 05:34:55 AM »
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Merging roads into the backdrop? Just posted a video on merging a road and mainline tracks into the backdrop.   The preview below is NOT how it looks on the layout.  Check it out.



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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 01:09:02 PM »
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That's a great idea.   I've seen many roads into backdrops where they don't make use of a view block.  doesn't look so great ;)

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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 07:20:39 PM »
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Interested in what the video shows.  All my PC shows is a black rectangle.  No response to clicks, no URL found.  Is it available on some web site?
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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2019, 07:28:25 PM »
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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2019, 02:51:15 AM »
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If you still can't get through, try this URL:
https://youtu.be/BrYZPwcQL54
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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2019, 05:34:58 PM »
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Great fly by...  :D

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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2019, 10:46:37 AM »
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Buildings and a little angle works too.



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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2019, 02:57:59 PM »
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Don't sneeze on the first one!   :o

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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2019, 04:39:11 PM »
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Thanks, N Kalanaga.  I have just learned that I can see the videos if I log in with Chrome.  If I use my habitual Firefox, the videos appear as black rectangles and there appears to be no link embedded.  Maybe I have something set wrong?

Anyway, I found the video very interesting.
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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2019, 12:40:33 AM »
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They work on Firefox for me, but then, I'm still using Windows XP and Firefox 52.9 ESR.  I've read that the newer Firefox versions have a lot of changes, and some older sites, and many add-ons, don't work with them.

Will your Firefox let you list the source code for a page?  If it will, select just the video, and maybe a line or two above and below it, right-click on it, and try "View Selection Source".  You should be able to find a URL in that.

In my case, right-clicking on the video box gave "copy video url", but if yours doesn't show that it IS a video, that probably won't work.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 12:44:03 AM by nkalanaga »
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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2019, 05:33:24 PM »
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I'm using the latest Firefox 70.0.1 (64-bit) with my fully-updated Windows 10 Professional, and I can see the video without any probs.

If anybody is interested in getting an equivalent Win10 upgrade for your Win7 OS and you have the key for it...and your computer's hardware will take it, you can still upgrade to Win10, and input your Win7 or later Win version's key...and it's free...but only until sometime in January when Win7 isn't supported any longer.  So, do it now...in December.

Cheerio!
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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2019, 11:36:02 AM »
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Since you seem to like Windows 10, unlike many of the ardent opponents of MS, I'll ask you two questions:

Can I still run my Windows XP programs under 10?  I know I can under Win 7.

Did they ever fix the "accept all updates, or get none" policy?

Thank you.
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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2019, 06:13:00 PM »
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Here are mine:


On Windows 10  :trollface:

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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2019, 07:24:38 PM »
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Since you seem to like Windows 10, unlike many of the ardent opponents of MS, I'll ask you two questions:

Can I still run my Windows XP programs under 10?  I know I can under Win 7.

Did they ever fix the "accept all updates, or get none" policy?

Thank you.

@nkalanaga It's not a matter of "liking" Win10...it's a matter of security and convenience.  I'm a big fan of Win7Professional, and my second computer still runs it, but...I'll be upgrading it to Win10Pro in a few days because security & convenience are big deals with my workload...and Win7 (even moreso WinXP) are OLD and SLOW.  My new, high-end desktop, which I use for my CAD, 3D modeling, Photoshopping and videos is full of hardware and new programs that work their best with Win10.  It's not logical to spend bucks on a high-end desktop, then hog-tie it with an obsolete OS.

I have several programs that were bought back in my XP days, and they run just fine under Win10.  However, there are some older programs that won't run under Win10, but...steps can be taken to allow them to run.  Here's a good tutorial on how to do that:  https://www.howtogeek.com/228689/how-to-make-old-programs-work-on-windows-10/

When I look at my updating options, there is not an option that turns off updating.  There are several options allowing you to choose how your updates take place, and to delay them up to 35 days.

Although I am not a Win10 fan-boy, I recognize that there are both advantages and disadvantage to it compared to previous versions.  Some new features I'm not crazy about, but I can turn them off or delete most of them if I wish. Some of them I appreciate now that I've become more familiar with the OS.  Some essential parts of previous programs that I used all the time, are simply not in Win10, and Microsoft doesn't have a replacement for them.  I've found new "apps" which fill the voids.

Here's a good article by PC Magazine telling us why upgrading to Win10 is a good idea...some reasons I agree with, some I don't...  https://www.pcmag.com/article/335952/10-reasons-to-upgrade-to-windows-10

Hope this helps...but if you're still using XP...it's way past time to upgrade.

Cheerio!
Bob Gilmore

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Re: Merging roads into the backdrop.
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2019, 07:47:56 PM »
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Ah, thread creep!.. It's The Railwire way!

I'm a retired system administrator (Ex audio engineer) who doesn't necessarily love MS but like Win 10.  In fact, from 8 on the OS has been relatively trouble free.

I currently support our three desktops and one laptop and make sure all are current.  One of those machines is now 12 years old and has no trouble at all I'm happy to say.

Most of my older programs work just fine, but then again I try to keep what I use current as well.  About the worst thing that's happened is my old version of Office would no longer run Access, but I've learned to work around it using Open Office and have no problems.

If you still have XP (which was great in it's day), it's time.  JMO
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