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Loren Perry

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #90 on: September 23, 2017, 09:58:39 PM »
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Here's the actual photo that appeared in N Scale magazine.


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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #91 on: September 24, 2017, 02:41:22 AM »
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Here's a new photo using Google to see if things are still working.

This is one of my kit-bashed ATSF 3800 class 2-8-2 locomotives based on Jason Smith's wonderful resin castings and a greatly modified Kato 2-8-2 Mikado chassis that's been stretched.



A 2-8-2?
And wow -- your picture insert code must be 15 lines long. Why?

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #92 on: September 24, 2017, 12:34:06 PM »
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A 2-8-2?
And wow -- your picture insert code must be 15 lines long. Why?


Sorry! That should be a 2-10-2! Another fine mess.

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #93 on: September 24, 2017, 02:55:32 PM »
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Sorry! That should be a 2-10-2! Another fine mess.

All is not lost - you can always go back and edit your post. That feature is available.  Nobody's perfect. I've done it myself few times.  :) For this type of correction I would edit the original post, strike-through 2-8-2 and add 2-10-2 into the sentence.
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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #94 on: September 24, 2017, 06:54:49 PM »
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All is not lost - you can always go back and edit your post. That feature is available.  Nobody's perfect. I've done it myself few times.  :) For this type of correction I would edit the original post, strike-through 2-8-2 and add 2-10-2 into the sentence.

Yeah...I edit the HELL out of many of my technical posts.  It's a great feature! :D

As to the extra-long, extra-complicated Googlephotos photo address.  Who knows why they do it???  It doesn't seem to affect anything, and I can copy and past it just as quickly as a short address, so I don't worry about it.

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« Last Edit: November 02, 2017, 04:15:16 AM by robert3985 »

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #95 on: September 25, 2017, 01:35:00 AM »
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I wonder if the extra-long addresses are to contain all of the info needed for searching the photos? 
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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #96 on: September 25, 2017, 01:47:10 AM »
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The long addresses are like an encrypted password.  IIRC from what I read, the idea is to not be able to fish for photos by guessing file names.


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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #97 on: September 25, 2017, 02:10:06 AM »
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The long addresses are like an encrypted password.  IIRC from what I read, the idea is to not be able to fish for photos by guessing file names.


Jason

The Railwire's photo gallery also does not use the original "real" file names of the uploaded photos - yet the URL is much shorter and still somewhat human-readable.  Whatever Google is doing seems shady to me.  I think there is all sorts of info embedded in the Google's URL which they probably use for some sinister reasons (and for profit).  :)
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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #98 on: September 25, 2017, 02:14:26 AM »
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Not sure that's a good comparison.

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #99 on: September 25, 2017, 02:52:25 AM »
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Not sure that's a good comparison.

Jason

I agree, but in either case the original file name has been replaced by a string of characters totally unrelated to the original photo name (unless of course the Google photo URL contains the original file name in encrypted form).  I guess I would need to know what kind of guessing is being done.  :)
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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #100 on: September 26, 2017, 02:17:29 PM »
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Since Google is in the process of trying to digitize the entire world, including all printed materials and all photos, including "street view" for "Google Earth", they may need that many characters to ensure a unique file name. If not now, at least at some time in the future when they have everything, including your baby photos and retina scans to go with your finger prints.

Anyway, what is the point for sending all of our info to Google, who can then decide to charge us to let others see them in our posts.  Just sent them to the forum, directly.

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #101 on: September 26, 2017, 07:39:04 PM »
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Since this has turned into a drift of googlicious magnitude, I don't see what the issue is with the large links.  its a copy paste, and following Robert's avice to tweak the link to make it show, well, meh?

However, with some of my kits i am turning to google albums to create detailed instructions.  The album is open to anyone with the link so here is an example.  if you click on th "i" icon, you can read all of my written instructions:

https://goo.gl/photos/TU4dQ9gCizR6i7Za8


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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #102 on: September 26, 2017, 07:55:46 PM »
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Since this has turned into a drift of googlicious magnitude, I don't see what the issue is with the large links.  its a copy paste, and following Robert's avice to tweak the link to make it show, well, meh?

However, with some of my kits i am turning to google albums to create detailed instructions.  The album is open to anyone with the link so here is an example.  if you click on th "i" icon, you can read all of my written instructions:

https://goo.gl/photos/TU4dQ9gCizR6i7Za8

Welll...that's pretty cool!  By the way, GREAT PARTS!

Cheerio!
Bob Gilmore
« Last Edit: November 02, 2017, 03:49:56 AM by robert3985 »

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #103 on: September 27, 2017, 02:20:02 PM »
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Welll...that's pretty cool!  By the way, GREAT PARTS!

Cheerio!
Bob Gilmore

Thanks Bob!

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Re: Rivarossi Heavyweights
« Reply #104 on: October 17, 2021, 07:59:57 PM »
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Excellent work on the cars. Of course 3751 never had dry pipes along the top of the boiler and the extended stack was briefly used after it's final rebuild if your modeling 1942-1945. I've restored & maintained this engine for 30 yrs now, Hallmark never got this engine right, even the HO Super Crown is incorrectly detailed the same way. I'll never understand why when both surviving engines of this class are easily obtainable to see in person and get pictures of plus it's data is published and online.