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Thread: Two factor Authentication and Ruralism
05/08/2020 11:46:55


Why not look at getting a Skype phone number? Not sure what the cost is.

You then answer the call on your PC/Laptop/Tablet etc


Thread: Printing from Digital Archive
28/06/2020 18:40:19
Posted by JasonB on 27/06/2020 10:16:19:

You will be able to print from the archive except for about the last 8months when the reader changed.

The reader was changed to a non-flash reader in Mid-January 2019 ... The Print facility from the Archive was removed at this time. You can still print (currently) copies prior to January 2019.


21/06/2020 11:14:57

When you get the new board, look to see if there are any markings on the capacitors, the ones I have seen have a number/code marked on them, which could be a clue to the value/voltage.


Thread: Digital archive subscription are there any restrictions?
10/01/2020 12:22:58

To add to Jason's comments, Issues in the archive published after early-January 2019 cannot be printed, issues prior to that you can print, but only a single page at a time. [The only way around this for more recent issues is to screen print]


Thread: Magazine article series.
09/12/2019 18:27:16

Sorry ... This is what I get when taking a screen shot in the MEW archive under Windows 7 and importing into Photoshop.

(I think that this is not readable when printed)


09/12/2019 17:26:55

Quality is very poor, unusable in my view.

09/12/2019 16:23:31

Remember that you cannot print articles from the archive that were published mid-January 2019 onwards. (Print facitity was removed)

Thread: Dumb question from a none driver
02/09/2019 12:54:47
Posted by Pete Rimmer on 02/09/2019 01:16:06:
Posted by Paul Kemp on 01/09/2019 22:45:57:

Apparently this is a legal principle of insurance that you can't insure something against loss unless you are the legal owner and it is you that will suffer from a loss.


My wife's car that I bought new is registered in my name but my wife is the only driver and she has a fully comp policy on it. It was done like this because I bought it for her as a birthday surprise. The insurer knows this and is perfectly happy with it. I am the owner, she is the insured.

Since you registered the car in your name you are the Keeper ....

But, since you gave your wife the car as a present .... She is now the owner!


Thread: Is Buying a used live steam loco cheaper than building one?
10/08/2019 18:26:21

Why not look at a Loco kit .... Polly Engineering for example.

Not cheap but you will get the support (UK based) if you have an issue.


Edited By Steambuff on 10/08/2019 18:27:26

Thread: Shipping heavy models
31/05/2019 17:25:46

Why don't you plan a weekend away in Kent with SWMBO and then deliver them in person?

Cost of of the fuel might be less than that of a courier!


Thread: What is the cheapest coal fired live steam locomotive?
24/05/2019 18:05:11


I think we need a little bit of information from you ....

What are your 'Railway' interests ... Standard or Narrow Gauge .... GWR, SR, Welsh, Quarry etc

What do you want to do with it ... Ride behind it or sit in a deck chair and watch it go round?

Where are you planning to run it? Is their any physical size/weight/cost limits?

I own 16mm (SM32) + 3.5" + 5" gauge Coal fired Loco's (Both purchased RTR and Home Made)


Thread: Alibre Atom 3D pdf manual free to MEW readers
24/05/2019 13:33:51

People who registered the trial, should have had a email with a code to get a copy for free. (A link was also provided)

Go to here look unter the Atom 3D section - Its listed as the Tutorial (What appeared in MEW)


Edited By Steambuff on 24/05/2019 13:34:24

24/05/2019 11:46:41


My copy downloaded as a PDF .. Yor PC might not be showing the extension - What does Right Click Properties show? If it has no extension the try renaming it adding a pdf extension i.e. Atom.pdf

Double click to read and/or right click it and select Open With and select your PDF reader.


Thread: Issue Reading New Digital Viewer
08/05/2019 10:53:11


It does the same from my iPhone using web interface [and same to both printer and to a pdf]


08/05/2019 10:16:53

Hi Jason,

When I click on the Print Icon I get the first screen shot, then when I select the page and click print, I get the printer properties box which is set to 100% (If I set thnis to 50% I get half of what I got before - occuping a quarter of the page)



08/05/2019 08:56:47


and as I have stated before ..... I cannot print from PocketMags (The online version) ... If I try I get a page as shown below. (The printer/settings work OK for all other Web sites and applications)

I only seem to get the top corner of the page. MTM and PocketMags do not seem to want to help .... I get the same in IE (11) or Firefox (Latest) under Windows 7. When using PocketMags, I am using the online viewer as I cannot download the magazines as Win 7 is not supported.

My Digital MEW subscription is due for renewal in 9 days .... I will not be renewing. The product is no longer fit for purpose. (My ME is due in July, again I will not be renewing)

a/ The new Viewer is not fit for purpose ... No PRINT, and you have to keep zooming in/out and scrolling around to read it.

b/ I cannot download PocketMag issues (As advertised) as I am using Windows 7

I will now read issues at local ME club or library and get the articles scanned that I want.




Edited By Steambuff on 08/05/2019 08:57:48

Thread: The Chocolate Fireguard as designed by Mercedes Benz
26/04/2019 10:06:42
Posted by CuP Alloys 1 on 26/04/2019 09:36:35:

It gathers the information from a forward facing camera recording speed limit signs. It does not get information from the sat/nav.

If it does not use GPS ... how doe it know what country you are in?

Signs km/hr or miles/hr (or a mix in Ireland)


Thread: Issue Reading New Digital Viewer
12/04/2019 15:38:01


But what do the new subscribers use to view/print the archive copies (Jan/Feb/Mar 2019) .... They will not be able to use PocketMags for issues prior to the start of their subscription.

The only way I can print a full page from PocketMags is by setting the page size to A2 ... It is easier for me to take a screen shot on my iPhone and paste the image into Word ... but should not have to do that if the viewer was fit for purpose.

Any company who cared for its customers/subscribers whould have fixed the issues by now or rolled the viewer back.

My MEW is due for Renewal next month and ME a couple of months after that .... What with the subscription increase and loss of functionality and a view wher you consistantly have to zoom ... I have cancelled my Direct Debits and will not be renewing. (My local Library/ME club has copies, I will read them and copy as required)


Thread: Page errors in 4610
10/04/2019 18:45:35

Nope ... All present and correct in my copy ... also present was a letter saying that they were increasing the subscription rates from the 26th April!

Thread: LED replacement bulbs
30/03/2019 12:23:40

You can buy LED bulbs that are equivalent to 100W and 150 W ... I had to fit them at my Mum's house

I got mine from Amazon


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