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Thread: Workshop - indoors or outdoors
26/02/2019 10:33:38
Posted by V8Eng on 26/02/2019 10:05:02:

Whilst not wanting to rain on anyone’s parade, I will say that probably you need to discuss the matter of using a cellar for this with your Insurance Company first.

If you must talk to your insurance company, I would call it a "Craft Room" .... Insurance companies don't like Workshops!


26/02/2019 08:53:28

I would echo everyone else .... the cellar would be best .... but I would do any silver soldering, brazing or welding outside and not in the cellar.


Thread: E bay
24/02/2019 12:52:25

OK for me on Windows 7 with IE & Firefox

Thread: Logging in to forum
23/02/2019 08:16:45

Do you have the "Remember Me" box ticked?

If you change devices that you logon with it will require you to login again i.e. PC to iPad


Thread: Issue Reading New Digital Viewer
16/02/2019 13:06:48
Posted by JasonB on 16/02/2019 12:31:11:

Can't win. People were complaining they could not view with Flash now you start moaning when flash is removeddevil

Not quite true .... We are moaning that the PRINT functionality has been removed.


16/02/2019 10:43:56

There is a 'Print' icon on the right hand side of the Pocket Mags viewer, when this is selected it gives you thumbnails of all the pages, and you can select 2 to print.

Just to throw something else into the mix .... The MTM Digital T&C's state that a Flash viewer will be used ..... This is not now the case so they have breached their own T&C's.Subscribers should have been told of the change of the T&C's and given the option to terminate their subscription with full refunds if they do not accept.

MTM need to fix this quickly and back-apply it to issues already published with the new downgraded viewer!


15/02/2019 18:40:26

I can't print in PocketMags or through the Archive on this site either. (IE and Firefox)

Thats now 1 digital issue of MEW and 2 digital issues of ME that are not fit for purpose!

I'm going to cancel my subscriptions and demand a refund .....

MTM should have reverted back to the old viewer/format as soon as the issue was raised and not just blindly go on publishing issues that are not fit for purpose.


30/01/2019 22:51:48

My screen is 1680 x 1050 (That is the max)

30/01/2019 22:06:56
Posted by Neil Wyatt on 30/01/2019 21:57:04:
Posted by Steambuff on 30/01/2019 14:59:13:


I am using a MacBook (A Laptop) .... Not an iPad running IOS! They are totally different beasts.

Pocketmags works on my iPhone, but I find it too small to read!


On PCs and Macbooks you can access your issues through the Pocketmags website.


That maybe true, but you will only be able to access issues that were published during your subscription periods.

So for example if you rolled the new viewer out to all the old issues, I would not be able to view for example issue 20 of MEW in Pocketmags as I was not a subscriber then ... but I can using the Archive on the ME/MEW web site.

I will keep quiet now, till they implement the Print Function. (Thanks for chasing that up)


30/01/2019 20:16:50


Yes I do but the quality of the image is so poor, it is unreadable ... take a look at my image above, that was captured with the snipping tool.

If I zoom in to get a readable image, I only get about 50-66% of the page.


30/01/2019 19:54:12

I have just downloaded Firefox onto my MacBook ... I get exactly the same screen as above.(Which was Firefox under Win 7)


30/01/2019 18:27:44

I still can't print when viewing the latest ME issue in the Archive (NOT Pocketmags)...... I do not see any Print option. (or side Menu's)

I have tried in IE and Firefox in Windows 7 .... In Safari on my MacBook

This is what I see

capture 1.jpg

Where do I go from here!!!


Edited By Steambuff on 30/01/2019 18:32:04

30/01/2019 14:59:13
Posted by Samsaranda on 30/01/2019 14:45:08:

Steambuff, despite comments on this thread that Pocketmags is not supported on Mac, I have had no problems with M E 4605 on my IPad.

Dave W


I am using a MacBook (A Laptop) .... Not an iPad running IOS! They are totally different beasts.

Pocketmags works on my iPhone, but I find it too small to read!


30/01/2019 14:02:31


Neil Said - "Bear in mind this is only the archive viewer, digital subscription and single issues are still viewed via pocketmags." Not totally true ..... Pocketmags is not supported on the Mac or Windows 7 .... Also what about the archive issues - outside my sub period.   So I am stuffed ....

Printing used to work fine on the old viewer ... just click the page to zoom in, then click the Print Tab at the top of ther page.

I now have 2 subscriptions that I can't read easily and can't print at all .....

Thinking of cancelling my subs


Edited By Steambuff on 30/01/2019 14:18:32

25/01/2019 21:20:48


Have you worked out how to print a page yet?


P.S I'll try on W10 and MAcBook tomorrow!

25/01/2019 19:55:44

Is anyone else having problems reading the latest issue of ME (4605) in the archive under Windows?

The Viewer appears to have been changed ... I get a tiny thumbnail for 30 seconds to a minute then the cover appears but only govering 75% of the height of the screen, along the bottom of the screen is a row of all the pages, so you can go to any page! (A bit like the Exact Editions Viewer)

If you goto a page (you usuall see 2 pages at a time), you cannot read it as it only fills about 75% of the screen .... if you use the zoom control, it become readable but to navigate to another page you have to zoom out again. A real pain!

Also I cannot see how to print a page!

I am using Windows 7 - and have tried Internet Explorer and Firefox.

Older magazines all view OK.


Thread: Use of Colour on Drawings
15/01/2019 17:35:35

My preference is

2D - Just plain black and white lines, as it has been for years

3D - Colour but ensure that it can be printed in Mono OK

i.e. No. 2


Thread: Choosing...
19/11/2018 18:36:19

I have a Conway and currently building a Lilla (Both 3 1/2 Gauge) ... Both are Narrow Gauge Hunslet designs, and are quite large, they will both have no problem pulling you and a few extra passengers. (Conway might be the easier one to build and was serialized in ME back in 1980, Lilla was serialized in EIM)


Thread: Learning CAD with Alibre Atom3D
27/10/2018 12:22:34

David, Thank you for your response and email.

You state that the user interface has changed, but can you tell me -

1/ What new features are in Alibre Atom3D that are not in Cubify Design?

2/ What features are in Cubify Design that are not in Alibre Atom3D?

Based on this I can make a decision to upgrade or not .... Is there an upgrade price available?



26/10/2018 18:25:33

I have just obtained my 6 month license key and downloaded Alibre Atom3D.

I failed at the first step .... the install failed .....

I use "Cubify Design" as my 3D CAD package and it appears I have to de-install it if I want to install Alibre Atom3D as the installation process thinks it is an earlier version that it can't upgrade.

I have emailed support, lets see what they say!




Edited By JasonB on 26/10/2018 18:27:17

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