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      Ongoing DDoS Attack causing Forum Slowness   26/04/17

      In case you have missed the announcement, the reason that the forum has been slow at times since the minor version update the other day is due to a Denial of Service attack, brute force attack on our email, and judging by the lag with our FTP response, that too.  If you're feeling like you're experiencing a glitch in the Matrix, you're not wrong.  This is the same MO as the attack in September 2016 that occurred when we transitioned to the new version 4 of the software.  We're currently working with US and UK cyber-crime departments, who specialise in this sort of thing, and we're hopeful that we'll be able to track them down this time by using the accumulated evidence already held.    We are pretty certain that it's a continuation of the same attack last year, only at a reduced intensity to deter people from using the site "because it's terribly slow", rather than taking it down completely, and we're also sure of the motivations of those responsible.  Spite.   Please bear with us in the interim, and wish us luck in dealing with these.... "people".


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  1. I've just read through this entire thread and am gobsmacked at the skills on display here. I'm going back to finger-painting and play-do
  2. Ye gods. Even the stand is a thing of beauty!
  3. How annoying. But at least you caught it now.
  4. Hendie, you could always stay true to prototype and use the "Emergency Lighting Point" socket on the underframe for your power connection
  5. I use a large g-clamp and a block of wood to protect the piston "face". Always worked fine on every car I've had (except my series 2 Land Rover which just had drum brakes....)
  6. Bit late as you've got the paint sorted, but I recall having a rake of these in the carriage sidings once, and a UPS van parked along side to make a delivery to the depot. The van was pretty much the same colour as some of the Pullmans. Sorry I didn't remember sooner. Outstanding work on the interior so far. Keep up the work.
  7. The thing I've found with yellow is that it has to go over a perfectly white base (no little marks or they'll show through) and be built up in layers. Good luck!
  8. NEW

    I always assumed it was the Russians or North Korea after our secrets
  9. Very nicely done. FYI, when "stored" (stuck in a siding until scrapped) loco's often had a piece of canvas/sacking tied over the chimney.
  10. Thanks. At least I now know it's not just me.
  11. Okay guys, here's a problem that I thought I'd share with you for your opinions: This is from the new Airfix HC4 kit. The surface was Aqua Glossed, left to dry for a day, then the decal was soaked in water until it came loose on its own (not forced), and was applied over a bed of Microscale Decal Set. Despite this, it still has a very visible silvering to it. So, ideas? comments? Cheers, Dave
  12. I've figured it out! Martian must have lent him one of his shrink/enlarge ray guns. He makes it bigger, does some work in normal size, then shrinks it down to model size again! It all makes sense now! Or he's just very very good at modelling....
  13. Especially the Russian jet in the "Siberia" section
  14. Checked canopy, it's risen up at the front giving the illusion that it's backwards. Good spot though.
  15. Just run anti-clockwise around a hill. Their legs are longer on the left hand side so they'll fall over.