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      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.


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  1. These puffers will get anywhere!
  2. A slightly overhanging one from thin ply, or similar
  3. That wheelhouse top needs a lid :-)
  4. You pays your money and .... err-rr hold on!
  5. A wee bit of topic, but hopefully off interest 'The City Where Russia Cannot Hide Its warships' The ship spotters of Istanbul have become a key resource for diplomats and intelligence experts, alerting the world to the scale of Russia's campaign in Syria. BBC News Magazine (linky)
  6. They were BIG boats, and carried huge sails. Two are restored in Scotland - Reaper FR.958 at the Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, http://www.scotfishmuseum.org/reaper and the Swan LK.243 http://www.swantrust.com/ Worth checking out Swan at speed in a squall here (especially at ~1 min in! Pull back your volume a wee bit)
  7. I'd forget the lighting idea too, as others say. Even on modern merchant ships at night, the deck officers are paranoid about about extraneous light affecting their night vision - so can't imagine what it was like on a war footing! And of course, during daylight the ambient light would be brighter than any wheelhouse/bridge lighting too. I'd illumate a large liner or ferry, but not a warship. Save the cash and effort, and buy these good third party gun barrels. All the best, and keep us informed of progress.
  8. Good plan. Think the internal surfaces require a coat of black paint - the white plastic is quite thin and tends to bleed the light source through, even from a diffused one. I bought the same type of strip - but it has a wee remote controller RF unit that can switch the LED strip on & off - and with brightness control :-) Why bother with individual LED'S - maybe for nav. lights, but certainly not for the cabins, etc. May see if I can find a link, bought for peanuts on bay or Amazon. Can't find the identical one, but this would do the same job http://amzn.eu/3LZ3vtD £5.49 for TWIN pack! Neater than my version (not available)
  9. HobbyEasy in Hong Kong http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/category/SHDE/index.html
  10. Have the Frog version alas still sealed, but do have another kit - a different version somewhere. If I come across it, will post the instructions. Don't remember it being very comphresive though. This review has some good views http://modelingmadness.com/review/misc/spahrtrinity.htm
  11. Charts?? Think you guys are being a bit optimistic .... maybe a company or personal notebook (I'm sure I seen one illustrated on the internet somewhere) about harbours and anchorages, approaches, etc but relied far more on local knowledge and experience
  12. Yes indeed - used speedyhen before - first class service and prices. The first book has as broader scope, but is an v.interesting read. Especially for the price, when you consider the cost of a decent daily paper. Readers photos on amazon.
  13. I found Dazzle: Disguise & Disruption in War & Art by James Taylor (ISBN 978-1910860144) a good read for £12.35 delivered from ebay. Bought it for a pal's Christmas pressie - kept it and ordered another ... but I see more specifically Dazzle-Painted Ships of World War I by Glyn L. Evans, (978-1902953731) for around tenner, may help. Not read this one.
  14. No matter where it was, binnacle ?? .... sheer luxury! Oh and the funnel was sometimes in front of the wheelhouse! There is nuthin' rougher than a puffer. Thats why they are loved so much in these parts! VIC32 below - definitely not representative - Oban North Pier, 30th Sep 2011. Heading home from the Caley Canal, to Crinan (Canal Basin) for the Winter lay up
  15. There is no shortage of plans - there was a paper/card plank-on-frame build - 'Pibroch' - also featured in 'The Modelshipwright' years and years ago by Sandy Cousins. Found a set of plans of her on ebay.de- see images 2 & 3, though they've got a later motor 'puffer' in their images - this one was the famous puffer running to Islay for White Horse Distillers, and had a white horse at her mast head. Also features in the Dan McDonald book, 'The Clyde Puffer' - which is probably the definite reference. (loads very reasonable, 2nd hand on ABE Books) Steam Pibroch plans on ebay (link to auction page)