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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.
Britman

Roden Britannia

Just a heads up for those interested. I am currently building three Britannia's  and have realised that the  front  wheels on the main bogeys should be narrower track compared to the rear one's. Check out a walk round, it should show you what I  mean. 

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Thanks for that tip, as I have two of these kits too. I guess a simple solution it to shorten the wheel spindles on the front set of wheels?

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I took the  whole thing back to the bogey. If I had noticed before assembly it would have been easier!  The retraction sequence on the Brit was a work of art and the reason for the narrower front set was so it slipped nicely into the narrowing undercarriage bay .

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thanks  Britman. 

 

will do.:clap2:

Edited by HOUSTON

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Britman is there a work in progress  thread I could see and follow.. thanks. :huh:

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I took the  whole thing back to the bogey. If I had noticed before assembly it would have been easier!  The retraction sequence on the Brit was a work of art and the reason for the narrower front set was so it slipped nicely into the narrowing undercarriage bay .

Well Houston,  it's like this, I have not been recording my progress simply because I can't upload it for anyone's purusal. I have to admit total tech failure on my part! I have tried several times and gotten nowhere. I think  I should get help from one of the "kids ". Mike and others have been good enough to show me the way but I am at a loss as to how to do it. I promise that when I have the knowledge I will gladly post the finished images. I am on a Britannia fest at the moment as having another for Christmas it has joined the production line along with a F-resin example from the shelf of doom! Look to the skies, you may see one fly by before I can share these with you!!

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There are some decent views of the wheel alignment in the Walkaround Section here.

 

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I thought the kit parts have narrower front bogie sections/axle spindles than the rear to depict this feature?

It's quite distinctive feature on the Britannia and bit of an oversight if they haven't.

 

If you look at old Farnborough videos you can see the clever retraction sequence well.

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7 hours ago, Britman said:

F-resin example from the shelf of doom!

Been there and gone mad over that one Britman, my example was not the best but after a hard slog( some of it my stupid fault) it turned out rather nice. Good luck with your endeavours.

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Britman..

 

 

oh I fully understand... not to worry and it's not a problem..

 

when you post them I will be sure to look. 

 

keep it going .

 

:D

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23 hours ago, 71chally said:

I thought the kit parts have narrower front bogie sections/axle spindles than the rear to depict this feature?

It's quite distinctive feature on the Britannia and bit of an oversight if they haven't.

 

If you look at old Farnborough videos you can see the clever retraction sequence well.

If there is any difference between the spacing of the front and rear main wheels on the Roden kit it certainly isn't apparent to the naked eye.  I'm kicking myself that I overlooked this when I was building the kit for the Airliner III GB a few months ago - it's not as if I didn't look at the walkaround photos. I have no intention of trying to correct the finished model but I'll make sure i get it right the next time.  

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Ah ok, I thought the instructions show them stepped, maybe the molding doesn't follow that.  Mine's loft insulation at the moment!

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