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Offline Ross  
#1 Posted : 29 September 2023 06:01:10(UTC)
Ross

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Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Everyone,

This is to advise that my web site provider has closed web site hosting and email accounts, which means my web site no longer exists.

I will have to think about how or if I will continue.

A sad day for me.

Regards
Ross

Ross
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Offline Steveknz  
#2 Posted : 29 September 2023 07:03:07(UTC)
Steveknz

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Location: Tawa, Wellington
Hi Ross

Your site has been an inspiration to me with so much detailed information around conversions and hacks for all manner of things Marklin.
You MUST somehow preserve it.
I for one would be happy to pay a subscription or 'Patreon' style donation to keep the info alive

Steve
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Offline Ross  
#3 Posted : 29 September 2023 07:24:21(UTC)
Ross

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Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Thanks for your interest Steve. I need time to see if I want to continue as the work I put into the articles takes a lot of effort.

Originally Posted by: Steveknz Go to Quoted Post
Hi Ross

Your site has been an inspiration to me with so much detailed information around conversions and hacks for all manner of things Marklin.
You MUST somehow preserve it.
I for one would be happy to pay a subscription or 'Patreon' style donation to keep the info alive

Steve


Ross
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Offline GlennM  
#4 Posted : 29 September 2023 10:59:53(UTC)
GlennM

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Location: Somewhere, But Nowhere Near Manchester, England
Ross,

I am sorry to hear about your Websites demise, I for one have enjoyed reading numerous articles and learning some top tips.

I would note that you are not the only person who has a useful Website with useful Articles and so I would suggest that maybe this Forum could consider having an Archive Section for Articles written by individuals whereby the advice and knowledge does not get lost.

The site can credit the member for the article.

Just a thought

BR

Glenn
Don't look back, your not heading that way.
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Offline Bigdaddynz  
#5 Posted : 29 September 2023 12:03:22(UTC)
Bigdaddynz

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Location: New Zealand
Hi Ross, you do have the option of hosting your articles on marklin-users.net. Cookee moved his website sometime ago and I'm sure Juhan would welcome you with open arms.

https://www.marklin-users.net/cookee_nz/

This site also hosts Intruder's (Svein's) old website

https://www.marklin-users.net/intruder
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Offline Ross  
#6 Posted : 03 October 2023 00:01:31(UTC)
Ross

Australia   
Joined: 25/09/2006(UTC)
Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Glen,

I'm glad you found reading my articles enjoyable and you and others have found some useful tips.

Yes there are other sites with useful articles but any loss of information is a loss to the model train community.


Originally Posted by: GlennM Go to Quoted Post
Ross,

I am sorry to hear about your Websites demise, I for one have enjoyed reading numerous articles and learning some top tips.

I would note that you are not the only person who has a useful Website with useful Articles and so I would suggest that maybe this Forum could consider having an Archive Section for Articles written by individuals whereby the advice and knowledge does not get lost.

The site can credit the member for the article.

Just a thought

BR

Glenn


Ross
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Offline Ross  
#7 Posted : 03 October 2023 00:44:17(UTC)
Ross

Australia   
Joined: 25/09/2006(UTC)
Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi David,

I know it is possible to have hosting of my articles on the marklin-users.net thank you, but the problem is far greater than that.

All articles will have to be edited to remove Ozemail reference and all links where I supply supporting data, photos and reference material will have to be changed and updated.

All links on Google to my web site are now lost.

The links on YouTube are also lost.

My articles have been published by others without my permission. These articles are out of date as I updated my articles on a regular basis.

The internet providers in Australia under TPG of which Ozemail is one have decided to drop web hosting and email and this leaves a smaller pool of web sites that support hosting and emails.

My email is being ported to an email provider for a year then I will have to pay them a fee

If I take out a domain name I can have a web site and I will also be able to have my own email address.

If I change may email address this is another can of worms as it is a ID for many things such as banking insurance etc.

Last but not least electronic data isn't safe from a history perspective.

Originally Posted by: Bigdaddynz Go to Quoted Post
Hi Ross, you do have the option of hosting your articles on marklin-users.net. Cookee moved his website sometime ago and I'm sure Juhan would welcome you with open arms.

https://www.marklin-users.net/cookee_nz/

This site also hosts Intruder's (Svein's) old website

https://www.marklin-users.net/intruder


Ross
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Offline kimballthurlow  
#8 Posted : 03 October 2023 07:32:43(UTC)
kimballthurlow

Australia   
Joined: 18/03/2007(UTC)
Posts: 6,617
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Originally Posted by: Ross Go to Quoted Post
....

If I take out a domain name I can have a web site and I will also be able to have my own email address.

If I change may email address this is another can of worms as it is a ID for many things such as banking insurance etc.

Last but not least electronic data isn't safe from a history perspective.

......



Hi Ross,
I am not attempting to explain how to suck eggs, but my site is hosted here in Aus at Webcentral for $10 per month.
My IT adviser says you need an Office 365 license if you wanted to receive email at your own custom domain ($9/month).
Otherwise he says you could use something like youremailaddress@outlook.com for free.

The computer software industry free offerings are for a reason - they make no commitments, and know in the long term any free enabling services can be shut down or monetised without repercussions.

regards
Kimball

Edited by user 04 October 2023 08:27:52(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

HO Scale - Märklin (ep II-III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail HO (Queensland Australia, UK, USA) - 3 rail OO (English Hornby Dublo) - old clockwork O gauge - Live Steam 90mm (3.1/2 inch) gauge.
Offline Ross  
#9 Posted : 03 October 2023 22:53:41(UTC)
Ross

Australia   
Joined: 25/09/2006(UTC)
Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Kimball,

Thanks for your comments. I'm doing some research re costs and capabilities.

You are right that free offerings from providers come at a cost later on but I must say I've had the web site since 1995, now I'm facing costs to continue in time and money.


Originally Posted by: kimballthurlow Go to Quoted Post
Originally Posted by: Ross Go to Quoted Post
....

If I take out a domain name I can have a web site and I will also be able to have my own email address.

If I change may email address this is another can of worms as it is a ID for many things such as banking insurance etc.

Last but not least electronic data isn't safe from a history perspective.

......



Hi Ross,
I am not attempting to explain how to suck eggs, but my site is hosted here in Aus at Webcentral for $10 per month.
My IT adviser says you need an Office 365 license if you wanted to receive email at your own custom domain ($9/month).
Otherwise he says you could use something like youremailaddress@outlook.com for free.

The computer software industry free offerings are for a reason - they know in the long term they make no commitments and will be shut down or monetised.

regards
Kimball





Ross
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Offline fhp2  
#10 Posted : 30 January 2024 07:42:09(UTC)
fhp2

France   
Joined: 11/11/2011(UTC)
Posts: 84
Location: paris
Hello Ross,
I was wondering if you find a solution to go back online ?
Best, Francois.
Offline Ross  
#11 Posted : 31 January 2024 19:47:55(UTC)
Ross

Australia   
Joined: 25/09/2006(UTC)
Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Francois,

Thanks for your enquiry.

The news is I've got a domain to host the web site and I'm in the editing stage to edit each file to change links, make some corrections etc.
I think I'm making good progress but there are still alot of files to be updated and I'm testing as I go.

I feel as if I'm back at work fulltime.
The count is 172 files edited out of 236.
Count increased

Originally Posted by: fhp2 Go to Quoted Post
Hello Ross,
I was wondering if you find a solution to go back online ?
Best, Francois.

Edited by user 02 February 2024 06:13:52(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Ross
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Offline Ross  
#12 Posted : 05 February 2024 02:01:14(UTC)
Ross

Australia   
Joined: 25/09/2006(UTC)
Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Everyone,

This is to advise that my web site is now up and running.

Ross Stewart's Marklin Site

Regards
Ross
Ross
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Offline PJMärklin  
#13 Posted : 05 February 2024 02:12:31(UTC)
PJMärklin

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Location: Hobart, Australia
Originally Posted by: Ross Go to Quoted Post
Hi Everyone,

This is to advise that my web site is now up and running.

Ross Stewart's Marklin Site

Regards
Ross


Well done Ross, looks good.

Regards
Philip
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Offline Ross  
#14 Posted : 05 February 2024 03:55:29(UTC)
Ross

Australia   
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Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Philip,

Thanks for your comment.
I need a rest before I post any new articles but it shouldn't be too long

Quote:

Well done Ross, looks good.
Regards
Philip


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Offline Steveknz  
#15 Posted : 05 February 2024 06:58:29(UTC)
Steveknz

New Zealand   
Joined: 19/10/2015(UTC)
Posts: 19
Location: Tawa, Wellington
Hi Ross

Thanks for your hard work getting your site re-established.

Your opus of tips, tricks and conversions was too valuable to lose.

Cheers
Steve
Steve
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Offline Ross  
#16 Posted : 05 February 2024 07:28:25(UTC)
Ross

Australia   
Joined: 25/09/2006(UTC)
Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Steve,

Thanks for your kind comments.

The last month has been very solid work everyday 8-12 hours.


Originally Posted by: Steveknz Go to Quoted Post
Hi Ross

Thanks for your hard work getting your site re-established.

Your opus of tips, tricks and conversions was too valuable to lose.

Cheers
Steve


Ross
Offline steventrain  
#17 Posted : 06 February 2024 12:11:03(UTC)
steventrain

United Kingdom   
Joined: 21/10/2004(UTC)
Posts: 31,594
Location: United Kingdom
Hi Ross,

Your site look perfect!

Keep up the good work.ThumpUp
Large Marklinist 3- Rails Layout with CS2/MS2/Boosters/C-track/favorites Electric class E03/BR103, E18/E118, E94, Crocodiles/Steam BR01, BR03, BR05, BR23, BR44, BR50, Big Boy.
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Offline Mark5  
#18 Posted : 06 February 2024 19:00:11(UTC)
Mark5

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Posts: 1,420
Location: Montreal, Canada
Went to site and see but links to movies seem broken.
DB DR FS NS SNCF c. 1950-65, fan of station architecture esp. from 1920-70.
In single point perspective, where do track lines meet?
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Offline Ross  
#19 Posted : 06 February 2024 21:41:04(UTC)
Ross

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Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Mark,

Righthand click the video and use "Open link in new Tab"

This area needs an upgrade which will happen at some time

Originally Posted by: Mark5 Go to Quoted Post
Went to site and see but links to movies seem broken.


Ross
Offline Ross  
#20 Posted : 06 February 2024 21:42:35(UTC)
Ross

Australia   
Joined: 25/09/2006(UTC)
Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Steven,

Thanks for your comment, more content will be comming.

Originally Posted by: steventrain Go to Quoted Post
Hi Ross,

Your site look perfect!

Keep up the good work.ThumpUp


Ross
Offline Mark5  
#21 Posted : 07 February 2024 00:14:04(UTC)
Mark5

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Joined: 29/01/2012(UTC)
Posts: 1,420
Location: Montreal, Canada
Ahhh yes I got it Ross.
I tend to just click away as what normally works
and did not see the big notice right in front of me.

Glad you got it sorted.
Thank you

Originally Posted by: Ross Go to Quoted Post
Hi Mark,

Righthand click the video and use "Open link in new Tab"

This area needs an upgrade which will happen at some time

Originally Posted by: Mark5 Go to Quoted Post
Went to site and see but links to movies seem broken.




DB DR FS NS SNCF c. 1950-65, fan of station architecture esp. from 1920-70.
In single point perspective, where do track lines meet?
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Offline Kiko  
#22 Posted : 12 February 2024 00:33:03(UTC)
Kiko

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Joined: 13/02/2017(UTC)
Posts: 55
Location: Ottawa, ON
Hello Ross,

What can I say -- it's an amazing site! There's so much info! Do you ever sleep? Very inspiring and a joy to browse. Keep up the great work!

Cheers, and take care,
Andry
Andry
// Marklin HO K track; ECoS; TrainController Gold; Marklin & ESU decoders; Arduino controlled Switches, Semaphores & Accessories (DCC); Win 11 //
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Offline Ross  
#23 Posted : 12 February 2024 20:56:13(UTC)
Ross

Australia   
Joined: 25/09/2006(UTC)
Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Andry,

Thank you for your kind comments, they give me incentive to come up with new topics.

Sleep is a problem with not enough hours to get things done.

Originally Posted by: Kiko Go to Quoted Post
Hello Ross,

What can I say -- it's an amazing site! There's so much info! Do you ever sleep? Very inspiring and a joy to browse. Keep up the great work!

Cheers, and take care,
Andry


Ross
Offline kimballthurlow  
#24 Posted : 13 February 2024 00:34:01(UTC)
kimballthurlow

Australia   
Joined: 18/03/2007(UTC)
Posts: 6,617
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Thank you Ross, a really wonderful website.
The layout is beautifully done and the train sets you have accumulated are iconic.

Kimball
HO Scale - Märklin (ep II-III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail HO (Queensland Australia, UK, USA) - 3 rail OO (English Hornby Dublo) - old clockwork O gauge - Live Steam 90mm (3.1/2 inch) gauge.
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Offline Ross  
#25 Posted : 13 February 2024 21:54:45(UTC)
Ross

Australia   
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Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW
Hi Kimball,

Thank you for your comments.
The trains and layout are ageing like the owner.

Originally Posted by: kimballthurlow Go to Quoted Post
Thank you Ross, a really wonderful website.
The layout is beautifully done and the train sets you have accumulated are iconic.

Kimball


Ross
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Offline Archivist  
#26 Posted : 14 February 2024 12:35:11(UTC)
Archivist


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Posts: 4
Location: Figuring it out.
Ross, incredibly detailed and well put together site. Not to mention that great layout, it'd make any man jealous! The time you've spent on each step is much appreciated by beginners like me. Worth the trouble of remaking the site after it was suddenly shut down by the provider.
Martin, Archivist.
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Offline Ross  
#27 Posted : 14 February 2024 22:03:58(UTC)
Ross

Australia   
Joined: 25/09/2006(UTC)
Posts: 864
Location: Sydney, NSW

Hello ??

Thank you for your comments.
It's good that people can make use of my information to learn things of interest.

Originally Posted by: Archivist Go to Quoted Post
Ross, incredibly detailed and well put together site. Not to mention that great layout, it'd make any man jealous! The time you've spent on each step is much appreciated by beginners like me. Worth the trouble of remaking the site after it was suddenly shut down by the provider.


Ross
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