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Title: Map of layout locations
Post by: railsquid on January 10, 2016, 04:42:36 am
Just an idea which popped into my miniscule mind - we have a map of where members live (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=675.msg5622#msg5622), how about a map of where layouts are located - not physically, but the location they're based on, though obviously that wouldn't apply to entirely fictitious layouts. 

:idea:
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Bealman on January 10, 2016, 05:04:57 am
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: railsquid on January 10, 2016, 05:19:11 am
Not so much a collection of maps/trackplans but a map like the members' map where you can see where layouts are based.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Bealman on January 10, 2016, 05:27:59 am
OK... but that's going to end up with a plethora of pins in the UK like the members map, and it would all have to be based on info from members, then put onto Google maps. Quite a big job for the team, methinks.

A nice idea, but possibly impractical - let's see what members think!  :thumbsup:

George
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: railsquid on January 10, 2016, 05:32:15 am
Yup, like I said just an idea, thought I'd note it down before I forget :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: weave on January 10, 2016, 11:34:35 am
Hi Railsquid,

Like the idea but as Bealman says there would be a map problem.

Was just thinking (out loud  :worried:) What about a list of counties that people who model them could put their member name against so others of similar interest (suppose more scenery wise rather than era) would know where to look for inspiration.

Countries, with specific areas from the member, as well, in a separate section otherwise I'm out the game.

I think there's a what/where do you model thread but if it was a list, people could dip in and out. I dunno. Maybe talking rubbish and just been told I've got to take the dogs out and buy a chicken  :doh:

weave.




Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Bealman on January 10, 2016, 09:18:50 pm
Yeah... chickens are easier and cheaper to look after than dogs  ;D
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: weave on January 11, 2016, 12:26:00 am
Yeah... chickens are easier and cheaper to look after than dogs  ;D

 ;D

Sorry off topic but wish I could swap them as pets.

Bought the chicken and other stuff at the farm shop as had to go there for aquarium stuff for SWMBO's hobby. Took the dogs to the field opposite (hadn't been before) which is used for car boot sales as nothing there.

Thought great, not car boot sale time of year and all done in one hit. Didn't take long to realise
why.

Big bogs, filthy, really stinky dogs and (I know it doesn't rhyme) but lots of earache when I got home. Had borrowed her car too  :doh:

Chicken was nice though  ;)

Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Bealman on January 11, 2016, 12:32:19 am
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

Did that with our labrador once... I copped similar flak  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: RST on January 11, 2016, 12:49:47 am
Hi,

Sounds a great idea in theory but I wonder why it would be needed to balance the investment in resources.  I imagine it woukd take allot of time / effort and only as relible as the input and I'm not sure what the benefit would be other than a nice to have?  Google is a fantastic thing -you can search almost anything you like appending .ngaugeforum or rmweb or the likes etc.  If you want to find a region or era it's just so way easy now to use google or the relavent forum search engines.  Not knocking the idea (I guess I am though), but it seems like a heap of diverted effort for forum admins for something not going to be used much.

Rich
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: railsquid on January 11, 2016, 01:38:14 am
The advantage of a map would be that would be easier to discover layouts it hadn't occurred to you to search for. Say if you're modelling a station on a certain line, it'd be nice to be able to look on a map and see who else is modelling the area, otherwise you'd have to actively search every station on the line.

Anyway just throwing the idea out there, I appreciate it's a lot of work and certainly not demanding that the forum admin team jumps on it right away, but you never know, someone might like the idea enough to do something with it.

Actually, thinking about it a bit more, maybe I can come up with a solution myself independent of the forum  :idea:
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: red_death on January 11, 2016, 10:14:23 am
There's no reason that the forum admins have to enter all the data - just ask people with layouts to enter their own location.

Cheers, Mike
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: newportnobby on January 11, 2016, 10:23:22 am
I'd have thought the simplest thing to do would be to start a thread asking the question "Is there anyone modelling xxxxxxxx?"
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Bealman on January 11, 2016, 10:37:54 am
With respect to the OP, (and don't get annoyed at me Squiddy!) I don't really see the point in it.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: red_death on January 11, 2016, 11:17:50 am
I think it is very interesting in terms of general interest, with my exhibition manager's hat on and with my manufacturer's hat on.  Knowing what people are (and aren't) modelling in terms of period and location is incredibly useful and interesting information.

Cheers, Mike
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: railsquid on January 11, 2016, 11:36:41 am
I think it is very interesting in terms of general interest, with my exhibition manager's hat on and with my manufacturer's hat on.  Knowing what people are (and aren't) modelling in terms of period and location is incredibly useful and interesting information.

Cheers, Mike
Yup, something like that crossed my mind. We'd definitely be looking at some sort of mainly user-editable database, i.e. not part of the forum; technically doable, just a case of doing it and seeing if it gains traction. And finding the time of course.  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: MikeDunn on January 11, 2016, 12:25:11 pm
I'd have thought the simplest thing to do would be to start a thread asking the question "Is there anyone modelling xxxxxxxx?"
But who would model two pints of 4X ?  ???
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: hst on January 11, 2016, 01:33:43 pm
Yes I am modelling but only putting the pic on u tube under hst post more pictures later this week as at work now all pictures should be up by Friday the 15th of January
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Yet_Another on January 11, 2016, 01:35:26 pm
I think it is very interesting in terms of general interest, with my exhibition manager's hat on and with my manufacturer's hat on.  Knowing what people are (and aren't) modelling in terms of period and location is incredibly useful and interesting information.

Cheers, Mike
Yup, something like that crossed my mind. We'd definitely be looking at some sort of mainly user-editable database, i.e. not part of the forum; technically doable, just a case of doing it and seeing if it gains traction. And finding the time of course.  :hmmm:
Actually, you could really go to town on this. You could have a different layer for each era/epoch/decade.

(but don't ask me how: I'm more of an ideas rat  :D)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 17, 2016, 07:27:18 pm
So I hope I haven't overstepped my bounds and if I have, Tank or any other moderator, feel free to let me know, but I went ahead and created a GoogleMap for this purpose: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zva4k8UFbyr0.k1smbk9GVSsU&usp=sharing (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zva4k8UFbyr0.k1smbk9GVSsU&usp=sharing)

It is open for now so that you can add your own layout and a description (please don't remove/edit other people's locations!). If you can't figure out how to add your layout, pm me your location and layout name and a picture (send photos as a link, please) if desired and I will post it for you.

I have wanted to do this for a while, so I hope everyone enjoys :D

As for layers for different eras, for now I think we should put our dates in the location description and worry about breaking it out into layers if/when we have more than 50 or so locations added, but if this is something everyone wants right away, I don't mind doing it :D


EDIT: For those wanting to add their layout to the map, see reply 36 below for instructions and PM me if you need help.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: port perran on January 17, 2016, 07:36:53 pm
I, for one, think that this is quite a good idea but can't quite figure out how to add my own layouts (PM sent).
I think we do need to be able to search by area/era. For example, "I want to find a 1950/1960 layout representing North Cornwall".
Hopefully, we can build on this and create a useful resource,
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: johnlambert on January 17, 2016, 09:21:08 pm
I've marked my layout at its real location, interesting to see another layout set fairly nearby.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 17, 2016, 10:34:50 pm
I've marked my layout at its real location, interesting to see another layout set fairly nearby.

That is Avondale, a station on my fictional "Arden and Felden Railway" layout, which is set in Warwickshire, somewhere vaguely near Warwick and the river Avon. :)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Zogbert Splod on January 17, 2016, 10:35:54 pm
 :sorrysign: But...  Mine is gonna be on the Scottish/Welsh border!  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Yet_Another on January 17, 2016, 10:39:32 pm
:sorrysign: But...  Mine is gonna be on the Scottish/Welsh border!  :hmmm:
Yes, but where on the border?  :D
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Zogbert Splod on January 17, 2016, 10:42:16 pm
:sorrysign: But...  Mine is gonna be on the Scottish/Welsh border!  :hmmm:
Yes, but where on the border?  :D
Check out the planning thread, link below.....
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: weave on January 18, 2016, 06:47:17 am
Thanks,

Unfortunately I can't access your link as it just comes up with my wife's Google account thing for some reason needing a password (which I don't know) and she has just left for work.

Will try again tonight to see what my computer has done and what you've done and hopefully contribute.

Cheers weave.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: martink on January 18, 2016, 07:27:28 am
Since you can change the colour of the teardrop symbol, why not use this to denote the era? 
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Chris Morris on January 18, 2016, 08:40:03 am
I've added mine. Great idea, thanks for setting it up.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 18, 2016, 09:00:44 am
Thanks,

Unfortunately I can't access your link as it just comes up with my wife's Google account thing for some reason needing a password (which I don't know) and she has just left for work.

Will try again tonight to see what my computer has done and what you've done and hopefully contribute.

Cheers weave.

The earlier link should take you to the edit page for the map. Not sure what it asks for the login as I specifically told it you don't need to be logged in to view or edit the map. This link should take you straight to the map and not require login: NGF Layout Locations
https://goo.gl/maps/X7K5tnqbhRv (https://goo.gl/maps/X7K5tnqbhRv)

Let me know if it still pesters you for login information or if it is instantly viewable now. :)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: newportnobby on January 18, 2016, 09:22:37 am

Let me know if it still pesters you for login information or if it is instantly viewable now. :)

It's instantly viewable, Phillip, but still asks me to log in to Google.
Being a computer numpty myself, could you PM me simple instructions as to how to add my 2 layouts to the map please?
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Karhedron on January 18, 2016, 09:23:40 am
Nice idea. I have popped Chew Magna in along with a photo.

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Ensign Elliott on January 18, 2016, 09:28:05 am
Great idea! I've added my layout - Lostwithiel to Fowey
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: marco neri on January 18, 2016, 09:39:24 am

Add mine.. :)

Marco
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: weave on January 18, 2016, 09:51:51 am
Thanks,

Unfortunately I can't access your link as it just comes up with my wife's Google account thing for some reason needing a password (which I don't know) and she has just left for work.

Will try again tonight to see what my computer has done and what you've done and hopefully contribute.

Cheers weave.

The earlier link should take you to the edit page for the map. Not sure what it asks for the login as I specifically told it you don't need to be logged in to view or edit the map. This link should take you straight to the map and not require login: NGF Layout Locations
https://goo.gl/maps/X7K5tnqbhRv (https://goo.gl/maps/X7K5tnqbhRv)

Let me know if it still pesters you for login information or if it is instantly viewable now. :)

Thanks but still doing it. I think it's my computer not your link. The wife uses the computer when her work one is not available or charged and cocks it up for me as I'm not computer literate and it sometimes does strange things (and so does the computer  :D). She works in IT and sure she will sort it in 2 seconds when she's back.

Will try again tonight.

Cheers weave.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Dave Searle on January 18, 2016, 10:06:11 am
I've added Hinksey Yard.

Cheers,

Dave
Epsom & Ewell MRC
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 18, 2016, 10:14:10 am

Let me know if it still pesters you for login information or if it is instantly viewable now. :)

It's instantly viewable, Phillip, but still asks me to log in to Google.
Being a computer numpty myself, could you PM me simple instructions as to how to add my 2 layouts to the map please?


So unfortunately in order to add locations it seems you have to be logged in. Anyone who doesn't have access to a google account should PM me the following information:

      1. Layout Name
      2. Layout locations (this can be coordinates or a rough description including the nearest town and preferably the county)
      3. A VERY brief description including the approximate dates and the company/companies modeled.
      4. A link to a photograph of the layout, if desired.

Anyone who DOES have access to a google account should follow these steps to posting a location:

      1. Click on https://goo.gl/maps/X7K5tnqbhRv (https://goo.gl/maps/X7K5tnqbhRv) and log-in
      2. Click on the blue edit button on the left-hand side above the list of places.
      3. Either searching in the bar at the top of the map or clicking and zooming, find the location you wish to mark.
      4. Click on the "Add Marker" icon, which is located below the search bar, between the picture of the hand and the incomplete triangle, and has a picture of the same markers used on the map (somewhat like an inverted teardrop).
      5. At this point the marker should appear and a little box with it that will say "Point ##," which you should change to your layout name. Below this is a small box for describing your layout (include dates and companies/regions if possible). There is also a camera icon in the bottom right hand corner of this box which you can click to add a link to a picture of your layout. When you are finished, select SAVE, and your layout is marked on the map!


Hope this helps!!!!

-Philip
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: hst on January 18, 2016, 01:26:31 pm
Hi I have no idea how to upload my pictures to your site.but I do now no that I have loaded up hstshed and hst shed HSTSHED     HST SHED. I am not It or PC mined what is pm post me.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 18, 2016, 01:37:15 pm
Hi I have no idea how to upload my pictures to your site.but I do now no that I have loaded up hstshed and hst shed HSTSHED     HST SHED. I am not It or PC mined what is pm post me.

PM stands for Personal Message or Private Message. I don't see HST she's on there right now, if you want to tell me where it is and send a link to a photograph of it, I will place it for you. :)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: railsquid on January 18, 2016, 01:42:16 pm
Thanks for doing this, @N-Gauge-US (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=4712) , I'd never had got enough round tuits.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 18, 2016, 01:53:41 pm
Thanks for doing this, @N-Gauge-US ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=4712[/url]) , I'd never had got enough round tuits.


Not a problem at all :D I am more than happy to do it!
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: railsquid on January 18, 2016, 02:03:31 pm
OK, added mine, on the far right of the map ;)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: hst on January 18, 2016, 04:24:39 pm
Ment to say on you tube hst shed
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Ben A on January 18, 2016, 08:32:20 pm

Hi there N-gauge US.

Thanks for setting this up - what a great idea.

I have added Horseley Fields with a photo.

The teardrop for the layout is yellow and I could not work out how it was selected or how to change it.

Having the teardrops coloured to denote era seems like a decent idea to me, though I guess that would be quite a bit of work for you?

If it helps, our layout is 2000+ so pretty much Era 9 and (if it is now in widespread use) Era 10.

cheers

Ben A.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 18, 2016, 09:54:44 pm

Hi there N-gauge US.

Thanks for setting this up - what a great idea.

I have added Horseley Fields with a photo.

The teardrop for the layout is yellow and I could not work out how it was selected or how to change it.

Having the teardrops coloured to denote era seems like a decent idea to me, though I guess that would be quite a bit of work for you?

If it helps, our layout is 2000+ so pretty much Era 9 and (if it is now in widespread use) Era 10.

cheers

Ben A.

No problem, Ben! This got brought up on the "map of forum members' locations" thread a while back and no one seemed keen to make it, even if they wanted to see it. Since essentially all of the work is done by the contributors and not by the person who sets it up, I thought I would take on the "burden."  ;) 

Everyone seems to like the color coordinated era or layer themed by era, so I will do my best to start tackling that in the immediate future. :) I may wind up PMing some of you if I can't easily find your layout thread or an indication of your period, so that everyone gets sorted. Once I do, I'll have it display a key so that everyone can know what they are seeing and I will include that here as well as instructions on how to change the color of your marker :)

-Philip (N-Gauge-US)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: PostModN66 on January 18, 2016, 10:10:57 pm
Hi Philip,

Well done for doing this  - I really like your "can do" approach!!

I have put Deansmoor and Lofthole up.    The "Google Search" was a bit weird for photographs :confused1: - I have some better ones but couldn't work out how to find them!   Never mind!

To save you having to PM me, Deansmoor is (or will be) mainly Era 9, maybe back to 8
Lofthole is 9

Cheers  Jon  :)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 18, 2016, 10:43:39 pm
Hi Philip,

Well done for doing this  - I really like your "can do" approach!!

I have put Deansmoor and Lofthole up.    The "Google Search" was a bit weird for photographs :confused1: - I have some better ones but couldn't work out how to find them!   Never mind!

To save you having to PM me, Deansmoor is (or will be) mainly Era 9, maybe back to 8
Lofthole is 9

Cheers  Jon  :)

Thanks very much, Jon!

The picture stuff is a bit weird. I would recommend using the URL option instead of the Google search to find your photos. That way you can just pop a link (even to a picture in the forum) right into it and it pops up. Why it won't let you upload a picture is beyond me, but if you have it anywhere else you can simply insert the link like I said and Presto!

Hope this helps!

-Philip
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: weave on January 18, 2016, 11:24:14 pm
Hi Philip,

Please help. Sorry but am so crap with computers. Have managed to put the location in and thought I'd put the layout name which is 'PORT REGLEUN' but it comes up as point 20, presumably the 20 th member.

I'll try and alter it tomorrow but if you could do that if it's easy I'd be very grateful as will probably erase it knowing my luck and ability.

Cheers weave (stupid computer man  :confused1: )
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 18, 2016, 11:34:12 pm
Hi Philip,

Please help. Sorry but am so crap with computers. Have managed to put the location in and thought I'd put the layout name which is 'PORT REGLEUN' but it comes up as point 20, presumably the 20 th member.

I'll try and alter it tomorrow but if you could do that if it's easy I'd be very grateful as will probably erase it knowing my luck and ability.

Cheers weave (stupid computer man  :confused1: )

No problem Weave :) I'll do it this evening :)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 19, 2016, 02:06:34 am
An update on the color sorting situation!

I have gone through and sorted most of the layouts into a few categories by period. Since many of us model "on the cusp of two periods" there are some combined categories. The categories and colors are as follows:

Eras 1-2: 1804 - 1875 Pioneering (Unrepresented thus far, no color assigned) and  1875 - 1922 Pre-Grouping
(Unrepresented thus far, no color assigned)

Era 3: 1923 - 1947 The Big four - LMS, GWR, LNER and SR (Represented by Green)

Eras 4-5:   1948 - 1956 British Railways Early Crest and 1957 - 1966 British Railways Late Crest (Represented by Black)

Era 6: 1967 - 1971 British Railways Blue Pre Tops (Represented by Blue)

Era 7: 1971 - 1982 British Railways Blue Tops era (Unrepresented thus far, no color assigned)

Era 8: 1982 - 1994 British Railways Sectorisation (Unrepresented thus far, no color assigned)

Era 9: 1995 onwards - Post Privatisation (Represented by Magenta/Purple)



If your layout is not marked as one of these colors, I didn't forget you, I just didn't know where to put you. Some of you are modeling non-British proto-types and it seems unreasonable to sort those by British Railway Era. If I have incorrectly marked the color of your layout, you can change it by entering the edit section as you did to place the marker and then doing the following:

1. After entering the "edit" area, find your layout name in the list on the lefthand side of the page.
2. Hover your mouse over the name and you should see an icon that is a diamond that is partially shaded in with a pencil to the far right of the name, click on this icon.
3. Select the color you wish your icon to be.



If you have any problems doing that, please PM me and I will take care of it for you! (Just please remember to tell me which layout is yours and what color you want it to be!)

-Philip
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Chris in Prague on January 20, 2016, 10:38:05 pm
Many thanks for this very useful facility. I have added Cant Cove (and Penmayne).
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: red_death on January 21, 2016, 10:48:06 am
Thanks Philip

I have added my under construction layout and given it is era 7 I have tried to pick the colour closest to BR blue!

Cheers, Mike
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Greybeema on February 26, 2016, 05:10:29 pm
I've added Northfleet was a wee bit of a struggle using the iPad but done anyway.  No pics yet I'll figure how to add them later...

I'm actually planning to redevelop Northfleet later in the year now it doesn't have to be dissembles and can reside in the cave...
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Tank on March 01, 2016, 06:21:14 pm
Excellent, and I've just added mine.  :)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Skyline2uk on March 01, 2016, 08:04:14 pm
@N-Gauge-US (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=4712)

I have just added Filton TMD. Seeing as, I believe, this is the first Era 8 layout, I have taken the liberty of assigning Yellow to this era?

Great idea, interesting to see....especially when I find @red_death (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=246) is working on layout set in a place I am very familiar with!

Skyline2uk

Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on March 01, 2016, 08:38:38 pm
@N-Gauge-US ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=4712[/url])

I have just added Filton TMD. Seeing as, I believe, this is the first Era 8 layout, I have taken the liberty of assigning Yellow to this era?

Great idea, interesting to see....especially when I find @red_death ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=246[/url]) is working on layout set in a place I am very familiar with!

Skyline2uk


I believe you are our first Era 8 layout on the map, so yellow should be just dandy :) Still have to get around to ironing out a few kinks, but I'm glad everyone seems to be enjoying it :) I certainly enjoy seeing where people's layouts are (especially since most English British place names are somewhat abstract to me!).

Thanks to everyone for posting their layouts :)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: railsquid on March 02, 2016, 12:11:36 am
I think you should substitute "English place names" with "British place names" to avoid offending the Celtic fringe ;)

Seriously, glad people like this idea and thanks to N-Gauge-US for the implementation. It's certainly interesting to put a general location to layouts in unfamiliar parts of the country.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: JasonBz on March 02, 2016, 12:20:18 am
I put the Round the Room location on there, I hope it has worked....
I may be your first Banger Blue 1970s spot  :)


This reminds me I need a name for at least some of it !
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on March 02, 2016, 02:37:16 am
I think you should substitute "English place names" with "British place names" to avoid offending the Celtic fringe ;)

Seriously, glad people like this idea and thanks to N-Gauge-US for the implementation. It's certainly interesting to put a general location to layouts in unfamiliar parts of the country.

In the event I did offend, apologies; although, in my defense, my surname is McCray and I spend part of my (non-train) spare time learning (amongst other dead tongues) Old Irish, so I think accusations of anti-Celtic sentiment on my part would probably not hold up to much scrutiny ;)



On a more serious note, I am at my old apartment moving things right now and don't generally have a laptop here, but have borrowed one to add the layouts of a few people who had PMed me. If you did send me a private message asking for me to post your layout, it should be done now. If it is not, PM me again as I have obviously missed you somehow. If there are any changes you want to see made to your layout location, let me know and I will fix whatever needs fixing. Still having trouble getting it to display a full compliment of colors and to give the full locations list on the left instead of an abbreviated one (all locations should be visible on the actual map, with their names.). I promise I will try to work on that some next week when my world returns to normal.

As always, thanks to everyone who has added their layout to this project; it is a very exciting look at the variety we capture, both spatially and temporally, as modelers.

Anyone who can't figure out how to add their layout from the instructions above, just send me the information and I will take care of it for you and let you know when it is done.

Thanks again and all the best

-Philip
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Chetcombe on March 02, 2016, 03:28:23 am
Huge thanks to N-Gauge-US for this initiative, it is a fascinating view of our N Gauge world. Thanks also for adding Chetcombe to the map - i was unable to fathom how to add a pin on my iPad :doh:
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on March 02, 2016, 04:24:49 am
Huge thanks to N-Gauge-US for this initiative, it is a fascinating view of our N Gauge world. Thanks also for adding Chetcombe to the map - i was unable to fathom how to add a pin on my iPad :doh:

No problem :) More than happy to do it! And if it makes you feel any better, I can't do it from my iPhone and have to use a computer for all of the actual map editing and point placement :)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: martyn on March 02, 2016, 08:02:26 am
Thanks for adding 'Saneham Tey', Phillip.
It is a shame that this thread can't be made a bit more prominent or permanent near the top of an opening page, so that, as, eg Red Death has said, it would be interesting for some exhibition managers to look at the map when deciding what layouts to invite to exhibitions; it would give 'at a glance' information about the area/era(s)
Thanks again
Martyn
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Yet_Another on March 02, 2016, 01:56:06 pm
Thanks for adding 'Saneham Tey', Phillip.
It is a shame that this thread can't be made a bit more prominent or permanent near the top of an opening page, so that, as, eg Red Death has said, it would be interesting for some exhibition managers to look at the map when deciding what layouts to invite to exhibitions; it would give 'at a glance' information about the area/era(s)
Thanks again
Martyn
Just underneath the map of members' locations thread in 'Welcome and Introduction' would be good, or a sticky in 'Layout Construction', possibly?
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: GeeBee on March 02, 2016, 02:21:04 pm
Thanks Phillip for adding Martini Holt and Wotcanappen to the map
Graham
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: talisman56 on March 02, 2016, 04:07:17 pm
Just popped a Marker on for 'Hambleside East' - nice idea, and looks to be developing nicely... :)

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Tank on March 02, 2016, 07:28:50 pm
I've now added a link on the main menu under 'NGF Links'.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: bazzanel on March 02, 2016, 07:38:26 pm
Just added Cromer Highbeach to map.  East coast looks a bit sparse don,t it?
Must be the N.E. winds  :(      :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on March 02, 2016, 07:49:55 pm
I've now added a link on the main menu under 'NGF Links'.

Thank you, Tank! :)

Just added Cromer Highbeach to map.  East coast looks a bit sparse don,t it?
Must be the N.E. winds  :(      :thankyousign:

It does indeed! The area between Cromer Highbeach and Hawthorn Dene is surprisingly sparse, especially given that York lies between them!

Thanks for contributing bazzanel and everyone else! The map is getting very interesting indeed! :)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Graham Walters on March 05, 2016, 10:09:28 pm
Just spotted this and have added Chase Hill.

Great idea, lets try and fill the map
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: moogle on March 06, 2016, 11:58:08 am
 :thankyousign: for this, great idea.
I've added Kilnevan.
Easy to spot on the map as its the only marker in Ireland!  :smiley-laughing:

BTW, How do I get it to show up individually and not as 'other'?
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: Chris Morris on March 06, 2016, 12:42:39 pm
The heading for this topic should be changed - there should no longer be a question mark at the end.
Title: Re: Map of layout locations
Post by: railsquid on March 06, 2016, 12:56:31 pm
Done  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Map of layout locations
Post by: LAandNQFan on March 06, 2016, 09:46:31 pm
 :sorrysign:
Oops.  I tried to add my model - Carmarthen to Cardiganshire - at Pencader, the central junction station. It came up as a red marker and when I used the colour pallette to make it 1930s, I think it changed all the other red markers to green.  :dunce:
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: surfaceman on March 07, 2016, 08:38:43 pm
Just caught up with this ... great idea and thanks to N-Gauge-US for kick starting it!

Added "Bramley & Wonersh" - it looks a bit lonely in the wilds of Surrey!

Alex
Title: Re: Map of layout locations
Post by: Komata on March 07, 2016, 09:17:06 pm
Meanwhile, in the farthest reaches of the former empire, the geographical locations of Komata's layouts have been noted...

(Just saying)
Title: Re: Map of layout locations?
Post by: N-Gauge-US on March 09, 2016, 10:14:22 am
:thankyousign: for this, great idea.
I've added Kilnevan.
Easy to spot on the map as its the only marker in Ireland!  :smiley-laughing:

BTW, How do I get it to show up individually and not as 'other'?



Grrrr.... The answer is, I'm not sure. I can give you the cheating answer, which is to put a number or symbol in front of your layout name, which catapults it to the top of the list, pushing someone else down to the 'Other' section, which isn't exactly ideal. Ultimately, the layouts are all displayed the same way on the map and it is only in the key that they get awkwardly grouped, but it is a source of frustration for me and something still on my 'to solve' list of problems.




Also, thanks to everyone who has posted their layout recently! It has gotten quite exciting in some areas :) Scotland still looks very barren and the north seems quite lightly serviced, but it is exciting to see NZ and the ROI lit up :)