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by Ian Prince
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SOUTHERN DISPUTE
Replies: 10
Views: 11779

Re: SOUTHERN DISPUTE

Having had the misfortune to have to catch a Southern service into London last week, I can only highlight how irritating and annoying it is for passengers, many of who couldnt even get onboard at intermediate stations after buying their tickets. Even the infirm, disabled and ill people who got onboa...
by Ian Prince
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Non member users and BOTS
Replies: 11
Views: 12548

Re: Non member users and BOTS

Whilst diversity of users is desirable, should the forum be ideally moderated to prevent non members and BOTs operating within our forum? Whilst I understand your reasoning, with just 155 Members, any further reduction in members would render the Forum surplus to requirements. My reasoning is exact...
by Ian Prince
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Non member users and BOTS
Replies: 11
Views: 12548

Re: Non member users and BOTS

Does this help?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Bot

shows at left hand base of index pages as to 'users on line', which gives names of guests and forum members at any particular time. Quite common to a lot of forums, depending on their restrictive policies for accessing their sites.
by Ian Prince
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Non member users and BOTS
Replies: 11
Views: 12548

Non member users and BOTS

Whilst diversity of users is desirable, should the forum be ideally moderated to prevent non members and BOTs operating within our forum? Sure there are advantages to diversity, but if access by non members is allowed, then the advantages of paid-for membership are reduced surely? Far better to crea...
by Ian Prince
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Welcome to the RCTS Forum
Replies: 8
Views: 38662

Re: Welcome to the RCTS Forum

Peter, Whilst I am not an IT professional, I have trained (as a National Training Manager at one point), people in some aspects of web usage and computer operation to a reasonable level in the past. So I understand a bit more than the basics. Those leaving University/Higher Education and even school...
by Ian Prince
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railtour Report
Replies: 16
Views: 23157

Re: Railtour Report

I think such information is excellent and a great record. I must admit I have used Gary Thornton's 'Six Bells Junction' Railtour information archive on the web, for about a dozen years, (knowing Gary from a railtour to Scotland), but am unsure whether he is an RCTS member, or whether any form of col...
by Ian Prince
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 'Emergency Control Trains' - Doncaster
Replies: 2
Views: 4194

Re: 'Emergency Control Trains' - Doncaster

Thanks Peter.

I was aware that MB had done an article but it was after I ceased to buy RE on a regular basis and wasn't sure of the dates etc.
by Ian Prince
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: PEAKS at Manchester Piccadilly Sept 1976- Mar 1977
Replies: 26
Views: 23715

Re: PEAKS at Manchester Piccadilly Sept 1976- Mar 1977

Ahh......summer Saturdays seaside and other specials....I can help out at one specific location particularly well in that respect, as well as the other data I have been trying to supply from the 1970s. I will add that to the long list of things to do! Watch this space!
by Ian Prince
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 'Emergency Control Trains' - Doncaster
Replies: 2
Views: 4194

'Emergency Control Trains' - Doncaster

Back in the 1970s there were a number of 'emergency control' trains located at least on the Eastern Region and possibly elsewhere, made up of black painted, specially adapted and in the case of Doncaster, aged vehicles, some of which later found their way into preservation. Does anyone have any more...
by Ian Prince
Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: PEAKS at Manchester Piccadilly Sept 1976- Mar 1977
Replies: 26
Views: 23715

Re: PEAKS at Manchester Piccadilly Sept 1976- Mar 1977

Mister C, The data entry part is definitely what holds this idea back at present in my view. Firstly, accurately copy typing from records that are perhaps 20-30 years old may incur difficulties, unless carried out by the individual who originally recorded the data. Secondly, from looking at some of ...