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model railroad flats you can use
Posted by subman on Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:46 PM

I will try again and hope my post does not disappear again. Back in Oct 2012 a member named Tomcat posted a number of railroad flats that we could use however some 9 years later these flats all have a Photobucket overlay on them. Could some one tell me what I need to do to use some of these flats again. Thanks

 

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Posted by Medina1128 on Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:50 PM

Photobucket began charging to use their site to store photos. If he hasn't coughed up the subscription fee, the pictures won't appear, just a Photobucket logo.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, January 19, 2020 2:26 PM

Photobucket experienced a major outage, I believe, just before or just after Christmas.   While my account was somewhat useable a few days later, those of many others are still not yet working at all.
Mine seems to have now fully returned, and staff there has re-assured me that no ones' photos are gone, and they will eventually re-appear if they were visible prior to the outage.

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Photobucket began charging to use their site to store photos.

If I'm not mistaken, photo storage on photobucket is still free, but hosting for photos, if you want to post them here or elsewhere, f'rinstance, will cost you, although not the almost $500.00 yearly that was originally proposed.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, January 19, 2020 6:04 PM

I can no longer log into my free photobucket account.  I assume the pics are gone.

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Posted by BATMAN on Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:42 PM

subman

I will try again and hope my post does not disappear again. Back in Oct 2012 a member named Tomcat posted a number of railroad flats that we could use however some 9 years later these flats all have a Photobucket overlay on them. Could some one tell me what I need to do to use some of these flats again. Thanks

 

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Are you referring to the signs Tomcat posted for use? If so either he or someone else doing the same thing showed up on a Facebook site making available all those signs again. A search may be in order.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, January 19, 2020 7:49 PM

The Tomcat thread is Alive and Well

But they are signs not flats.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:27 PM

BigDaddy

I can no longer log into my free photobucket account.  I assume the pics are gone.

 
If you have a free photobucket account, your pictures should still be there, but only as stored-photos.  They are not "hosted", so you can access them for viewing, but cannot post them here for others to see.

Your photos may not currently be visible to you because of the outage I mentioned in my earlier post, but according to staff at photobucket, no one's photos have been lost, and they will eventually be accessible again.
 
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Posted by subman on Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:27 PM

No I am referring to the 7 pages of flats he posted. I also know of the many signs he posted but those I think are still available without the watermark

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Posted by mlehman on Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:56 PM

IIRC, there was some issue about perimissions to use some of the textures he used to construct the building flats, so Tomcat took the building flats down.

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, January 20, 2020 7:45 AM

You could send Tomcat a personal message and ask.  I looked on his facebook page and did not see anything that I would call flats and many of his building pics are from Google earth.  His pictures are never ending so I did not get to the end.

Firefox doesn't work for sending personal messages in this forum, you have to use Chrome or something else.

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, January 20, 2020 11:05 AM

BigDaddy
...Firefox doesn't work for sending personal messages in this forum, you have to use Chrome or something else.

Despite the shortcomings of this Forum's PM system, I've never had any difficulties using Firefox for PMs.

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Posted by mikeGTW on Monday, January 20, 2020 11:27 AM

If you go to that page of his images there is a link I posted for download those flats as you call them are in there

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, January 20, 2020 11:49 AM

What program do you use to open it?  Windows says It can't open it unless I pick a program, or search the web for one.

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Posted by mikeGTW on Monday, January 20, 2020 11:55 AM

Sorryabout that it's a rar file   winrar is the program  but you can use 7zip and it is free    I thought windows had a default program that would work  maybe not

If need I can redo it as a zip file  windows should open th

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, January 20, 2020 11:58 AM

Nope, never heard of those, sounds like something I have to download.  

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Posted by mikeGTW on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:02 PM

Yes you do  7zip has been around for years   so has winrar I use both

there is a free download for winrar gets you a trial version good for 30 days 

7zip is totally free it's an open source program

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:09 PM

I'll pass, I never have the need for any exotic file systems, until just now, trying to open this.

Never mind, maybe the OP is in to this stuff and can use your info.

Thanks anyway.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:17 PM

My problem now is, the first time it asked to pick a program, I picked Win. Picture Viewer, which won't open it, now when I try to do this all again, I don't get to choose a program, it tries to use Win, Picture viewer.

I don't know how to set it back to where I can pick a program.

Oh well.

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Posted by mikeGTW on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:18 PM

Neither one of those are exotic file systems  they are simple compression programs for large files     I used them for art work dealing with major colleges all over the US and companies  

Your file system is what is in windows  

and as for exotic  adobe illustrator  corel draw   photoshop  those are exotic

 

That rar file is 320mb  if I pull all the files out of it 1.23 GB

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:19 PM

Read what I posted just before you posted.  I can't choose a file any more.

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Posted by mikeGTW on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:19 PM

right click on the file  should give you a window to choose what to use

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:26 PM

Now I can't even do that, as the earlier post you made with the link is gone.

Missing post and threads have been plaguing this forum the last few days.

What a mess this place is!

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Posted by mikeGTW on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:29 PM

Don't understand  my post is still there   with the link to the download

in case you can't find it   https://workupload.com/file/ySaTPfL

 

If you downloaded the rar file it's on your pc  right ?  you right click on the file and it should come up with a window pick open with then choose which program to use

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:39 PM

I've scrolled to the top of this thread and back down many times, I don't see it, or the two pictures you posted.

Is it in a different thread?

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:40 PM

Never mind, it's in the thread that Henry linked to.  I try again.

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Posted by mikeGTW on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:41 PM

yes it is and I just put the link in my post 

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:51 PM

Oh well, I'll just quit.  Right clicking doesn't give me a program choice, since I first tried in Win. Pictures, it keeps using that program.

Thanks for all your responses.

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Posted by mikeGTW on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:53 PM

Are you using win10

If so it's  a bit different  then just right clicking  

https://www.simplehelp.net/2016/04/19/how-to-open-rar-files-in-windows-10/

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, January 20, 2020 12:58 PM

No Win 7, and in a month I'm getting a new one as support for 7 has ended.

I do have my laptop in the office with 10, maybe I'll try that.

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Posted by mikeGTW on Monday, January 20, 2020 1:01 PM

I'm using win 7  so the right click should work   Ok right click the rar file  about the fourth entry down in that window it says  "open with"   if you have 7 zip installed it will show it or choose default program  

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