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Need a better way to upload pictures
Posted by James Huff on Friday, October 20, 2023 2:07 PM

I don’t know about all of you, but I find it very frustrating that you can’t upload pictures from your ph or computer. I don’t have any other social media other than this site, so that makes it virtually impossible to upload pictures of my own trains or accessories to better describe what I’m trying to say in my questions and posts here in this forum. I really would appreciate it if there was a way to incorporate users to directly upload pictures from their phones or computers. I find it very annoying when I can’t upload a picture of my 2245 Texas special with the shell removed cause the horn still doesn’t work so people here can actually see what the current state of the engine is and possibly figure out what the problem is. Is there a way that the forum could enable users to directly upload pictures from a computer or phone? Thanks

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Posted by smokey1 on Friday, October 20, 2023 4:21 PM

I use www.shutterfly.com it's a free service

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Posted by James Huff on Friday, October 20, 2023 4:36 PM

smokey1

I use www.shutterfly.com it's a free service

 

 

How do you use shutterfly?

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Posted by York1 on Friday, October 20, 2023 5:45 PM

imgur.com is also free.  Upload a picture to imgur, copy the BBCode, and paste it here.  Very simple and fast.

I don't believe this forum will ever let you post your photos directly on this site.

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Posted by ADCX Rob on Friday, October 20, 2023 6:45 PM

James Huff

Need a better way to upload pictures



Try https://postimages.org/

Rob

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Posted by MidlandMike on Friday, October 20, 2023 8:35 PM

I imagine that Trains.com provides the forums as a freeby to hobbyists.  Storing photos would need a lot of costly storage capacity, so posters need to store their pics on a photo storage site.  As other posters have mentioned, there are a number of free photo storage sites.  The inconvenience is a small price to pay for free service.

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, October 21, 2023 3:55 AM

Yes I use Postimages and it is quick,easy and free!  

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Posted by smokey1 on Sunday, October 22, 2023 4:03 PM

 

Double Click on photo to open it in a new tab, right click on photo and click on the open in new tab, then copy the web address. come back here click on photo image and insert it in the little window that opens and you have a photo now in your post

 My 72 Nova

 

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Posted by Northwoods Flyer on Sunday, October 22, 2023 6:17 PM

Shutterfly is no longer completely free.  They require you to make a purchase of some merchandise every 18 months or so.

The Northwoods Flyer Collection

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Posted by James Huff on Thursday, October 26, 2023 1:35 AM

My prewar Lionel 607 Macy special passenger cars

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Posted by James Huff on Thursday, October 26, 2023 1:37 AM

James Huff

My prewar Lionel 607 Macy special passenger cars

 

Like this?

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Posted by James Huff on Thursday, October 26, 2023 1:43 AM

My Lionel prewar 607 Macy special passenger cars

or like this? These are the Macy special passenger cars I referred to in one of my earlier topics

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Posted by pennytrains on Thursday, October 26, 2023 7:35 PM

Yeah, I remember that conversation.  Those are definitely restoration candidates.  There's not enough original paint left to be concerned about.

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Posted by James Huff on Saturday, October 28, 2023 12:45 AM

how much money do you think both of those Maroon 607 Macy special cars are worth in their current condition? you can see Macy clearly on one of them for sure and both you can clearly see special on one side. The red lettering maintenance stickers are fully intact on the underside of the cars in between the water tanks.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, October 28, 2023 9:23 AM

James Huff

how much money do you think both of those Maroon 607 Macy special cars are worth in their current condition? you can see Macy clearly on one of them for sure and both you can clearly see special on one side. The red lettering maintenance stickers are fully intact on the underside of the cars in between the water tanks.

 

Not trying to be a wise guy here but honestly in the condition they're in those cars are worth whatever you can get for them.  A serious pre-war collector's not going to pay top dollar for them and that's if they even look at them.

I'd go ahead and restore and repaint them.  If you like you can mask over the "Macy's" and "Special" plates (or what's left of them) just for origin's sake and the same for the maintenance stickers on the undersides.  You're not killing any collector value with a repaint at this point and may actually be enhancing the resale value if you do.

For authentic Lionel paint try these folks:

https://www.henningstrains.com  

Or you could just use any Rust-Oleum paint you like, not authentic but it'll work.

Just so you know, I've been doing some repaints on the lesser-condition Post-Wars I've got since they're not bringing the money they did a few years back.  I love the new look!  

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