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  • k9wrangler
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    Jerry, welcome.

    Not sure how you got on this thread, but, join us on the general Crew Lounge and you should find all the 'usual suspects ' from all around the forum.

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  • Jerry_Martin
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    Since the lounge was opened early this morning I guess i missed everybody, donuts all gone, coffee cold, oh well,,,,,Hey guys am wondering about the level of activity in the scales these days, or the most popular as far as new offerings etc. I have been gone from the hobby now for about 5yrs and thinking of constructing a small layout but undecided about scale. Was in Sn3 back many years ago and then in On30 for a good while, nice and I enjoyed it but it sucked up a lot of real estate fast with O structures etc.

    I was thinking Hon3 but discovered after posting unanswered questions and seeing the lounge after 5 yrs only has 18 pages maybe there is not much activity in that scale anymore? I guess the next logical step would be ho std. but need to give it some thought as narrow gauge has always been my thing.

    Maybe Sn3 again?? Well nice to drop in again and see some of the same faces I used to know........Jerry

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  • railmus
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    I have posted this before.

    My Google tool bar allows me to search the "Current Site".

    If you have this tool bar installed, it is really easy. Type in your query.

    Beside the coloured word "Google" there is a "G" in a black box.

    To the right of this is a down arrow. Click on this and a menu drops down. Lo and behold, "Current Site" Click on this.

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  • Geezer
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    Its an old post, but it still works Great!!!!

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  • toddsyr
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    Great tip. Google has also recently added a Video search tool. I just finished a 59 hour work week so haven't scoped it out yet, but I plan to! It should prove very fruitful for train vids, I hope! Todd

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  • kay4pacific
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    Great tip, Will use this from time to time

    id="size6">Thank you id="size6"> :up: :up:

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  • jatravia
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    Sounds like a great idea to me - I hope it works.

    Joe
    ps - as an aside: those of you who pay attention to me know that last weekend I went on a church retreat. It was a small group of 12 men. Of the 12 men 6 of us were named Joe and 4 of the 6 Joes, including myself, have gotees. Go figure! The running joke was "has anyone seen Joe?".

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  • Admin
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    Hi guys... Ill look into it !!!


    Joe

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  • MikeC
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    Thanks, Mike. I'll pass this on to Joe. Maybe he can add it to the forum software.

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  • mikeLV
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    Rick, You got my curiosity up, so i started looking into other search tips on Google.

    What the Advanced search is actually doing is using this format in the search box:

    searchword site:railroad-line.com

    So, if you were searching for watchworks on our forum, you could simply type on the google search bar itself as: WATCHWORKS site:railroad-line.com

    There is a tool that can be used to add this google search feature, free of charge, to any NON-COMMERCIAL site.

    The code to be inserted to do this for the forum would be:


    src="http://search.digitalpoint.com/iframe.php?site=www.railroad-line.com&b=1&l=1&y=1">

    The parms at the end are &b=Show the submit button; &l=Show the Google logo; and &y=Search your site only (vs. Web and your site). So you can customize it as you wish. Additional info about this can be found at: http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/search/

    I only minimally experimented with this, so I can't say if there would be any issues, etc...

    But it seemed to work perfectly in a little html I set up myself.

    So if it cannot be added to the forum, you could build a small html file using this code and place it on your desktop. Everytime you wanted to search the forum, just click and type your search criteria.

    Fun stuff. Let us know if anybody comes up with other search tips.

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  • mikeLV
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    Thanks again Rick!

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  • George_D
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    That's a great tip Rick. I tried it on a travel bulletin board I frequently look at and it overwhelmed me with hits.

    George

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  • jaynjay
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    I am no computer wizard by any means, but could the google search option be added to the Forum page right after "Search" but before "Statistics"?

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  • Dutchman
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    Rick,

    GREAT TIP!!!id="size6">id="purple">

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  • ANo10
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    Mike,

    Maybe we can make this tip a sticky. Thanks again Rick.

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