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 Posted: Tue Aug 9th, 2016 03:29 pm
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Thank you for the kind words gentlemen.

Herb, I'm not sure what you mean by fill and the corrugated wall, it has always been like that.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 10th, 2016 05:46 pm
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Just kidding you--in the real world there would be concern that the wall wouldn't be strong enough to keep the roadbed and supporting ground --unless it was solid rock--from caving away. Must be stable enough if you haven't had a problem <grin>

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 Posted: Sat Aug 13th, 2016 01:27 pm
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I should have known Herb, sorry, a senior moment on my part.

Kind regards Peter M

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This will be my last post on this thread.


After a great deal of thought I have decided to give up my internet connection.
I live in a tiny village and the use of aluminum wire in the telephone system causes all sorts of problems. Of late as the cost has gone up the service I receive has got worse, being very slow and often unusable.
As my only income now is my pension I think the money saved could be put to better use elsewhere.
I have enjoyed posting pictures and accounts of my layouts and will keep the PC for keeping and downloading my photographs.
Thank you all for the interest you have shown in my efforts over the years.


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 Posted: Wed Oct 5th, 2016 11:37 pm
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Hi Peter

I know EXACTLY where you're coming from.
I live in 'London', but in fact in the country, right on the very edge of Greater-London.

I REFUSE TO PAY BRITISH TELECOM FOR A CRAPPY PHONE LINE & INTERNET !!
( read:- British TeleCON !! )

They are happy to lavish MILLIONS £££ on glitzy T.V. commercials featuring Hollywood movie stars...
...but can't seem to be able to put up a few new wires !

They promise the Earth & deliver NOTHING !
Check for speeds in your area, they say, YEAH RIGHT !!

I have as a result used a cellular system for Internet, for some years now.
Back in 2008, it was a tad expensive, but still WAY CHEAPER than a British TeleCON line-rental & Internet deal.
NOW it is in fact 'cheap as chips'.
Not good for Playstations(TM) or Netfix(TM), But I don't have time for that jazz anyhow, Too many cool models to make !!

Peter, in all seriousness, I have here TWO unused cellular-internet devices, which are compatible with Orange/T-Mobile, who are now called EE.
You've probably seen them, size of a cigarette-lighter, no battery, just plugs into the USB socket on your computer, software is in the device already.
If you can get an ( Orange/T-Mobile ) EE cellphone signal where you are, the device will work pretty well.
I would be more than happy to send one to you by Royal Mail for you to check out !!
It's so small it would go in an envelope for £1 First-Class post, I'll even pay the £1 !! since seeing Two Sister's Farm is worth a hell of a lot more than some stoopid movie !!

With a 'SIM-Card only deal' (you supply the device), from the local EE-shop, you should be able to buy enough data to use Freerails & other things quite a bit, for just £1, and top-up online easily when needed.
If you don't need the Internet much, you don't pay for it, simple as that !!
For Googleing, Freerails & hobby use alone, who actualy needs zillions of gigabytes per month anyway ?
Worked fine for me for years.

Peter YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE FREERAILS !!
Especially due to the crappy service & overcharging of British TeleCON !

Send me a PM with your address.
The device is in the Royal Mail to you pronto.
If you don't have it, it's going to landfill, I don't need THREE of the damn things !!
Check out the cost of the SIM-Only situation with EE, their 'minimum amount situation' I think you will find is very good for 'light users'.

I just put the USB-cellphone device in an envelope & stuck a stamp on !!
Am waiting for it's new owners address !!

:moose:

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Peter, Enjoy your layout and photos. Sorry to see you go but I understand all to well living on a pension myself. Not sure if in the UK there are senior citizen centers or libraries that offer free internet, but a thought to check out.

Good luck, bye.



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No goodbyes & good lucks needed !

Peter should have his new 'wireless' non-British TeleCON system in a few days.

I hope !

:moose:

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I hope that Si's gizmo works for you Peter. 

We certainly would miss you IF you leave--

So please don't!!!

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 Posted: Fri Oct 21st, 2016 01:04 am
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Si. wrote: No goodbyes & good lucks needed !

Peter should have his new 'wireless' non-British TeleCON system in a few days.

I hope !

:moose:

Si.
Any word on Peter. Did he got some internet access.



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H Dwyane

I don't think Peter has been on Freerails since his message.

I do hope Peter will get back in touch, regarding the connection suggestion.
The solution worked for me & as I said, I would be more than pleased to send Peter the spare hardware I have.

So Peter, when you check in, get in touch, we need to hear what you think.
It would be a great shame to loose you & for you not to have decent web access, due to the B.S. of British-Telecom !!

:moose:

Si.

P.S. Peter, if EE (T-Mobile/Orange) doesn't have a good signal in your area...
...the hardware CAN in fact, be made to operate on ANY cellphone network.
The minimum data deals ALL of them have these days, are extremely affordable as well.

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