Italian locos, trains etc

Ben Feb 2, 2003

  1. John Whitby

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    Ben,
    It looks like your file names have got corrupted. It should read %20 and NOT 9620.
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    John
     
  2. Ben

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    John, the only corruption is to my eyesight! I didn't realise that was a percent sign, I thought it said "96" - thanks for putting that picture up, I will now try to retrieve the others.

    Ben

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  3. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ben,

    From what you are saying, I am suspecting that you are typing that information in and there is no need to do that. That's way to hard.

    All you need to do is this:

    On railimages.com, when you are viewing the photo you want to post here, under the picture you will see a URL displayed.

    On the first picture in your phots album, that URL is this: http://www.railimages.com/album/Ben%20Cripps/Taf.jpg

    Put your mouse over that (here or there) and click on the right button. A menu pops up and you hit (in Internet Explorer) "Copy shortcut."

    Then, here on TrainBoard, when you are posting a message, click on the button below the area where you type that says "image."

    A box pops up. In that box, right click and select "paste" (or just hit Control and V on your keyboard at the same time).

    Then click "ok" and you are ready to post.

    Charlie
     
  4. Ben

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    Ok Charlie, trying again:

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  5. Martyn Read

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    That's got them Ben!

    I like the flats with the vans on them. Pretty cool.
     
  6. Ben

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    Yes - it would be interesting to see vans of the same vintage as the locomotive!

    [ 04. March 2003, 11:07: Message edited by: Ben ]
     
  7. Alan

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    Thanks Ben! The streamlined train - is that the Italian "Eurostar"?
     
  8. Ben

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    Yes Alan - "Eurostar Italia"
     
  9. Ben

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    In an attempt to get round the problems I have been experiencing in getting my DSC software to work (despite having installed the software and connected the camera up to the computer via the USB port the computer seems to be unable to detect the camera) I have just bought a CF card reader which I hope will simplify the whole job and make the capturing of images from the card dead easy - I will try this out as soon as I can (tonight, hopefully - other family-member users of the computer permitting!) with a view to uploading and posting some better quality, much higher resolution images I took in Italy (and other images such as pictures of tube trains (described as "boring" by someone in the current issue of one of the photographic magazines - I don't agree!)).

    Watch this space!

    Ben
     
  10. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I am watching, Ben [​IMG] With fingers crossed for the card reader to work ok!
     
  11. Ben

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    Alan, I got as far as satisfying myself that the images could actually get from the card onto the screen of the computer, but pressure from my son to get online curtailed my session before I could see if they were saved or not - I think saving them will just be a matter of displaying them and then saving from there as jpegs- at the moment the images are physically huge; whether this means the file sizes are huge I don't know but I might have to do something about that - the first thing I want to do is just get one image into a post in this string! Hopefully tonight will see me achieve that and I can then think about refinements.
     
  12. Ben

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    I now have the photos on my hard drive but when I tried to upload them to Railimages I found, as I suspected, that the file sizes are too large - about 7 or 8 times too large! I will have to see if I can find some software which will let me reduce the file sizes.
     
  13. Ben

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    I am now able to direct you all to some links to images of E424 336 (very old and very rare!) and E464 096 (much newer but not so much character!), both of Ancona shed, which I snapped when they were parked up in the sunshine in the bay platforms at Rimini station on 30 July 2002.

    Click on the links below:

    http://www.pbase.com/image/14044790.jpg

    http://www.pbase.com/image/14044867.jpg

    http://www.pbase.com/image/14045106.jpg

    Hope you like them - will soon post some pics of some Northern Line tubetrains parked up at Edgware shed.

    Ben
     
  14. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ben, those pictures are superb! The quality is very good. Keep working on getting them onto RailImages [​IMG]
     
  15. John Whitby

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    Great pictures Ben. Well worth waiting for [​IMG]
    What is the significance of the orange/black discs on the locos ? "Do not move" possibly ?
    John.
     
  16. Ben

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    Thank you Alan and John for your kind words; John, I don't know what the discs are but your suggestion seems possible - or perhaps it might be to say that the engines are not immobilised, or ARE immobilised, or something else? Perhaps our Italian expert will know.

    Ben
     
  17. Martyn Read

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    Great pics there! Interesting that FS have gone for a loco rather than MU concept on that 464 type loco, i'm guessing it's a commuter train. Most folk seem to be going with MU's and "distributed power" these days rather than loco's and coaches...
     
  18. jgiovenni

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    As I live in Italy I find this forum very very interesting... I've post last few months on my site some italian locomotives shots I got from my friend Enrico Maggini from Brescia.

    You can go to the site www.plasticando.com and follow the links to "foto treni" or check direct the photos below.

    http://www.plasticando.com/real/0212/646-1.jpg

    http://www.plasticando.com/real/0212/343-1.jpg

    http://www.plasticando.com/real/0212/444-9.jpg

    http://www.plasticando.com/real/0212/626-6.jpg

    http://www.plasticando.com/real/0212/428-3.jpg

    The folloowing photos are from Fabio Bugatti (from Milan) and depict a FNM commuter train

    http://www.plasticando.com/real/0212/FNM_EB810-06-2.jpg

    http://www.plasticando.com/real/0212/FNM_EB760-11-COMO.jpg

    http://www.plasticando.com/real/0212/FNM_EB740-XX_como2.jpg

    and, from Fabio Bugatti, some shots on FS locomotives:

    http://www.plasticando.com/real/0212/dep_mi_greco.jpg

    http://www.plasticando.com/real/0212/E626-388.jpg

    I hope you enjoy the photos and ... If anyone interested in, I'm able to give you all the description you can ask for!


    ciao, Giovanni
     
  19. John Whitby

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    Thanks for sharing the photos Giovanni.
    You are very lucky to have such a varied selection of motive power in Italy.
    It is clear to see that the Italian passion for beautiful design did not apply to some of the older locos. :D :D
    John.
     
  20. Alan

    Alan Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Beautiful photos. I love Italian trains, especially the "oldies", but how can a country which produces such beautiful cars, also produce such gawky looking locomotives? But I love them :D Especially this one http://www.plasticando.com/real/0212/343-1.jpg a great colour scheme.
     

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