If you haven't visited my site in a while then here's what you've missed:
- New Bookshop - I have replaced the bookshop link with one to a new blog where I will be posting links to a variety of books about Model Railways.
- National N Scale Convention 2011 - a brief description of what happened at the Convention as well as lots of photos (including a number of NScale layouts).
- I have also updated the home page so that any blog entries I post will show on the home page until the end of the following month.
- Researching Your Chosen Prototype - the first brand new article in a while. Hopefully it will not be as long again before I get organised enough to write more.
- I have reworked all the pages on the site to give the site a whole new look.
- Due to a lack of interest I have deleted the Railway Community Forums. Hopefully that will give me more time for other things.
- A new links page, this one lists Manufacturers of British N Gauge and related equipment.
- The Railway Forums have been updated to a new design and I have also made it easier for people to sign up as members of the forum.
- I have added a Bookshop where you can go to buy railway related books.
- I have split the Awards page into three separate pages since adding the awards that my site has won in the last couple of months was making the awards page too big.
- I don't seem to have much time available lately to write new articles to add to this site. So that you know that I haven't forgotten about the site I am introducing a new button at the top of the home page that will take you to a different "featured article" each month.
- I have added my first "review" page covering MemberTies Club Membership Software.
- I suddenly realized that the reason that my railway forums aren't getting many visitors is that I hadn't provided any obvious links to it so that has now been corrected. Perhaps you can get some discussions going there that will give me ideas for more articles.
- I have removed the advertising for railway books. It was slowing the loading of the pages and no one was buying anyway.
- I have made a number of additions to the links pages. I hope to find the time to write another article soon.
- A modelling article: "But I don't have room to build a Model Railway!" That's just an excuse to not get started. This article discusses options that will allow you to get started on building a model railway regardless of the space available.
- This month sees the addition of a simple Web Log that will allow me to post shorter infomation items to the site that don't require their own pages. There is even an option to subscribe so that you don't miss the most important entries.
- No new pages this month but I have spent some time on cleaning up some of the code for the interactive parts of the site.
- A short comment: Wiring Long Sections - A beginners guide.
- A new feature: The Railway Community Forums where you can ask railway related questions and/or post your own railway info to share with the railway community. The initial topic list reflects my own modelling and prototype interests but there are general forums to cater for other interests and I will consider adding additional forums as required.
- A short comment: Rail Breaks - A beginners guide to making rail breaks.
- I have now created my own Guestmap/Guestbook to replace the Bravenet Guestmap that I was using. Anyone who signed my old guestmap is most welcome to sign again.
- A modelling article: What Will Fit - How to work out what will fit into a given space without continually having to draw to scale.
- The site has now been moved to a subdomain of my very own domain. It can still be accessed via http://trak.to/railway/ but now also has its own permanent address of http://rail.felgall.com/
The move gives me access to more facilities making the future development of the site more flexible. The first of these features is my own "Not Found" page for Steve's Railway pages so if you type in a wrong page address you will still see a page on this site instead of a generic not found page provided by the system host.
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