User talk:Rmeier~enwiki

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New EMD articles[edit]

Hey, thanks for creating those articles on various EMD locomotives. As you add more, please take a moment to update Wikipedia:WikiProject_Trains/Todo to reflect the work that you've done (I've noticed a few of the red links there turning blue as you add articles). Also, when you add a new page about a specific locomotive model, add it to the Category:Locomotives. Thanks! slambo 21:11, 24 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Re: Copyrights, Formatting and Infoboxes[edit]

I'll answer your questions as one reply here...

Re: Copyrights. The cc-by-sa-2.0 was the closest match in my first read of Wikipedia:Image copyright tags to what the Creative Commons website said to use after I answered the questions there. I see that there are some noncommercial wiki template tags now listed there as well, so I didn't really have to drop that part of the licence. The photos that I'm uploading here aren't the absolute best photos, but they're good enough to be viewed on the screen and in small formats. So, after reviewing the licenses that I saw with my own goals for the photos, cc-by-sa-2.0 is it.

Re: Formatting and Infoboxes. Yeah, the infobox (Template:Railroad) is a bit big, but it's not really what I consider a final format. I want to play with the box a little more to find a better looking display, but haven't had a chance to do so yet (I'm just back from Trainfest, and only have a few minutes right now; most of my free time the last few weeks has been getting ready for the show). My screen resolution is typically 1024x768, and I don't have any other toolbars on my screen. The way the box and photo are sized now, they take up about 1/3 of the column width, with the text next to them using about 2/3 of the column width. I was trying for an infobox that would come out something like the one on British Rail Class 01 or on one of the state pages like that for Wisconsin.

As to the states listed for CNW, I don't really know enough about the railroad itself to set it at a specific time period. I started with what I found in the article and went from there. Perhaps that part of the infobox could be rephrased to more closely reflect the railroad's territory?

slambo 04:52, Nov 15, 2004 (UTC)

Re: List of US railroads[edit]

Just checked it over and it looks fine now. The only thing obvious to me about it today was that it was missing the International Great Northern in the Fallen Flags section, so I added it there. slambo 11:55, Nov 19, 2004 (UTC)

Apologies again[edit]

I must have stuck the {{vfd}} thingie on your excellent page when in a particularly foul mood. It did strike me as unnecessary at first, but it has already become interesting even to my locomotive-ignorant self. The VfD business is by now almost as embarrassing to me as it must be infuriating to you; as far as I remember I'm not supposed to delete it the VfD notice, but if it's still there fourteen or so hours from now I'll dig around in the howto pages to see if I can legitimately remove it the notice. Or I'll contact a moderator or something.

Our Revenge Is Sweet Department adds: Feel free to slap VfD notices on any two of my pages! -- Hoary 11:09, 2004 Dec 19 (UTC)

Noticing that the page is still listed at VfD, I've contacted an administrator, suggesting that he should tot up the votes as soon as possible, declare the page saved, and move on. (Of course I know how to remove this material myself, but guess that I shouldn't do so. -- Hoary 04:42, 2004 Dec 20 (UTC)
Thank you for your kind words. I took a couple of days off to cool off, but I'm fine now.Rmeier 06:05, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)

cowls and cabs[edit]

I recently wrote up a cab unit page completely forgetting about the distinction between them and cowl units (plus, not noticing that the cowl unit article existed). I was hoping you could give the page a good once-over and fix anything I messed up. I'm more of a modern freight guy anyway and that's the sort of thing I'm bound to make mistakes on. Thanks. Ckape 07:15, 3 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Ooops. I've been off-line for a while. Give me a few days, and then look at carbody unit and cab unit. I've been thinking about creating “carbody unit” for several weeks now. The link for cab unit has been around for a while, long before you actually created the article, and I wanted to point out that “cab unit” refers only to A units, whereas “carbody unit” refers to both A units and B units.
On the other hand, both cab unit and carbody unit are accepted phrases, and both refer to units where the sides and roofs are structural supports for the entire unit. Therefore, I didn't just want to delete references to cab unit.
After I've added my thoughts to both articles, we can decide whether to keep the articles separate, or merge them. We could even seek comments from more people. Rmeier 03:42, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)
Since "cab unit" and "carbody unit" are so closely related, I decided to make them one article. Rmeier 06:42, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Re: Fairbanks-Morse[edit]

Page FM-344 of The Second Diesel Spotter's Guide (complete reference in the list page) lists CFA16-4 and CFB16-4, and photos of PRR and NYC units are at [1]. The same site has photos of CPA24-5 units from LIRR, NH, NYC and the FM demonstrator; [2] and [3] both list CFA24-5 (although they list them as CFA-24-5). slambo 11:28, Jan 10, 2005 (UTC)

Your account will be renamed[edit]

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