Hello Andrew,Hello Roger
Thanks for the compliment. The vehicle you mention I built years ago on Iain Rices suggestion I think? It is just two W irons connected by some brass tube and rod with a vertical wire (arm) at each corner, bent through 90 degrees about 3" above the wheels. When it's on level track the ends of the wire, which point at each other line up. When I run it over my point work they usually go out of alignment, and the degree to which they miss align determines whether I need to do something about the unevenness or not!
I think it might have been called a "Diplometre", i.e. shows up dips in the track by exaggerating the effect due to the 3" length of the arms. I now don't recall where I saw the original design, Railway Modeller, MRJ or even one of Iain's books. But in any case, a simple thing to construct.
Hope that answers your question. If I've left anything out, please do ask.
It's obvious. It is a picture, probably taken with a camera of some sort, in a house, yours I assume. It shows an old writing desk, quite a few boxes of decent quality glasses and a piece of wood you must have ordered
p.s. Martin's guess could well be true though.
Hi Tony,Yes, my thought was "To much information" presumably stored with the image.
Sometimes I'm thankful I don't have a smart phone and won't be getting one any time soon.Hi Tony,
Yes images usually include embedded metadata. It's possible to strip them out but it's a bit of a pain. There can also be geo-coordinates from GPS on your phone too, as some criminals have learned to their dismay
But I don't think Andrew has anything to worry about as long as he doesn't go on about how much money he's saving by using servos for point motors on RMweb
(Reporting to you from my underground bunker in darkest Idaho.)
TonySometimes I'm thankful I don't have a smart phone and won't be getting one any time soon.
Hello MartinThere are arguments against smartphones, but the EXIF data in image files isn't one of them. Because all digital cameras do exactly the same thing.
Although only a minority of cameras have built-in GPS recording, so that data isn't normally available in the EXIF.
If you don't want to share the data with the world, don't upload photos straight off your phone or camera. Copy and paste them into a graphics editor to crop or resize them first.
Yes but I did use 'Imagesize' to reduce the size before uploading, but Andy was still able to get all this info. So if it did bother me, I'd presumably need to do something else would I?
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