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Ways to improve Tanhouse lane railway station[edit]

Hi, I'm Jackson Peebles. DavidAHull, thanks for creating Tanhouse lane railway station!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Thank you for starting this article! However, if you could please add some references to ensure that the page won't be deleted as well as categories that you feel are appropriate, that would be fantastic!

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Hello, I've done the suggested cleanup on the Tanhouse Lane railway station article, take a look to see how it now looks and ask if there is anything you don't understand.
As part of this, I moved your comments in the article to the talk page - Talk:Tanhouse Lane railway station - and I have replied in a little more detail there. Comments about articles belong on talk pages not in the article themselves, see Help:Using talk pages for an introduction. Thryduulf (talk) 08:33, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Deletion discussion about Tanhouse lane railway station[edit]

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A Welcome ... kind of ...[edit]

Sorry this was about "the first thing" you heard from Wikipedians. We do try hard not to "bite the newbies", and I do hope you have an easier time of it from here on in. However, all's well that ends well - if you keep smiling, do your bit and enjoy yourself, with a bit of learning the ropes along the way, I think you'll find that it's a lot of fun helping to build the world's best encyclopedia. All the best, and WELCOME TO WIKIPEDIA! Chiswick Chap (talk) 15:02, 22 April 2013 (UTC)
Another message of support here. If you're interested in UK railways, then you may want to join our Wikiproject on UK railways. Just add yourself to the members list and you're in!. Don't worry too much about the deletion discussion, railway stations are generally notable enough to be able to reference adequately and needing improvement is never a reason to delete an article. Mjroots (talk) 17:45, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

Thank you very much for this cheery and most welcome invitation. Alas, I have just spent half an hour trying to add myself to the list and can't find how to do so. The project sounds right up my street, however. I have contributed to Wikipedia before, but until my foray into Tanhouse Lane I have only found existing pages where I can add or correct things, which I do by going in and adopting the existing layout. My biggest contribution by far is to the Shirebrook North railway station entry, which I like to imagine shows care and attention. I am 63 and have had a lifelong interest in railways, notably Immingham, where I had several railwaymen in my family as a child and the LDECR which I could see from my school playing field in Shirebrook. I can bring three things to the party: 1) decent eye for detail, 2) reasonable written English and 3) particular affinity to the periods 1955-66 and 2013 onwards. I even use trains regularly! Kind regards, Dave I now see that I should use Tildes to sign ou, so here goes... DavidAHull (talk) 22:06, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

David, the members list can be found here. A useful short cut to the Wikiproject's talk page is WT:UKT. Mjroots (talk) 19:51, 25 April 2013 (UTC)
Aha! The penny has dropped! All I had to do was go in and edit the page by copying and pasting someone else's entry then editing that copy. I have spent a career making this the very last thing one would ever do, as allowing lay users "behind the scenes" is a recipe for disaster in public databases. I was therefore looking for something like "Click this button to add your entry", followed by a dialogue box. Wikipedia turns this on its head. Simple when you know how, impossible until then. Thanks to all who have sent messages of support. I'm up and running.... 31.54.230.173 (talk) 06:28, 26 April 2013 (UTC)
Oops, I forgot to LogIn (again) DavidAHull (talk) 06:29, 26 April 2013 (UTC)

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Wow! This is really helpful, I've gone in, figured out what I'd done wrongly, corrected it (them), learned and moved on. Onwards and upwards! Thanks DavidAHull (talk) 19:13, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

References[edit]

Hi, I see that you've been altering the order of presentation of a number of references, as here. Is there a reason for this? The thing is, references are most commonly given with authors first, then year, title and so on. The citation templates like {{cite book}} can help to achieve a consistent format - with these, you can list the various items in any order you like, but they will be displayed in a consistent order. Here's the Butt ref, first as it was before your edit:

  • Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens

and after your edit:

  • "The Directory of Railway Stations" by RVJ Butt (Patrick Stephens, 1995) ISBN 1-8526-0508-1

and now using {{cite book}}:

  • Butt, RVJ (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens. ISBN 1-8526-0508-1. 

and now with a few other items filled in:

  • Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. pp. 138, 211. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 

Whilst the use of citation templates certainly isn't mandatory, they are commonly used in many articles about British railway lines and stations. When given the parameter |ref=harv, they also facilitate the use of Shortened footnotes, as seen at Reading Southern railway station. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:06, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Hello Redrose, thank you for this most welcome guidance. I altered them to strive for standardisation, but I reckon "your" way is better still. I've had a first bash at altering Chesterfield Market Place railway station to the Wiki Way and would appreciate your comments before I get stuck in to all the others on the LD&ECR. The only thing I don't understand is the Rnnn numbers, what are they? I'm off to Cardiff tomorrow until the weekend, so won't get cracking before Sunday. Kind regards, Dave DavidAHull (talk) 21:12, 1 May 2013 (UTC).
I assume that you mean the |id=R508 - that's not actually necessary, |id= is something of a "miscellaneous" parameter. I often use it for the publisher's own identifier for the book, on my copy of Butt there is "R508" printed low down on the spine. Other publishers have other systems, many don't have one. Another example is
  • Cupit, J.; Taylor, W. (1984) [1966]. The Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway. Oakwood Library of Railway History (2nd ed.). Headington: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-302-8. OL19. 
again, on this book, "OL19" is printed towards one end of the spine. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:44, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks, Dave DavidAHull (talk) 22:33, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

Hi, when I wrote above that "|id= is something of a "miscellaneous" parameter", I didn't mean that it was literally miscellaneous, which is how you seem to be using it in edits like this. It's intended for an identifier which doesn't fit any of the other parameters designed for specific types of identifiers. For a DVD, the |id= parameter would be for the publisher's catalogue number. For example, if I were to use this DVD as a reference source, I would put |id=BBCDVD 3482, that being the number printed on the packaging (it's also shown in the "Product Info" tab of that web page). --Redrose64 (talk) 22:35, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Ho hum. Having spent rather a lot of time going back to Chesterfield Market Place and working east to put the DVD refs in the manner I thought you wanted - ie to tell the punter what s/he would be getting - I'm less than enthusiastic about going over it all again. Perhaps you could send me one of my references in the style you want, not something from Dr Who or whatever, but send me a concrete example of what I've put and what would conform to the rubric, two different examples would be even better. I will then stand a better chance of getting it right. Hope this finds you, as I'm lost in the mists of talk pages. Dave DavidAHull (talk) 23:45, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
Right, I've done a bit of digging. Let's consider the ones where you've put something similar to
  • DVD (2005). The Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway - Memories of a Lost Route. Chesterfield: Terminus Publications. Collection of stills on DVD. 
  • DVD2 (2005). Diesels Along:-The Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway. Chesterfield: Terminus Publications. DVD, stills and film with commentary, 60 mins. 
Do they have numbers like TP321D or TP014D marked on the packaging? If so, we can change them to:
  • DVD (2005). The Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway - Memories of a Lost Route. Chesterfield: Terminus Publications. TP321D. 
  • DVD2 (2005). Diesels Along:-The Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway. Chesterfield: Terminus Publications. TP014D. 
Do they have any credits - writer, director, or presenter? If they do, one of those would be best for the |last1= and |first1= parameters, since "DVD" and "DVD2" are somewhat vague. --Redrose64 (talk) 14:53, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Hello again, thank you for going to this trouble. Where DVDs have presenters etc I have cited them rather than "DVD", though I have nevertheless sought to indicate to readers that something is a DVD, not a book or mag. As you haven't mentioned it, I presume Wiki doesn't have a "cite DVD" or "cite film" feature, which seems rum, given that it is a vast medium; what do our counterpart film buffs do, I wonder? I resorted to using "DVD" when I couldn't find any distinguishing identifiers AND I wanted to alert readers that such-and-such a source is a DVD, a sort of last resort. I then got carried away with an exuberanceo of helpfulness saying things like "stills with commentary", we don't say books have "writing and pictures", so why do anything so helpful with DVDs? I won't do it again and I'll let you zap all occurrences. I do understand what you're on about with identifiers, your original example on the spine of Cupit & Taylor was admirably succinct and eloquent. The fundamental nature of the two LDECR DVDs is that they were produced by a couple of blokes who had a load of good pictures and some local knowledge, but none of the production fol-de-rol of a pro publishing house, so they have produced lamb dressed up as mutton, and identifierless mutton, at that. Cheers, Dave DavidAHull (talk) 15:47, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

Great Central Railway Society[edit]

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DVD refs[edit]

Hi, I see that in some articles - I'm not sure just how many, but they include Chesterfield Market Place railway station and Arkwright Town railway station - you've used a DVD as a reference source. I'd like to make a few observations on that, if I may. But before I start, I'd like to ask if the DVD comprises a single long feature, or several shorter items, perhaps episodes? --Redrose64 (talk) 07:18, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Hello Redrose, thank you for contacting me. I have noticed you walking behind me sweeping up, I hope I'm getting better. I appreciate your patience. I have two DVDs re the LD&ECR, the first concerns my particular field - the area West of Warsop (I grew up in Bolsover, went to school in Shirebrook and lived later in Scarcliffe, though I'm now in exile in Southport.) It is the only one I've cited in my recent, sustained effort to make a contribution on the Clog and Knocker, but I have a third which includes long sections on the MR Clowne and Doe Lea Branches, which I've also cited as I write them up. I expect to cite the second as I work my way East. I have three other Marsden Rail DVDs containing supporting evidence, notably re Tuxford and a couple with evocative but all too brief shots at Arkwright and Staveley GC. All in all, I have a mixed bag, some with brief snippets, others with long shots. To return to the one I've cited re ChMP etc it is an absolute gem, essentially, and unavoidably, it is a "photobook", ie stills presented by DVD rather than physical book. There is a lot of overlap with books and booklets I have cited, but there are some priceless shots, unique to the DVD as far as I can see, notably of the Boythorpe and Doe Lea Viaducts, the second includes a mix of stills and moving film, eg at Arkwright in the 1970s. All in all, long, short, moving and still! As you will have realised, I am keen to play ball with following standard procedures and will welcome learning how to do so with this medium. Finally, while I've got you, I shared your view that the line of text in my LD template was intrusive, but I couldn't see how to put it in properly, eg as a sub-heading. Can such a thing be done, and if so, how? Finally finally I see that Butt (which I don't have, alas) has a template of his own, is this a technique worth pursuing for standard works, eg Cupit and Taylor? If so, how? Kind regards, Dave DavidAHull (talk) 09:09, 16 May 2013 (UTC)
There are indeed template pages for specific books, including {{Butt-Stations}}, but these lack a certain degree of flexibility, particularly when there has been more than one edition, as is the case for Cupit & Taylor. They're most useful either where that book is used on dozens of different articles, or a lot of information needs to be packed in. I have created very few myself, these were {{RCTS-LocosLNER-8A}} and a few others in the same series, because of the long list of authors.
Returning to the DVD, it's not that I want to rush out and buy one, but for those who do have the DVD, it would help to know just where in the DVD the relevant information is to be found. So, we need to know how far through (minutes and seconds) the particular snippet starts; and if there is more than one feature, we would need the feature name as well as the overall DVD title. Obviously the |p= parameter of {{sfn}} is intended for a page number, so instead we would use the |loc= parameter, as in |loc=A Grand Day Out, 13:42 --Redrose64 (talk) 10:36, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, this is helpful and should keep me out of mischief. I also asked "Finally, while I've got you, I shared your view that the line of text in my LD template was intrusive, but I couldn't see how to put it in properly, eg as a sub-heading. Can such a thing be done, and if so, how?" any thoughts? Kind regards, Dave DavidAHull (talk) 12:04, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

By "LD template", I assume you mean {{Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway}}. There aren't many route diagram templates which contain notes like "This diagram only concerns passenger lines " within the template box; in fact, I can't remember which others have them, if any. You could start a thread at WT:RDT, but it's possible that somebody there will say that by using {{Railway line header}} {{BS-header}} and {{BS-table}} you're using an obsolete technique and should have used {{BS-map}} from the outset. The {{BS-map}} method allows such notes in the |top= and |bottom= parameters; personally, I always use {{Railway line header}} {{BS-header}} and {{BS-table}} --Redrose64 (talk) 12:50, 16 May 2013 (UTC)Thank you, Dave DavidAHull (talk) 13:51, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

LD&ECR[edit]

Knowing you have an interest in the LD&ECR, I thought you might be interested to know that there's a new book published and it looks quite good. See here. Lamberhurst (talk) 20:04, 18 May 2013 (UTC) Thank yoou very much, it looks fab, quite a few photos I haven't seen before, hope the text is good. It'll be on my birthday wishlist by morning.... Kind regards, Dave DavidAHull (talk) 21:41, 18 May 2013 (UTC)

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Date format[edit]

Hi, this edit has reminded me - I kept meaning to tell you, but we don't use ordinals in dates, see WP:DATESNO. I have fixed it. --Redrose64 (talk) 08:25, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you, will co. Dave DavidAHull (talk) 13:51, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Also, this edit was not a disambiguation, but bypassing a redirect. A disambiguation would be where you had found a link like Great Northern Railway - where the target is a disambiguation page and is clearly not what was intended - and altered it to Great Northern Railway; such fixes are generally good. But LNER and British Railways don't take you to the wrong page - they take you to the correct page, albeit via a redirect, so there is no need to fix these.
The funny little rules and conventions on Wikipedia can take months to get the hang of. If you have any questions, just ask. --Redrose64 (talk) 19:49, 20 May 2013 (UTC)Thanks for your patient advice and for sweeping up after me. I may well take you up on your kind offer. Dave DavidAHull (talk) 21:46, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

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Duckmanton Junction[edit]

Please take a look at User:Useddenim/Duckmanton and tell me what you think. I redrew the lines around Duckmanton/Arkwright much closer to the actual layout. (Pale blue will be replaced with pale grey in the final version to further de-emphasize lines that have been removed.) I do, however, have a question about the colours (you) used: does pale pink represent 'lines in place but not in use' or 'other lines'? Useddenim (talk) 23:20, 1 June 2013

How does User:Useddenim/Duckmanton look now? (Only 1955 has been changed, pending consensus.) Useddenim (talk) 16:55, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
P.S. no need to leave a duplicate answer here, as well.

  • Seriously fab. We have consensus on overall design. The Duckmanton East Junction wording needs to go up a row to match the junction itself. The curve off to Chesterfield Central just below Staveley Central, would, for once, be more accurately represented by a 90 degree turn than 45 degree, but that is hardly material. Are the two reds now standard colours for passenger and former passenger lines? If so, OK, but I prefer the old ones, maybe I'm just used to them, the new ones don't seem different enough to me. Very impressive. I hope this is the right place to reply! Kind regards, Dave DavidAHull (talk) 22:03, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
See this for the latest revision. I hope I have satisfactorily represented Arkwright Town & Junction.
I think it best to stick to the standard dark red/pink combination to represent open and closed lines in order to avoid confusion, and I chose red for passenger services because it's the same colour as used by BR (and yes, I'm old enough to remember when National Rail was considered ‘new’ and ‘mod’). However, we now have a whole rainbow of colours to choose from (LNER blue? GWR brown? LMS green?), so if you'd prefer something else, by all means say so. Cheers. Useddenim (talk) 04:54, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
Something's happened to the overall layout, if I missed it last night, I apologise. A visual reference point is the A632 which runs in a straight line between the two bridges and it feels due E-W, even if it isn't strictly so. On earlier versions (which I can no longer see) both bridges were on the same level, which looked and felt right and would make sense to a modern viewer or someone in a car. On this morning's version the Western (left-hand) one has been moved South (downwards.) Mercifully, I hope the solution is easy, simply move the superb "module" of DSJ-DNJ-DEJ and left hand road bridge up a row, put an STR below DSJ, and tweak the top right hand corner to join up again. Otherwise - Wow! If those are the standard colours then go with that. If we changed to Eastern Region Blue, for example, they would all be blues so leave it be. Could the dinky little pointers be anything other than red or would that look daft? My eye roved down your other delicious works in progress. Your fabulent West Cumbrian (Northern) diagram has Oatlands and Moresby Parks missing. I would be delighted to comment on this superb WIP if you wish, but I don't want to butt in. By the way, to my eye the colour scheme on both W Cumb diagrams looks clearer than that proposed for Ducky. It's a pleasure exploring with you. Dave DavidAHull (talk) 08:05, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Dear Alan. Now for some hat eating. In the course of looking for something quite different I have stumbled across a good scale old OS map of Arkwright Town and the Junctions. After a lifetime of travelling along the A632 by car and bus my flabber is gasted that the line of the road is not E-W, but as you have implied it with your "staggered" bridges. Your bridges are staggered and so am I. I can only hope you have not wasted time and effort "correcting" them. Gosh, this hat tastes crap. Yours apologetically. Dave DavidAHull (talk) 21:52, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
OK, I thought I was finished with User:Useddenim/Duckmanton, but now I will have to go back ans move the easterly bridge. (Not a biggie, though I do have to go to work now—I ended up on 2nd shift for the summer, but it's easy work driving for the University: see this item.) As far as checking a previous version, just click on the [View history] tab and select whichever version you want. Useddenim (talk) 19:04, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Dear Alan, once again, my apologies. I'm even more impressed with what you do now I know you're several thousand miles away. I don't know how you select what to work on, but I have others cooking if you are interested. Kind regards, Dave DavidAHull (talk) 19:19, 5 June 2013 (UTC)
A632 on User:Useddenim/Duckmanton: 1955 version or 1965 version? Useddenim (talk) 03:42, 6 June 2013 (UTC)
P.S. The POINTER arrows only come in red.
1955 version please. Dave DavidAHull (talk) 07:47, 6 June 2013 (UTC)

Pyewipe Junction[edit]

Thanks for adding to the Pyewipe Junction article - some interesting material there. I have some material on the GNGEJR and the LDEC to review and hope to expand the articles on both in the forthcoming months.--Davidvaughanwells (talk) 18:31, 2 June 2013 (UTC) I really appreciate your kind note, thank you. I look forward to seeing your stuff in due course. I've worked my way along the LD from Chesterfield MP and now I'm going to do the Beighton Branch, after Tuxford Shed and Works and Langwith J Shed. Kind regards, DaveDavidAHull (talk) 19:38, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

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What's important here, though, is that the VisualEditor features an interactive template inspector; you click an icon on a template and it shows you the parameters, the contents of those fields, and human-readable parameter names, along with descriptions of what each parameter does. Personally, I find this pretty awesome, and from Monday it's going to be heavily used, since, as said, the VisualEditor will become the default.

The thing that generates the human-readable names and descriptions is a small JSON data structure, loaded through an extension called TemplateData. I'm reaching out to you in the hopes that you'd be willing and able to put some time into adding TemplateData to high-profile templates. It's pretty easy to understand (heck, if I can write it, anyone can) and you can find a guide here, along with a list of prominent templates, although I suspect we can all hazard a guess as to high-profile templates that would benefit from this. Hopefully you're willing to give it a try; the more TemplateData sections get added, the better the interface can be. If you run into any problems, drop a note on the Feedback page.

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Ways to improve Kirkby-in-Ashfield Central railway station[edit]

Hi, I'm Wtwilson3. DavidAHull, thanks for creating Kirkby-in-Ashfield Central railway station!

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The article uses shortened footnotes and is a lot more consistent in that than a number of other articles that I could mention. --Redrose64 (talk) 21:16, 25 July 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for reviewing this short article. I assume by reviewing it you scanned it for lack of citations, pornography, spelling and the like, which is all good stuff. Could I suggest you also read it, specifically the section headed "Description" which places Duckmanton East Junction in the context of the four junctions which made up the collectively named "Duckmanton Junction", which is cited up to the hilt. Good luck, Dave DavidAHull (talk) 21:21, 20 October 2013 (UTC)