User talk:AHEMSLTD

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Welcome!

Hello, AHEMSLTD, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome! Dunc| 22:48, 23 September 2005 (UTC)

Photographs[edit]

Andy,

This might sound obvious but you first need to get photos in jpeg format first.

You should then upload images to the Wikimedia Commons servers. You need to go to http://commons.wikimedia.org and get a login.

Now go to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Railways_of_Great_Britain and flick through the categories there. Everything needs to be in atleast one category otherwise it might get lost.

You then need to go to "Upload file" which is at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/special:upload and place within the description page who the author is and any info about the picture that you need. Place it within a category with [[category:foo]] text.

Select the licence you want from the drop-down box. If they are your own photos, release them under the GFDL or a freer licence is you so desire.

To place an image within an article use

caption
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which produces a thumbnail exampled on the right.

Also finally, remember to sign your name with four tildes ~~~~ on talk pages!

Hope that helps. Dunc| 19:59, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

Re: Infobox locomotives[edit]

I had expected that other editors would add to the box as I added it to the articles. As to listing all of the railroads that used a particular locomotive, I could easily go both minimalist and maximalist on the list. If we look at articles like Southern Pacific 4294 for locomotives that were used only on a single railroad, there is little question as to how many of the railroads should be included in the Career heading. Other locomotives that moved around a little more, like Pioneer (locomotive) can have several railroads listed there even though there is generally one railroad that it is known for (in the case of Pioneer, that would probably be G&CU). The problem with listing them all there is that the heading can get quite large unless the names are abbreviated; when the Career section goes beyond two lines of text, it creates a very large box of color that can be distracting. My first thought on the actual question is that we should then include the railroad names in the list. The template that {{Infobox Locomotive}} is based on, {{Infobox Ship}}, doesn't run into this problem because naval vessels don't change owners anywhere near as often as some of the locomotives we write about (and {{Infobox Ship}} includes a parameter for a flag image in the Career section as well, but I didn't think it wise to include railroad logos in {{Infobox Locomotive}}).

What may be a better option is to create a subtemplate that will add sections for each railroad's usage that could have more information specific to each railroad. I'm imagining something like the way {{succession box}} adds a row of data to a table, so we would put something like (and the display would look like the sample shown on the right):

Pioneer
Power type Steam
... ...
Career Galena and Chicago Union Railroad
Purchase date whenever
First run whenever
Road number whichever
Career Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad
Lease date whenever
Road number some_other_number
 {{Infobox Locomotive|
 name=Pioneer|
 ...
 {{Infobox Locomotive/start career}}
 {{Infobox Locomotive/railroad|
   railroadname=Galena and Chicago Union Railroad|
   purchasedate=whenever|
   firstrundate=whenever|
   roadnumber=whichever|
 }}
 {{Infobox Locomotive/railroad|
   railroadname=Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad|
   leasedate=whenever|
   roadnumber=some_other_number|
 }}
 {{Infobox Locomotive/end career}}
 ...
 }} <!-- end of Infobox Locomotive -->

We'll have to change "Career" to something like "Railroad", but you get the idea. I'll try some experiments over the weekend and see what I come up with. Slambo (Speak) 14:18, 27 January 2006 (UTC)

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