On the road again, this time to a small community hall in Water Orton, in the eastern outskirts of
just off the M42/M6 junction and a few miles north of the NEC. The reason?
Simple really, it was time again for the biennial 009 Society West Midlands
Group open day, otherwise known as Narrow Gauge Midlands and an event not to be
missed if you can possibly help it, as around 150 other like-minded enthusiasts
attested as I joined “the gang” for another warm and friendly day amongst top
quality people and models, refreshed by the customary 5 star service from the
renowned Webb Family and friends Catering Corps who raised £270 during the day
for the Woodland Trust. The West Midlands Group are an active and enthusiastic
group of narrow gauge modellers who always provide a good presentation at the
many events in the that they provide a presence and 009 Society
publicity. Great to see them on home territory with their own and invited
PLEASE NOTE: This is the first album I have created using Google Images, which the nice people at Google have decided to replace the perfectly serviceable and user friendly Picasa Web Albums with, as apparently this is the way forward. To say it was not very easy is an understatement. Uploading the album was very straightforward, trouble is that no matter how I tried, the photos would not upload in the order that I wanted them to, so in the end, I was reduced to manually re-ordering each one of the 101 photos in this album! Swear box filled up rapidly and it took ages. Got there in the end, but then had to add the captions! In Picasa Web, there is/was a facility to add captions to the album and you simply copy and paste each caption from a Word document against each photo number that comes up in this facility. With Google Images, I had to open each photo and insert the caption, then move to the next photo and do it again and so on. It seems that the choices are to persevere with albums and order the photos in this way, or to upload each photo to a new album individually which I will probably try for the next one.
Anyway, that's my excuse for the longer than desired delay for this album.
Navigating the album: When you "click to view" you will/should be taken to the album which will start off with the opening text, same as the one in this blog entry, then you will see the thumbnails of the photos. Start with the first one by left-clicking it and it should open up with the caption showing in a pane to the right of the photo. If it is not there, then click on the little "i" button top right and this will open the info pane. To move to the next photo, simply press the right arrow key on your keyboard, the one between the letters and the number pad to the right of the space and right hand ctrl etc keys!
I hope you find the album satisfactory and the navigation works as described above.