Real Life Thomas

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by McFortner, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    I found this through the How Stuff Works website. This guy figured out what real life engines Thomas and the other engines were based on. Check out his site at! :thumb:

  2. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Yahoo! is sure tight with their free website service ain't they? This is what I got :( Fred


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  3. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Great Website Michael :thumb:

    Yes they are fred. I am trying to get away from yahoo and go with another website server. If a website is looked at by alot of people in a certain amount of time they time it out for an hour. It sucks reallly bad cause with my Independent Live Steamers website is through yahoo. I have people from all around the world looking at it and i know they don't like it when that message pops up. I have known people that started out with yahoo and then moved away from it because of that problem.
  4. seanm

    seanm Member

    I have a server with pleanty of room and no fee at all. Sits in my spare bedroom and is pretty stable. I would be happy to offer it to any model railroaders out there.

    There are currnetly a few web sites that are hosted... I have PLEANTY of space and bandwidth for everything but streaming media.

    You would have to put up with a domain like:

    It would also come with email at I have webmail access, pop3, FTP, telnet and if you are real adventerious, CGI access on your web site. It web server is apache on Linux and she runs pretty good.

    Here are a few sites I host: htp://

    and others.

    All ya need to do is ask! This is open to anyone and there is no charge...we just have to get along and be friendly. (smile)

  5. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    You like trains and pipes. Pity you live on the left coast. If you were out here, I'd have somebody to hang out with who likes two of my joys. ;)

    The web space sounds good. Now I just have to figure out what I would put on it! :confused: :confused: :rolleyes: :D

  6. Turbomotive

    Turbomotive New Member

    Hi guys, I'm Martin Clutterbuck and owner of that Thomas the Tank site you link to, and I'm here because your traffic has been significant! Thanks very much.

    I'm a middle-aged Englishman who loved Awdry's books as a boy but more or less missed the (in some respects dumbed down) TV shows living here in Thailand, so hence the site.

    I joined up because I'm very interested in the offer of Mr Sean M. With Mr Dash 10's comment in mind, I have been sorely irked by the Yahoo attitude to successful sites (surely that's more eyeballs for their ads). I've been looking at other free hosts, but the temptation of working with a real person who might be sympathetic to the site's ferrophiliac content was irresistible. If you are interested in hosting this site which gets about 50 hits/day, Mr M, you might like to check it out from the link above (when Yahoo lets you) and/or please send me a msg or mail or the email supplied on the site

  7. seanm

    seanm Member


    I have sent an email to you and would be happy to host your site at no charge with no advertising. Please contact me via return mail and we will get this working!

    Anyone else who needs space on a server that is not cluttered up by ads and bassically has no access restrictions, please contact me.

  8. Turbomotive

    Turbomotive New Member

    Thanks to Sean, the new website is now live on his server!

    Many thanks also to Michael for opening this thread and dash10 for pointing to the site's most serious drawback, so toasts to "The Gauge" all round!!

    If you go to Yahoo now you'll be redirected, otherwise, browse and enjoy...


  9. docsnavely

    docsnavely Member

    Very fascinating! They all match up so well!! Nice research!

  10. McFortner

    McFortner Member

    No, thanks for posting all this info on the web. My son loves Thomas, and so do a few adult friends of his.... ;)

    And thanks to Sean for making the space available. Now I don't have to fight Yahoo over "Bandwith Exceeded" messages!

  11. Turbomotive

    Turbomotive New Member

    I'm glad too :) Just that people remember the "railway realism" of the Rev. W. Awdry that the TV program makers have left behind. Still, I'm still humbled with a link from a Mom put up for her 3yo girl ;)
  12. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    Great website! Very interesting!

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