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Please enter your selection for the November Picture of the Month in this thread.

Where has the year gone ?

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Let's get the competition going with this wonderful photo of 'Mr. Bean'.


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Claus Ellef wrote: Let's get the competition going with this wonderful photo of 'Mr. Bean'.



Ha! Thank you for the vote! 

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My vote is for Ian's little garden in Jencaster. Simple and very effective.

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My selection this month is from John Dew's wonderful Granby layout.

This shot simply oozes the atmosphere one would expect from a busy station throat.



It can be found here:  https://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=5500&forum_id=21&page=159#p305046

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This ought to have been posted a week ago but, as I'm not at home, my mind was on other things - sorry !!

You have just a day or two remaining to vote or post your choice for the November Picture of the Month.


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Petermac wrote: This ought to have been posted a week ago but, as I'm not at home, my mind was on other things - sorry !!

How dare you have a life outside of the forum! :mutley

It’s a quiet one this month. 

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I'm not having a "life" outside the forum Chris, I'm house sitting with a dog who misses her Mum so is about as animated as a blown decoder !!

They're back on Monday so by that night  I'll have the list of jobs that Liz has been building whilst I've been away.  Peace and quiet will be but a memory .............................

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Rushing this in to the editor before the deadline ( apologies its been a pretty hectic month here)


How could I resist !

 

From Penhale to Waddlemarsh, She don't arf get around  ;-)

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My selection, the Granby Jct pic.

Now if Mr Bean and the Mermaid were in the same shot that'd be a contender............ but sadly not.

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Works for me :thumbs

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Barchester wrote: Rushing this in to the editor before the deadline ( apologies its been a pretty hectic month here)


How could I resist !

 

From Penhale to Waddlemarsh, She don't arf get around  ;-)

Sorry Matt - that looks far too much like a Page 3 photo and, as I find such photos offend my strict upbringing, I'm going to have to disqualify it ......................... :Red Card

p.s. Have you got any more like that.........................you know my private e-mail address :cool wink

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I've had to ask for help doing the count this month but finally, after several recounts, our selection for November is from John Dew's Granby layout.  I have to say, very  well deserved (but then I would wouldn't I,  as one of his greatest fans) :




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Interesting to note that 360 views generated just 4 selections.  :roll:

The bulk of our membership has voted with it's feet so maybe it's time to call this idea a day at the end of the year and revert to having our leader select his choice ........................ :hmm

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That is a shame. 

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It seems we're doing it for half a dozen of us Chris and, without nominations, it's pointless.

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I know. I was saying it’s a shame it had such a low turn out. It’s a good idea. 

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Well as I write this, there are 36 guests viewing the forum and just one member, moi! This probably goes a long way in explaining not so much membership apathy, but a healthy interest in railway modelling generally.

I like membership participation, it's good for the forum, so please don't give up on us yet Peter, as you still have much to do ;-)

Best,

Bill

Edit, now 61 guests and 1 member!

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Oh I'm certainly not giving up on the forum Bill, just the current method of choosing our POTM.

The Member Nomination system has been running for over a year now and instead of it developing member participation, which was the whole idea in the first place, interest in it is now almost non-existant. 

I tend to think there comes a time when one has to accept "this parrot is dead" ................... :roll:

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I can only speak for me but I really struggle with a competitive element of railway modelling and even something as simple as a picture "competition" leaves me fearful of looking like its a judgement of some kind.

I know that might appear a bit over the top but I have liked 99% of the pictures proposed and have refrained from voting because I genuinely dont want to pick one above another.

Railway modelling has that beautiful attribute of offering everybody the ability to be correct - whatever we model.  Some like one thing, others another.  No debates, no fights, just a wonderful harmony that allows us to happily live side-by-side (even the green vs red engine brigades!!)

Our POTM vote wont disturb that of course but I would rather just look at all the pictures posted, keep on liking them all and not worry about being judgemental.

Just saying.

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Point taken Barry and that could indeed be one reason for the somewhat poor response for the POTM.

It's something we did years ago and then,  it was well received.  Obviously times, or membership have changed and it's just not working now.

Leaving it to Alan to select our header will still mean we're looking at a favourite picture but one of "his" rather than "ours".  The idea was to try to get member participation.

We're getting neither nominations in any quantity and therefore, no voting either.

For those reading this, let's see if we can go out with a bang - lots of nominations and lots of voting......... :cheers.


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First of all……thank you for nominating the picture of Granby then counting all the votes!:lol: .
Secondly thank you for working so hard to try and revive what used to be a very popular feature of YMR
 I am afraid I have to agree with you that it is time to call it a day and revert to Alan making a selection each month.  Its very disappointing that the response has been so poor…….rather than increase member participation it seems to have highlighted a trend towards diminishing involvement across the board. Its quite sad…..I do hope YMR doesnt wither away.

On that cheerful note I am off to take a load of photos of the finished building which I hope to post later this week.

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John Dew wrote: .............................................................

On that cheerful note I am off to take a load of photos of the finished building which I hope to post later this week.


And I for one, can't wait !!!

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I have to agree with Barry - I have refrained from voting for a POTM because I remember only too well the upset and problems in the past that were caused by introducing voting and competition. No matter how innocuous and innocent, when it comes down to making a 'choice' someone will be upset.
We lost a lot of talented members in the past - some returned, thankfully.
It's Alans' site, so I'm happy for him to choose - or even stick a pin in a list...
I shall now retreat! :pedal

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I too remember the problems we had years ago, just a few took part & I too, are happy for Alan to do the selection from the huge list available over the many years.

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Whaat's the verdict? what do you want me to do?

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I’d like it to continue, but Its the overhead you guys take in time to keep on top of it. 

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Whilst I think a few of us would like it to continue Chris, the general consensus is that Alan makes the selection.

Certainly judging from those selecting and voting, that would seem to be the case - very few of us get involved..

The December photo will therefore be the last one nominated and voted for by the members - over to you from January onwards Alan.  :cool wink

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I agree - Alans the man!

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I can choose it but Matt will have to upload it due to the forum changes.

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That's fine Alan. :thumbs

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Can I make a possible suggestion ?  Alan you do a Jigsaw each week.  How about  you put up the Jigsaw on one Saturday and the following Saturday We change the Picture of the week to whatever last weeks Jigsaw was ?
It means your only having to source ONE picture and as peeps see what the previous Jigsaw choices were it might encourage a few more to have a go at them 


Just a thought 

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Well done Pike Matt, I was just waiting for someone to think of that!

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Yes Bill, Alan has put a lot of effort into keeping the Jigsaws going and most of the members never see them so I think its a way to kill two birds with one stone !  It doesn't have to be one week, we could post each one up two weeks later, but I think a week gives those who DO the Jigsaw time to complete it and then we get to see Alan's choice  :thumbs
Just a thought 

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I've done that a couple of times already

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Just as long as I still get to do a jigsaw every week .......................... :hmm :cool wink


                 

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