Archie Long

Archie Long is a fictitious character from a 20th Century movie, who was played by a now-deceased actor. That's about all we know.

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SuperSnap track is back!

SuperSnap track is back!

| March 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

RMT has announced that their SuperSnap line of O gauge track will be in stock and ready to ship starting Tuesday, 13 March!  SuperSnap was originally developed by K-Line, and has been out of production for 10 years.  RMT’s new release of the sectional track features prototypically proportioned ties, a blackened “shadow” center rail and “snap-together” […]

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New 2012 Bachmann catalogs

New 2012 Bachmann catalogs

| February 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Bachmann has released new 2012 catalogs.  Highlights of the Williams O gauge line are: New Christmas and Lakeshore Limited freight sets featuring the 4-6-0 Baldwin steam locomotive. New Greyhound passenger set headed by the Baldwin 4-6-0. Operating hand cars. New road names for the F3 diesels (Boston & Maine and Erie). GP38 in BNSF paint Amtrak Genesis in Phase V […]

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NextGEN Gallery tutorial — insert images

| February 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

This NextGEN Gallery tutorial will help you insert images and slideshows into your articles/posts.  NextGEN offers a lot of flexibility and options for displaying your images, including some nice slideshow effects.  In addition to using the widget to place images and galleries, you also have the option of adding the shortcode text to your posts by […]

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Set avatar images

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The OGH Forum uses this hierarchy to display avatars, if you have more than one available: Uploaded avatar image — hosted here on OGH, see instructions below Remote avatar image — see “select remote avatar” in the instructions below Gravatars — Google it if it’s unfamiliar WordPress avatars Set your avatar through the OGH Forum […]

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Maximum image sizes

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

The maximum image sizes on OGH are determined by the size of the file in Kilobytes — not the image dimensions.  Each member has a folder for their own forum file uploads, and we have unlimited storage. Maximum image file size = 500K Maximum avatar image file size = 100K (please use images no larger […]

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Embed images in forum posts

| February 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

You can embed images in your forum posts.  Your images can be stored on a host like Flikr or Photobucket, or stored here at OGH.  Each OGH member has a separate folder for their photos (transparent to you the member). NOTE:  make sure you have your browser and/or ad-blocking software set to allow popup windows […]

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Embed YouTube videos

| February 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

It doesn’t take much to embed YouTube videos in your forum posts.  It is so easy, it’s almost confusing.  Don’t use the filmstrip icon in the TinyMCE editor toolbar. On YouTube.com click the [Share] button underneath the video you want to embed.  Simply copy the share link: Then paste it directly in your forum post: […]

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Calendar tutorial

| February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

All members can add train-related events to our calendar.  Here’s a brief calendar tutorial to get you started. Add an event To add your event, select [+ New] –> [Event] from the top menu bar (dark gray).  The new event form opens in your “Dashboard”.  Fill-in the Title and a Description.  Select all the Event […]

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WordPress tutorial – create content

| February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

This WordPress tutorial will help you create WordPress content using the default Visual Editor, and submit it to O-Gauge Hobbyist (OGH).  If you’re an old hand at WordPress or other blogging software, you can probably skim through this.  If blogging is new to you, please take the time to read through it — and come […]

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NextGEN Gallery tutorial – managing images

| February 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

This NextGEN Gallery tutorial covers uploading and managing your images in WordPress.  The NextGEN Gallery plugin adds nice features to manage your images, and many options to display them as individual images, galleries or slideshows in your WordPress posts.  Here’s a how to use it.

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