Free download of a small utility building in 1/87 scale.
This is the first in my Urban Series of buildings in the Models from
the Mist "Structures for Railroads" collection.
Building measures approx 6.5 x 5.5 x5cm high.
Unrar the archive
Password for the pdf file is colklink
Requires Acrobat Reader
To get rid of Winfixer and other such crap, Remove it via the Control
Panel, find its folder, and delete everything that remains in it (you
may have to use "attrib -r -h" from the command line first). Then
immediately apply a registry cleaner such a Registry Mechanic (which I
find is worth the money, about $20-30.) Reboot.
That usually fixes it. If it doesn't, run an anti-spyware program, or
two. Then do the registry clean. When removing malware, always run the
registry cleaner before rebooting. Otherwise, leftover keys may
reinstall and restart the program.
Face up to the dangers, and protect your machine properly. Do not rely
on Windows' security features. They are pathetic. Norton is well known
but useless if you don't keep it up to date. After the first year, you
must pay for updates: do so, it's worth the money. Set it to run on
boot, and to automatically update itself. I don't use Norton, but if you
already have it, it's a good investment to keep it up to date. I use
ZoneAlarm Pro (about $30) and AVG Pro (about $20), set to start on boot,
and to scan incoming stuff for spyware etc.
But one anti-malware program is not enough. I use Counterspy (about
$20-30, and worth it.) Spybot is free, but unlike most freeware, it
works very, very well. If you use it, send the author a donation. I run
each of these once a week. Spybot found a villain two weeks ago - the
first I've had on this machine since last summer. It pays to be paranoid!
Sounds to me like all the more reason to avoid this guy's web site
What's wrong with plain ordinary files (plain text, pictures or *maybe*
PDFs if absolutely necessary) on a site open to all without having to
resort to arcane uncompression methods and such? Plus no malware,
adware, popups, etc.
To the arrogant putzes at NBC:
Do we call the country Italia? Is its capital Roma?
Doug Cowan wrote:
I'd steer clear of this download unless you're happy to be bombarded
Rather harsh considering that there is no proof one way or the other
that my website caused the problem directly.
As reported in another post the download is no longer connected to
downloadcounter.com which appears to have had a popup that could have
caused the problem.
If anybody has any further problems regarding this download or my
website, please feel free to contact me directly.
Erm. Wake up! There is absolutely no proof that the link to the file
caused the problem reported above. I had said, if you read the post you
"> As reported in another post the download is no longer connected to
Considering that I have used the counter from Downloadcounter.com for
other downloads from my website for a number of years with no reported
problems, I only suggested it COULD be the cause of the problem, NOT
-was- the cause of the problem.
Today I have had several people test download the file with no problems
whatsoever with the download or the file itself.
Also up to date over 300 people have downloaded the card model with no
problems reported. Over 3600 people have downloaded other files from my
website via downloadcounter.com WITHOUT any problems.
The only issues I have personally encountered with downloadcounter.com
is that the site is often offline. For that reason I am no longer using
that service with the card models.
I stand by my assertion that the comments above are harsh, and were
unwarranted considering there is absolutely no proof whatsoever, that
the problem originated from my site.
It appears to me that some people jump to conclusions before getting
their facts straight. If you don't want to download the file don't. If
you don't want to visit my site, you are under no obligation to do so.
To all others who do, welcome and I hope you enjoy your visit.
And I stand by assertion; tried downloading from the site, and there was a
problem. It's a fact, like it or not, so if anyone needs to wake up, it'd
be you. That was the point of the original reply; there was a problem with
And posting such on a ng message thread is completely appropriate vs
emailing you; it alerts readers and possibly you asap. Not the case with a
private email, especially if you're away.
For someone who claims to have such experience with websites/downloads on
said site, etc. you should have known how to handle such a situation better
than insulting someone who informed you about a problem......who didn't
insult *you* in doing so btw.
I only responded to the assertion, if you read the above posts
correctly, that my site had a problem with WinFixer. And that the
person could have contacted me personally without having to accuse me
of something that was not true. I did not insult anyone. I merely
stated a fact. People were accusing me of having a download that had
another program attached, which it did not.
As for the problem you say you had with the download.. How come you
didn't try contacting me????? And what was the problem you had???? So
how could I fix something I knew nothing about??? Huh? Huh?
BTW I was not informed about any problem by anybody, rather the person
above accused the download as containing a problem, which it didn't.
Then another, who had complained about my method of posting the file
got on the bandwagon and told everyone to avoid my site. Did I insult
them? No! I merely stated that I was unaware of any problem with the
download or my site, that no problems had been reported to me. Instead
I get people making accusations, complaining about my method of
download and all because you people (the few who posted here
complaining) either *think* you had a problem on you computer because
you *thought* it easier to blame someone for it, or cannot cope with
the method I use for my file distribution.Which by the way has been no
problem for over 300 people who have downloaded the file. It appears to
me that some people expect to get something for nothing, yet complain
on how it is packaged.
What a nice friendly bunch you are. NOT!
The fact remains. The people who have complained here about the
download could have contacted me personally rather than make wild
accusations with scare tactics. There are ways of dealing with such
problems to avoid public discussions such as this. Oh, this would have
been conducted through email but I couldn't contact them as their email
addresses here are not legitimate.
1. I never said I had a problem with the download. Try cranking down the
temper a notch, and reading a post. Comprehension is a nice trait to have.
2. I already addressed the potential problems (and it's an unrealistic
request for that matter, especially on usenet) of expecting someone to
contact you, or any other web owner.
It's usenet, not a moderated forum. Judging by your reactions, I'd say
you're new to web hosting, usenet, etc; if you blow a gasket everytime
someone mentions something negative (in your mind) about your site, you
won't last long.
And the fact remains, as I've said more than once, that when there's a
problem, contacting by email is a ridiculously niave expectation. Btw, not
using a real email addy is sop for usenet.
On 12 Mar 2006 12:01:54 -0800, "DC3D Cardmodeller"
This is not the papermodels group, that is for sure.
Over the years I have noted a lot (not all but still far too
many) model railroaders take themselves too seriously and get too
crabby. Maybe because many are older they tend to follow the
old=grouch stereotype but, suffice to say, model railroading is one of
the less welcoming hobbies that I have encountered over the years.
While I have met some great friendly people in the hobby I have met an
awful lot of crabs. more than in a lot of hobbies. Sad.
Cat , I agree with you. I've been in model railroading for most of my
life , 63 now. I've also been into RC airplanes , cars, boats , bass
fishing and on . Like you , I have run into many nice people , but
there are more weird , ego filled , and unfriendly in this hobby by
far than any other I have been involved in.
Seen some really nice work also , but you know where most all the nice
work comes from ? Not the rivet counters , those who are so eager to
dispute anything one says as if they know it all , but from the nice
quite guy in the corner who hardly says a word and is friendly to all.
These guys never have an ego problem that I have seen and are usually
the real experts .
Another thing , I have participated in Model Railroad shows for quite
a few years and talk about discouraging others who may get into the
hobby....some interested person all excited about the trains walks up
and wants to know "how much does it cost to get into something like
....before I can get to the person and tell them they can buy a
starter train set for less than a hundred , a sheet of plywood and
scenery stuff for another fifty or so , one of the local 'experts'...
spouting 50 cent words and railroad terms that I don't understand
picks up a loco that looks most like most any plastic loco to the guy
whos interested , and proceeds to tell him about this brass locomotive
that he paid 1500.00 for.
He also tells the guy about those 5 or 6 brass passenger cars that
cost a couple hundred each , and the countless thousands he has in his
Then he proceeds to tell him all about handlaying the track and
driving all those thousands of spikes and so on ..and the complicated
wiring and on and on.
The poor guy and his wife move on.
Interesting, I just went to the site, curiosity now, downloaded, about
fifteen minutes on a dial up connection. (Which is why I don't normally go
after .pdf files.) Download window said "Powerzip archive" for file type,
no problem. unrared, gave adope the password when it asked, printed just
fine. I'd say you have a problem, but ignorance can be cured.
The site is not entirely model RR, but there are some things there. A
private email is considered a common courtesy, something that is fast
disappearing in our time of "political correctness." ("Total wrongness is
more like it.)
Sorry, JP, but your tone has been defensive from the start, and there was no
need for it. If he wants to password protect the file, it's his business,
you weren't asked to pay anything. I didn't get any popup, but clicking on
the "X" in the corner isn't any great amount of effort.
Net result, another of the small but nice resources lost to a big mouth.
Part of Models from the Mist's long term plan is to create plansheets
in a number of scales O included. which isn't really a hard thing as
the plansheets are already drawn at 300dpi which makes for large images
with good detail. In fact I have found that the smaller the print
process the more likely there is a loss of detail.
Also the models I am creating are originally drawn with separate doors,
door frames and such which enables for layered recessed door ways or
windows. The process of reduction for HO, N etc scales means that these
are printed on a flat wall surface only.
If the demand for larger scales like O is there, I am quite prepared to
format the files so they will print at the larger scales, although I
think the end user would require the models to be printed on an A3
printer. On the other hand they could be formatted to fit on A4. It
will really depend on the demand I guess.
Bob da Kiwi
Re read his last postings, then you decide who has a comprehension problem.
HE stated that there won't be any more posted for download without
membership. Gettum picture, Lonesome Polecat?
(And no, I'm not vey nice.)
On 11 Mar 2006 22:27:58 -0800, "DC3D Cardmodeller"
It's an internet newsgroup, what do you expect? Remember they
still respond to trolls and get into extensive flamewars here. That
does not bode well when expecting a rational set of responses. (and
people wonder why the forums are gaining in popularity and NGs
Rather harsh, just try to be aware of what you open. Not a problem.
PDF, which I consider a disgusting format, mainly because there is no slower
method to download, has it's attractions to some, but mostly advertisers and
egotists that want everyone to see and print exactly the same thing, no way
to cull useless information. Some programs I have, the manual is in PDF,
and in one of them 1/4 of the pages have either two or three lines of text,
some only two or three words and no way to cull without sending adope
obscene amounts of money for acrobat. This one also wants to print in high
quality mode and landscape format, which might explain why that program is
in the drawer of programs I don't use and not in my machine. PowerZip and
Winzip both handle .rar files, just click them and they open. Uncompressed
PDF is gargantuan to download.
One thing I ocassionally do is a low level format of my HD, when it's done,
there is nothing left on that drive, rootkit, worm, virus, spyware that the
programs didn't catch are all history. Pain in the butt, maybe a few more
months and another format, but installing Linux instead of windblows.
Getting tired of paying silly willy for stuff that only half works. Until
then, Nortons, Naviscope, AdAware, SpyBot, Zeroclik and Cookiewall. All of
which don't make this thing run any faster.
Wow you must not work with printable graphics much. In that
area PDF is pretty much the only way to send art between machines. PDF
has a huge advantage in model arts, namely it regulates the
proportions precisely so parts on different pages will print at the
same relationship, which is VERY hard to do with other image formats.
As to having to have the full version of Acrobat to remove
pages and restructure them inside a PDF, there are several programs
which are either freeware or shareware that do exactly that. (no, I do
not know their names.)
As for egoists, I guess you could say an artist who wants
their work presented as they intend is an egoist but then that is more
a statement that would be attributed to someone terribly uncreative
and venal. Of course that does not actually pertain to PDFs all it
does is constrain proportion, you can alter size easily (I routinely
print "HO" models in "N" or smaller using the commands built into the
The thing is, howl as one will the PDF is THE primary
container for printed data on the net and will remain so unless the
even more proprietary format being pushed by Microsoft comes about.
Personally I would rather deal with Adobe than MS (if they just
offered their programs for Unix, I would convert all my systems
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