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RailPro => RailPro Discussion & Help => Topic started by: TwinStar on June 18, 2017, 01:04:16 PM

Title: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on June 18, 2017, 01:04:16 PM
All:

I've started a map that will 'pin' the location of RailPro individual users and groups. Reply here with your location (general city, not necessarily a specific address) and I'll get you added to the list. Feel free to provide contact information if you wish.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YT5ly1cHgxnzDfFRXGn3sizmlP4&usp=sharing

After clicking on the link to the map look below the infield search bar for a 'balloon' icon similar to the majority of those on the map. If you hover above this icon it will say 'Add Marker'

Click this 'Add Marker' icon

You pointer will turn to cross hairs

Move the cross hairs to your location and click

A new marker will be placed and a dialogue box will appear with 'Point XX' in the top field.

Replace this 'Point XX' with your screen name

Add any additional information in the lower field such as group, your railroad, contact info, etc.

Click SAVE
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: KPack on June 18, 2017, 03:22:07 PM
Done
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: carrson on June 18, 2017, 06:56:28 PM
good idea, I added my spot.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: nodcc4me on June 18, 2017, 08:01:30 PM
I'm on there now.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: William Brillinger on June 19, 2017, 10:29:57 AM
Nice! I added my pin also.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Alan on June 19, 2017, 03:47:40 PM
Remind you of anything Bill?  ;D
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: William Brillinger on June 19, 2017, 04:15:23 PM
Yup! except I don't have to take care of it ;)
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: William Brillinger on June 19, 2017, 04:20:32 PM
Jacob, some instructions for people who want to add a pin could be helpful.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: darryl.trains on June 19, 2017, 11:54:14 PM
Interesting map as we are scattered all over the place but no two folks in the same area, yet !
The old fardt in the desert...HOT
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: MtRR75 on June 20, 2017, 06:55:14 PM
How come LK&O Railroad has a Locomotive icon instead of a balloon?  Can we the whole map be set up to use the locomotive icon instead of the balloons?
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on June 20, 2017, 07:02:53 PM
How come LK&O Railroad has a Locomotive icon instead of a balloon?  Can we the whole map be set up to use the locomotive icon instead of the balloons?

Click your pin and the dialogue box will appear

Just right of center on the bottom of the dialogue box is a symbol that looks like a paint can being spilt

Click that paint can icon

It will allow you to change the icon and the color of your icon
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Alan on June 20, 2017, 10:04:27 PM
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How come LK&O Railroad has a Locomotive icon instead of a balloon?

Because the LK&O is cool  8)
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: JJ Crooke on June 22, 2017, 09:41:37 PM
Done!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Michael on June 28, 2017, 10:30:42 AM
After clicking on the link to the map look below the infield search bar for a 'balloon' icon similar to the majority of those on the map. If you hover above this icon it will say 'Add Marker'

Sometimes I am a computer illiterate........I don't see the search bar below the infield.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: G8B4Life on June 28, 2017, 11:17:10 AM
Michael,

You'll need a Google account to add yourself to the map (this is why I'm not on the map, no account and not likely to get one either!). If you have a Google account sign in on the right hand side of the map and you should be able to add yourself. If you don't have a Google account you'll either need to sign up for one or ask someone here to add you.

- Tim
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on June 28, 2017, 11:19:57 AM
Screen Shot 2017-06-28 at 11.16.27 AM.png
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Marco on June 28, 2017, 01:45:44 PM
Oh man, I got over 4000 miles to the next RP buddy  :(
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Michael on June 28, 2017, 10:01:07 PM
"If you don't have a Google account you'll either need to sign up for one or ask someone here to add you."

I don't have a Google account.  Could someone add me?  I live in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Thank you. 

Mike

Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on June 28, 2017, 11:09:00 PM
You're added. I have you as Rock Island maroon for now. Give me your desired RR color and I'll get it changed.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Michael on June 29, 2017, 10:03:30 PM
Great.....Thank you for your help.  The colors are ok.  :D
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Homeless by Choice on June 30, 2017, 09:25:25 PM
Hi Michael and Twin Star,

I was just looking at Michael's position on the map.  I somehow MOVED Michael's icon.  It was purely accidental.

Please fix it for Michael.  I will no longer zoom in on the map and look around.

Sorry for messing it up,
LeRoy
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Alan on June 30, 2017, 09:46:28 PM
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Please fix it for Michael.  I will no longer zoom in on the map and look around.

I fixed'em. No harm done. At least you left him still in Ohio! Gotta be careful where that grabby hand is when you click-n-drag, eh LeRoy?  :-[
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Homeless by Choice on July 01, 2017, 07:27:45 PM

I fixed'em. No harm done. At least you left him still in Ohio! Gotta be careful where that grabby hand is when you click-n-drag, eh LeRoy?  :-[

Alan,

I promise to keep my "Grabby Hand" under control.  I just figured out how it happened.  I had "zoomed in" on the map.  Then I wanted to center it on my computer screen.  Apparently I grabbed Michael's icon instead of a bare spot on the map, moved my mouse, realized that I wasn't doing it correctly, so I let go, moving him to eastern Ohio.

Thank you for undoing my mistake.
LeRoy
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: PatP on July 10, 2017, 09:19:44 AM
If you don't have a Google account you'll either need to sign up for one or ask someone here to add you.

I don't have a Google account either. Would one of you add me as well? Put "Keysville, FL" in the search and it'll put a dot about a mile West of my house. Thanks.

Pat
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: cdp48 on December 27, 2017, 04:16:53 PM
Just added mine.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: DavidD_OKC on January 02, 2018, 12:28:56 PM
Done.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TrainManic on February 28, 2018, 12:43:04 PM
Taylorsville CA 95983

9 miles from Keddie Wye
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on February 28, 2018, 02:04:44 PM
Taylorsville CA 95983

9 miles from Keddie Wye

Added.

Anyone else?
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Nick on March 01, 2018, 07:34:43 PM
Added.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: jjwdadof4 on June 06, 2018, 08:43:54 PM
Pinned my place
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on October 17, 2018, 08:53:29 PM
I've changed the settings on the map to what I think are more user friendly. New people don't forget to pin yourself and everyone don't hesitate to provide feedback.

 
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: atsfguy on October 18, 2018, 08:07:17 AM
Jacob,
  I do not have a google account and dislike their “service” enough to never subscribe with them. Would you please pin my location on the map? I live in Mansfield, Ohio, about half way between Columbus and Cleveland along I-71.
  Thank you.
Cecil
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on October 18, 2018, 07:53:56 PM
Jacob,
  I do not have a google account and dislike their “service” enough to never subscribe with them. Would you please pin my location on the map? I live in Mansfield, Ohio, about half way between Columbus and Cleveland along I-71.
  Thank you.
Cecil

It's done!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: mecmt on November 11, 2018, 08:22:45 PM
twinStar
I don't see the search bar below the infield.
You can add me to the map if you like.
Northern New England Railway, New Gloucester Maine, O scale
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on November 11, 2018, 09:23:00 PM
twinStar
I don't see the search bar below the infield.
You can add me to the map if you like.
Northern New England Railway, New Gloucester Maine, O scale

You're added!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: emd_16645 on November 13, 2018, 08:49:05 AM
twinStar
I don't see the search bar below the infield.
You can add me to the map if you like.
Northern New England Railway, New Gloucester Maine, O scale

Its nice to see another RP user from Maine!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on April 06, 2019, 09:28:37 AM
We had a glitch with the RailPro Users Map but it should be up and running again. If you aren't listed on the map and need assistance let me know.

Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: DavidMcC on May 26, 2019, 02:46:19 PM
OK I do have a Google Account and I'm logged in, but I can't seem to see the method for creating a point, so here's my info

David McConnell, Manhasset, NY  11030  (Preferred color Maroon)


The local Hobby Shop is a RailPro dealer

Willis Hobbies, Mineola, NY 11501


Thanks!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on May 28, 2019, 02:58:31 PM
OK I do have a Google Account and I'm logged in, but I can't seem to see the method for creating a point, so here's my info

David McConnell, Manhasset, NY  11030  (Preferred color Maroon)


The local Hobby Shop is a RailPro dealer

Willis Hobbies, Mineola, NY 11501


Thanks!

David, I got you added.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: ssimtx on July 10, 2019, 03:25:57 PM
Clyde, Tx (east of Abilene on I20)
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on July 11, 2019, 04:28:25 PM
Clyde, Tx (east of Abilene on I20)

You're added and welcome! There's a few of us just east of you.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Brian W. on April 13, 2020, 08:23:41 AM
Hi Jacob, I just joined the group but don't have a Google acct. either. Could you add me to Minneapolis,MN? G scale.
Thank you!

Brian

Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on April 13, 2020, 11:11:08 AM
Hi Jacob, I just joined the group but don't have a Google acct. either. Could you add me to Minneapolis,MN? G scale.
Thank you!

Brian

Welcome Brain. You're added!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Smoke on May 15, 2020, 08:53:13 AM
I have a google account but can't figure out how to add my pin. ??? I even searched Google for how to add a pin to a google map.  ;D

I'm in Auburn, AL. You can put me down as Smoke or Andrew DeKruif
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Tom on May 17, 2020, 09:49:42 AM
"After clicking on the link to the map look below the infield search bar for a 'balloon' icon similar to the majority of those on the map. If you hover above this icon it will say 'Add Marker'"

I have used 3 different browsers and have never been able to find "a 'balloon' icon similar to the majority of those on the map."  Also, not sure what an "infield search bar" is.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on May 19, 2020, 08:59:13 AM
"After clicking on the link to the map look below the infield search bar for a 'balloon' icon similar to the majority of those on the map. If you hover above this icon it will say 'Add Marker'"

I have used 3 different browsers and have never been able to find "a 'balloon' icon similar to the majority of those on the map."  Also, not sure what an "infield search bar" is.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Tom, here are a few screen shots if that helps.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Smoke on May 19, 2020, 09:19:28 AM
Jacob,

For reference, here is what I see on the map when I am logged into my account.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on May 19, 2020, 09:45:14 PM
Jacob,

For reference, here is what I see on the map when I am logged into my account.

That's very interesting! Send me your info and I'll get you posted.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Tom on May 23, 2020, 12:23:35 PM
I see the same thing as Jacob.  Can you put me on the map as Tom in McKinney.
Thank you.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on May 23, 2020, 04:08:01 PM
McKinney, TX?
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Tom on May 24, 2020, 06:14:25 PM
Yes.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on May 24, 2020, 09:25:17 PM
Yes.

You're added!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: ronp on May 30, 2020, 02:57:29 PM
Ron in Redding, Ca.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: GMM6809 on June 10, 2020, 09:54:01 AM
All:

I've started a map that will 'pin' the location of RailPro individual users and groups. Reply here with your location (general city, not necessarily a specific address) and I'll get you added to the list. Feel free to provide contact information if you wish.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YT5ly1cHgxnzDfFRXGn3sizmlP4&usp=sharing

After clicking on the link to the map look below the infield search bar for a 'balloon' icon similar to the majority of those on the map. If you hover above this icon it will say 'Add Marker'

Click this 'Add Marker' icon

You pointer will turn to cross hairs

Move the cross hairs to your location and click

A new marker will be placed and a dialogue box will appear with 'Point XX' in the top field.

Replace this 'Point XX' with your screen name

Add any additional information in the lower field such as group, your railroad, contact info, etc.

Click SAVE

It doesn’t seem to be working for me. I’d like a point put at San Diego Ca. 92101. however I’llbe moving to Jacksonville North Carolina in the fall. So either location will be fine by me.

It opened in the google maps application and nothing showed up, so i forced it to open in a browser window, and it showed everyone’s points, but it would not allow me to add anything. Strange.

Thanks!

-Glenn M.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on June 26, 2020, 10:30:53 AM
Ron in Redding, Ca.

You're added Ron!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on June 26, 2020, 10:33:06 AM
All:

I've started a map that will 'pin' the location of RailPro individual users and groups. Reply here with your location (general city, not necessarily a specific address) and I'll get you added to the list. Feel free to provide contact information if you wish.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YT5ly1cHgxnzDfFRXGn3sizmlP4&usp=sharing

After clicking on the link to the map look below the infield search bar for a 'balloon' icon similar to the majority of those on the map. If you hover above this icon it will say 'Add Marker'

Click this 'Add Marker' icon

You pointer will turn to cross hairs

Move the cross hairs to your location and click

A new marker will be placed and a dialogue box will appear with 'Point XX' in the top field.

Replace this 'Point XX' with your screen name

Add any additional information in the lower field such as group, your railroad, contact info, etc.

Click SAVE

It doesn’t seem to be working for me. I’d like a point put at San Diego Ca. 92101. however I’llbe moving to Jacksonville North Carolina in the fall. So either location will be fine by me.

It opened in the google maps application and nothing showed up, so i forced it to open in a browser window, and it showed everyone’s points, but it would not allow me to add anything. Strange.

Thanks!

-Glenn M.

You're added Glenn!

I don't think these issues used to exist. I think something may have changed in google and the link works but not entirely.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: sandy.hadsell on July 18, 2020, 01:06:23 PM
Don't see a Balloon either. Can someone Pin me in Wooster Ohio between Canton and Mansfield. Modeling the Green Bay and Western in HO
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Alan on July 18, 2020, 03:58:34 PM
Don't see a Balloon either. Can someone Pin me in Wooster Ohio between Canton and Mansfield. Modeling the Green Bay and Western in HO

If of use to you, I took many photos of the Orrville Union Depot: http://www.lkorailroad.com/union-depot-in-orrville-oh/ (http://www.lkorailroad.com/union-depot-in-orrville-oh/)
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: sandy.hadsell on July 19, 2020, 05:45:01 AM
Alan,

Great Website for your railroad. I've been to the Orrville Depot several times. Near Thanksgiving Weekend they always have an open house, along with open houses for several other area model railroads. Check out the "Route 30 express". Most likely will be cancelled this year :(   I grew up about two miles from the Pennsylvania yard and Roundhouse in Crestline, Ohio. Saw it decline and then be torn down. The yard became a roadrailer facility for a while, now is a large grain loading facility. Usually see about 20 -40 covered hoppers on the tracks. As a side note, we also lived in Marlette Michigan for a couple years in the 80s when I was a driver for Schwan Foods. Was back up there last July on vacation. Small World!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on September 02, 2020, 10:10:38 AM
Don't see a Balloon either. Can someone Pin me in Wooster Ohio between Canton and Mansfield. Modeling the Green Bay and Western in HO

You're added!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: KiloWhiskey on September 02, 2020, 08:32:41 PM
I spent time in Coshocton next to the line to the power plant. Loved the rumble of the coal train most mornings
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: mcbunton on October 13, 2020, 08:47:02 AM
I can't see a balloon either, if you wish to add me, Lamar, MO SW corner of the state on I-49 30 miles north of Joplin,  birthplace of Harry Truman.   And if any of you are golfers my house is just off the local 9 hole course which I own a minority share in, stop by and you can give me pointers on getting my G scale up to speed and play around free with me!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Coupe633 on December 02, 2020, 05:06:04 PM
Concord, NC
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on December 03, 2020, 06:06:56 AM
I can't see a balloon either, if you wish to add me, Lamar, MO SW corner of the state on I-49 30 miles north of Joplin,  birthplace of Harry Truman.   And if any of you are golfers my house is just off the local 9 hole course which I own a minority share in, stop by and you can give me pointers on getting my G scale up to speed and play around free with me!

You're added! The offer on a round sounds great. I don't get to play as much as I used to.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on December 03, 2020, 06:08:28 AM
Concord, NC

I was just in Charlotte. We ate at a Midwood Smokehouse. Great stuff! I love that area.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on December 03, 2020, 06:10:28 AM
If anyone else needs me to add them please don't hesitate to ask. I'm not as active on the forums anymore but I still get the email notifications about replies and will gladly add anyone. Covid and my industry, moving, and a few surgeries have put anything RailPro on the back burner. Hopefully next year!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Mr. E on December 03, 2020, 07:06:52 AM
York, PA
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: trainman605 on December 03, 2020, 07:37:17 AM
I didn't look on the Map, but I'm in Ft. Worth, Texas, modeling the Ft. Worth city area and the Stock Yards district. Running RailPro, battery power, and G Scale.

trainman
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on January 08, 2021, 06:29:51 AM
York, PA

You've been added!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on January 08, 2021, 06:30:42 AM
I didn't look on the Map, but I'm in Ft. Worth, Texas, modeling the Ft. Worth city area and the Stock Yards district. Running RailPro, battery power, and G Scale.

trainman

I put your balloon downtown but I can move it. I'm in the Alliance area and Krleddy is over in Colleyville.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: mcbunton on January 11, 2021, 07:16:08 AM
I can't see a balloon either, if you wish to add me, Lamar, MO SW corner of the state on I-49 30 miles north of Joplin,  birthplace of Harry Truman.   And if any of you are golfers my house is just off the local 9 hole course which I own a minority share in, stop by and you can give me pointers on getting my G scale up to speed and play around free with me!

You're added! The offer on a round sounds great. I don't get to play as much as I used to.

Just off I-49 if you are headed north to KC.  Great pizza place at the course also. 
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: Gibs on March 13, 2021, 03:38:54 AM
I'm in the same boat as Jacob.

Please add:
Meadow Springs
Mandurah
Western Australia.

Thanks.
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: TwinStar on April 08, 2021, 08:31:24 AM
I'm in the same boat as Jacob.

Please add:
Meadow Springs
Mandurah
Western Australia.

Thanks.

You're added!
Title: Re: RailPro Users Map
Post by: BN3022 on June 11, 2021, 03:30:57 PM
Please add: South Milwaukee, WI