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Hi, from user 'EdJogg' (aka Pete J).

I'm a former Software Engineer from the UK, living in Slough, Berkshire.

My interests include traction engines and other steam engine-powered vehicles, railways (model and prototype), canals, Land Rovers, industrial archaeology, The Railway Series books by the Rev. W. Awdry, and "Radio 4 comedy programmes". However, as a WikiGnome, do not be surprised to find my edits anywhere within the Wiki!

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About Me :o)Edit

 Go slowly insane as you sit and stare...


 

WikiProject MembershipEdit

Far too many projects... (aaaaargh!)

 This user is a member of WikiProject UK Railways
 This user is a member of WikiProject UK Waterways
 This user is a member of the Trains WikiProject.
    This user is a member of
    WikiProject THOMAS
 This user is a member in
WikiProject Surrey.
(To let)

(Reserved for WikiProject Steam !!)

 This user is a member of
WikiProject Mills

On Wikipedia...Edit

Probably the most useful section for visitors...

 This user has rollback rights on the English Wikipedia. (verify)
 This user has an alternative account named Hymek.
 This editor is a
Veteran Editor IV
and is entitled to display this
Gold Editor Star.
 This editor is a WikiGnome.
 This editor DOES NOT USE automated or semi-automated editing tools)
  This user has been on Wikipedia for 16 years, 5 months and 22 days.
22,000+This user has made more than 22,000 contributions to Wikipedia and, as a result, may be slightly insane.
4,000+This user has edited over 4,000 different Wikipedia articles.
enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
 This user's time zone is GMT.
UKThis user uses British English.
(To let)
Grr!This user is proud to be a Grammatical Pedant.
{{Wiki}}This user is an expert writer in the MediaWiki language.
{{t|3}}This user contributes to the template namespace with confidence.
“,;:’This user is a punctuation stickler.

Programming...Edit

Well, it's me job, innit? Lots of experience, but in limited areas...
Lots at Beginner level? Yup! Comes from trying to learn 'em all at the same time!

C-4This user is an expert C programmer.
C++-1This user is a beginning C++ programmer.
Java-1This user is a beginning Java programmer.
HTML-2This user is an intermediate HTML user.
XML-1This user is a beginning XML coder.


Other interesting facts...Edit

Some of the many to be found under Wikipedia:USERBOX#Gallery...

 This user lives in Surrey.
  This user is an adherent of
Anglican Christianity.
 This user lives in England. 
 This user is a hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is.
 This user reads Asterix comics.
ITHello, I.T. , have you tried turning it off and on again? Is it definitely plugged in?
ISIHACI'm Sorry...
This User Hasn't a Clue
 This user supports recycling.
 This User is excessively addicted to Wikipedia.

AwardsEdit

  The Editor's Barnstar
Thanks for the big assist with getting Holt Manufacturing Company ready for GA review. It passed on the first attempt.-- btphelps (talk) (contribs) 05:20, 13 April 2010 (UTC)
 
For your ceaseless efforts to improve the railway-related articles on Wikipedia. Best, Gwernol 13:10, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Did you know...?Edit

Only five DYKs so far (five out of five attempts, that is!), but they were worth the effort...
Note that entries with pictures were the first items in the list!

  On 22 June, 2007, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Wharncliffe Viaduct, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.
  Did you know? was updated. On 16 July, 2007, a fact from the article Penmanshiel Tunnel, which you recently nominated, was featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

Unfortunately, we had no suitable image to submit for this one.


  On 7 January, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article portable engine, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

(3400 page views on 7 Jan 2008, traction engine had 473 views (4*average) that day.)

  On 23 March, 2008, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Ferdinand Verbiest, which you created or substantially expanded. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

(This was top of the Main Page DYK list on Easter Sunday afternoon! 3300 page views on 23 Mar 2008)

  On 1 March, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article British Rail sandwich, which you recently nominated. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

nice nom .... any more for April Fools day Victuallers (talk) 10:37, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

  • ... that despite being an object of ridicule in popular culture, over 8 million British Rail sandwiches were sold in 1993?

Minimal work for this one, mainly just a nomination...but it received 5000 page views and hence qualifies for an entry in Wikipedia:DYKSTATS!

Interesting PagesEdit

Wiki ProjectsEdit

WP:AnglicanismWP:ChristianityWP:PROGROCK

WP:THOMASWP:LT (London Transport)— WP:TWP (Trains)— WP:Rail (UK Rail)— WP:UKTrams (UK Trams)

WP:MILLSWP:TRUCKS

UK Waterways: How to write about UK Waterways – (Googlemap-like UK canal map)

Steam-relatedEdit

Railway-relatedEdit





The Railway SeriesEdit

OtherEdit

Reference SourcesEdit

MapsEdit

  • http://www.ponies.me.uk/maps/osmap.html
    -- OS Maps (1:25,000) for 1925-45 (colour, dates vary)
    -- excellent scans, navigate using Google map interface
    -- can set specific URL after search, also links to other sites (eg current OS get-a-map)
  • http://www.npemap.org.uk/ -- New Popular Edition Maps
    --OS Maps (1:25000) from 1940's ?
    --search by place, postcode. can link by URL
    --cannot zoom-in greatly
  • http://www.somerset.gov.uk/archives/Maps/os61htm/6706.htm -- Somerset County Council
    -- OS Maps 1:10560 County Series 1st edition (c.1884-87)
    -- better quality scans than old-maps.co.uk + much larger on-screen. Can link directly
    -- Somerset only? Not sure how to navigate.
    -- Link shows page covering Knackershole Tunnel (bottom-left). Dulverton is a couple of sheets up and a few to the right!
  • http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/maps/index.jsp -- "Historical Mapping" (A Vision of Britain Through Time (1900-2001))
    --New Map of the British Isles (1921)
    --Ordnance Survey 10 Mile to One Inch (1904)
    --20th Century OS New Popular Edition
    --19th Century OS First Series (select from menu)
    --1930's Land Utilisation (select from menu)
    --zoom and pan to locate, different maps for different zoom levels
    --small map, cannot link, pixellated at high zoom levels

Book CitesEdit

Dunno where best to place these... [1][2]

  1. ^ Casserley, H. C. (1960) [1955]. The Observer's Book of Railway Locomotives of Britain (Revised ed.). Frederick Warne. p. 56.
  2. ^ Freezer, C. J. (1977). Locomotives in Outline – GWR. Beer, Seaton, Devon: Peco Publications. p. 24. ISBN 0 900586 46 X.