Website Improvements - 2004

20 February 2004

Several improvements have been made to the site over the recent weeks. Here is a quick round-up of the new features.

Technical Articles

This section aims to give you all the info you need to know about OTP. It is a bit sparse at the moment, but over time, it will become a large resource.

If you want to contribute, then please get in touch.

Upgraded Search Facility

To save you time whilst searching for a specific machine, a mini-fact box now appears on the search results page, with the five most recent sightings of it. If you are using this, then remember not to include the DR/DX prefix.

Sighting Submission Tools

This makes it easier for you to send your sightings to me. They are automatically added to the sightings database on the site, then included when they are approved. You can access this by clicking "Submit Sightings" in the navigation bar above.

To submit RR sightings, you must go through a slightly different process. If you visit an RR fleet list page, you will notice a small box beside each machine - just "tick" the box, and fill in the location/date details at the bottom of the page.

If the fleet list doesn't exist, you can search for individual RR vehicle, then submit a sighting using the RR fact box. If the vehicle you have seen doesn't appear on a fleet list or search results, then mail me in the normal way.

Using the sightings submission feature will allow me to update the site more frequently, and concentrate on my studies at university! So, please do use it :-)

Photo Page

Each page now has a selection of thumbnails of photos similar to the one you are viewing, or indeed of the same machine.

If you have any suggestions on how to improve the site, I am always keen to hear ideas, so please get in touch. And don't forget, you can tell your friends of this site by using the tell-a-friend feature (it's gone, so don't bother).



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