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Seems fine to me...  have you cleared your cache/rebooted your machines recently?

folder "O-Scale" was accessed by someone in United States using IP address ............

folder "O-Scale" was accessed by someone in United States using IP address ............

I copied the link from the top of page 1...   3D Repository  Both the Link here and at the top of Page 1 work for me.  If you had the OLD link bookmarked that will NOT work.



Last edited by Dennis-LaRock

The link posted about 11 hours ago also worked for me.  However, after I loaded the first page, my Chrome-based browser's "Back" arrow refused to return me to this forum.  It just kept re-downloading the repository first page, and this is the first time I've ever had that problem.  Had to close tab from which I started and reopen this forum tab.  Anyone else see this problem?

Chuck

Seems fine to me...  have you cleared your cache/rebooted your machines recently?

Yep, and it now works this morning without doing anything extra. When I posted, it was really down.

@PRR1950 posted:

The link posted about 11 hours ago also worked for me.  However, after I loaded the first page, my Chrome-based browser's "Back" arrow refused to return me to this forum.  It just kept re-downloading the repository first page, and this is the first time I've ever had that problem.  Had to close tab from which I started and reopen this forum tab.  Anyone else see this problem?

Does that in Firefox as well.

Last edited by gunrunnerjohn

I have a question about contributing.

I’ve wanted a ballast spreader and found one on thingverse I believe and printed it. I quickly found that it didn’t fit my needs and wouldn’t do what I wanted.

I’ve modified it on tinkercad numerous times and am currently printing my 4th version of it. When I finally get it the way I want it and doing what I need it to do I would like to share it, but it’s technically not my base design and I wouldn’t want to basically plagiarize whoever the original designer is.

What would be the best and basically most morally correct way to share it? That is, if I’m ever truly happy with it. I know they are cheap to buy but it’s been fun messing with it and seeing it come to life.

there are two rights to consider 1) Patent and 2) Copyright.

If the original is patented, then your modification may violate the original owners patent rights; Can't help you without reading the patent. If it was patented the photos must say so and provide the patent number(s) or say "patent pending." To be patent-able the design must be unique and not violate any others' patent or is something that is NOT already existing in the art. (of ballast spreaders} If it is patented, within the patent life you may not make, use or sell.

As to a copyright, you don't need to say anything. A copyright is a unique interpretation of an idea fixed in a medium. So, the idea of a ballast spreader is not copyrightable.

The infringement question to ask is two-fold:

First, is the existing design unique meaning is it copyrightable or not? A lot of these spreaders I have seen are fairly similar.

Second question to ask is whether your modification to the existing interpretation was developed without seeing that interpretation. It sounds like you modified the existing design.

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