Trying to search--help please

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by IrishRover, May 7, 2013.

  1. IrishRover
    IrishRover New Member
    Is there any trick to searching shapeways? I am having trouble. For example, I type "HO locomotive" and get HO scale dumpsters, a water tanker, a slag car--all sorts of unrelated things. Help? Please?
     
  2. AmLachDesigns
    AmLachDesigns Well-Known Member
    The search in Shapeways does not really work. As you have discovered, it is pretty random.

    There have been threads discussing this, and changes that we would like made but nothing has happened yet. An example thread is this one http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&&th=1 2589&goto=60925#msg_60925

    In practice you might be better off using Google try typing HO Locomotives and Shapeways and see what you get...
     
  3. BillBedford
    BillBedford New Member
    Use google, use 'site:' to restrict the search to shapeways and '-search' to avoid returns from shapeways' own search engine. So:-

    site:www.shapeways.com HO loco -search

    -- brings up 52 results.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2013
  4. lensman
    lensman Well-Known Member
    That's a handy tip, Bill.