Cheers Funky ....
I think it's common to start by buying machines remembered from childhood, but I don't think we hear very often from those making the transition backwards into previous generations.
Unless of course those that haven't yet contributed are exactly doing that and are the quiet majority!
It sounds as if you have machines you are very proud of. Of course we all love photos and it's amazing how the threads start to bulge with background info once a picture arrives. Also it is fair to say that if you are not experienced at plonking pictures on a forum then it can be daunting the first time.
There are numerous so called idiot guides that I and my fellow moderators post however it can add to the daunting'ness trying to find them and follow them. So I'm going to try a different tack.
Please excuse if I am being too basic here, but everyone is at a different knowledge level.
I suggest the following: -
Store the photos you want to post on a website like http://www.photobucket.com
Firstly go to the site and open an account, it's free. Then up load the photos to your account there. It's only a question of following the instructions.
Once the photos are on their website, start your reply to Pennymachines when you get to the part in your writing where you want the photo to go, then open another internet tab or window go to http://www.photobucket.com
find the photo. As you hover the cursor over the photo you'll see options pop up go to "IMG Code" (it's the bottom option) and click, you'll see the option change to copied
. When you go back to your reply here, place the cursor where you want the photo to go, click to get the cursor there, then right click and chose paste
You'll see a line of code appear. That is the link to your photo.
That is exactly what I have done here:-
No idea who the devilishly handsome hunk is nor where he is, seems to have a budgie in his breast pocket though.
Give it a try and let's see your treasures, along with what you want advice about, nobody will be judgemental about you or your machines. As you must have seen like
on this forum. You've fairly stepped up with a nice attitude and will be treated accordingly.
PS Now what's this about a Puppet Machine ...... were there strings attached?