Welcome to the new forum!
As you can see there's a change in look though the format remains very similar. We're on a new dedicated server so hopefully you should find it much more reliable now.
With the move to phpbb3 we gain quite a few new features. Perhaps the most useful of these is the ability to upload attachments - no more need to use those file sharing sites
Note that the forum is now temporarily on the outsim.co.uk domain. We will be migrating the whole site across in due course and that will include the synthmaker.co.uk and .com domain names.
Many thanks for your patience over the last month or two, we hope you'll see a big improvement.