Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Nolan Hinshaw

On May 5, 2020, at 06:20, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

I purchased the subject DVD with the intent of loading the database to my desktop and searching across issues for freight car data like I do with the 40 year MR archive. Unfortunately, neither seems possible, as the disk is copy protected, and the only search function is for each individual monthly issue open as a pdf file. Even more objectionable to me is that the archive comes on two DVDs, meaning one must physically change DVDs to view the entire archive. None of this was revealed prior to purchase. Caveat Emptor!!
It's typical, now that Uncle Al and his friends are gone. The first ten years in PDF on an unlocked disc would suit me better; the earlier disc distribution of the archive as well. As to the on-line archive, I think I have it all on a pair of 256GB flash sticks, and as soon as I can afford one of the recent 1TB solid state USB drives, there it's going. It oughta last me as long as I'm still alive.

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