Re: Frt Car Model Database

Ralph W. Brown

Hi Bill,
I use an alpha-numeric (by manufacturer and manufacturer’s item/part number) inventory list, with columns for descriptive info, status and/or notes (planed project id, needs paint, lettering, weathering, repairs, etc.) and location.  I did mine with WordPerfect, but it could just as easily be done with Word or any other such program with which one is familiar.
I also started using DataCrow ( a number of years ago to keep track of my library after having inadvertently acquired more than one duplicate volume.  The program is set up in modules designed to manage books, images, music, movies, and other things.  The user can also create additional modules for other items as well.  I haven’t tried to do that, but I imagine one could create a custom module for freight cars and other models.
It will be interesting to see what other folks are using for that purpose.
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532


From: Bill McClure
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2020 6:54 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Frt Car Model Database
Does anyone use a true database program to keep track of freight car models? As opposed to a spreadsheet program.


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