Re: Wikis

Dave Nelson <muskoka@...>

Tim Gilbert wrote:

Dave Nelson has transcribed a 1950 ORER into a computerized data base
which is a massive task by itself. Anybody volunteer to do a 1955,
1960, 1915, 1920, 1925, 1935, 1940, 1945 one, too so that changes in
car numbers, ownership, retirements, acquisitions can be traced?
Tim, I think you've failed to understand your question will be read not much
differently than "Anybody want to eat these 3 whales for lunch?". And
they'd be right too.

FWIW the trick, if you can call it that, is to edit a copy of an existing
ascii ORER, updating the car quantities and adding or deleting a few lines
that represent series additions or deletions. Obviously the farther away in
time you go the more work it is. My own testing of this approach is on a
1948 ORER and I'd say the work to create it from a 1950 ORER is about 5% of
doing the original.

Dave Nelson

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