Date   

Re: Photo: NP Covered Hopper 75513

George Eichelberger
 

Thanks for the photo! Out of a dozen items in the most recent digest, it was the only thing that had anything to do with “RealSTMFC”.


Re: My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Bob Chaparro
 

Probes used by biology students also work to unclog super glue nozzles.
These are available very cheap on Amazon.
Bob Chaparro
Hemet, CA


ADMIN - let's focus on Freight Cars

Aley, Jeff A
 

Hi Folks,

 

               Gentle reminder – this is the (real) Steam-Era Freight Cars list.  It’s a place where we talk about Steam-Era Freight Cars (thank you, Captain Obvious!).  Recently we’ve strayed into some specific modeling techniques (cutting styrene strips, unclogging glue bottles), which are related to STMFC’s.  But we’ve also strayed farther afield into magazine archives, DCC sound, and the politics of a particular club.

 

               Let’s be self-policing and try to confine ourselves to the topic of Steam-Era Freight Cars.

 

Thanks,

 

-Jeff Aley

Deputy Moderator, RealSTMFC

 

 


Re: Photo: NP Covered Hopper 75513

leakinmywaders
 

That's the paint scheme the early NP's Airslides had in service. 

Chris Frissell
Polson, MT


Re: AAR Closed Car Loading Guide

Bill J.
 

I'm 1943-1944!

Bill Jolitz


Re: My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Lester Breuer
 

Donald yes it can, just my way of doing it as the dental pick is much stiffer than a pin or needle.  And, when you have a good number supplied by my dentist ( years back), as Bill mentioned,  you look for ways to use them.

Lester Breuer


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Richard Townsend
 

I like Tony Thompson's approach. He publishes in the magazines, and then refers to the articles, corrects them, summarizes them, or expands on them in his blog.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io <schuyler.larrabee@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 7, 2020 9:08 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

“stuff that used to end up in a magazine is put online by the owner”
 
And is therefore harder than hell to find.  I’ve stumbled on to some great stuff, but it’s essentially unsearchable content.
 
Schuyler
 
From: Brian Carlson
 
I know Otto well. He’s open to articles. I’ve pitched a few and the only thing holding me up is I can’t take pictures at the model RR club since the landlord locked it down. 
 
They can only publish what they have. 
 
One thing I noticed in the past few years Is that a lot of modelers have taken to publishing their own blogs with great content, so stuff that used to end up in a magazine is put online by the owner
Brian J. Carlson 


On May 7, 2020, at 11:19 AM, Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...> wrote:

Schuyler and all,
 
RMC has some 1950's material, several articles, some even requested by former editor Stephen Priest.  It appears to me the magazine has gone in a different direction.  That being said I suppose it is hard for Otto to know about all of the prior submissions submitted to RMC under the previous regime.
 
Mont Switzer  

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io [schuyler.larrabee@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 10:48 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019
I know Mike Schafer of RMC fairly well, and what he says is that he can’t publish what he doesn’t have…That said, I wonder about the direction of the magazine under the new editor, Otto Vondrak.  Perhaps he’s pushing for more contemporary modeling coverage.  I know the new editor got a lot of reader blow-back when he took the back and forth between Mike and Bill, the “Look Both Ways” column, and pushed it to the back of the magazine, and I think shortened it quite a bit.  I preferred the previous format and always enjoyed reading their differing approaches or opinions.
 
Schuyler
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 8:22 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019
 
I scan the few articles of interest from MR and RMC so I can search them on the hard drive using keywords. The problem with that is that as interests and needs change, I have to go back through the magazines to find the newly relevant material. I was hoping the ten year archive would facilitate that search. Content for my areas of interest has really slipped in both magazines – MR is to basic and RMC is moving past my cutoff era for most content. The latest MR is pretty thin. I’m debating with myself about letting my subscription expire.
 
Nelson Moyer
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019
 

My Desktop Google Search can read my PDF files - but it can't get past DRM from Kalmbach.

I scan great reference articles (like Tony Thompson's RMC SP article from 2-1993) and turn into PDF.
A cheap all-in-one Canon (bought at Walmart for $39) does the scan, and came with the PDF software.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/7/2020 7:50 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:
The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.
 
Nelson Moyer
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019
 
You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris
 

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Photo: NP Covered Hopper 75513

Schuyler Larrabee
 

A builder’s photo for sure.  Did that car get painted another color when it went into service?  And that color would have been . . .??

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Hudson Leighton
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 11:36 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo: NP Covered Hopper 75513

 

 NP Covered Hopper 75513


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Schuyler Larrabee
 

“stuff that used to end up in a magazine is put online by the owner”

 

And is therefore harder than hell to find.  I’ve stumbled on to some great stuff, but it’s essentially unsearchable content.

 

Schuyler

 

From: Brian Carlson

 

I know Otto well. He’s open to articles. I’ve pitched a few and the only thing holding me up is I can’t take pictures at the model RR club since the landlord locked it down. 

 

They can only publish what they have. 

 

One thing I noticed in the past few years Is that a lot of modelers have taken to publishing their own blogs with great content, so stuff that used to end up in a magazine is put online by the owner

Brian J. Carlson 



On May 7, 2020, at 11:19 AM, Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...> wrote:



Schuyler and all,

 

RMC has some 1950's material, several articles, some even requested by former editor Stephen Priest.  It appears to me the magazine has gone in a different direction.  That being said I suppose it is hard for Otto to know about all of the prior submissions submitted to RMC under the previous regime.

 

Mont Switzer  


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io [schuyler.larrabee@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 10:48 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

I know Mike Schafer of RMC fairly well, and what he says is that he can’t publish what he doesn’t have…That said, I wonder about the direction of the magazine under the new editor, Otto Vondrak.  Perhaps he’s pushing for more contemporary modeling coverage.  I know the new editor got a lot of reader blow-back when he took the back and forth between Mike and Bill, the “Look Both Ways” column, and pushed it to the back of the magazine, and I think shortened it quite a bit.  I preferred the previous format and always enjoyed reading their differing approaches or opinions.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 8:22 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

I scan the few articles of interest from MR and RMC so I can search them on the hard drive using keywords. The problem with that is that as interests and needs change, I have to go back through the magazines to find the newly relevant material. I was hoping the ten year archive would facilitate that search. Content for my areas of interest has really slipped in both magazines – MR is to basic and RMC is moving past my cutoff era for most content. The latest MR is pretty thin. I’m debating with myself about letting my subscription expire.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 


My Desktop Google Search can read my PDF files - but it can't get past DRM from Kalmbach.

I scan great reference articles (like Tony Thompson's RMC SP article from 2-1993) and turn into PDF.
A cheap all-in-one Canon (bought at Walmart for $39) does the scan, and came with the PDF software.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/7/2020 7:50 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Richard Townsend
 

Agreed. I've got more dental picks of more kinds than I can begin to describe. 

Also, your doctor can be a source of tools. In some circumstances they just throw away tools rather than go to the cost of sterilizing them. I've gotten hemostats, forceps, and scissors that way. Their quality isn't high but for most procedures they get the job done. I just ask if they're throwing the instruments away. If they are they give them to me. My dermatologist is great for this. I suspect they believe I'm using the hemostats for, um, off-label uses, but they make great clamps. 

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Welch <fgexbill@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Thu, May 7, 2020 8:30 am
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Another source of Dental tools is your Dentist, just ask to see their broken tools the next time you are there. Great price.

Bill Welch


Re: My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Donald B. Valentine <riverman_vt@...>
 

Can this not be done with a ladies common sewing pin or a needle with the one end pushed into a cork for grip?

Cordially, Don Valentine


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Mont Switzer
 

Didn't RMC just add a person to the staff charged with, among other things. writing for RMC?  Didn'tmake sense to me.  Mont Switzer 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Brian Carlson via groups.io [prrk41361@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 11:35 AM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

I know Otto well. He’s open to articles. I’ve pitched a few and the only thing holding me up is I can’t take pictures at the model RR club since the landlord locked it down. 

They can only publish what they have. 

One thing I noticed in the past few years Is that a lot of modelers have taken to publishing their own blogs with great content, so stuff that used to end up in a magazine is put online by the owner

Brian J. Carlson 

On May 7, 2020, at 11:19 AM, Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...> wrote:


Schuyler and all,

RMC has some 1950's material, several articles, some even requested by former editor Stephen Priest.  It appears to me the magazine has gone in a different direction.  That being said I suppose it is hard for Otto to know about all of the prior submissions submitted to RMC under the previous regime.

Mont Switzer  

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io [schuyler.larrabee@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 10:48 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

I know Mike Schafer of RMC fairly well, and what he says is that he can’t publish what he doesn’t have…That said, I wonder about the direction of the magazine under the new editor, Otto Vondrak.  Perhaps he’s pushing for more contemporary modeling coverage.  I know the new editor got a lot of reader blow-back when he took the back and forth between Mike and Bill, the “Look Both Ways” column, and pushed it to the back of the magazine, and I think shortened it quite a bit.  I preferred the previous format and always enjoyed reading their differing approaches or opinions.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 8:22 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

I scan the few articles of interest from MR and RMC so I can search them on the hard drive using keywords. The problem with that is that as interests and needs change, I have to go back through the magazines to find the newly relevant material. I was hoping the ten year archive would facilitate that search. Content for my areas of interest has really slipped in both magazines – MR is to basic and RMC is moving past my cutoff era for most content. The latest MR is pretty thin. I’m debating with myself about letting my subscription expire.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 


My Desktop Google Search can read my PDF files - but it can't get past DRM from Kalmbach.

I scan great reference articles (like Tony Thompson's RMC SP article from 2-1993) and turn into PDF.
A cheap all-in-one Canon (bought at Walmart for $39) does the scan, and came with the PDF software.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/7/2020 7:50 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Mont Switzer
 

Bill is correct, just ask you dentist.  I asked my dentist and he gave me a hand full of various picks he no longer used.  I was afraid to ask how he managed to break the ends off of a couple of them.

You can grind the broken tips into specific shapes that meet your needs.

While waiting for a crown which my dentist makes "while you wait" I got to see the machine that does this.  Looks like "rapid prototyping" to me.  I had a lot to think about during the remainder of my visit.  

Mont Switzer

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Bill Welch [fgexbill@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 11:30 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Another source of Dental tools is your Dentist, just ask to see their broken tools the next time you are there. Great price.

Bill Welch


Re: My superglue spouts stick to the caps

Bill Welch
 

I have long found it ironic that the slippery plastic used for CA tips seems to be the only slippery plastic CA will adhere to.

Bill Welch


Photo: NP Covered Hopper 75513

Hudson Leighton
 

 NP Covered Hopper 75513


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Brian Carlson
 

I know Otto well. He’s open to articles. I’ve pitched a few and the only thing holding me up is I can’t take pictures at the model RR club since the landlord locked it down. 

They can only publish what they have. 

One thing I noticed in the past few years Is that a lot of modelers have taken to publishing their own blogs with great content, so stuff that used to end up in a magazine is put online by the owner

Brian J. Carlson 

On May 7, 2020, at 11:19 AM, Mont Switzer <MSwitzer@...> wrote:


Schuyler and all,

RMC has some 1950's material, several articles, some even requested by former editor Stephen Priest.  It appears to me the magazine has gone in a different direction.  That being said I suppose it is hard for Otto to know about all of the prior submissions submitted to RMC under the previous regime.

Mont Switzer  

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io [schuyler.larrabee@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 10:48 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

I know Mike Schafer of RMC fairly well, and what he says is that he can’t publish what he doesn’t have…That said, I wonder about the direction of the magazine under the new editor, Otto Vondrak.  Perhaps he’s pushing for more contemporary modeling coverage.  I know the new editor got a lot of reader blow-back when he took the back and forth between Mike and Bill, the “Look Both Ways” column, and pushed it to the back of the magazine, and I think shortened it quite a bit.  I preferred the previous format and always enjoyed reading their differing approaches or opinions.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 8:22 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

I scan the few articles of interest from MR and RMC so I can search them on the hard drive using keywords. The problem with that is that as interests and needs change, I have to go back through the magazines to find the newly relevant material. I was hoping the ten year archive would facilitate that search. Content for my areas of interest has really slipped in both magazines – MR is to basic and RMC is moving past my cutoff era for most content. The latest MR is pretty thin. I’m debating with myself about letting my subscription expire.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 


My Desktop Google Search can read my PDF files - but it can't get past DRM from Kalmbach.

I scan great reference articles (like Tony Thompson's RMC SP article from 2-1993) and turn into PDF.
A cheap all-in-one Canon (bought at Walmart for $39) does the scan, and came with the PDF software.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/7/2020 7:50 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: My superglue spouts stick to the caps. - Tool to clean nozzle

Bill Welch
 

Another source of Dental tools is your Dentist, just ask to see their broken tools the next time you are there. Great price.

Bill Welch


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Mont Switzer
 

Schuyler and all,

RMC has some 1950's material, several articles, some even requested by former editor Stephen Priest.  It appears to me the magazine has gone in a different direction.  That being said I suppose it is hard for Otto to know about all of the prior submissions submitted to RMC under the previous regime.

Mont Switzer  


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Schuyler Larrabee via groups.io [schuyler.larrabee@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 10:48 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

I know Mike Schafer of RMC fairly well, and what he says is that he can’t publish what he doesn’t have…That said, I wonder about the direction of the magazine under the new editor, Otto Vondrak.  Perhaps he’s pushing for more contemporary modeling coverage.  I know the new editor got a lot of reader blow-back when he took the back and forth between Mike and Bill, the “Look Both Ways” column, and pushed it to the back of the magazine, and I think shortened it quite a bit.  I preferred the previous format and always enjoyed reading their differing approaches or opinions.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 8:22 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

I scan the few articles of interest from MR and RMC so I can search them on the hard drive using keywords. The problem with that is that as interests and needs change, I have to go back through the magazines to find the newly relevant material. I was hoping the ten year archive would facilitate that search. Content for my areas of interest has really slipped in both magazines – MR is to basic and RMC is moving past my cutoff era for most content. The latest MR is pretty thin. I’m debating with myself about letting my subscription expire.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 


My Desktop Google Search can read my PDF files - but it can't get past DRM from Kalmbach.

I scan great reference articles (like Tony Thompson's RMC SP article from 2-1993) and turn into PDF.
A cheap all-in-one Canon (bought at Walmart for $39) does the scan, and came with the PDF software.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/7/2020 7:50 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris

 


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

Schuyler Larrabee
 

I know Mike Schafer of RMC fairly well, and what he says is that he can’t publish what he doesn’t have…That said, I wonder about the direction of the magazine under the new editor, Otto Vondrak.  Perhaps he’s pushing for more contemporary modeling coverage.  I know the new editor got a lot of reader blow-back when he took the back and forth between Mike and Bill, the “Look Both Ways” column, and pushed it to the back of the magazine, and I think shortened it quite a bit.  I preferred the previous format and always enjoyed reading their differing approaches or opinions.

 

Schuyler

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Nelson Moyer
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 8:22 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

I scan the few articles of interest from MR and RMC so I can search them on the hard drive using keywords. The problem with that is that as interests and needs change, I have to go back through the magazines to find the newly relevant material. I was hoping the ten year archive would facilitate that search. Content for my areas of interest has really slipped in both magazines – MR is to basic and RMC is moving past my cutoff era for most content. The latest MR is pretty thin. I’m debating with myself about letting my subscription expire.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 6:57 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 


My Desktop Google Search can read my PDF files - but it can't get past DRM from Kalmbach.

I scan great reference articles (like Tony Thompson's RMC SP article from 2-1993) and turn into PDF.
A cheap all-in-one Canon (bought at Walmart for $39) does the scan, and came with the PDF software.

Tim O'Connor



On 5/7/2020 7:50 AM, Nelson Moyer wrote:

The DVD files open in Adobe Reader. That’s not the problem. There is no link between issues for global search, and there is no cumulative index for manual search. In fact, there is no search engine except the Adobe Reader search engine for searches within the open file, i.e. one issue at a time.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of schmuck804_99 via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, May 06, 2020 10:34 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Model Railroad 10 Year Archive 201-2019

 

You need to strip the Digital Rights Management (DRM)
https://www.howtogeek.com/162994/how-to-strip-the-drm-from-your-kindle-ebooks-for-cross-device-enjoyment-and-archiving/

The first digital book I bought from Morning Sun would only open with a specific reader. I stripped the DRM and it opened right up.
Chris

 


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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Re: Tsunami sound for GN Y-1 (PRR FF2)

Craig Zeni
 

On May 6, 2020, at 9:13 PM, main@RealSTMFC.groups.io wrote:

1e. Re: Tsunami sound for GN Y-1 (PRR FF2)
From: Daniel A. Mitchell <danmitch@...>
Date: Wed, 06 May 2020 21:13:04 EDT

I’l somewhat dispute the sounds. While I never got to see an MILW “Joe” ins service, I did spend some time around the CSS&SB “800s” (don’t call them “Little Joes”). I even got a short ride around the Michigan City yard. The description of the basic noises (compressor and gear noise) are fine, HOWEVER, these things have TREMENDOUS blowers. When hey get hot the thermostatic blowers cut in and ROAR like crazy. They'll blow small rocks around the track, and you cannot talk and be heard near the loco. The blowers are thermostatically controlled and spin up and down as cooling is needed. A “hot” loco parked in the yard would intermittently howl while totally unattended, until it cools off.
I was very disappointed in the decoder quality in the Broadway Limited PRR P5A boxcabs. The sound wasn't good to my ear and it didn't run as well as I would like.

I'm a Loksound user so I went rummaging thru the various European sound files until I found one that I liked...that didn't have modern inverter whine etc. I used the Lokprogrammer software to add an American horn and bell to the sound file, hid the German conductor and station announcements, and loaded it to the decoder. The model runs much much better and sounds pretty good too.

Craig Zeni
Cary NC

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