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jtomstarr May 24, 2021

  1. umtrr-author

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    There is a DVD of all Mainline Modeler issues available from the C&O Historical Society. I've been debating whether to get it because my incomplete set of hard copies will never be complete.

    Per your comment Traindork... I have Books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and vinyl... and it ain't goin' anywhere. Sadly, my small accumulation of 8-track tapes has been lost to history :ROFLMAO:
     
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  2. Rich_S

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    Hi George, I'm glad I transferred all my VHS tapes to DVD, because now my VHS player has developed an appetite for magnetic media :eek: My Vinyl both 33's and 45's are safe as well as my collection of cassette tapes, but my 8-tracks have been lost to history. My book collection is safe but sadly because of my fathers passing and a lack of space my magazine collection is now lost to history.

    Two things on my wish list:
    • Model Railroader to re-release their 75th anniversary DVD.
    • White River Production to release a RMC DVD like the MR 75 anniversary DVD.
    Sadly I missed the MR DVD when it was first released and it seems now any time one appears on ebay, the price rapidly skyrockets to a price that is beyond my model railroad budget.

    It's doubtful MR will ever release their anniversary addition DVD as they now are selling a monthly service to access the "All Time Archive". For now I'll keep my comments to myself about the current monthly service. OK, climbing down off my soapbox now :ROFLMAO:
     
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    George: I'll let you know as my Mainline Modeler DVD is on its way.

    As for Boys Life: I'm an eagle scout so I spend many an evening reading it.
     
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  4. umtrr-author

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    The MR DVD is only worth it at a lower price than retail. The scans are not good. Even on my 32 inch TV/computer monitor print is blurry.
    I doubt that there will ever be an RMC DVD. My understanding is that White River's purchase of RMC did not include the rights to Carstens' back issues. So I'm glad I kept my RMCs, and took my dad's stash as well.
     
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    I unfortunately have to agree with George on this one.

    Still waiting for my MM DVD (it's only been a few days so it's not a big thing)
     
  6. Rich_S

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    Hi George, Sadly at the worst opportune time life gets in the way. Because of having to down size, then the passing of my father I not only lost my collection of MR and RMC magazines dating back to 1970, I also had to dispose of my fathers collection of Flying Models (Another Carstens Publications) and RC Modeler magazines both dating back to the 1960's. My dad never had an interest in trains, but was always there to help when I ran into issues with bench work, wiring, track work, etc. I did enjoy building WWI aircraft models, but I never had a interest in flying them. My balsa wood models were always built as static display models. Sadly many of them have been lost to history, the only positive note was my dad's flying buddies all took his R/C airplanes, so they live on continuing to provide enjoyment to others in the R/C hobby.

    Taking a siding for a moment,
    Here is my last balsa wood kit with the decals beginning to show their age.
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    Now back on track.
    It is a shame White River Productions did not receive the RMC Magazine library, they did receive the special issue books like Allen McClellan's V&O story. Sadly, I did read they only received printed copies of the special books and when they're gone, they maybe gone forever.
    It's also a shame about the quality issue with the 75th anniversary DVD, because when one hits ebay they tend to go for outrageous prices.

    I guess the old saying is sadly true, Que Sera Sera.
     
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    That's good to know and to remember as an option for disposing of collections.

    I sometimes attend meetings of a local scale modeling club and one evening afterwards I found myself outside in the parking lot where tables had been set up with tons of items brought by the wife of a recently deceased club member. Everything was free and in an orderly fashion, everyone looked through what was there and took what they wanted. I was so impressed with the outcome and being the only model railroader there, found items of interest that nobody else wanted, including a plentiful collection of unopened Plastruct shapes and sheets, and non-military paint colors.
     
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  8. MK

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    Rich, I'll teach you how to fly next time at a big train event. We'll do it in the parking lot and make your father smile down on you!!!! :)
     
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    Hi Mike, My dad already taught me how to fly. I had a Super Cub with a OS 35 and a Royal Single Stick. I even tried my hand at helicopters, I had a Du Bro shark with a 60 glow engine. I just never caught the bug. I did enjoy accompanying my dad to his flying club, watching his buddies fly and just talking with them. I'm pretty sure my dad was happy that I tagged along and we spent that time together even though I never caught the R/C bug.

    What's kind of funny, a few years ago I my dad give me the item below as a gift.

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    I have flown it a few times around the house, but my primary interest is still model railroading, but thanks for the offer Mike and Yes I hope to see everyone hopefully next year in Altoona?
     
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    I can't wait for Altoona!!!! Supposedly the Greenburg train show is on at the Edison, NJ Expo Center for August 14-15.

    I wish my son would go with me to the flying field. :(
     
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  11. umtrr-author

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    I worry about it being called "Greenberg's Train and Toy Show." The last time I was at one in Edison, NJ... which is admittedly sometime before my father passed away in 2013... the Toys far outnumbered the Trains. And by "Toys" I mean TOYS. On the other hand, I did pick up a stash of E-R Models cars that one of these days will make it to the "Life After A1G" pages of my Atlas First Generation website.

    Even so, wondering if we can sneak off to the Monroeville edition in July. We're already set to be in NJ for Labor Day so I don't think we can get to the August edition in Edison, even though I don't need any directions to get there!
     
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    Sorry to hear this Mike. I always had fun watching my dad and his buddies fly their planes. When they landed they'd chit chat to each over about how the flight went and if they need to make any adjustments to their planes. I always felt like I was part of the conversion even though I spent the majority of the time listening. They were a great group of guys and I can honestly say I never felt like an outsider, even though I never really caught the R/C bug. The only thing I can mention is, invite your son to accompany you to the field and after each flight give him a run down on the flight. If you have to adjust your control surfaces, show your son how you accomplish that task to trim your plane. It's that simple communications that builds memories and answer all the questions, even the silly ones. Even though I was not active in the hobby, I learned a lot about the hobby just by watching. Yes things are probably a lot different today compared to the hobby back then, but I'm going to say it's still probably not a shake the box hobby.
     
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    Thanks for those words of encouragement Rich. I will give it a shot.

    Sometimes I ask myself where did I go wrong. I followed the foot steps of my father and most everyone did from my generation. But somehow the next generation seems to have gone aloof in that category. Not just my son but all his friends too. I mentor the kids in STEAM as an unpaid volunteer at the local high school and I see this in all the seniors as they graduate. It seems kids make it a point to do something different than their parents.

    I think it's just me getting old!!! What's next the "C"(urmudgeon) word? :D:p:eek::rolleyes::ROFLMAO::LOL:
     
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    Video games...

    But my son parlayed that interest into computers, and a degree in Computer Engineering. He is a fourth generation engineer, and a 3rd generation Razorback engineer.

    My daughter did not like the programming classes in high school (still got A's though), but graduated Magna Cum Laude in Finance, also from University of Arkansas.

    Thankfully, both have careers that enabled them deploy their talents readily from home during the pandemic.

    Sometimes kids just need to see a path to where they want to be, and be encouraged and equipped to follow that path, then they can motivate themselves to stay the course. With some cheerleading parents along the way...

    Alas, neither of them have any affinity for my hobbies... other than a good starting point for knowing what to get me for a gift.
     
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    Second the video games comment. I WORK in I.T. and I couldn't get my son interested in computers...or anything else I did as a hobby (including racing R/C cars...what boy wouldn't want to do that?), but video games...he's 30 and still would rather play video games than do anything (at one point he was really trying to become a pro video gamer). Of course, video games usually are quite easy when you start them and you can control the difficulty as you get better. They only require hand-eye coordination and not much else. Lets see: trains require electronics, mechanical, artistic, planning, research, etc. Easier to just grab a joystick then learn a skill...
     
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    The problem with "Instant gratification" is that it isn't fast enough.
     
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    Tell me more about these things you call; "Books".
     
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    They come in hard cover or soft cover, they leave a tiny bit of ink on your hands, when you click on the pictures they don't get bigger, and when Bill Gates decides they don't suit his agenda, he can't blink them out of existence.
     
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    Also, you can enjoy them anywhere during the light of day without any electricity of any kind. They never have a technical support sunset. They never are made obsolete by the next, more expensive release. They'll survive a magnetic pulse event. They have 100% uptime and never require a reboot.
     
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    As long as you don't have termites, carpenter ants, etc...
     

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