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Train Magazine Index
« on: January 12, 2011, 02:14:03 AM »
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She's up and running...
http://trc.trains.com/magazineindex/

The down side is that you have to register to use it. 8)

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Re: Train Magazine Index
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 02:32:21 AM »
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Thats easy enough,thanks for the info
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Re: Train Magazine Index
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 11:19:13 AM »
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Before we sign up and get all kinds of spam and junk mail for the rest of our lives...
tell us what we get.

Do you actually get to see full articles?

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Re: Train Magazine Index
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2011, 11:38:50 AM »
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I haven't signed up, however that never was what you got before.  .
You just typed a keyword for subject or railroad and you got a display of relevant matches in all  of the magazines available in the index.  You still had to then find the magazine for the article.
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Re: Train Magazine Index
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2011, 12:00:54 PM »
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I subscribe to both Model Railroader and Trains and I get an occasional email from them, but they are not nearly as bad as other companies. Anther approach to take is to set up an email address on a free service (gmail,etc...) and ONLY use it for sites for which you don't wish to receive SPAM. I do this for things like news sites and just log in occasionally to clear the decks. For the most part I just ignore it.

As for the Index, it is similar to what existed previously in that you get the table of contents and more importantly to me, a picture of the magazine cover! I used it just the other day to search for an article on tracks scales that I new was in MR and I was able to find the article in my stacks in less than 5 minutes. It does cover fewer magazines than previously, but I for one am very happy to have it back.

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Re: Train Magazine Index
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2011, 03:23:13 PM »
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They seem to have refined the search mechanism, which is a good thing. I remember it being less accurate before.
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Re: Train Magazine Index
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2011, 03:30:59 PM »
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Not the actual full written articles - but handy when searching for a particular 'how-to' and where it's located.
 Even better when you happen to have that particular issue stashed away .
« Last Edit: January 13, 2011, 05:51:31 PM by train1 »

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Re: Train Magazine Index
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2011, 11:01:57 PM »
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Here's the NMRA one. No sign up.
http://www.olimpia.com:8084/search

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Re: Train Magazine Index
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2011, 09:02:45 AM »
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"Here's the NMRA one. No sign up."

No results either.  Just tried "Southern Railway" and received no results at all... the form just reset itself.

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Re: Train Magazine Index
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2011, 09:20:59 AM »
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I just did both. NMRA: 809 results for Southern Railway, 162 on MR's search so I'm not sure what you're doing wrong,

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Re: Train Magazine Index
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2011, 05:52:47 PM »
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The NMRA version doesn't allow you to click on the article and pull up the magazine issue that contains it, to peruse the rest of the 'zine's contents. The MR version does, like the old site did. The NMRA version also occasionally stutters and duplicates an entry.

It looks like it's set up as a Wiki. That seems dangerous. Funny how the NMRA pokes fun that it's membership (an older demographic) isn't very tech savvy but then they turn them loose to self-manage an asset like this.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2011, 05:55:21 PM by sirenwerks »
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Re: Train Magazine Index
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2011, 12:16:15 AM »
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Its working.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2011, 12:21:45 AM by jmlaboda »