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N-Scale Magazine on CD
« on: August 25, 2021, 05:46:32 PM »
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N-Scale Magazine is available on CD, covering 30 years. Each CD features 5 years, cover to cover, along with an index for easy reference. The CDs are a great way to view previous articles covered in N-Scale Magazine; layouts, featured multi-part series, road names, and more by simply typing in what you are looking for and the index will indicate how many articles were featured on that particular subject.
Vol. 1 1989-1994
Vol. 2 1995-1999
Vol. 3 2000 - 2004
Vol. 4 2005-2009
Vol. 5 2010-2014
Vol. 6 2015-2019
The CDs are available online at www.nscalemagazine.com for $25 for one or $20 for two or more, plus S&H. All 6 are in stock and available.

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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2021, 06:46:53 PM »
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Awesome!

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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2021, 06:32:34 PM »
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Great!

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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2021, 12:28:03 AM »
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I bought the whole set not too long ago, and I highly recommend it to anyone thinking about it. 30 years worth of content is much more then you would get from anywhere at that price point, add to that the new product showcase which is now an archive of N scale (including a lot of the limited run custom jobs) and its well worth it...

They are pdfs and you can easily put them on any of your devices for easy reading... No proprietary software like some other publishers...

My only complaint is that some of the scans are pretty low resolution. For the most part this isn't a  big issue but
Some of the scale drawings are frankly unusable.

Fortunately Hundman tended to cross publish his drawings so a copy of the Mainline Modeler DVD from the C&O historical society is a  good companion to the N scale collection!

Most importantly Pam was friendly and great to deal with!
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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2021, 03:59:05 AM »
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Ordered!   :D

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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2021, 12:34:33 PM »
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I have the whole set.  They are very handy.  Bought #1-4 back when and then keeping up every 5 years after that.
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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2021, 02:08:59 PM »
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You know… if the format is in a PDF, they should consider selling a downloadable version of these archived mags.

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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2021, 05:00:43 PM »
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You know… if the format is in a PDF, they should consider selling a downloadable version of these archived mags.

Agreed 100%!

My wife and I are both digital natives and we no longer have a working computer with an optical drive in our house so CDs and DVDs are useless to us. This is the direction that computer manufacturers are generally heading, too.

Take a look here. Nary an optical drive to be found: https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/


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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2021, 05:25:12 PM »
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You can get an Asus USB DVDrw drive for less then 30 bucks... Just sayin  ;)
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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2021, 05:35:33 PM »
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With no CD drive how do you save stuff?

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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2021, 05:41:34 PM »
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With no CD drive how do you save stuff?

The answer is probably: to the Cloud!  Physical media is so yesterday.
Everything nowadays is turning to Cloud as a Service.  Hope it never rains.   :D
The funny thing is that all the data in those clouds eventually is written to physical media (storage arrays, which I happen to support).
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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2021, 05:58:50 PM »
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So convert saving stuff into a monthly payment.

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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2021, 08:32:25 PM »
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With no CD drive how do you save stuff?

Well, most of the important stuff is in Dropbox for quick retrieval and backed up on an external drive for them longer term.

Otherwise? It's not really that important.

I had a huge trove of DVDs and CDs and realized that I never used them.

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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2021, 08:34:17 PM »
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So convert saving stuff into a monthly payment.

True, but it's worth the three or four minutes a month I work to pay for it.

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Re: N-Scale Magazine on CD
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2021, 08:37:37 PM »
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True, but it's worth the three or four minutes a month I work to pay for it.

Yes Chris, that pesky paradigm has shifted.  Ed is a living proof.  Physical backup media is no longer cool.  Who wants to riffle through all those disks sitting around the house.  ;)
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