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Author Topic: Disposing of old railway modelling magazines  (Read 569 times)

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Re: Disposing of old railway modelling magazines
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2018, 10:34:44 am »
Having collected many over 50 years I finally decided to rationalise them a few years back. Went carefully through them and carefully cut out the pages that still interested me (layouts, ideas, and modelling techniques), and put them in clear plastic pockets. I now have about four full A4 lever arch files of what I like to think is a summary of all the things I like, or have inspired me. A few magazines have been retained whole for various reasons, mainly those where I had my own articles published. I'm afraid to say much of the remaining bulk went into the recycling bin. (Only a few at a time to avoid the poor Refuse Collectors straining themselves. There must have been at least a ton of it that went that way). Could I have scanned the pages and put them on a CD? Maybe, but that would have taken even longer, so the A4 folders are my library now.

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Re: Disposing of old railway modelling magazines
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2018, 10:45:52 am »
Good response. Transferring printed stuff to disc is a lengthy process, and is very greedy on memory.

I'm tempted to keep the mags.

I prefer looking at paper rather than a computer screen anyway.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Disposing of old railway modelling magazines
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2018, 10:51:14 am »
However, back to the OP, I still think taking the mags to exhibtions is a good idea.  :beers:
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Re: Disposing of old railway modelling magazines
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2018, 12:02:40 pm »
I too have a million billion model railway mags


I've told you a trillion times about over exaggerating :telloff: :stop:

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Re: Disposing of old railway modelling magazines
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2018, 12:11:19 pm »
Good morning, Mick.  ;D
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Re: Disposing of old railway modelling magazines
« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2018, 12:18:58 pm »
It's afternoon, George ::) :P :)

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Re: Disposing of old railway modelling magazines
« Reply #21 on: April 13, 2018, 12:35:49 pm »
So it is. Sorry!
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Re: Disposing of old railway modelling magazines
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2018, 05:57:07 pm »
hi all
 
 I joined "www.gb.readly.com"

over 6 months ago  cost 7.99 month  thousands of mags  to suit all 
   railway wise  there is  "model rail " and "rail "  at the mo along with a German one
  they state  they will be adding further titles  soon  and the best bit is most titles you can search back 2 years plus  all for 7.99

  ps   I have no connection with them      paul

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Re: Disposing of old railway modelling magazines
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2018, 07:47:37 pm »
Thanks for all your comments and tips.
Looks like mine are heading in the direction of the bin. I'll wince very time I drop a bundle of them in it, but that's life.
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Re: Disposing of old railway modelling magazines
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2018, 09:59:45 pm »

 I joined "www.gb.readly.com"


I have also signed up to 'readly' and have to say that at 9.99 a month, (in Ireland), it is money well spent. Mainly because SWMBO does not have to buy 3 or 4 glossy monthly magazines every month, at around a fiver a time! Then there is the added benefit of not having to dispose of said magazines. Oh and as Paul said, railway magazines are available as well.  :thumbsup:
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