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by 21275
Mon May 14, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL
Replies: 147
Views: 179367

Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

I received my RO on 12 May. Thanks, Mike, and all involved for another great instalment!
Bill :D
by 21275
Tue May 08, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RO Archive
Replies: 14
Views: 10070

Re: RO Archive

Further to my last, I have continued scanning and digitising ROs and have now almost completed up to 1990. I just have 1973 and 1988 to do - don't ask why they are out order! When done there will be available a complete run 1932 - 1990 and 2008 - current. Does anyone here have, or would be prepared...
by 21275
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railway & Travel Monthly, 1910 - 1922
Replies: 1
Views: 2537

Re: Railway & Travel Monthly, 1910 - 1922

Dear Richard, Thanks for the publicity. As well as the Railway & Travel Monthly, 1910-1922, the GERS has also digitised the following major historical items: The Great Eastern Railway Magazine, 1911-1926 The LNER Magazine, 1927-1947 British Railways Magazine, Eastern Region, 1948-1963 Handbooks of t...
by 21275
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RO Archive
Replies: 14
Views: 10070

Re: RO Archive

Gents, I am prepared to offer what I have scanned to the Society, provided that it is made available for sale to all members at reasonable cost. Further, I am prepared to arrange to get discs duplicated by the same company that Terry used for the original magazines he offered for sale. I have experi...
by 21275
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RO Archive
Replies: 14
Views: 10070

Re: RO Archive

Hi David,
That is really great news. Is there any timescale for when it will be available? And will it be done professionally, or by Society members? Or is it just a sales proposal?
by 21275
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RO Archive
Replies: 14
Views: 10070

Re: RO Archive

Apologies, I scan at the magazine's native size, it is near A4 when folded out flat. But as I scan at 400dpi, the files have pretty good resolution and the pictures look great on the screen. The OCR is pretty successful at that resolution, although for some reason nothing on the front page gets reco...
by 21275
Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RO Archive
Replies: 14
Views: 10070

Re: RO Archive

Gents, I'm afraid that I won't be at the AGM. When scanning, I scan two pages at once, with the staples in. My magazines are in Easibinders, so I do not want to destaple them. Nevertheless, I am able to take the magazines out of the Easibinder to scan them on a flat-bed scanner. I scan at 400dpi, th...
by 21275
Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RO Archive
Replies: 14
Views: 10070

Re: RO Archive

Thanks for the post, Ian. I recognise that there is a copyright issue. I was wondering, however, if I might be able to trade with someone who has done some scanning in the time period I mentioned. I have been scanning ROs on an on-and-off basis for a while and have now have completed to mid-1972 plu...
by 21275
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RO INDEX
Replies: 13
Views: 13278

Re: RO INDEX

Mister C, Adobe Acrobat Pro will produce an index of pdf files that provides a very rapid search facility. Once the index file has been created, it can be read and used by anyone with the free version of Acrobat. The Great Eastern Railway Society's published magazines all contain this facility. Thes...
by 21275
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RO Archive
Replies: 14
Views: 10070

Re: RO Archive

Correction to my previous post, that should rad that I am interested in digitised volumes between 1981 and 2007 inclusive.