Thursday, May 03, 2018

Finding old magazines

A couple of days ago, I mentioned looking something up in an old magazine. That's easy if you belong to a model railway club with a fine large library, but what if you don't, or your club hasn't built up a collection of useful research material?

My Dad was recently looking for the article to accompany a model boat plan he has in his collection. According to the drawing, the September 1994 issue of Marine Modelling was required, but our club doesn't have back numbers like that. Worse, the chances of finding anything at a show is very remote.

Internet to the rescue!

Visiting the Magazine  Exchange website, I located the issue. Paid for it via PayPal and a couple of days later, he could relax with a cup of tea and read about model boats from before the turn of the century. Excellent service!

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