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Is the Railroaders' Corner only in some issues of the Bulletin?

lak611

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I was reading my new issue of the Bulletin yesterday and noticed that there was no Railroaders' Corner in the current issue. Is this column only in certain issues? How frequently does it appear?
 

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It depends on the year and just how many articles are submitted regularly.
 

Jon Hanson

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I believe Sam Kirk is doing a new bulletin index. Call him--you have his number.
 

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Laura:

From late 1996 to 2004-5 it is in almost every issue. Then, I started a job with very different hours, moved to a new location to do so and took a long time getting back to it. Both Ed and I have had some problems lately and we missed the October issue's deadline. We're now struggling to get the column out in time for the December issue.

The Railroaders' Corner columns are listed in the Online Bulletin Index.
 

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I believe you can "check out" ones you want from the assoc lending library.
 

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Yeah, that's the article I always look for first when my Bulletin comes in. I, too, was disappointed in not finding one this month. Oh well, as you say, there's always the next issue.

Regards! Mark
 

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Sometimes it is fun to go back and review old articles of interest. I just love my old friend Wes Hauptman's articles on early American watches in the1950s & 60s.
 

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Mark:

Thanks for the kind words!
 

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There is a wealth of info in the old Bulletins. I also love to read Wes' Articles. I purchased the NAWCC Reprints just to read some of the early stuff. I also like the Railroaders' Corner. Paul
 

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Kent and Ed have sure done a great job over the years. The problem is that they have created a bunch of Railroaders' Corner "Junkies" who get kind upset when they don't get their "fix". No good turn goes unpunished. :)

Thanks Kent and Ed!

Don

P.S. The Bulletin would love to have article submitted by others as well.
 

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Here's a complete list of our standard watch articles and columns:

Mon - Year Whole No. Main Topic

Oct - 1995 298 The Elgin 571 - Article
Feb - 1996 300 A Hamilton 992 Inconsistency - Very Short Article
Apr - 1996 301 Hamilton, Elgin, Buren, Mexico & Haste - Article
Aug - 1996 303 The Elgin 571 Revisited - Article
Aug - 1996 303 From the Land of Lincoln
Oct - 1996 304 A Pair of Swiss Ball Watches
Dec - 1996 305 Waltham’s Six Position Watches
Feb - 1997 306 Elgin’s Grade 270
Apr - 1997 307 Early Hamilton Cases
Jun - 1997 308 The Marking of Rockford’s 18-Size Watches
Aug - 1997 309 Hamilton’s 950 Series
Oct - 1997 310 Buren & Its Mexican Railroad Watches
Dec - 1997 311 Standard Watches During World War II
Feb - 1998 312 Some Older Swiss Standard Watches
Apr - 1998 313 Dueber-Hampden 17-Jewel Watches
Jun - 1998 314 Some Newer Swiss Standard Watches
Aug - 1998 315 Markings on Rockford 16-Size Watches
Oct - 1998 316 Longines Standard Watches
Dec - 1998 317 Standard Watches of the Seth Thomas Co.
Feb - 1999 318 Brandt/Omega Standard Watches
Apr - 1999 319 Keystone-Howard & Their Standard Watches
Jun - 1999 320 More On Swiss Standard Watches
Aug - 1999 321 Dials
Oct - 1999 322 Hamilton’s Workhorse: The 940
Dec - 1999 323 The President
Feb - 2000 324 Railroaders’ Stories
Apr - 2000 325 Waltham’s 19-Jewel Watches
Jun - 2000 326 The 992 In The Great War
Aug - 2000 327 Mail Order Part 1: 1880’s - 1910
Oct - 2000 328 Mail Order Part 2: 1910 - 1960
Dec - 2000 329 South Bend Part 1: Up To 1909
Feb - 2001 330 South Bend Part 1: 1909 and Later
Apr - 2001 331 Tu-Tone Watches
Jun - 2001 332 992 Part 1: The Ubiquitous 992
Aug - 2001 333 992 Part 2: The Extras & Specials
Oct - 2001 334 Railroad Time Service
Dec - 2001 335 What Is A Railroad Watch?
Feb - 2002 336 16-Size BWR Part 1: 17 & 19 Jewel
Apr - 2002 337 16-Size BWR Part 2: 21 & 23 Jewel
Jun - 2002 338 Ball Part 1: Up To 1900
Aug - 2002 339 Ball Part 2: 1900 and Later
Oct - 2002 340 Ball Part 3: Brotherhood Watches
Dec - 2002 341 Ball Part 4: Cases
Feb - 2003 342 Columbus Part 1: Columbus Watch Co.
Apr - 2003 343 Columbus Part 2: New Columbus
Jun - 2003 344 Columbus Part 3: 500,000 Series
Aug - 2003 345 Magnetism Part 1: Watches
Oct - 2003 346 Magnetism Part 2: Cases
Dec - 2003 347 Hayden W. Wheeler
Feb - 2004 348 Elgin Father Time
Apr - 2004 349 16-Size Hampdens Part 1: Models 1 & 2
Jun - 2004 350 16-Size Hampdens Part 2: Models 4 & 5
Aug - 2004 351 Those Other Bunns
Oct - 2004 352 Howard RR Watches
Apr - 2005 355 Elgin’s Veritas Model Pt 1 Original 3 Grades
Jun - 2005 356 Elgin’s Veritas Model Pt 2 Other Grades
Aug - 2005 357 Wind Indicators Part 1: Elgin
Oct - 2005 358 Hampden’s Special Railway
Feb - 2008 372 Wind Indicators Part 2: Waltham
Apr - 2008 373 Wind Indicators Part 3: Ball & Rockford
Jun - 2008 374 Bunn Special Pinwheel
Aug - 2008 375 17-Jewel Standard Watches Pt. 1
Dec - 2008 377 17-Jewel Standard Watches Pt. 2
 

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Bind them all in one in a booklet for the RR freaks!
 

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I have a friend who has done just that, bound all the articles into 1 large book.
Its really great to read through all the articles in 1 place like that.

Also would be great to have them put online, are there any plans to do so with the new message board?
 

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"The Plan" is for all of the Bulletin material, and other reference work, to be available online to members. I don't know how far down the road this is though. Also, I don't think that it will be through the message board.

Perhaps Tom can add to this.
 

Jon Hanson

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John,

Quite a few members give their old bulletins away at chapter meetings and I have seen boxes full on "free" tables at regionals. This presents a good opportunity to CUT THEM UP; but I don't, won't do it--this destruction would be similar to "parting out!":eek:
 

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It is not cast in concrete, but it should be pretty transparent when you are a member and want to see the Bulletin articles. I think you will be able to link out of the index or from references here if you are a member. If you are not a members the links will direct you to an opportunity to join. (At least that is how I think it is going to work.)
 

Jon Hanson

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This is well known term for folks really into things, i.e. Large cent freak, rare book freak, RR freak, etc., etc.
 

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I don't know about being a 'freak', but you'd have MY attention if something like this were offered! ;)

Regards! Mark
I would buy something like that if it was offered. As a relatively new member, I do not have all those old articles. I wouldn't want to buy all the old bulletins, but I would buy a book that had all the old Railroaders' Corner articles.
 

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I would buy something like that if it was offered. As a relatively new member, I do not have all those old articles. I wouldn't want to buy all the old bulletins, but I would buy a book that had all the old Railroaders' Corner articles.
Buying the old Bulletins for a buck a piece at the marts (cheaper if bought in bulk) would probably be cheaper than buying the book (were it ever to be published).
 

Jon Hanson

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It is an endearment!:rolleyes:

I m a watch freak, condition freak, antique freak, rare book freak, bookcase freak, etc., etc. YOU are not the lone ranger!
 

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Buying the old Bulletins for a buck a piece at the marts (cheaper if bought in bulk) would probably be cheaper than buying the book (were it ever to be published).
True, but a book would have everything I wanted and nothing that I didn't (i.e. I don't have any interest in clocks).
 

lak611

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I really wouldn't want to destroy them, since somebody else might want the stuff I'm not interested in.

I would like if all the articles could be put into a book that would be published and sold by the NAWCC. I'm sure I'm not the only person who would buy the book if one was published.
 

Jon Hanson

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20,000 Bulletins are not rare

With the quantity printed cutting up a few means NOTHING!

Find some folks that are ABOUT TO TOSS THEM INTO THE TRASH--IT HAPPENS.
 

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