Model Railroad Magazine Database
by K. Brown
Prairie Rail Workshop
This page is an outgrowth of a project that I started several years ago. In
order to be able to find an article in my magazine collection I was pretty
much forced to put everything I had into a computer database so that I could
search and find what I needed without spending all day doing it. It occurred
to me that others might like to be able to do the same via the web so here
it is. The page may seem small and simple but the results represent a *lot*
of typing on my part. Enjoy.
Use of the database is quite simple. You supply a keyword, a field to search
on and a destination. In fact the only thing that you *really* have to
supply in the simplest case is the keyword since there is a default field
and destinaton. For example, suppose that you
want to find all articles on making trees. You would enter the keyword
'tree', use the KEY field and the HTML destination. Click on the submit
button and you should see the results in a moment. If you want articles by a
particular author use the author's last name as the keyword and select the
AUTHOR field. If you want the results emailed to you instead of viewing with
your browser select EMAIL instead of HTML.
The key field holds very general keys to the articles, such as
'locomotive' or 'grass'. You are not likely to find out anything about the
Canadian Pacific using the key field. For more specific things such as
railroad names try searching on the title field.