Olsen's Repair parts Database on CD

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Olsen's Repair parts Database on CD
Posted by JonEddy on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 11:50 AM

Has anyone tried using their train library CD's? Is it worth the $

    Thanks,

        Jon

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 11:14 PM

If you need to refer to post war and some tinplate often, then the CD is a value. I bought the CD last year and am glad to have it.

Olsens daughter has tried to keep the web site going, but health issues with her father have diverted attention and sometimes the website goes away For a few months. A day will come when they finally give it up.

Olsen created a lot of his own drawings for prewar Lionel where no real info existed.

Regards, Roy

            

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Posted by JonEddy on Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:43 AM
Thanks, I was a bit nervous about ordering the CD since it looks like the website has not been updated in a while.
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Posted by hielsie on Thursday, January 23, 2020 11:27 AM

What alternatives are available to Olsens parts lists and the illustrations of the schematics for engines etc?

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Posted by Michael6268 on Thursday, January 23, 2020 3:41 PM

Greenberg's repair and operating manual for Lionel trains....

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Posted by JonEddy on Thursday, January 23, 2020 4:08 PM
Yes, that is an alternative for the Lionel's but unfortunately that doesn't help with the Flyer prewar stuff.
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Posted by NNJRailfan on Friday, January 24, 2020 12:02 PM

I'm a prewar collector and Olsen's is invaluable.  I was concerned when the database kept becoming unavailable so I bought the CD, and even though it's still up and running I am glad I did.  I also find it helpful that I can print the images from the CD to keep in a binder for quick reference.

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Posted by JonEddy on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 11:07 AM

So I bit the bullet and ordered it from their eBay store. Estimated delivery date Feb 13th-27th Huh? What a crazy processing time, glad I'm in no hurry.

     Jon

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Posted by BigAl 956 on Monday, February 10, 2020 9:12 AM

Given the fact that Cd's are fast becomming obsolete maybe someone should post thier latest CD to a web page for instant lookup.

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Posted by Michael6268 on Monday, February 10, 2020 1:00 PM

BigAl 956

Given the fact that Cd's are fast becomming obsolete maybe someone should post thier latest CD to a web page for instant lookup.

 

 

I don't know if I would do that. Aside from copyright infringement, I know Sharon the owner of the site got very upset when somebody said they copied the site to a hard drive for their own personal use.

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