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What a hoot....really!
Posted by RhB_HJ on Thursday, January 15, 2004 7:27 PM
QUOTE: LGB product announcements: We'll have LGB's new product announcements for 2004 on our site January 16. I won't break the embargo agreement, but I will say that the list includes some interesting and surprising items, both large and small (or relatively small, given that everything's G scale!). If you're curious, stop back to the site on Friday. Terry


That is certainly good for a laugh...............

Well, Terry........ we didn't break the embargo agreement either, but if LGB.com is "smart enough" to post the stuff as a PDF, I certainly will download immediately and make the stuff available to the rest of the fraternity.

For those who are still in the dark, head on over to http://www3.telus.net/RhB_layout_Grischun/ click on the "NEWS" and get reading.

Frankly some of us are still debating if this was an intentional "leak" or if it is was just a matter of me being in the right place at the right time. Whichever way the stuff got scooped.[:D][:D][:D] If they want to keep things under wraps they have to instruct their web-polishers not to post anything on the site but do everything in "Preview". That's part of "webmaster101"[;)][8D][:)]
Cheers HJ http://www.rhb-grischun.ca/ http://www.easternmountainmodels.com
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Posted by Marty Cozad on Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:02 PM
Sounds interesting, but my dial up takes to long I gave up waiting to open the page.[V]

Is it REAL? or Just 1:29 scale?

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Posted by RhB_HJ on Friday, January 16, 2004 12:38 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Marty Cozad

Sounds interesting, but my dial up takes to long I gave up waiting to open the page.[V]


Marty,

The PDFs are about 2Meg, very annoying when on dial up and equally aggrevating to send by email. Sorry!



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Posted by Rene Schweitzer on Friday, January 16, 2004 8:16 AM
Hi all,

I noticed the other posts about LGB's "oops" with the new products, but didn't respond. An interesting thought if the oops was intentional or just a goof-up. Either way, we at the mags here are keeping their embargo request just to be on the safe side.

BTW, the embargo date that Terry listed on MR.com has changed to January 19, after 5 p.m. CST.

Rene

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Posted by RhB_HJ on Friday, January 16, 2004 10:16 AM
Hi Rene,

No problem appreciating the position the mags find themselves in on this kind of thing.[:)][:)]

You know there's a sequel to this "leak", LGB has a confidental "Journal" on their website, which is password protected. It took less than 24 hours to come up with the "password" (666666), the password and the "secrecy" sure provided an opening for a few "comments".

Two years ago they had a similar "goof up" where, quite unintentionally , they left their "New Product" picture database open to all comers who knew the URL. It took them a while to get proper security in place. Then we got to hear about "improper data aquisition", which just made everyone laugh. The URL didn't need to be hacked, it just needed to be discovered. Usually that happens when someone looks at a sitemap and puts two and two together. [;)][;)]
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Posted by vsmith on Friday, January 16, 2004 5:24 PM
Neat! Already downloaded the PDF's and already got my eye on 1 or 2 items.

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