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8 hours ago, Oldddudders said:

If you consult everymac.com you can identify exactly which version of iPad you have, and which version of iOS it can run. It appears that it is probably 4th gen. If you have iMac and MacBook available, they are surely much more comfortable for online reading. I use my iPad for travel only. 

 

Thanks, Olddudders - I'll take a look today!

 

Warning: about to go seriously off topic!

 

I have 'used' Macs since 1992, when my first machine was the Mac LC aka "pizza box" running Apple System 7 (back in the day!) together with the high red 13" Apple monitor and an Apple LaserWriter NT (300dpi, 4 pages per minute max, cost more than the Mac LC, monitor and £800+ of music engraving software combined!). Why 'used'? I am a musician first and foremost and simply used the Mac as a tool/means to an end, rather than fuss about with internal upgrades, specs, cooling fans, processor speeds, command line interfaces etc, which at the time seemed to be all that Windows PC users obsessed about!

 

Since then, I have had various other machines (I loved my "tower of power" Mac Performa (forgotten the number!!) but in the early 2000s I rescued (with permission) a skip load of older Macs being thrown out at the University I was working at! These I stripped down, spray painted bright colours (Halfords primer and whatever neon shades were on offer!), reinstalled system software and a host of shareware/freeware educational software (all VERY easy to do!) and donated to my friend's primary school (where they used to leave BBC Model B computers by open windows hoping they would be stolen to claim the insurance!).  When I left my job, I was allowed to keep my G3 iMac (Bondi blue!), later given a second G3 iMac plus a G3 PowerBook from a professor I worked with, when he returned to America! I did buy a G3 PowerBook (by accident!) off eBay which was the first model with USB ports - and which was stolen the first day of me working in a post-16 college!

 

I didn't rescue the Mac IIfx - it was as big as a suitcase, had 2MB of RAM, the 2nd 1MB RAM chip costing as much as the original computer! (Note - MB not GB!!) Those were the days!! LOL! My favourite rescue item is the Mac Classic SE - 9" screen, B&W, System 6 - "state of the ark" but last time I switched it on after 5 years of storage ... "ping" and it ran perfectly! A 90s vintage computer!!

 

My iPad was also an eBay bargain when I won the auction - about £150 when at the time most were going between £250-£300, and was a "surprise" win in that I didn't increase my initial bid and then forgot about it! My 27" iMac was likewise a surprise win - I put an initial £650 bid in and nobody bid against it! It had been used from new at home by a graphic designer so had its memory extended and been well looked after! I know that it is 2011 vintage, purchased in 2016 and still going strong! My MacBook had a reserve price of £180 despite the fact that the owner could not get it to start due to missing the install DVD - I ended up in a long to and fro discussion with suggestions and websites to try, which he did to no avail. Eventually he offered to sell it me for £100 simply because he was fed up of trying to get it working - plus it was his daughter's in any case! I bought it, installed extra memory (simple), a new SSD hard drive (scary territory - done in underpants and a static strap in fear of zapping the innards!) and reinstalled system software starting with an old OSX installation CD (I think it was the original OSX 10.0!) then spent ages stepping up system installations until it runs well under Snow Leopard, so another monetary bargain that simply needed time to sort out. I have the parts to replace the hinge clutches and badly repaired rear cover (somebody didn't research how to remove it and snapped it trying to force it!) which is a job during lockdown, and another tricky (for me) bit of computer hackery!

 

So, despite plenty of experience with the kit, I don't really have much expertise! As the saying says, "All the gear, no idea"! Only thing I do know is that everything is approx 9 years behind the curve, hence the question re: the reader software!

 

So, totally off topic and far too much information, but it's lock down and I have time on my hands! :rolleyes:

 

Stay home and stay safe everyone!

 

Steve S

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Just contemplating this to relieve boredom

 

Is access to the archive assisted by a search facility?

 

Will the magazine continue to be produced ………………..

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5 minutes ago, halsey said:

Just contemplating this to relieve boredom

 

Is access to the archive assisted by a search facility?

 

Will the magazine continue to be produced ………………..

Hi,

 

Yes, Exact Editions has a great search facility. Type in a search term - a layout name for example - and it'll bring up every mention from the archive.

 

And, the current and all future issues are uploaded a week before the print magazine goes on-sale.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Steve

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20 minutes ago, halsey said:

Just contemplating this to relieve boredom

 

Is access to the archive assisted by a search facility?

 

Will the magazine continue to be produced ………………..

 

The search facility is one of the best aspects of the Exact Editions platform, I use it all the time to dig through back issues.

 

On the last question this post I've just made in another topic should address that.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, SteveCole said:

Yes, Exact Editions has a great search facility. Type in a search term - a layout name for example - and it'll bring up every mention from the archive.

 

And, the current and all future issues are uploaded a week before the print magazine goes on-sale.

 

 

Steve is underselling the search - it is amazing. You can search by any term and it brings back results including practicals and reviews. I use it all the time.

 

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I'm sold - off to join up now...………….

 

Thanks

 

Done the first bit - got confused that whilst the email needs to be the same you are setting up a fresh/new account so new passwords etc - I kept saying I was already a member - but perhaps that was just senile ole me!

 

Ok now - so far...…………...

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On 31/03/2020 at 09:47, halsey said:

I'm sold - off to join up now...………….

 

Thanks

 

Done the first bit - got confused that whilst the email needs to be the same you are setting up a fresh/new account so new passwords etc - I kept saying I was already a member - but perhaps that was just senile ole me!

 

Ok now - so far...…………...

 

Joined - how long does it take to gain mag/archive access rights - and how am I told??  

 

NOT complaining - just a question :) 

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11 minutes ago, halsey said:

how long does it take to gain mag/archive access rights - and how am I told??  

 

You should receive an email with the instructions on how to access the Exact Editions site, another example a couple of days ago took 48 hours to come through as an indication. 

 

If it's a case that access has been set up but the email has gone astray it may be worth trying the following if you have anything which confirms your subscriber number (allocated when signing up):

 

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please click on the link www.exacteditions.com/print/britishrailwaymodelling and follow the instructions below to receive your digital access.

 

1. The first part titled 'Your subscription' will ask you for your 'Subscription Number' and Postcode. Please add your subscriber number and postcode as per the above text

 

2. The next part titled 'Password', type in the email address you wish to use and a password, this can be a brand new password as you are registering on Exact Editions for your digital access

 

3. After you have done this, click Register and you should then have access.

 

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With Steves help I found out that if you log in to world of railways, you can retrieve you subscription number from My Account/My Subscriptions  there you can get your account code which you can use in exact editions to access your digital subscription.

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On 02/04/2020 at 08:28, AY Mod said:

 

You should receive an email with the instructions on how to access the Exact Editions site, another example a couple of days ago took 48 hours to come through as an indication. 

 

If it's a case that access has been set up but the email has gone astray it may be worth trying the following if you have anything which confirms your subscriber number (allocated when signing up):

 

 

 

Hi

Life has been a bit chaotic here since I started this inc a new computer (Changing Windows to Mac) - I don't think this email ever got to me.

I'm only just getting back into railway mode and tying to pick up the pieces of this decision

Even if it was sent its got lost - how do I get it again

I am getting world of railways emails so does that help?

Thanks - sorry to be a pain not urgent

 

 

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1 minute ago, AY Mod said:

 

Could you drop Carly an email with all your details please? [email protected]

Will do - thanks for the prompt reply - I tried phaetons suggestion above but that didn't work as exact editions don't have my email logged - this IT stuff is not my forte anyway so it may all be my fault!

Cheers

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7 hours ago, 57xx said:

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I'm having a lot of issues at the moment - everyone's helpful and reasonably prompt given the times we are in but still its not resolved and is taking up too much of my time............

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FYI I've just been given a temporary access link and all is now working fine - perhaps its gone a bit "clunky" in the background but I think its still there in principle and everyone is very helpful you just need a bit of patience - something I don't naturally have but I am developing.............:o

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On 23/04/2020 at 08:24, halsey said:

FYI I've just been given a temporary access link and all is now working fine - perhaps its gone a bit "clunky" in the background but I think its still there in principle and everyone is very helpful you just need a bit of patience - something I don't naturally have but I am developing.............:o

 

I'm pleased to report that my/their ExactEditions "log in issue" has been completely sorted and all is working fine - I wasn't told what was wrong but it was something to do with my subscription credentials not being recognised.

 

ALL GOOD now and great value for money...........

 

Thanks AYM

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On 22/04/2020 at 11:01, Shroomy said:

Is this still live gone to subscribe it takes to a page asking if I have a discount code and I cannot go any further ? 
thank you 

 Same here.

Finally decided to subscribe but can't! the link on the opening post only takes you here:

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Hi,

 

Just joined - I created a world of railways account before checkout - did the order - and received an email with order receipt.

 

it has a link to the BRM digital library and talks about a subscription number. I have an account code and an order reference in the email - do I have to wait for a subscription number when the direct debit is approved?

 

Ref the RMweb side of things - how does it tie in with that (all the benefits I get here?).

 

I don't want to sound impatient - i just want to make sure I'm doing it right!

 

Regards,

James 

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Hi again,

 

Sorry should have tried before i posted - the account code seems to work as my subscription number and I have access to my digital mags.

 

The question about the link to my RMweb account still stands though - not wishing to push anyone though - happy to wait if the wheels are turning on that! I just didn't see any link to RMweb during my order process with WOR.

 

Thanks,

James

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4 hours ago, jamest said:

Hi,

 

Just joined - I created a world of railways account before checkout - did the order - and received an email with order receipt.

 

it has a link to the BRM digital library and talks about a subscription number. I have an account code and an order reference in the email - do I have to wait for a subscription number when the direct debit is approved?

 

Ref the RMweb side of things - how does it tie in with that (all the benefits I get here?).

 

I don't want to sound impatient - i just want to make sure I'm doing it right!

 

Regards,

James 

Yes it's a bit misleading.  The number is actually either the account code or order reference - I can't remeber which one though sorry.  EDIT Just realised you'd sussed that out yourself!

 

Not sure about when your RMWeb profile is updated though, I signed up on 14th July, but don't have the RMWeb gold thing against my profile etc.

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4 hours ago, jamest said:

The question about the link to my RMweb account still stands though - not wishing to push anyone though - happy to wait if the wheels are turning on that!

 

That's now sorted for you; I hadn't had a notification from the office.

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46 minutes ago, AY Mod said:

 

That's now sorted for you; I hadn't had a notification from the office.

 

I see I have the gold medallion now! :D

 

Many thanks Andy.

 

regards,

james

 

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