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Re: Cataloguing scans of slides/photos

A C Lynn Zelmer
 

Hello All

I'm a Mac user and have used a program called FileMaker Pro for years... a very easy to use database with the capability of importing or exporting the data, sorted or unsorted, all or selected parts, to/from a variety of other formats.

That having been said, the difficulty will never be with the software... given how busy I am, and how much I dislike paperwork, I'm often 'forgetting' to include some of the CaneSIG optimised images in the database...

Unfortunately, if I leave the images out of the database web site users will never find them.
:-)

Best wishes, Lynn

Hi All,

I just thought id ask everyone on here what their thoughts of different software for collating information on scans of slides, negatives etc. Im currently scanning thousands of slides and negatives of a mates collection. Ive had a brief look at Bob Emson's software, is there any other types that anyone uses? Im undertaking a mammoth task and need simpicity when searching for different makes of loco, locations, dates etc. All input will be greatfully recieved!

Cheers

Paul.
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Re: Cataloguing scans of slides/photos

David Halfpenny \(t\) <tuppenced@...>
 

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From: "Eddie Oliver" <eoliver@iprimus.com.au>
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 1:44 AM

I just thought id ask everyone on here what their thoughts of
different software for collating information on scans of slides,
negatives etc. Im currently scanning thousands of slides and
negatives of a mates collection. Ive had a brief look at Bob Emson's
software, is there any other types that anyone uses? Im undertaking a
mammoth task and need simpicity when searching for different makes of
loco, locations, dates etc. All input will be greatfully recieved!
With a bit of prior thought, Word and Excel can be made to do almost
anything that these databases can do.
Pardon me while I choke in my coffee!

Word and Excel will NOT do what true databases do, but a lot of commercial image management tools are NOT true databases either, and Word and Excel will certainly give them a good run for their money.

I am seriously impressed by a piece of school work that my son is working on. The exam board insist that a spreadsheet be used for the assignment, and you just can't tell from the screens that that is what it is. To be fair he is spending hour after grinding hour writing Macros, but for your own use you might not need the gloss.

David 1/2d
reformed IT Manager


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Re: Cataloguing scans of slides/photos

Bill Russell
 

G'day Paul,

I use Thumbs. I am quite happy with it, but perhaps my needs are simple.

Regards,
Bill Russell

On 6 Feb 2009 at 12:24, Paul Dove wrote:

Hi All,

I just thought id ask everyone on here what their thoughts of different software for collating information on scans of slides, negatives etc. Im currently scanning thousands of slides and negatives of a mates collection. Ive had a brief look at Bob Emson's software, is there any other types that anyone uses? Im undertaking a mammoth task and need simpicity when searching for different makes of loco, locations, dates etc. All input will be greatfully recieved!

Cheers

Paul.





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Re: Cataloguing scans of slides/photos

Eddie Oliver <eoliver@...>
 

Paul Dove wrote:

I just thought id ask everyone on here what their thoughts of
different software for collating information on scans of slides,
negatives etc. Im currently scanning thousands of slides and
negatives of a mates collection. Ive had a brief look at Bob Emson's
software, is there any other types that anyone uses? Im undertaking a
mammoth task and need simpicity when searching for different makes of
loco, locations, dates etc. All input will be greatfully recieved!
With a bit of prior thought, Word and Excel can be made to do almost
anything that these databases can do.
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Cataloguing scans of slides/photos

Paul Dove <pd2@...>
 

Hi All,

I just thought id ask everyone on here what their thoughts of different software for collating information on scans of slides, negatives etc. Im currently scanning thousands of slides and negatives of a mates collection. Ive had a brief look at Bob Emson's software, is there any other types that anyone uses? Im undertaking a mammoth task and need simpicity when searching for different makes of loco, locations, dates etc. All input will be greatfully recieved!

Cheers

Paul.


Re: Lost Locomotive around Noojee

glenn_howe
 

Hello Richard, Frank & All,

Referring to John Buckland's "Saga of Sandfly and the Lost Tribe"
article in L.R. 65, on page 20 John states "the Loch Valley Timber
Co... bought the entire plant of the former Sorrento Tramway for
£4,000"; unfortunately he didn't reference to the source of this
information but his choice of words suggests the tramcars were included
in the sale.
I'm inclined to think that the L.V.T.Co aquired the tramcars and
disposed of the bodies locally to save the hassle & expense of
transporting the unnecessary bulk. The L.V.T.Co may have intended using
the underframes, whether they were up to the task is another matter.

Cheers,
Glenn Howe


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Review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 and Regulations

John Browning
 

In "Light Railways" 196, I wrote an article about the operation of this
Commonwealth legislation as it applied to Australian objects of light
railway interest. The laws are designed to prevent the export from Australia
of objects if this will significantly diminish our national cultural
heritage.



In the article I pointed out a number of dilemmas:

1. The difficulty of adequately defining and measuring "significance"
2. Potential difficulties with the enforcement of the legislation as it
currently stands
3. The situation where there appears to be little or no chance of a
protected object being properly cared for in Australia
4. The reality of differential market values from country to country
5. The lack of an Australian register of objects of national
significance
6. Difficulty of access to government funds by private individuals or
groups for the purchase, conservation or restoration of protected items



As mentioned in the article a review of the legislation was said to be
underway. Possibly with the election of a new government, this review
appears to have assumed significant proportions, and public submissions are
now being called for. The discussion paper raises many of the points I made
in 2007 as well as a number of other important issues.

See http://www.arts.gov.au/public_consultation/pmch-review



I would encourage all those interested to have a look at the discussion
paper and consider making a submission. It is a matter of some importance
for all those who care about the preservation and conservation of items of
light railway interest.



This discussion group may be a good vehicle to identify some of the key
issues and to clarify some appropriate responses.



With best wishes



John



John Browning
Brisbane
Queensland
Australia



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Re: Lost Locomotive around Noojee

Frank Stamford
 

--- In LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au, richard horne <rthorne475@...> wrote:

One detail of the Loch Valley Timber Co's operation that I have not
seen referred to (but I'm happy to be contradicted on this) is that
the company appears to have purchased not only the two Baldwin 0-4-0ST
locos from the Sorrento Tramway, but also at least one of that line's
toastrack trailers. The illustrations on pages 48 and 49 of 'Tall
Timber And Tramlines' (LRRSA 1974) show a flatcar on the LVTCo. that
is mounted on what is clearly a tramcar type of truck (rather than
normal railway running gear) and it would thus seem probable that this
came from the Sorrento Tramway with the locomotives. Although in
photographs the trucks of the Sorrento cars are mostly hidden by the
footboard, what is visible (and also the wheel desgn) accords with the
LVTCo. views. This type of truck is also of a design that one would
expect under a tram of 1890.

Richard Horne
Hello Richard,

I have not been able to find a definitive answer to your question, but
I cannot imagine any other likely source of such an underframe for the
Loch Valley Tramway.

Most references to the Sorrento Tramway state that they had six
tramcars for steam haulage, and one very light vehicle for horse
haulage. In Arthur Winzenreid's booklet "The Sorrento Tramway" (APW
Productions, 1984) the author says "the tramcars were all disposed of
locally with several local families procuring inexpensive garden sheds
or sleepouts". However they would only have wanted the bodies.

It would seem likely that the bodies were removed from the underframes
at Sorrento, and some (or all) of the underframes went to Noojee with
the locos. There is another photograph showing one of these
underframes at Noojee in "Tall Timber and Tramlines" (page 49), where
it is being used to carry sawn timber. It is unlikely they would have
been suited to carrying logs.

With their long wheelbase, and rather fragile construction, with
narrow wheel treads, these vehicles would seem to be far too
sophisticated for a timber tramway. The fact that the Loch Valley
Tramway used at least one, and probably more, would indicate that the
tramway was better engineered and maintained than most, and that the
people running it were more careful with their assets.

However I am not a Loch Valley expert and others may have more
information on this. Unfortunately there seem to be very few
photographs of the Loch Valley operation.

Regards,

Frank


Re: "Light Railways" No.205 February 2009 packed and minor website update.

Frank Stamford
 

--- In LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au, Brian Rumary <brian@...> wrote:


Please note that the "What's new" link on the LRRSA homepage says that
LR 205 is the June 2008 issue!

Brian Rumary, England
Thanks Brian. This has now been fixed.

Regards,

Frank


Re: "Light Railways" No.205 February 2009 packed and minor website update.

B.Rumary
 

Frank Stamford wrote:

"Light Railways" No.205 February 2009 was packed by a team of seven
"volunteer victims" last night and either went into the post today or
will be posted on Monday morning.

A minor update to the LRRSA web site has just been made to include LR
205. The update has been kept minimal to avoid slaving over a hot
computer.
Please note that the "What's new" link on the LRRSA homepage says that
LR 205 is the June 2008 issue!

Brian Rumary, England


Re: SW Victoria, Heywood/Portland Tramways.

Colin Harvey
 

And also...

According to notes on early sawmilling compiled by Ted Stuckey from a
variety of sources, James McGregor built a log tramway at his Fitzroy
River mill in 1886.

Colin


--- In LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au, "Colin Harvey" <harveycr@...> wrote:

The two I know of were Jas McGregor & Sons/Righetti & Reid at
Heywood c1885-c1890. 2ft gauge (VPRS 440/P0, Unit 1251, File 96/145),
and Benbow & Sons/H & L Rosenbloom c1888-1896 in the parish of
Gorae (VPRS 5357/P0, Unit 1418, File 804/99).

These are the mysterious unidentified tramways shown on the map on
page 9 of Light Railways 144 running west from the Portland-Heywood
road.

Regards

Colin

----- Original Message -----
From: Frank Stamford
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2006 1:53 PM
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] SW Victoria, Heywood/Portland Tramways.



Were there any timber tramways in this area ?

Certainly not to my knowledge.

Regards,

Frank

At 07:04 PM 15/11/2006, you wrote:

>I'm looking for any information on timber tramways in the
>Heywood/Portland area of south west Victoria. So far I have found
>only two references for approved applications for tramways near
>Heywood, one in 1885, the other 1886.





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Re: Lost Locomotive around Noojee

John Cleverdon <johnc@...>
 

Hello all,
For those interested in the Loch Valley Tramway Walk, I have created a
topographic map using the 'Forest Explorer' website
(http://nremap-sc.nre.vic.gov.au/MapShare.v2/imf.jsp?site=forestexplorer)
and placed the PDF file (LochValleyTramwayWalk.pdf) in the 'Files'
section of the LRRSA Yahoo website.

I've been to Noojee a few times with the 4WD group I'm in, and picked up
a flier on the walk while there one time. It is actually called the
'Ralph Cornwall Loch Valley Tramway Walk' in honour of a former local
environmentalist and sawmill worker.

The walk is 2.5km long one-way (40 minutes one-way), and includes
interpretative signage along the walk along with information on the
local timber industry (although I have not done it myself).

Regards,
John
--
John Cleverdon
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
John's web page: http://users.cdi.com.au/~johnc/


Re: Lost Locomotive around Noojee - how about a tour?

Peter Evans
 

A bit hard to repeat that trip I'm afraid - all the best bits are locked up
behind fences in the Upper Yarra catchment - including two mill sites that
made it to the Register of the National Estate . I might have a think about
it and see what we can do .



Peter Evans

Production Management, Corporate Writing and Heritage Services

0407 537 837

www.peterevans.com.au <http://www.peterevans.com.au/>

peter@peterevans.com.au



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"Light Railways" No.205 February 2009 packed and minor website update.

Frank Stamford
 

"Light Railways" No.205 February 2009 was packed by a team of seven
"volunteer victims" last night and either went into the post today or
will be posted on Monday morning.

A minor update to the LRRSA web site has just been made to include LR
205. The update has been kept minimal to avoid slaving over a hot
computer.

Regards,

Frank


Re: Lost Locomotive around Noojee - how about a tour?

glenn_howe
 

Sounds interesting Peter, what are the chances of persuading someone
to organise a tour to the area?

Cheers,

Glenn Howe


--- In LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au, "Peter Evans" <peter@...> wrote:

The writer was taken on an excellent tour of the Loch Valley mill
sites in
the early 1980s by a former Forests Commission employee - we
visited nine
mill sites in one day, still a personal record. There is still some
machinery at some of these locations but no rail tractors or
locomotive
remains of which I am aware apart from the above.


Re: Sale RAAF target tramway

Scott Gould <sncs@...>
 

Hi All,

Thanks John for the links to the PROV photos of the target tramway. I
have uploaded to my folder Scott's photos in the photos section a
drawing showing the model railway style controller as mentioned by
Bill, and the track plan. There is also a photo in the folder from
the PROV collection showing the control desk.The three foot gauge
also rings a bell.

Regards,

Scott

--- In LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au, "Bill Hanks" <bhanks@...> wrote:

When I looked at the point layout plan many years ago I seem to
remember
the gauge being 3 foot. There was also an insulated third rail
that
provided power for propulsion. The control of it was something
akin to
an electric train set.



Bill Hanks



From: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au [mailto:LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au] On
Behalf Of Paul Napier
Sent: Wednesday, 28 January 2009 9:06 PM
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: Sale RAAF target tramway



Can anyone confirm what gauge the RAAF Sale and Puckapunyal tracks
were?

Paul Napier

--- In LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au <mailto:LRRSA%
40yahoogroups.com.au> ,
richard horne <rthorne475@> wrote:

John has correctly identified the the photos of a target trolley
that I referred to. I see that the photos, catalogued as PRO of
Victoria Box 332 / 01, 02 & 03, are gloriously mis-captioned
as 'narrow gauge 4 wheel freight wagon'.

Richard Horne




________________________________
From: john browning <ceo8@>
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au <mailto:LRRSA%40yahoogroups.com.au>
Sent: Monday, 1 December, 2008 10:06:32
Subject: [LRRSA] Re: Sale RAAF target tramway


Ah . . .

I think that Richard is referring to another target tramway, this
one
operating at Puckapunyal, also in Victoria.

It also used a three rail system.

Photos are on the Public Record Office of Victoria site.

Go to http://proarchives. imagineering. com.au/Index_ search.asp?
searchid= 41
and start looking.

An initial search for 'target' found some interesting results.

John

John Browning
Brisbane
Queensland
Australia

PO Box 99

Annerley 4103

Phone +61 (0)7 3255 9084

Mobile 0407 069 199








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Re: Lost Locomotive around Noojee

rthorne475
 

One detail of the Loch Valley Timber Co's operation that I have not seen referred to (but I'm happy to be contradicted on this) is that the company appears to have purchased not only the two Baldwin 0-4-0ST locos from the Sorrento Tramway, but also at least one of that line's toastrack trailers. The illustrations on pages 48 and 49 of 'Tall Timber And Tramlines' (LRRSA 1974) show a flatcar on the LVTCo. that is mounted on what is clearly a tramcar type of truck (rather than normal railway running gear) and it would thus seem probable that this came from the Sorrento Tramway with the locomotives. Although in photographs the trucks of the Sorrento cars are mostly hidden by the footboard, what is visible (and also the wheel desgn) accords with the LVTCo. views. This type of truck is also of a design that one would expect under a tram of 1890.

Richard Horne




________________________________
From: Peter Evans <peter@peterevans.com.au>
To: LRRSA@yahoogroups.com.au
Sent: Thursday, 29 January, 2009 0:02:44
Subject: [LRRSA] Re:Lost Locomotive around Noojee


Lying in the bush and adjacent to the Loch Valley Road used to be the
firebox of Baldwin 0-4-0ST 9086 of 1888 (ex Sorrento Tramway and, later,
Loch Valley Timber Company - see LR65). This was removed to the old Forests
Commission of Victoria offices just north of the Latrobe River in Noojee in
the early 1980s and set up as part of a small outdoor museum in front of the
office (due to the local FCV Officer's concerns about its safety in the
bush). It was still there about a year ago. Also at this location was the
frame and wheels of a 3-ft gauge Malcolm Moore built TACL 4-wheel rail
tractor. The origins of this locomotive are not known but it is suspected
that it may have come from one of the Mount Horsfall timber mills. It was
discovered during FCV roading operations in the 1980s and removed from the
bush at that time. The remains were later donated to Alan Stebbing and then
many years later on-sold by him to the Alexandra Timber Tramway.

The writer was taken on an excellent tour of the Loch Valley mill sites in
the early 1980s by a former Forests Commission employee - we visited nine
mill sites in one day, still a personal record. There is still some
machinery at some of these locations but no rail tractors or locomotive
remains of which I am aware apart from the above.

If visiting the ex-Baldwin firebox to pay quiet homage, it is worth noting
that there is an excellent cleared walking track along part of the former
Loch Valley Tramway starting just east of the former Forests Commission
offices (Now the DSE work centre).

Cheers,

PeterE.

Peter Evans

Production Management, Corporate Writing and Heritage Services

0407 537 837

www.peterevans. com.au <http://www.petereva ns.com.au/>

peter@peterevans. com.au

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Re: Lost Locomotive around Noojee

Peter Evans
 

Lying in the bush and adjacent to the Loch Valley Road used to be the
firebox of Baldwin 0-4-0ST 9086 of 1888 (ex Sorrento Tramway and, later,
Loch Valley Timber Company - see LR65). This was removed to the old Forests
Commission of Victoria offices just north of the Latrobe River in Noojee in
the early 1980s and set up as part of a small outdoor museum in front of the
office (due to the local FCV Officer's concerns about its safety in the
bush). It was still there about a year ago. Also at this location was the
frame and wheels of a 3-ft gauge Malcolm Moore built TACL 4-wheel rail
tractor. The origins of this locomotive are not known but it is suspected
that it may have come from one of the Mount Horsfall timber mills. It was
discovered during FCV roading operations in the 1980s and removed from the
bush at that time. The remains were later donated to Alan Stebbing and then
many years later on-sold by him to the Alexandra Timber Tramway.



The writer was taken on an excellent tour of the Loch Valley mill sites in
the early 1980s by a former Forests Commission employee - we visited nine
mill sites in one day, still a personal record. There is still some
machinery at some of these locations but no rail tractors or locomotive
remains of which I am aware apart from the above.



If visiting the ex-Baldwin firebox to pay quiet homage, it is worth noting
that there is an excellent cleared walking track along part of the former
Loch Valley Tramway starting just east of the former Forests Commission
offices (Now the DSE work centre).



Cheers,

PeterE.



Peter Evans

Production Management, Corporate Writing and Heritage Services

0407 537 837

www.peterevans.com.au <http://www.peterevans.com.au/>

peter@peterevans.com.au



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