Take alook at this!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by kf4jqd, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Back in Novemeber 2001, I posted this article. http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=1161&highlight=signal lights Take alook at July 2006 issuse of Model Railroader, page 76. Does this look fimular? I emailed MR. Told them about the posting here in The Gauge. Maybe The Gauge will get free press?!sign1 I don't care about the information, as long my fellow modellers gets it!

  2. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    This stuff has happened here before,...... we would post something and a month or so later - Mrr would have it in teh mag :( :(
    but noone ever got paid for the articles
  3. trainnut65

    trainnut65 Member

    Thay are taking the post and rewording them to say the same thing and puttin them in the magazine. Happens all the time.
  4. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    maybe its just a coincidence.
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!


    Your tutorial is a great one! It is interesting to see something similar in MR but you're our own local resource and interactive! :)
  6. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Right down to the last detail Ralph! :thumb: Even when I mention the brass tube as the common ground for the LED's! Man oh man:thumb: At least I post my information for free to My Gauger Friends!announce1 :thumb:

  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Ewe thank id maye bee hour grammer end spilling that keaps them fum pain us?:thumb:
  8. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member

    I'uz thunkin' on 'at two!

  9. wickman

    wickman Member

    Looks like a great How To .
    Any chance on seeing it done again but documented with pics?:wave:
  10. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    I was never any good in English class in school. I was good in Science and Math. Why do you think I have an electronics degree?:thumb: Not everyone is perfect!sign1

    If The Gauge Members wants me to fix up my article on here. I will. By the way, Shamus, Paul, said it was good!:thumb:

  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    I agree with wickman - It would be nice to see it with pics too :)

    shaygetz - there's also the possibility that someone is plagerizing by simply reading the posts (member or not) and then writing and submaitting an article to any mag - using our ideas :( :( Something we have no control over :(
  12. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Oh man... Gauge Member's going to make me go through my CD's! I moved 1000 miles since I wrote that!:rolleyes: I will try to see if I can find any pictures. Also, look at my models on my Rock Island website.... You will see some there. www.geocities.com/RockIslandLine2000

  13. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

  14. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Sorry, I can't find pictures when i made them. Maybe still in storage. Just as the signal lights are. :curse: Here's some pictures of them on the layout.


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  15. wickman

    wickman Member

    :wave: wow those lites look great I think you deserve more credit than you received
  16. FallBuck&Scaler

    FallBuck&Scaler New Member

    I'm not an expert on copyright law, but I do know the basics...

    "once an idea, a concept, or design has been fixed into a tangible form (writing, publishing, electronic or not) it automatically becomes protected under US copyright law"

    Now, I am not advocating a lawsuit... but I do suggest that some sort of warning be posted so that plaguirism could conceivably be prevented. "All posts copyrighted by their respective author and may not be reproduced without consent"

    I'm all for sharing hints, tips, tricks FOR FREE... but someone is getting an article published, with someone elses' work ? That's just cheating, the absolute least they could do, is cite the original author from here...
  17. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Thanks FallBuck&Scaler!:thumb: And if they got the information from The Gauge. They should mention that too!:D

  18. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    It's been part of the Gauge Rules for more than 2 years :( :(

    3.2. Photographs and information posted by any member are assumed to be the member's own work, or used with permission. It is considered proper “netiquette” to give credit and/or a link to materials that are not your own. In this case, please link to the picture - do not post a copy of the picture on The Gauge.
  19. FallBuck&Scaler

    FallBuck&Scaler New Member

    N Gauger... while that is an excellent rule, 'netiquette' is a slightly different issue... i.e post your own work, here, or have permission to post anothers'...

    Publishing a work taken from The Gauge, in a periodical which claims its' own copyrights of said work, is literally copyright infringement. Again, I'm not advocating a lawsuit, but assuming someone is getting paid for an article which appears in a model railroading magazine, the contents of which appeared here, first (NOT a derivative work, rewording a post from The Gauge with the same exact methods, is not derivative, it is copying) is literally taking money for someone elses' actual idea.

    Think of it this way... say I post a photo here, of my Texas (Colorado) class 2-10-4 CB&Q locomotive. Assume someone with Photoshop skills, plays around with the photo, and reposts it here, with a new background and/or smoke pouring out of the stack. Technically, it is not derivative... they took a photo and merely 'changed' the appearence, so as to look prototypical, and assuming they had no permission, is a no-no.

    Maybe I'm beating a dead horse, but it seems to me, people are freely sharing their ideas, methods, tricks and model railroading secrets without expectation of compensation, other than the admiration and gratitude of The Gauge membership. Then, someone STEALS the idea, gets it published in a national magazine which then claims copyright for the article, and probably pays for the article.

    Seems not only cheating, but literally stealing, if you ask me. Makes one wonder if the person who wrote the published article is a member here..
  20. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That's what I'm saying :) If someone posts anything here - it is assumed to be that person's work, not a public thing, not for public use.... that's one reason why we worded it that way... if you post a pic of any RR related thing you took, it's yours by copyright.... If someone takeds it & alters it in any way - - it's still your work.... not theirs..... The funny part of thi rule/law is.. if you take a pic of a NS logo, the pic is yours - - but the "logo" still is a registered trademard of NS :)

    As far as it being a member here - Someone would only have to look at the submitter's name in that issue of Mrr :) :)

    I only think it might be a lurker not a member -- and remember - it has happened before - and no one ever got a lawyer............. I'm sure it happens way more than the mags know :( :(

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