New book; Rails Around Missouri

Discussion in 'Other Directly Related Roads' started by Oldguy, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    This was posted in the MoPac Yahoo group -

    "As I've previously posted, I've been working on a book called "Rails Around Missouri". Well, the book is finished and is now on pre-release sale.

    The book is 224 pages, hard cover, and filled with over 500 all-color photos, many of them Missouri Pacific, thanks to folks like Ken Albrecht, Joe Collias, Paul Dalman, Charlie Duckworth, Ed Hawkins, Steve McVey, Jerry Michels, Scott Muskopf, Arthur Myracle, Bob King, and Daniel Schroeder.

    Chapters 3, 5 through 8 contain MP images from St Louis, KC, Jeff City, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Illmo, Poplar Bluff, Washington, Warrensburg, Branson, Carthage, Sedalia and more.

    For more info, including an 18-page PDF preview, go to:
    http://www.railsaroundmissouri.com/blog/?page_id=859

    Thanks,
    Mike Kelly"

    While mainly covering "other roads" there are some Frisco photos and an option to have the book in a Frisco cover. If one looks at the pdf preview there are some Frisco action shots.
     
  2. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Ordered.

    Charlie
     
  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I have one on order as well.

    Wonder why he didn't post it on frisco.org?

    Ken
     
  4. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Who publishes it and where did youins order it?

    Thanks, Tom
     
  5. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Wow! I noticed some photos by my good friend the late Camille Chappius. Camille was no doubt "Foamer #1". We chased trains together all over the country. He died way way too young but - probably the way he wanted to go-in the cab of a locomotive. R.I.P and notch 8 dear friend!
     
  6. Oldguy

    Oldguy Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Clickie on the linkie ;-) Just scroll down to select the cover, add to cart, etc. He does take PayPal.
     
  7. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter


    It was posted on the Frisco Yahoo group. The author has been posting progress reports to that list for the last year, give or take a few months.

    Paul
     
  8. Rancho Bob

    Rancho Bob Member

    I'd love to have this book, but I will NOT use Pay Pal under any circumstances. I guess I'll email Mike and see if and where I can send a check.

    Rancho Bob
     
  9. Jim James

    Jim James Staff Member Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Is there something I should know about PayPal?
     
  10. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    You can bypass the pay pal and use a Visa or MC.

    TG
     
  11. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Regarding PayPal. my own experience is that if you are using it as a buyer there is no particular problem. You give them a credit card number and then when you click "PayPal" when you make a purchase, it gets charged to that card account. It gets more complicated if you are selling something because now they want a bank account number they can use to transfer funds into. However, there is a fee for this. Sellers (except for automotive stuff) were forced into this arrangement and not too many were happy about it.

    GS
     
  12. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I use PayPal regularly for eBay transactions, both buys and sells. I chose not to give them a bank account - that is an option, so for my sales, they just run an account balance for me. Same transaction fees, but it does cost me something extra if I want to withdraw some of the cash by having them send me a check. When I buy something, they just pay my bill out of the account, no charge. If the accont balance is zero, it goes over to my credit card as Greg noted.

    I like Paypal, except for the fees involved, so I use it only for eBay. It is safe, very quick, easy to use, has an excellent invoice system, has buyer/seller protection, etc. I have noticed other firms and organizations starting to take PayPal for payment. For example, I just paid my GM&O Historical Society renewal fee for 2013 via Paypal.

    Ken
     
  13. FriscoCharlie

    FriscoCharlie Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    I use PayPal regularly and have multiple accounts with them all tied to about 3 bank accounts. They have never charged for transferring money from PayPal to a bank account. I've been a member for over 10 years without any major problems. Their fees are higher than I like but that's how it is.

    Sent from my Motorola Electrify using Tapatalk 2
     
  14. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

    I bought one of these yesterday. Covers most of the roads I like. I hope there is some shots of the bridges and tunnel around Reed Springs on Mopac.
    William Jackson
     
  15. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    William--Did you purchase an actual copy of Rails Around Missouri? I inquired of the author why I hadn't received my copy (Since my credit card was charged Jan. 2nd). He informed my that the book isn't to be released until MAY! I was under the impression that the book was already published??

    Tom G.
     
  16. pbender

    pbender Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Tom,

    Everything I have seen has said this is a Pre-release sale. I.e. you pay now and get a discount, and the book will be delivered later.

    Paul
     
  17. TAG1014

    TAG1014 Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Well I guess we'll just wait until May...It does say on his website that the release is May, but I usually just ignore those hard to read, overly busy (black background) websites.

    TG
     
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  18. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

    The way I understood, was you pay now, and the book comes in May. That is what I did. Although the pre-order thing is getting out of hand. I just wonder how many sales are lost? You agree to buy, and you don't know if you will ever get the item. I suppose you just increase you minimum balance in checking. wow! I am not sure how long I will want to do this.
    William Jackson
     
  19. gstout

    gstout Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Regarding the pre-pay anxiety, I worked with Mike on this and he has helped me with some of mine. The book is for sure in the pipeline. He is a good guy, and I believe it will be worth the wait.

    GS
     
  20. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson Frisco.org Supporter

    Greg, just as info: my comment was not directed at Mike, after all I have one ordered. I do however have several items on pre-order. Sometimes it is more like, as an example, I ordered your book twice. I did trade it to Tom Holly, and got some good items in trade but I ordered some items from Walthers, and thought they probably were not going to make the cut. They showed up one day, which was ok and they did not charge until they shipped it, but you still don't know they are going to make the cut. I also have 2 ea. of the U-boats and 2 of the bay window cabooses. It may just be the way things are. I just wish we knew all those items was a for sure deal. They are worth the wait, but it would be nice to know when they are going to hit the account. Its a little on the wormy side to have outstanding charges.
    William Jackson
     

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