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Master Railroad Builder Book *** SOLD ***

Post by Tom. NY » Tue May 31, 2022 7:12 pm

For Sale Master Railroad Builder Book with vinyl book cover $225 Plus shipping.
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Re: Master Railroad Builder Book

Post by FLtenwheeler » Tue May 31, 2022 7:19 pm

I will take it.

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Re: Master Railroad Builder Book

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:59 pm

Man, they got to re-release it!
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Re: Master Railroad Builder Book

Post by SteveM » Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:48 am

Benjamin Maggi wrote:
Wed Jun 08, 2022 7:59 pm
Man, they got to re-release it!
Yes, when copies of your book that ought to be selling for $39.99 are selling for $250, that's God's way of telling you that you need to re-print it.

It is the closest thing to free money, and yet they are turning it down. I'm not a member of the family that holds the rights, so I don't know their reasoning, but from out here, it looks illogical.

Another book I want is being bootlegged and sold on ebay for $200-$300. Original copies are selling for close to a grand.

I'd almost want to see a modification to copyright law that if you refuse to continue printing, it goes into the public domain. That won't reduce the author's royalties one cent.

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Re: Master Railroad Builder Book

Post by theg8nw » Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:25 pm

Yeah copyright laws are funny about somethings. authors life plus 70 years. The writer passed in 2011, His body of work is in the care of the Cranbrook Educational Community
Acquisition: Access: Copyright: Magazine Index: Processing: Stephen Farr Booth Papers (1925-2011) Papers, 1939-2009. 2005-06 Items were given to the Archives in June 2005 with subsequent deposits by Stephen F. Booth and his wife, Elizabeth B. Booth. Access to the collection is unrestricted. Copyright to this collection is held by the Cranbrook Educational Community

That last line is why it will probably never be republished.

But, I will have to look around I know I have a copy that I'm willing to let go of since it's so hard to find. When I find it I'll toss it up here. Sorry Tom not trying to hijack your thread.
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Re: Master Railroad Builder Book

Post by jcbrock » Fri Jun 17, 2022 9:01 am

Cranbrook ties together a lot of things about Steve. I did not know he was George and Ellen Booth's grandson and a Cranbrook alum, it makes total sense he'd leave his works there.
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Re: Master Railroad Builder Book

Post by PRR5406 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 10:32 am

I have a copy in new condition, paper cover, dated 1992, and will offer it to the first buyer for the same purchase and mailing conditions as given above. $225 for the book + Priority bubble envelope $16.

PM, please.
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Re: Master Railroad Builder Book

Post by SteveM » Sat Jun 18, 2022 12:17 am

theg8nw wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:25 pm
Copyright to this collection is held by the Cranbrook Educational Community
That last line is why it will probably never be republished.
So, essentially, a nonprofit is not interested in what is literally free money.

Steve

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Re: Master Railroad Builder Book *** SOLD ***

Post by Benjamin Maggi » Thu Jun 23, 2022 8:09 am

Maybe they will be if they were shown that someone is advertising copies for sale in LS&OR for $450 a book!
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Re: Master Railroad Builder Book *** SOLD ***

Post by PRR5406 » Thu Jun 23, 2022 11:13 am

Apparently nobody is interested in the book at the moment!
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