Model Railroader 75-year Collection - Installation

Published: November 14, 2011
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Windows installation instructions

To install the Model Railroader Collection on a PC with a Windows operating
system, you have the choice of a basic (standard) or a full installation. In basic
installation, you will install the index and search function of the collection onto
your hard drive and will insert one of the three discs as prompted to read stories.
In full installation, which we recommend, you will copy the entire contents of the
collection onto your hard drive.

Basic or standard installation
1. Insert Model Railroader Disc 1 into the DVD-ROM of your computer. Run setup.exe if the
Auto Play prompt pops up. (If nothing launches upon insertion of Disc 1, you may need to
browse the DVD and run setup.exe manually.) If prompted, allow changes to your computer
by clicking “yes”. The Installation Wizard will open. Follow the installer instructions.
NOTE: Installation time will vary due to the large number of files being copied and the
performance of your computer. While the progress bar may indicate only a few minutes or
later less than one minute for installation, the typical basic installation for Disc 1 may take
between 30 minutes and 2 hours.
2. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
3. If you only wish to use the basic installation method, your installation is complete.
Double-click the Model Railroader shortcut and begin enjoying the digital collection.
4. As you call up issues in the collection, you will be prompted to insert Disc 1, 2, or 3 as
needed to read stories. Insert the appropriate disc, allow at least 10 to 15 seconds for the
newly inserted disc to “spin up,” then click OK.

Full installation
(Preferred method, all stories are downloaded on computer hard drive.)
Instead of inserting discs to view magazine pages, you can install all of the issues
onto the hard drive of your computer. Full installation can be done any time after
basic installation. NOTE: For full installation, copying the remaining content may
take in excess of 2 hours beyond the basic installation.
1. Follow the instructions for basic installation through completion of Step 2.
2. Launch the Model Railroader magazine collection program by clicking on its shortcut.
Insert Disc 1 into your computer if it is not already inserted. Do not re-run the installation
and disregard any Auto-Play prompts. On the lower right of the collection home page, click
on Options. Select the radial button to “Copy all issues to hard drive” and click OK. Content
will begin to copy from Disc 1 to your hard drive.
3. When prompted to install Disc 2, remove Disc 1 and insert Disc 2. Allow at least 10 to 15
seconds for the newly inserted Disc 2 to “spin up” and then click OK. This will copy all of
the story content from Disc 2.
4. When prompted to install Disc 3, remove Disc 2 and insert Disc 3. Allow at least 10 to 15
seconds for the newly inserted Disc 3 to “spin up” and then click OK. This will copy all of
the story content from disc 3.
When Disc 3 is fully copied, the entire Model Railroader magazine collection will
be on your hard drive and you will no longer need to use the discs to read stories.

Macintosh installation instructions

To install the Model Railroader Collection on a Macintosh computer, you have the choice
of a basic (standard) or a full installation. In basic installation, you will install the index
and search function of the collection onto your hard drive and will insert one of the three
discs as prompted to read stories. In full installation, which we recommend, you will copy
the entire contents of the collection onto your hard drive.

Basic or standard installation
1. Insert Model Railroader Disc 1 into the DVD-ROM of your computer. Double-click the DVD
icon and then double-click on the Model Railroader.mpkg icon. The installer window will open.
Follow the installer on-screen instructions. As you install Disc 1 you will see both a “writing
files” progress-bar window and subsequently a “copy data” progress-bar window. NOTE:
Installation time will vary due to the large number of files being copied and the performance of
your computer. While the progress bar may indicate only a few minutes or later less than one
minute for installation, the typical basic installation for Disc 1 may take between 30 minutes
and 2 hours.
2. When the installation is complete, remove Disc 1 with the keyboard eject key. Do not drag the
disc icon on your desktop into the Trash can to remove the disc.
3. If you only wish to use the basic installation method, your installation is complete. The Model
Railroader icon can be found in your Applications folder. Double-click the Model Railroader icon
and begin enjoying the digital collection.
4. As you call up issues in the collection, you will be promoted to insert Disc 1, 2, or 3 as needed
to read stories. Insert the appropriate disc, allow 10 to 15 seconds for the newly inserted disc to
“spin up,” then click OK. If you need to remove one disc and insert another, use the eject key on
your keyboard to remove a disc. Do not drag the disc icon into the Trash can to eject it.

Full installation
(Preferred method, all stories are downloaded on computer hard drive.)
Instead of inserting discs to view magazine pages, you can install all of the issues
onto the hard drive of your computer. Full installation can be done any time after basic
installation. NOTE: For full installation, copying the remaining content may take in
excess of 2 hours beyond the basic installation.
1. Follow the instructions for basic installation through completion of Step 3.
2. Launch the Model Railroader magazine collection program by double-clicking on its icon. Insert
Disc 1 into your computer if it is not already inserted. Do not re-run the installer. On the lower right
of the archive home page, click on Options. Select the radial button to “Copy all issues to hard
drive” and select OK. Magazine issues will begin to copy from Disc 1 to your hard drive.
3. When prompted to install Disc 2, remove Disc 1 by using the eject button on your keyboard
to remove Disc 1 and then insert Disc 2. Allow at least 10 to 15 seconds for the newly inserted
Disc 2 to “spin up” and then click on OK. This will copy all of the story content from Disc 2.
4. When prompted to install Disc 3, remove Disc 2 by using the eject button and insert Disc 3.
Allow at least 10 to 15 seconds for the newly inserted Disc 3 to “spin up” and then click on OK.
This will copy all of the story content from Disc 3.
5. When Disc 3 is fully copied, use the eject button to remove Disc 3.
The entire Model Railroader magazine collection will be on your hard drive and you
will no longer need to use the discs to read stories.