A Comprehensive Magazine Index Program
covering Australian Model and Prototype Railways. Users can add their own (non- railway or railway) magazine or other indices.
Please Note: The Opening Page, Search Page and Edit Page are snapshot views of actual screens from MagIndex. These may take a little time to initially load. Please be patient; we trust that you will be amply rewarded.
Also, on those pages you will note the mouse pointer change as you move it over the screen picture. Clicking on a point of interest will open a description of that item.
Site designed by A.J.Soar. © 2000. Last Updated 24th October 2004.
Whilst the fore-runner to MagIndex was initially developed to provide an index only to the Articles and Reviews published in the Australian Model Railway Magazine (AMRM), MagIndex has the potential to provide an index to any magazine, book, journal etc, as well as other items (eg a record collection).
Currently data files are provided for:
MagIndex has the capability to allow users to prepare and use (and to pass on to others if they so desire) their own index files.
MagIndex requires a 32 bit version of Windows to operate, eg Windows 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000 or XP and comes as standard on a CD ROM. An earlier version (and the evaluation version) is available upon specific request which will run under Windows 3, 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups, but will perform best under Windows 95 and Windows 98. This earlier version is available on diskette.
MagIndex is best run with a minimum screen resolution of 800 by 600 pixels.
A comprehensive tutorial covering is included with the FULL version. This tutorial uses your web browser (in an off-line mode) to take you on a step by step journey through many of the facilities within MagIndex.
Included in this site are snapshots of three of the screens used within MagIndex. These are:
For each of these snapshots background text explanations are provided for most areas of interest. Point your mouse over the various sections of the pictured screen and, when the pointer changes, left 'click' your mouse to reveal the text.
These two pages have a table of contents (On
This Page) near the top of the page. 'Clicking' on any entry in
those lists will skip down the page to the item of interest.
Apart from the navigation buttons at the top of this page, other navigation 'buttons' are provided throughout the site. These are:
A working EVALUATION VERSION of MagIndex is available free via e-mail.
The evaluation version is based on the original version of MagIndex and is limited in its operation in that it will access only a reduced selection of the AMRM articles and does not have some of the advanced features of the newer version, but retains most of the functionality of the original full version.
If you would like to have some hands on experience, go to the Price & Order Info. Page and e-mail your details to us.
With the FULL VERSION of MagIndex, the data files supplied with the program may be updated by any one of three methods:
Currently such updates are provided FREE for approximately the first six months after the purchase of the FULL VERSION of MagIndex (three issues of the AMRM). Thereafter a small charge is made for an extension of the service (see Price & Order Info., Data Updates.).
Two reviews of the program have been published which may be of interest:
Also an article by David Rayson entitled 'I Know I've Got That Information Here Somewhere or, MagIndex - A Tool for Modeller's Information' was published in the February 2003 AMRM magazine (p40) and is worth a look.