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Old 10-08-2019, 08:46 PM
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Default Looking for Scan of the MRN Library Collection

Hey does anyone have a scan of the old Model Rocket News Library Collection?
My original copy got destroyed with a bunch of other stuff in a basement flood a long time ago.
I did have a low quality scan at one time but that is history now that my old backup Jaz Drive seems to have given up the ghost.
I could only find a picture of the cover while searching the web and from here this post from 2007.
Just came back to the hobby after 45 years or so when I tried to get my 9 year old interested.
(So far it seems his video games are winning out)
I'm loving all this information on the models I could never afford to build as a kid.

https://www.oldrocketforum.com/show...570&postcount=9
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Doug,

I will have to dig through some of my stuff that is stored away to see if I have any Estes Designers Guide. I know that I have a catalog-sized one from Centuri.

I do have an Estes booklet presented to attendees of NARAM 11 (my first) in 1969. It contains numerous plans from the Flying Jenny to the Zeta. Two of the designs that I built decades ago are the Challenger and the Starship Excalibur. I believe all of these plans appeared in the issue of Model Rocket News.

I also have the MRN Library Collection that contains excerts from Vol. 1 No. 2 up to Vol.20 No.3. Even has catalog No. 811 with it.

I'll see what else I can did up.

One of these days I'll make a DARS launch or meeting!

Chas
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:20 AM
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Haven't seen a scan of the library collection, but several Design of the Month plans from the MRN volumes can be found here:
http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/eirp.htm
And several MRN volumes can be downloaded here:
https://www.oldrocketplans.com/publications.htm
Scroll down to Estes/Model rocket News
Also John Pursley's website has a few volumes:
http://www.accur8.com/Estes_Library.html
Hopefully someone has the collection they can scan and post here.
Good luck.

EDIT: More volumes here:http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/mrn.htm
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:30 AM
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:58 PM
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Haven't seen a scan of the library collection, but several Design of the Month plans from the MRN volumes can be found here:
http://www.spacemodeling.org/jimz/eirp.htm
And several MRN volumes can be downloaded here:
https://www.oldrocketplans.com/publications.htm
Scroll down to Estes/Model rocket News
Also John Pursley's website has a few volumes:
http://www.accur8.com/Estes_Library.html
Hopefully someone has the collection they can scan and post here.
Good luck.

Thanks guys! I had already just downloaded all those plans (Wife calls me a hoarder).
Already started building the MRN Plan #1, Arrow-C and Lil-Tinker.
Guess I was looking for the MRN Library Collection more for nostalgia's sake than really needing any individual plan. I'll just have to keep checking on ebay for one. Thats where the picture of the cover was from, an old ebay sale that Google had cached.
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:17 AM
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Hi Ed. That Estes MRN Library Collection appears on eBay from time to time. Estes kept adding to it over the years, so the later editions were thicker than the earlier ones. You can do a search for it on eBay, then save the search..........that way, eBay will send you a message when one comes up at auction. Probably gonna cost you at least 50 bucks, though.


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Old 10-10-2019, 11:18 AM
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I bought a set of these around 1976, when it was technically out of print. I asked about it, and someone at Estes found one for me! I didn't buy it right away, and when I got another order it had a note: "We have that copy of the MRN collection you wanted!"

I eventually did buy it. It turned out to be a "problem." Some of the pages were upside-down!

I still have the three volumes. Beat up as hell!
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:12 PM
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I bought a set of these around 1976, when it was technically out of print. I asked about it, and someone at Estes found one for me! I didn't buy it right away, and when I got another order it had a note: "We have that copy of the MRN collection you wanted!"

I eventually did buy it. It turned out to be a "problem." Some of the pages were upside-down!

I still have the three volumes. Beat up as hell!
That leads to an interesting question that gets posed from time to time, and never gets an answer --- so let's post it again and see if we get lucky this time:

Does anybody have a definitive list of the Estes MRN's issued over the years? There was a time when they came out like clockwork - but the Volume/Issue labeling was not always consistent, and issues were skipped, and some special issues also provided. In later years, mini-issues were even inserted into catalogs and special catalog fliers!

So, assembling a complete set, for collection OR historical purposes, has been very challenging, as there does not seem to be a complete issuance list.

Does anybody feel they have a good enough listing that they have "the complete set"? Or, does anyone feel some online reference site is complete?
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:23 PM
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This is by no means the full set you were looking for, but has a number of older plans in it. They are asking $14.95.

Not my listing, nor do I know the lister. They have a few other early 70s MRN issues for sale separately.

Here’s the link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Estes-Mode...AAOSwKVZdn8C x


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Old 10-15-2019, 12:26 AM
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I have around 70 MRN issues and there are a lot of holes in what I have - I'll try to post the issues I have in the next couple days.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:46 AM
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This is the list of what I have or downloaded:

1962 Best from Volumes #1 and #2
1963 #1 #2 #3 #4
1964 #1 #2 #3
1965 #1 #2 #3
1966 #1 #2
1967 #1
1968 #1 #2
1969 #1 #2 #3

1970 #1 #2 #3 (NARAM 12 Special)
1971 #1 #2
1972 #1 #2 #3 #4
1973 #1 #2 #3 #4
1974 #1 #2
1975 #1
1976 #1 (Oct) #2 (Dec)
1977 #1 (Feb) #3 (June) #5(Oct)
1978 #1 (Feb) #3(June) #5(Oct)
1979 #1(Winter) #2(Fall)

1980 #1 (Winter) #2(Spr) #3(Fall)
1981 #2(Spr/Su) #3(Fall)
1982 #1(Spr)
1983 #1(Spr) #2(Winter)
1984 Spring Fall Winter
1985 Spring Fall Winter
1986 Spring Fall Winter
1987 Spring Summer Fall Winter
1988 Spring Fall Winter Special 1987/88 EAC Edition
1989 Spring Fall Winter

1990 Spring Summer Fall Winter
1991 Spring Fall Winter
1992 Summer Winter
1993 Spring
1994 Spring
1995
1996
1997 Spring (Vol. 37, #1)
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