[vcf-midatlantic] MOBIDIC model

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Thu Jul 5 15:25:18 EDT 2018

I'm looking from afar:

It seems to me, the MOBIDIC model in discussion, has some value as a 
historical object to various collectors. So such models will command a 
price of hundreds of dollars. That's the apparent opinion of the recent 
eBay seller of such a historic model.

However, for purposes of display at the VCFed Museum at Infoage, any 
constructed physical model of some version of the MOBIDIC will I presume 
be acceptable. It's a matter of desired size and quality. There's 
already a model on display; another seems to be desired. I do not 
construct models, but the MOBIDIC models I've seen here and there, seem 
to be of simple construction, commercial applied labels stock, etc.

It also seems to me, there's a model railroad organization at Infoage. 
Their members build models of industrial settings at many scales; they 
know other builders of such models. Their models, by my eye, look as 
good or better than the MOBIDIC models I've seen.

Therefore: why doesn't VCFed approach the InfoAge model railroad 
organization, and inquire about construction of a model, provide desired 
size, and show them images of the various models and images of actual 
MOBDIC computers?

If the answer is "we don't wanna spend money", then the response might 
be "someone may donate the funds" in the usual ways. You won't know the 
price if you don't ask.

Beyond this, "I have no horse in this race", these are simply my 
observations as noted, for consideration by those interested.

Herb Johnson

Herbert R. Johnson, New Jersey in the USA
http://www.retrotechnology.com OR .net

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