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Added a list of modern custom reels to be on the look out for.

Staff member Pierre Bernard of the Conan O'Brian show goes on the air to demand that Fischer-Price fix the Personal Reel Machine. See WMV format Clip here
Pierre Bernard is my hero

Added actual instructions to a web page for Charles Barnard's method for creating personal reels from a digital source so you can read the instructions without needing to download the zip file.

I have made several small updates over the last few months, but none seemed worth noting.
I just updated the Model O Viewer information to include the new 2003 run.
I added a section of View-Master Custom Reels
I added an intro to Stereo Cameras

Images from the GM Promotion at the Texas State Fair

Added some information about the Stereo-Matic 500 projector.

Many tiny changes throughout the site. Also added information about new films that are becoming available.

New Personal Reels available! see info on the Personal Reel page.

Site has been moved from RackShack to LunarPages. With the introduction of the newest viewer I split out my reviews of it and the standard Virtual Viewer with this new page.

Added more detailed information on Camera Repair Services

Added a page describing the concept of the Stereo Window

Nothing major, just got several new Packet Repros up.

Added the information on Making custom View-Master Reels using a 35mm or Realist camera I got from Bob Aldridge.

Added stereo images from the Rock City Gardens View-Master shoot.

Started adding information about our Rock City Gardens View-Master shoot.

Just got the news that Roger Nazeley passed away. This is a very sad day for View-Master collectors. Roger was a great resource for me when I started this hobby and has always been available to answer questions. He has left a wonderful legacy of information and will be remembered fondly.

Been busy on the Rock City Gardens shoot and haven't made many updates. I did get a new graphic done for the Scenic Reels page that's in the style of the old Big Letter post cards (not in Pocket PC version). I also have uploaded a few more packets and sleeve scans.

Added for sale items on the products page with t-shirts and mouse pads

Added a Packet Style Quick Reference. This is just a simple guide and refers to the ultimate reel list for more detail

Started working on the Sleeve Identification page

Minor update to the TDC Vivd Page to add some filter tricks.

Minor updates with pictures from a recent trip added to Who Am I page and Pictures Page.

Acquired the Stereocraft domain name and added info about Stereocraft Engineering.

Finished my site conversion to support handheld devices. Normal PC browsers should see no difference, but if you use a Pocket PC you will see that the site is formatted for the smaller screen. If you are seeing this version of the page you are using a handheld device.

Added a View-Master Camera FAQ to cover some of the typical questions I get on the camera and the system. This includes making prints from reels from Joseph Kearse.

Got some more packet scans from Roger to clean up and upload (got one up today). Also added K-PAX to the movie page.

Back from vacation and trying to upload some more packets. I'm studying for some work related exams, so I don't have a lot of time to scan my own collection at the moment.

The Day After - We are still here, we are not demoralized. Just sad and really really pissed off. I ask the world not to mistake our pride for arrogance. We are regular people trying to live our lives day by day just like everybody else. I also plead to Americans that if it does turn out to be a radical Islamic group that is responsible, do not assume this anything to do with the real Islamic religion. Islamic and Arab Americans are just as horrified (if not more so) as everyone else.

The Packet Archives are up and running.

Added test packets to the Packet Archives for review.

Changed categories to make room for adding Packet Archives.

Added this "What's New Page". New and better machine descriptions on the Reel Production Page. New pictures of the Mexico Plant. Added a Products and Services page to highlight the few things I sell or for sale items I am working on. I also added a preview page for my upcoming National D-Day Museum View-Master set.


This site approved by the disembodied head of Lowell Thomas.


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