For trade...

Matt Bittner (
Tue, 13 Jun 1995 14:44:24 +0000

I have for trade the following:

Since, by profession, I am a computer programmer, I have made a
database "system" for the sole purpose of recording WW1 materials,
primarily periodicals. Although not perfect, it does its job. It is
currently in dBase format, so those wishing it will need a copy of
dBase (any version past 3). It is in 6 parts: the main, database;
and 5 .PRG programs to "run" the database. The database is
approximately 317K, and the programs are app. 19K.

I am willing to trade practically anything for it. WW1 kits,
periodicals (Windsock's before Vol4; Datafiles 1, 3, 4, 5; etc.)
books, whatever. I am really looking for the following: Toycraft
Berg Nieuport 11, an Airfix "WW1 Tank", or ESCI Panzer Mk.II's, all
in 1/72nd scale.

However, there is one stipulation: I have neither the time - nor
materials - to send this anyway but electronically. I will uuencode
it into any size file you need (after I compress all the files
together using PKZIP). Therefore, there are other program
requirements besides dBase: a uudecoder (WinCode comes to mind for
Windows users) and some form of PKZIP (PKZIP itself, or the latest
copy of WinZip). I do apologize for these conditions. With a
newborn, there is currently no other way to send it out.

Sometime in the future I would like to get this as a "standalone"
program, meaning you won't have to be required to have any other
"third-party" software. Also, since there is no documentation for
it, some type of help file will also be created (sometime).

Currently, the database has all Windsock's (I have photocopies of
the early issues); Datafiles except for those listed above; some WW1
Aero's (especially those issues with cockpit photo's/drawings); C&CI;
Over the Front; etc. Also note that this is primarily a modeling
database, so there won't be much in there dealing with units or
personnel. I decided early on to limit the scope for space (and
typing) purposes.

If you're interested, email me, and we'll work something out. I'm
relatively easy :-o, so I might trade for just about anything.

Matt Bittner
Omaha, Nebraska