February 2014 AMRM now available

 
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
The February 2014 issue of AMRM is at the printer and should start becoming available around the second week of January.
It should be available everywhere by Monday 20 January.


As usual, full details of the contents are available on the blog:
australianmodelrailwaymagazine.blogspot.com.au

James McInerney
Production Manager
Australian ModelRailway Magazine
Ph: (02) 8812 2058

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  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Thanks James,

Looks like being another great issue.....especially looking forward to Justin Moy's weathering techniques.

Bill
  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Hope there's pictures of the Austrains 81/G/BL in there. I doubt there will be, but just to give you (and John) an idea of the kinds of things I like to see in the mag.

Looking forward to Justin Moy's article and the goodies.

Cheers,
Ben
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
Hope there's pictures of the Austrains 81/G/BL in there. I doubt there will be, but just to give you (and John) an idea of the kinds of things I like to see in the mag.
Indefatigable

Ben,

If there is none on the Austrains site unlikely to be in AMRM.  Might we suggest with all humility, get a life?

Best regards,
John
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
James, have you thought about electronic publication? You could reach a whole new audience if published in iOS's Newsstand app or Kindle Smile
  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
John,

Your response seems disproportionately harsh. I don't think it's unreasonable to make a comment that I'd like to see test shots of some of the upcoming Australian outline stuff being produced at the moment published in the mag, as with the other manufacturers and other Austrains products. Whether Austrains supplies photos for publication is totally up to them. I get that.

I think it would also be unreasonable to expect the AMRM team to pressure the manufacturer to supply them, and I don't expect them to.

I'm more making a general comment that I like seeing new products in the mag, and as a reader you don't get if you don't ask. Hope that clarifies.

Cheers,
Ben
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Yes, I thought the response was a bit harsh too.

But The Austrains response would have been "Tell him e's dreamin"
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
John,

Your response seems disproportionately harsh. I don't think it's unreasonable to make a comment that I'd like to see test shots of some of the upcoming Australian outline stuff being produced at the moment published in the mag, as with the other manufacturers and other Austrains products. Whether Austrains supplies photos for publication is totally up to them. I get that.

I think it would also be unreasonable to expect the AMRM team to pressure the manufacturer to supply them, and I don't expect them to.

I'm more making a general comment that I like seeing new products in the mag, and as a reader you don't get if you don't ask. Hope that clarifies.

Cheers,
Ben
Indefatigable

Ben,

Sorry if it sounded a bit harsh.  I had in mind time to prepare the magazine versus time to put a photo on a web site.  The magazine would have gone to the printers a while back whereas a photo could be put up on a site any day.

Apart from that we already have people on the Austrains thread complaining that there is no photo of the 81 Class model.  Is there a good need to bring it over to this thread as well?  I honestly wonder how much a photograph of a model is going to assist your assessment of a model in the supply line.  Photographs can be made to show the better features of the object displayed and for that matter hide things that the presenter wants to hide.  Whether you have a photo or not you still run a risk that the model will not be as you desire if you buy before looking it over and seeing it run.

Now I am wasting space on this thread to prattle on about something that belongs on another.  Anyhow sorry if I sounded a bit harsh.  Just a fit of pique.

Best regards,
John
  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Thanks John.

I agree, discussion about a sample probably doesn't need to span two threads. My fault there. While there's no equivalent to seeing a finished model in the flesh, seeing samples of upcoming models in the magazine can influence my decision on whether to take advantage of a pre-arrival discount for a loco that I like or to make do with detailing/modifying something that's already available if it really needs to be on the roster.

Anyway, back to the mag. Now to wait for the postie.

Cheers,
Ben
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
Yes I can see the numerous AMRM staff kicking doors down in Putney to get to the Austrains 81 sample!

More relevant is the question of electronic publication. I am finding that more and more newsagents are turning into lotto and card vendors so sales of magazines through them may fall in the long term (which is why I subscribe to AMRM and Light Railways). I have got Model Rail Hobbiest on my Android phone and when my sub for Model Railroader comes up I will get that in electronic form too - the main reason is ease of access and storage.

I imagine that there is much more to electronic publications than meets the eye but it is an issue that AMRM should address (if they are not already) especially as Newsagents continue to decline.

Iain
  LochRannoch Junior Train Controller

I may have to order a copy (or a subscription) having operated Broadford on a number of occasions. I have to say I would probably be more interested in an electronic copy being on the other side of the world!!

Al.
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
If a manufacturer makes a model available for photography, the photo appear in AMRM. If they do not make the model available, it is a bit hard to run a photo in the mag...

We have been looking at ways of getting AMRM available in electronic form for some time, but for a magazine such as ours, it is not a simple procedure... so far the options we have explored are either too expensive or not of high enough quality. We are still looking...

James McInerney
Production Manager
Australian ModelRailway Magazine
Ph: (02) 8812 2058

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  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
I may have to order a copy (or a subscription) having operated Broadford on a number of occasions. I have to say I would probably be more interested in an electronic copy being on the other side of the world!!

Al.
LochRannoch

Which Broadford though?

Mark
  LochRannoch Junior Train Controller

Which Broadford though?

Mark
LaidlayM

The UK version that is in the new AMRM Mark! Hopefully I might get out with it again this year!
  a6et Minister for Railways

If a manufacturer makes a model available for photography, the photo appear in AMRM. If they do not make the model available, it is a bit hard to run a photo in the mag...

We have been looking at ways of getting AMRM available in electronic form for some time, but for a magazine such as ours, it is not a simple procedure... so far the options we have explored are either too expensive or not of high enough quality. We are still looking...

James McInerney
Production Manager
Australian ModelRailway Magazine
Ph: (02) 8812 2058

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SCR Publications (02)9311 2036
Lambing Flat

James

While AMRM are making the mag available on DVD, which I think is a good thing, saves a lot of space in storage areas compared to a magazine, what I would like to see is the mag go on to DVD at years end or at the end of each volume set, as I understand the mag is now basically composed with computer & possibly stored that way, would be something that could in a sense be done on the fly, & made available for a cost basis to subscribers, which is something not unusual in magazines as a subscriber benefit.

When we moved house I saved a few editions from my set that I had subscribed to for many years also those I purchased from Newsagents, primarily to save cartage costs & storage problems, as such having those on DVD would have been good.  

I have noticed here on the central coast that few newsagents now stock AMRM on open shelves, reason is various but one of them in a major centre downsized his shop owing to the horrendous rent increase, he worked on his quarterly returns & found the AMRM was not selling one copy, so decided it was one to go in the new compact agency, & was not prepared to get it in as an order.

The same happened at a couple of other agents as well.
  Poath Junction Chief Commissioner

Location: In front of a computer most of the time.
My copy of AMRM arrived today, along with a 43C Melbourne day.
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
My copy of AMRM arrived today, along with a 43C Melbourne day.
Poath Junction

And mine arrived today, the postie sweltering through 46o to get it here!
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
Just fired-off an email to AMRM (Letter to the Editor)....we'll see if they publish it in the next issue....

Nothing sinister, just a modelling suggestion in relation to one of the great articles in this issue.

Roachie
  FirstStopCentral Chief Train Controller

Just fired-off an email to AMRM (Letter to the Editor)....we'll see if they publish it in the next issue....

Nothing sinister, just a modelling suggestion in relation to one of the great articles in this issue.

Roachie
Roachie

And the reason for announcing it here was......

Paul
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
Just fired-off an email to AMRM (Letter to the Editor)....we'll see if they publish it in the next issue....

Nothing sinister, just a modelling suggestion in relation to one of the great articles in this issue.

Roachie
Roachie

Bloody good suggestion, Roachie! I was wondering how to solve that problem myself...

Will definitely appear in the Mailbag section of the April issue.



James McInerney

Production Manager

Australian ModelRailway Magazine

Ph: (02) 8812 2058



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  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Bloody good suggestion, Roachie! I was wondering how to solve that problem myself...

Will definitely appear in the Mailbag section of the April issue.
Lambing Flat

In the April issue aye?
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
In the April issue aye?
Teditor

Bit hard to print it in the February issue, Ted, since that has already been printed and distributed!

James McInerney
  Teditor Deputy Commissioner

Location: Toowoomba
Bit hard to print it in the February issue, Ted, since that has already been printed and distributed!

James McInerney
Lambing Flat

That's alright James, I realise that, but 'APRIL', what you read in the April issue can sometimes be a bit 'different', the readers just have to discern truth from fiction.

My newsagent I get my AMRM from had just received a shipment of various magazines, I will try them tomorrow, I would go with a subscription, but they have always been helpful and cooperative, I'm sure my purchase of AMRM every two months keeps their head above water.
  John_Bushell Chief Commissioner

Location: Brisbane
My newsagent I get my AMRM from had just received a shipment of various magazines, I will try them tomorrow, I would go with a subscription, but they have always been helpful and cooperative, I'm sure my purchase of AMRM every two months keeps their head above water.
Teditor

Hobbyrama in Stafford (Brisbane) had it today.  I bought one.
  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

I would like to see a year book type of thing with all the released models with the review and a post review of that model, of the last year or so with more pictures of clean untouched models and weathered models also. And as a centrefold the readers choise of a new layout.

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