Its a vexed question the is old business about subs v purchase etc.
There will always be horses for courses but I must confess Ive been tempted at times to subscribe and yet I dont. This has nothing to do with teh contenty of the mag etc and the arguments pro and con subs ought not visit this subject as its irrelevant. The content is the content. The discussion as I read it always centres on timeliness and /or ease of procurement.
I've two Newagencies both with 5 mins of me that stock AMRM. I got mine Tuesday. Possibly if mailed i might have it a day or so earlier and then itd be scrunched up in the letter box like everything else is....and likeothers there is an area to put periodicals but thats to hard for a postie it seems. I really shouldnt have to explain to a half intelligent person where the various class of letters go surely !!
I see subs being very handy for people of fthe beaten track etc .
I also have an issue ( npi ) and I agree with some others here...whats in it for me to subscribe ? its 9 bucks either way.. Maybe if there were subs offers that included discounts on past copes ( or the dvd's) it might become enticing. If it availed me of some extra content accessibel say on the net , that might interest me.
As to its name AMRM.. 'magazine' is just a hang over from days of youre where its simply advertised what it was.. its wasnt a paper, pamphlet or seriled journal ..it was a magaize.
Still in this day and age it is a bit redundant and possibly limiting. If rebadged , in a way , as Australian Model Railway it might open itself up to more multimedia extensions as well as embracing a larger brand..
Still thats possibly another discussion entirely.
Im enjoying the Dec issue..great effort . I see no reason to not walk down the road and buy it at present..works for me.