August 2014 AMRM on the way... and it will also be available ONLINE!

 
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
The August issue of AMRM is currently being printed, and for the first time, this includes preparation for the first online version of the magazine!

Read the full details on the AMRM blog: http://australianmodelrailwaymagazine.blogspot.com.au/





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

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  appleby Deputy Commissioner

Location: South of the Tweed - In Canberra.
Can you order single digital issues?
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
Can you order single digital issues?
appleby

Yes, you can, but only direct from Zinio in US dollars.

The previous (June) issue has been up as a 'test' issue and you can check it out here: http://www.zinio.com/www/browse/product.jsp?rf=sch&productId=500924101&sch=true
You can purchase a single issue by clicking on the appropriate link.

The August issue will be available online from next Thursday 17 July.

If you want to subscribe, do it through us, rather than the Zinio site, that way more of your money stays in Australia and gets put back into the magazine. Plus, its cheaper, as you don't then have to pay for converting your Au dollars to US dollars.

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

[color=blue]www.australianmodelrailways.com[/color]

SCR Publications (02)9311 2036
  appleby Deputy Commissioner

Location: South of the Tweed - In Canberra.
In the Zinio iOS app, they are offering a six issue subscription for $52.99 AUD at the moment, FYI.
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

Wonder what format the access will take. Will it be downloadable to allow archiving?
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Awesome news, I've used Zinio before for a subscription to US Model Railroader and it's great on a 10" tablet or larger phone (eg: like my S4 and above, or the mammoth Nokia Lumina 1320!).

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  meh Chief Commissioner

Location: Sydney
mine arrived today, was expecting it sometime next week. Brilliant service
  Indefatigable Assistant Commissioner

Location: Sydney
Mine arrived today too, much earlier than expected. Great way to start the weekend, thanks James and team!
  gy Junior Train Controller

Must agree with the service as August is soon so I was not expecting my copy so soon.
Looking forward to the SDS VR 38' tank wagons coming soon.
GY.
  runawaytrain Locomotive Driver

Personally I think AMRM needs to be congratulations on taking the bold step of the second (ie. first one was Motive Power) so called Australian rail fan based to offer its magazine online.

This I think will yield more readers (especially those with space contraints in their shed or cupboard to store existing and present AMRM's) as well as young enthusiasts.

Whilst there are some magazines out there reluctant to take this big step because of "lifting issues".  This means there is a fear that someone might copy and paste an article and put in a word document change some words here and there and claim as if it is there writing etc.

AMRM's digital subscription price I think is reasonable and on top of that if you want the print issue still with it still works out quite reasonable.

Maybe some magazines that we get like Transit Australia, Newsrail, Railway Digest, Australian Railway History, Catchpoint, Sunshine Express just to name a few could become digital as well as print.  Whilst initially it might be expensive to do in the long term it will yield more revenue and profits because there is less print copies printed which means costs can decrease and yes those with an I-Pad or Lap Top now can easily take it with you in your men's shed and actually read it while constructing that model they are showing what can be changed etc to make it more like the prototypical model.

Good luck AMRM you have gone where only one other rail fan based journal has gone and it shows that you have been innovative let alone responsive to your customers concerns over the years.  Well done.
  Frank Speeking Beginner

Location: Bealiba, Victoria
Do you get a prize for guessing Whereisit?
  F6310 Beginner

Location: Australia
If you purchase this for your iPad, make sure you purchase it through Zinio.

I downloaded the standalone iPad app (compatible with iOS "Newstand") and the issues are $12.99 each AU and $9.99 in US territory.

I'm not sure if this pricing is set by AMRM or Audience Media (developer/publisher of the app). I have emailed Audience Media and they told me this is the standard pricing. The way I see it, Audience Media inflated the cost to cover the 30% commission Apple take from In-App purchases.
  Roachie Chief Commissioner

Location: Kadina SA (formerly NSW)
I think I will stick with my paper copy of AMRM and leave the on-line "business" to MRH (it's free!!!)
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
Can you save the on-line version as a PDF ? I can save model railroader onto my tablet but it is hidden in the software somewhere. I would like to download PDF's to avoid issues of technical obsolescence if Zinio ever goes off line.

Iain
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
Bought my copy yesterday. Some interesting model projects to consider building.
  appleby Deputy Commissioner

Location: South of the Tweed - In Canberra.
Just downloaded the latest issue through the Zinio app on my iPad to see what it was like.

Well done to the guys at AMRM. Top stuff indeed. Really well done and a big step into the future. I probably won't buy a physical copy again.

Even saved money as well, so keep an eye out for discount iTunes cards. Smile
  gw0071 Deputy Commissioner

I'm starting to get the impression that a digital subscription will only purchase access to the magazine, not the ability to save for viewing when off line. Can anybody confirm/deny this?
  appleby Deputy Commissioner

Location: South of the Tweed - In Canberra.
In the app at least, I viewed it in the iPad's airplane mode, which means it doesn't require an online connection to read it once you've downloaded it in the app.
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
I saved my Model Railroader on Zinio for off line reading. It creates a PDF file for each page which seems to be to be a less than eloquent solution  - why not a single PDF - in a directory on your device. These files are password protected presumable so they only work with Zinio.

I can verify reading them on a plane where I had no internet access.

Cheers

Iain
  anzac1959 Chief Commissioner

I bought the last issue on line and ever since Zinio keep emailing me with offers $10 off etc last week they sent me a" were sorry offer ........"  take 34% of any purchase inc subs . So I bought 12month sub of the AMRM for $34 or there abouts. Cheap and stored on my phone in PDF available at anytime

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