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Post by FWLR » Mon May 13, 2019 11:54 am

Just received this months Garden Rail Magazine.
Rik you have done it again.... :notworthy:
Your write up on kit bashing the Jackson Sharp coach has given my the confidence to bash one of those many American coaches that are available on eBay...

Thank You Rik... :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Post by ge_rik » Mon May 13, 2019 1:12 pm

Thanks Rod.
Good to see Steve's write up of his Peckett build as well.
I'm sure there's scope for more articles from other members of the forum. Handy source of pocket money....... :D

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Post by -steves- » Mon May 13, 2019 3:55 pm

Got my copy today, very pleased to see both of them in there as well.

Thanks again Rik for your help on mine. :thumbup: :thumbleft:
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Post by FWLR » Tue May 14, 2019 7:43 am

I didn't get round to reading your write up Steve, I was busy trying to sort out the fish pond. But I have going to read it now while having my morning cuppa... :thumbright:
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by FWLR » Tue May 14, 2019 7:53 am

ge_rik wrote: ↑
Mon May 13, 2019 1:12 pm
Thanks Rod.
Good to see Steve's write up of his Peckett build as well.
I'm sure there's scope for more articles from other members of the forum. Handy source of pocket money....... :D

Rik
You mean you get paid...... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by ge_rik » Tue May 14, 2019 8:45 am

FWLR wrote: ↑
Tue May 14, 2019 7:53 am
You mean you get paid...... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Oh yes :thumbright:

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Post by FWLR » Tue May 14, 2019 9:06 am

ge_rik wrote: ↑
Tue May 14, 2019 8:45 am
FWLR wrote: ↑
Tue May 14, 2019 7:53 am
You mean you get paid...... :lol: :lol: :lol:
Oh yes :thumbright:

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...... :laughing3: :laughing3: :laughing3:
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Post by tom_tom_go » Tue May 14, 2019 12:15 pm

How much do they pay, are you allowed to disclose this?

I only ask as I might have a go...

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Post by ge_rik » Tue May 14, 2019 2:02 pm

tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Tue May 14, 2019 12:15 pm
How much do they pay, are you allowed to disclose this?

I only ask as I might have a go...
I don't think it's a secret. Β£20 per printed page. Hard to predict how many words per pages as it depends on how many photos and how Phil arranges them. As you can see from my latest article, he likes fairly detailed captions for each photo. He edited my text into the captions, but left the intro more or less as I wrote it. The higher res photos the better. I think he prefers a minimum of 1Mb, preferably 2Mb.

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by philipy » Wed May 15, 2019 10:36 am

Rik, did you write your article as a 2-parter or did Phil split it? I only ask because after folks on here said I ought to write up my stream, I made a start last week but its going to get awful long even without piccys!

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Post by ge_rik » Wed May 15, 2019 3:34 pm

Hi Philip
I wrote the first one as a two-parter. If you feel it works over two parts, then you could submit it in that form and let Phil decide. Aternatively, see how it works putting the text as a series of captions to the pictures, as Phil has done with my most recent article. That depends on the photos you have, though.

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by markoteal » Wed May 15, 2019 9:19 pm

Hi - go on give it a go - I was pleasantly surprised with my cheque - even though it started off in my author name (it was really a typo!) of Mark Hill - now have a cheque for my real name! Added to the funds of the CHLR ready for track purchase when I eventually buy my next house

I really enjoyed the process of writing the article and to be honest, its no harder than writing a post on here - the key thing is to remember to take photos as you go - I've just finished building Phil Sharples Little Jack kit with a some added detailing that looks great - now looking at the loco and tender sat on my desk, I'd love to write an article about how I developed it but I only have one photo part way through with me riveting the loco with our good old Nail Art solution.

Before anyone asks, I'll do a post on here soon!

PS - great article Rik - inspiration for all!
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Post by markoteal » Wed May 15, 2019 9:22 pm

ge_rik wrote: ↑
Tue May 14, 2019 2:02 pm
tom_tom_go wrote: ↑
Tue May 14, 2019 12:15 pm
How much do they pay, are you allowed to disclose this?

I only ask as I might have a go...
I don't think it's a secret. Β£20 per printed page. Hard to predict how many words per pages as it depends on how many photos and how Phil arranges them. As you can see from my latest article, he likes fairly detailed captions for each photo. He edited my text into the captions, but left the intro more or less as I wrote it. The higher res photos the better. I think he prefers a minimum of 1Mb, preferably 2Mb.

Rik

Yes - 2Mb is best - in print as compared to ont' web, bigger pixel count really matters
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by Oily Rag » Thu May 16, 2019 9:48 am

Yes Rik is correct. When I wrote the payments worked out about the amounts Rik has mentioned. It came as a surprise to me to be paid as I had been asked as a favour to the then current team. The submissions were not that hard to sort out either. The text in WORD or similar and the pics as high a resolution as possible and their artwork guy sorted out what was needed. Each picture I numbered and gave the explanations in the text and everything went fine.

To be honest despite the same publisher as such I found the requirements a lot easier than the current ones demanded by "16MM Today" as they are written.
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine July ( Update )

Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:05 pm

Just got Julys issue of GRM and I have to say what brilliant content is in it. There are a couple of articles that are really excellent, but all of the content is excellent really. The one that I enjoyed is Rob Golding's on the build of his Bayfields Light Railway. It is a fantastic read and one that has opened me up to future builds on our own line. Then there is the construction of the 'Making and Faking a Steam Engine,. Brilliant. The 3d printed Victorian train on David Viewing's (that is his name apparently) is one to read with loads of interest.

And then of course ge_riks article on his modifying of the HLW mini series wagons. This is another brilliant article on how he bashed some wagons to be even more impressive. It's the way Rik goes about doing what he does that gives me so much encouragement and hope :roll: to do something that could one day meet his excellent results.

Well done GR, it's another fantastic issue, with dare I say it, lots more on 1:19 scale. Just lately there seems to be a swing for 7/8ths. Which is good by the way, but it doesn't swing my boat I'am afraid.
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