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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by ge_rik » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:50 pm

Thanks Rod. The article has turned out quite well even though I was worried it might be a bit too wordy - I even made the front page!

Hi Andrew. I knew the article was due to come out today and so popped into Smiths but they only had last month's on display. If I'd known, I could have picked it up for you. Fortunately, I get a complimentary copy which was awaiting me on the mat when we got home.

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by pandsrowe » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:19 am

I have a digital only subscription which I know is not to everyone's taste but it suits me with my tablet orientated lifestyle. However it never seems to be available online until the publication date as specified in the previous month's edition, whereas the printed subscribers seem to get their copies a few days in advance. Is it just me or do others have this issue? I'm not complaining as its always a good read when it arrives, but I always thought that one of the advantages of a subscription was the benefit of an early copy.
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by FWLR » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:53 pm

I also have the digital version and it always comes out a few days later, it's not a problem, but I will be stopping it once the current subscription expires..That's if I remember then. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by FWLR » Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:02 am

Just received May's Garden Rail Magazine, by heck it's a lot thinner this month. I would have thought it would be a lot fuller. But I suppose it's because of these difficult times. Think when I have done sorting the garage out, which is becoming a bit of a tiresome job! I will get around to contributing with something.

Had a quick flip through and there is some very interesting articles to have a read of.
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by practical_phil » Mon May 18, 2020 4:16 pm

When the Covid-19 stuff happened, lots of advertisers decided to hunker down and stop advertising - something that has happened to all the media causing some (non-railway) titles to stop publishing. Fortunately, there is no sign of that happening to GR at the moment. In fact, we've actually added a couple of new advertisers to the pages!

Another problem is that with the closure of WH Smith, newsstand sales have unsurprisingly dropped. Again, that's hit every specialist magazine. Subscriptions are up though, as are digital sales, and we're doing some deals to encourage this.

The good news is that I've also been able to hang on to nearly all the editorial pages, so there with a few design tweaks, there is just as much to read. I've no shortage of material for future issues at the moment, but if anyone is feeling like contributing, drop me a line using the contact addresses in the magazine.

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by sjrixon » Thu May 21, 2020 9:48 pm

Must be due the next one digitally.

Quite enjoyed the last couple, they have been a good read.

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by practical_phil » Fri May 29, 2020 3:40 pm

sjrixon wrote: ↑
Thu May 21, 2020 9:48 pm
Quite enjoyed the last couple, they have been a good read.
Thanks. I'm lucky to have some excellent contributors.

July has just been signed off, and all the files are lined up for August. I need to start work on it ASAP!
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by Tom85 » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:57 am

Quick question re Garden Rail Magazine - is there anywhere online where I can purchase single issues, when I feel like buying a copy? You, know, like how you used to be able to buy magazines in Smiths(!). Plenty of websites offering subscription deals but haven't found anywhere that just sells copies.
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by sjrixon » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:00 am

Pocketmags should enable you to buy one.

New one today, lots of extra pictures! Really nice to see GR making more use of the technology.

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by FWLR » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:08 pm

This is the new front page of the magazine.
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One thing though, since I commented on how thin the magazine was in the May issue, I didn't receive June's until I had to write to Warners and tell them. Then this morning I received a letter to say I had only one issue to go before my subscription was due for renewal. I haven't received July's copy yet and to top it all I will have two issues left.. :cussing:

Oh well that will teach me, to not say anything against multi-nationals.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by FWLR » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:12 pm

One thing that is interesting looking at the front page of the magazine, is the article about "Building old kits found at the back of the cupboard" :scratch:

I am betting we all have something we have almost forgotten about... :dontknow:
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by ge_rik » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:34 pm

I always seem to have a kit or project tucked away, Rod. The County Donegal Railcar took me over two years to get around to starting it - but I knew it was there, I just put off doing it as I'd never constructed an etched brass kit before. There's a resin signal box sitting on the shelf which I might one day dust off, but at the moment there's no pressing need for it ....

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by sjrixon » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:19 pm

FWLR wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:12 pm
One thing that is interesting looking at the front page of the magazine, is the article about "Building old kits found at the back of the cupboard" :scratch:

I am betting we all have something we have almost forgotten about... :dontknow:
I'm pretty sure I know what's in the kit box. Oh wait, when did I buy those benches, I'll build them this weekend ;)

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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by FWLR » Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:18 am

I had my benches for over two years before I got to build them. Now looking through the kit box I have found some Binnie wagons and a IP wagon... ;)
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Re: Garden Rail Magazine

Post by practical_phil » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:28 pm

Tom85 wrote: ↑
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:57 am
Quick question re Garden Rail Magazine - is there anywhere online where I can purchase single issues, when I feel like buying a copy? You, know, like how you used to be able to buy magazines in Smiths(!). Plenty of websites offering subscription deals but haven't found anywhere that just sells copies.
Cheers,
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Sorry Tom - I've been so busy with other project AND GR, I've not been on here. Individual issues can be bought here: https://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/Sto ... l-magazine.

Contents listings, and sometimes extra photos, can be found here: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index ... -magazine/

I hope this helps.
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