What magazine/periodical do you like?

I have recently "re-enterd" th hobby and since I'm retired, I read as
much as I cam get my hands on. I read Model Railroader (MR), Model
Railroad Craftsman (MRC) (as I recall the name), lots of newsletters
via email, and so on. I appears that most in theis newsgroup don't
feel MR brings that much to the party. What about MRC or others?
I know when I begin construction, I won't have the time I do now, so I
will want to subscribe to a couple good ones, and I would appreciate
your opinions.
Thanks
Reply to
Jungle Jim
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If you want to read something usefull read the bible. All of the answers are in it. For model trains RMC (not MRC) is far superior to MR. There were other train mags but they have all gone out of business.
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curtmchere
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Start doing a lot of searching on the 'Net for subjects of interest. I have been doing that for a few years and I have quite an extensive bookmark list. I also save the pages to my hard drive so I have the original article. The 'Net is loaded with model railroad information and many model railroad forums. I stopped MR back in 2001 as I had too much information to keep track of and the information was not as easy to find as the information in my computer. I have started scanning my old issues and storing the info in my computer. I keep a backup hard drive also. I have found quite a few books concerning prototype railroading on the 'Net, most via amazon.com, used and new books. Go to Yahoo Groups and you will find quite a few model railroad groups that are moderated. They are free and the trolls hate them because they are moderated. Some times you have to wander through a lot of garbage in this group. This one is by the company that issues MR.
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to retirement. I retired last September.
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Reply to
gagnonrchrd
Folks:
I think MR hit a low point a few years back but has been improving in the last year. However, I like Railroad Model Craftsman (RMC) better. I have also looked at Model Railroading (MRG), Rail Model Journal, and Mainline Modeler on occasion. I don't remember much about MM or RMJ. MRG is all right, but I like RMC better.
Cordially yours: Gerard P.
Reply to
pawlowsk002
MRG, RMJ, and MM are out of business now.
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markmathus
snipped-for-privacy@gannon.edu spake thus:
/Mainline Modeler/ was the best. Unfortunately, it's no longer. Pity. (Back issues available, though, chock-full of construction articles, plans, gorgeous photos.)
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David Nebenzahl
What site are you using to dig these bot generated postings?
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markmathus
snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com spake thus:
It's a Sekrit. They're a hoot, ain't they?
Provide me a valid email address and I'll send you a link.
Reply to
David Nebenzahl
JJ:
Looks like MRG and RMJ have indeed ceased publication, as well as MM.
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That's quite a shame, really. I suspect burnout had something to do with it..that's always a hazard when you run your own business.
There are still quite a few other publications that haven't been mentioned yet, so I should bring up:
The NG&SL Gazette (I seriously need to subscribe some day)
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O Gauge Railroading
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Trolley Talk (Browse this site, find the old Suydam kits being sold!)
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S Gaugian
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and probably a pile more that I don't know about...note that even if you don't use a given scale the scale-specific publications may still be of use.
Cordially yours: Gerard P. President, a box of track and some plans
Reply to
pawlowsk002
RMJ is not out of business. It's just a little slow each month.
Reply to
Jon Miller
`RMJ has _not_ ceased publication. MM has and the subscriptions to MRG have been picked up by RMC (or so I heard).
Reply to
Jon Miller
Send them to me I need a new source.
Reply to
SteveCaple
JM:
Well, I'm glad to hear that. I admit I made an ass-umption based on their site only having 2006 stuff on it when I took a quick look, and it's always nice to be proved wrong when you bring bad news.
Cordially yours: Gerard P. President, a box of track and some plans.
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pawlowsk002
snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com spake thus:
Yeah, right, sockpuppet-boy. And like your email address wouldn't bounce like a bad check.
Reply to
David Nebenzahl
DN:
Whoa. That's, like, a simile that references a metaphor. Nice! :D
Cordially yours: Gerard P. President, a box of track and some plans.
Reply to
pawlowsk002
My LHS says RMJ is about a month behind - I just picked up my January 2007 copy when I went in today. Don't know what's up with the web site, since I have copies for every month of 2006.
Matt
Reply to
Matt Furze
Have you tried it? It worked for me.
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DavidNebenzahl
The are out of business since 10/06.
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Reply to
DavidNebenzahl
MF:
Probably a case of "hyperferroignism" on the staff's part. :D
Cordially yours: Gerard P. President, a box of track and some plans
Reply to
pawlowsk002
There is not one person in the world who tries harder than you to look illegitimate.
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SameAsB4

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