August issue of AMRM now being printed

 
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
The August issue of AMRM is currently being printed and distribution should be completed by Monday 22 July.



More info at the AMRM blog: http://australianmodelrailwaymagazine.blogspot.com.au/




James McInerney

Production Manager

Australian Model Railway Magazine

Ph: (02) 8812 2058



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  hosk1956 Deputy Commissioner

Location: no where near gunzels
Well fella's I claim bagging rights to "I haven't got mine first"!!!!
Another 2 months have gone by since I last thought that I should send in my subscription and avoid the expectant visit to the newsagent to only come home empty handed Sad, were does the time go.

Wayne
  standard gauge Station Master

arrived today, nice and early
  ethansx49 Chief Train Controller

Location: Warrnambool
Got my Mine today
  Sarails Assistant Commissioner

Location: @ Work
my train Pr0n arrived yesterday, looks good so far.

Good work James and crew!
  SAR523 Assistant Commissioner

Location: Chicago, IL
Great mag as always but I've got to say I'm not sure I understood Frank Kelly's O-scale floating bearing on pages 36 & 39.

What exactly is the spring attached to and what is it pushing on?  From the written text I'm obviously getting confused as it sounds like its attached to the outside frame, runs inside the 4mm tube (that is attached to the frame) and pushes on a small chain link attached to this same tube?  Not clear to me how that would keep the wheels centered as the spring doesn't appear to be pressing on the inside wheel faces in any fashion?
  a6et Minister for Railways

James

One thing that would be nice, at least if its possible in regards to the news section, that those companies supplying the information for the supplied news is if they could supply a contact address when they provide the information regarding new products.  No problem with the more established companies & who have readily available web or contact details, not so with the lesser lights.

Over time there has been some new producers with prospective models but there is nothing about them nor contact details available,  in the latest edition there is reference to items available from ""Times Gone By"" but no information regarding them.
  Lambing Flat Chief Train Controller

Location: My preference....... Central West NSW, circa 1955....
James

One thing that would be nice, at least if its possible in regards to the news section, that those companies supplying the information for the supplied news is if they could supply a contact address when they provide the information regarding new products.  No problem with the more established companies & who have readily available web or contact details, not so with the lesser lights.

Over time there has been some new producers with prospective models but there is nothing about them nor contact details available,  in the latest edition there is reference to items available from ""Times Gone By"" but no information regarding them.
a6et
We have had this request before and the answer is the same. We have to protect our advertising base, so we never mention contact details or price in the News section. The contact details should be in the advertisement that the producer has in the magazine. What? They don't have an ad? Perhaps the question should be: "Why is the magazine giving exposure to suppliers who don't support the magazine..."

I'm more than happy to mention *anyone* who produces something that may be of interest to our readers, after all, I do regard the mag as a 'journal of record'. However, the producer really does need to 'play the game' and support us if they are going to get the full benefit of exposure in the mag. That is why we ask that when replying to advertisers (or even someone mentioned in the News section) that you mention that you saw it in the magazine. After all, the bottom line is: no advertisers, no magazine.

James McInerney

Production Manager

Australian Model Railway Magazine

Ph: (02) 8812 2058



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SCR Publications (02) 9311 2036
  dmg_01 Station Staff

Hi

Instead of reviving an old thread and my question relating to the issue just discussed, the June 2013 issue of AMRM on page 70 showed some products from Howco. It left no contact details in the review. Does any body know what their contact details are.
  a6et Minister for Railways

We have had this request before and the answer is the same. We have to protect our advertising base, so we never mention contact details or price in the News section. The contact details should be in the advertisement that the producer has in the magazine. What? They don't have an ad? Perhaps the question should be: "Why is the magazine giving exposure to suppliers who don't support the magazine..."

I'm more than happy to mention *anyone* who produces something that may be of interest to our readers, after all, I do regard the mag as a 'journal of record'. However, the producer really does need to 'play the game' and support us if they are going to get the full benefit of exposure in the mag. That is why we ask that when replying to advertisers (or even someone mentioned in the News section) that you mention that you saw it in the magazine. After all, the bottom line is: no advertisers, no magazine.

James McInerney

Production Manager

Australian Model Railway Magazine

Ph: (02) 8812 2058



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SCR Publications (02) 9311 2036
Lambing Flat
Fair Enough James.

At least they are mentioned.
  dmg_01 Station Staff

Can anyone help with my question? Or do I have to start a new thread.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Can anyone help with my question? Or do I have to start a new thread.
dmg_01

Well, all the searching I have done does not show up anyone called Howco, so perhaps they should have invested in a small add in AMRM to ensure customers could find them, as per the previous discussion.
  Iain Chief Commissioner

Location: Concord, NSW
Well, all the searching I have done does not show up anyone called Howco, so perhaps they should have invested in a small add in AMRM to ensure customers could find them, as per the previous discussion.
TheBlacksmith
I agree if you want someone to buy something the minimum requirement surely is to tell them how to do it.

Iain
  tabmow68 Station Master

Location: Brisbane
If an article in the news relates to something that no-one can find, then what has been the good of the news?  Does it actually exist and have the publishers even checked that the information is correct?  As readers/purchasers of the mag, we pay for some aspects of its content as well (including its postage, etc), so what proportion of that payment can go towards a little bit more info so that we can actually find the things mentioned in the mag?

If it is such a big issue then get the listings in the news section to be paid for, e.g. $5 to list it with either a website or phone number.  Ultimately, what comes first, the mag or the advertisers?  Some latitude is required to prove the benefits of advertising in the mag but don't give everything away and ongoing inclusions require an advertisement, i.e. you get your first mention free but must pay for any others.

Bazza
  PeltonPinch Locomotive Fireman

If an article in the news relates to something that no-one can find, then what has been the good of the news?  Does it actually exist and have the publishers even checked that the information is correct?  As readers/purchasers of the mag, we pay for some aspects of its content as well (including its postage, etc), so what proportion of that payment can go towards a little bit more info so that we can actually find the things mentioned in the mag?

If it is such a big issue then get the listings in the news section to be paid for, e.g. $5 to list it with either a website or phone number.  Ultimately, what comes first, the mag or the advertisers?  Some latitude is required to prove the benefits of advertising in the mag but don't give everything away and ongoing inclusions require an advertisement, i.e. you get your first mention free but must pay for any others.

Bazza
tabmow68
As James pointed out above: No advertisers, no magazine!

If the news listings are to be paid for, then that makes the news listings an advertisement. Soon enough, the advertisers would want "editorial input" into any news items they were paying for. Therefore the news section is reserved for journalistic news, the advertisements are paid for and include the content the advertiser wants. And that is what pays for the magazine. If AMRM were to give away contact details etc in the news items, there's no incentive to run an ad. Ever. Far better from a producer's point of view to rely on another "news item" with it's freebie as you suggest, than pay for an ad.
  tabmow68 Station Master

Location: Brisbane
As James pointed out above: No advertisers, no magazine!

If the news listings are to be paid for, then that makes the news listings an advertisement. Soon enough, the advertisers would want "editorial input" into any news items they were paying for. Therefore the news section is reserved for journalistic news, the advertisements are paid for and include the content the advertiser wants. And that is what pays for the magazine. If AMRM were to give away contact details etc in the news items, there's no incentive to run an ad. Ever. Far better from a producer's point of view to rely on another "news item" with it's freebie as you suggest, than pay for an ad.
"PeltonPinch"


Hence my comment that they list only either an email OR a phone number, not all contact details in a first mention only, then anything else after that requires a paid advertisement from the manufacturer.  Wouldn't be hard or too time consuming to keep a database to log those.

As for the News being journalistic, most of these look like they come from things the manufacturers send in and only detail what new things they have, so not investigative journalism anyway.  Certainly for the couple of manufacturers I know, it is what they send to the mag that makes it into the News section (with minor editing at times).  The publishing team don't have that much time to find all of that info on their own.  Therefore, there is little need to ensure it is independent.  It is a far different thing for the reviews though, they definitely need to be independent of the manufacturers.

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