Your Model Railway Village - Newsagent collector set

 
  indianpacific Beginner

Location: Quakers Hill, New South Wales, Australia
just picked up issue #2, the quality of the parts of the station is what I expected but with 120 issues to complete the series and at $20 each it will be a very expensive investment and then the discount on the locomotive and transformer is still a lot for the average person...whilst the product is a great way to get this hobby into the eye of the general public it will unfortunately turn out to be a very expensive one..

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  awsgc24 Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney
FYI, you can now populate your OO-scale village with:

Taxis of the world on plinth ; scale 1:43;
   #1 London Black Cab, $4.95 ;
   #2 New York Yellow Cab, $14.95

Fire Engines of the World ; details unknown.
  K160 Minister for Railways

Location: Bendigo
Thats fine if you want Taxis and Fire Engines that will dwarf your model railway roads. OO-scale is 1:76, 1:43 is closer to O-scale.
  Spinner5711 Train Controller

Newsagent at Cabramatta still has a box of eight or so Issue #1 for those interested.
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I have to wonder though what happens to all the models attached to these issues of any of them when they dont sell them all. I used to work for a magazine distributor years ago and all the old magazines and part publications could be returned for a credit on the next orders. I don't think they do that any more though so all those issues that sit on pallets at someones warehouse have to be cleared at some time or other. I would assume they get dumped or recycled at least. Be interesting to find out though!
  Bogong Chief Commissioner

Location: Essendon Aerodrome circa 1980
I understood that retailers just tore off the magazine barcode or masthead (with the date) and returned that.

Presumably they are responsible for disposing of the magazines themselves?
  David Peters Dr Beeching

Location: "With Hey Boy".
I understood that retailers just tore off the magazine barcode or masthead (with the date) and returned that.

Presumably they are responsible for disposing of the magazines themselves?
Bogong

Yes that is so I think for those that go unsold at the newsagents shops but what about those that are at the distributors warehouse for the actual part publication, most come in by the pallet load  or more and a lot would go unsold and just sit there. Some would be used for back issues for a time but after that they would be disposed of I think to make room for those  new ones still coming in.

Where I worked we only used to keep a certain amount for back issues, the rest got dumped even Playboy and Penthouse etc. We even used to provide the local police station with reading material albeit unofficially. The police patrols used to come in and get stuff from our dumpsters most days, the boss did not like it but the workers turned a blind eye to it.

He actually told off one police patrol one day for doing  it and not a week later got pulled over for a traffic infringement and guess who the two police officers were! It was a genuine traffic infringement as well as the boss was a shocking driver at the best of times! I only went with him once somewhere and swore then and there never to travel with him again!

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