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shortliner2001



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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 7:24 am    Post subject: Attent-shunn! Stand by your door-mats! Reply with quote

All UK copies of #112 went out yesterday evening!
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay!

steve Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, something to read on the 'plane Smile
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just come through letter box. Luckily rain did not get at it. I still feel that an online version(in full colour) would be a good way forward. Especially as postage is a main part of cost now. I would happily pay same price or a little less for an online only version.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's already a (free) on line version. You're reading it now!

Seriously though, no. I would not pay for any on line magazine. There's already plenty to read on the interwebby with as many forums as I like (and one that I don't). Most do not require membership either so there's no expectation to take an active part if you don't want to.

A printed magazine still has the edge in some circumstances, it can be read on the bus or at the breakfast table, even on the loo or while sat out in the garden beyond range of the router. All places where I would not take the laptop.

PS, 112 just arrived. Royal Fail actually managed to deliver this time.
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ruedetropal



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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I say online, I mean being able to download it and print off pages, as is now being done with other magazines.
It would not be mandatory , but apart from making international distribution easier, so potentially more readers, but also allow magazine to be produced in full colour at no extra cost. This is what the Narrow Gauge Society introduced last year for one of their newsletters, but I think most magazines do online versions through specialist online publishers.
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simon - I can tell you that it ain't going to happen - Chris doesn't even HAVE a computer, and both he and I are getting on - neither of us has the ability, time, or knowledge, to run a web-site with the added complexity of collecting payments from the users - It sounds like a good idea but is not within the bounds of possibility! Sorry, but that is just the way it is.
Jack
PS - I'm still waiting!
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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The donkey has made its way to Yorkshire. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arrived yesterday Laughing

Eastport & Calais was an inspiration for me back in the day... 25 years ago Shocked I now feel rather old!! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack, I think that is why most online versions of magazines are handled by third parties. I have just subscribed to CM , mainly to get the digital version which can be searched easier.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ruedetropal wrote:
...most online versions of magazines are handled by third parties....

...who no doubt get paid to do it? Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the post office get paid quite a lot to deliver magazine.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a more difficult question to ask... given that, as Jack has said, neither he nor Chris are spring chickens, what happens to MTI when the inevitable happens and Chris in particular is no longer with us? Carl Arendt's site hasn't been the same since he died, despite the efforts of others to keep it going.... having had MTI (in it's various forms) since 1980, we should be greatful for what we still have, while we still have it.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Jordan"]Here's a more difficult question to ask... given that, as Jack has said, neither he nor Chris are spring chickens, what happens to MTI when the inevitable happens and Chris in particular is no longer with us? [/quote]

Something that has occurred to me more than once...

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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that as another reason for my suggestion, to up the readership, therefore advertising and maybe get more people onboard to continue magazine. Its the only UK railway magazine which covers both UK and worldwide railways.
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