- I patiently awaited my copy. NO I DIDN'T! I wrote Chris Lane 3 days
ago to double check he had sent it!
I have scanned through the content of the annual and after reading the
feedback on these lists I would like to add my view. It is a great
magazine and I am proud to be part of it. With regard to paying homage
to the NGSL Gazette and asking why the HOn3 authors from their were not
more involved, I have to wonder why. The Gazette is a great magazine
and offers content that I find unique and valuable. The authors in the
Gazette are accomplished and I count several of them as my friends too.
But what the HOn3 has done is to bring more authors out of the closet
and created a greater pool of authors for all the magazines.
Instead of just the Gazette as it used to be, today we have NGDU, the
Carsten's Annuals, the Finescale Modeler Annuals, LID and CNGQ and also
the narrow gauge content in the major international magazine. For this
type of information we are far richer than we ever were.
In parallel our long suffering HOn3 kit manufacturers have been joined
by Blackstone, Micro Trains and Con-Cor!
To those who claimed we are a dying corner of a dying hobby I think we
can safely say they were wrong.
With regard to the lack of a "What is HOn3" article in this first annual
I notice the first two articles actually approached this from some
interesting perspectives. I would also suggest the web article posted
on the Annual 's website was a great booster and value add.
(off to read my Annual cover to cover)
- Yup, It's all good. I really haven't anything to complain about since i just signed up for the Narrow Gauge Downunder Mag so I do have some reading.And of course there is Maui..................from my beach-front condo albeit with very little space for a layout. Latest iteration is 4'X2' built on a piece of furniture-type base with workspace inside. I open the door, turn on the LED lights and work under the layout. Layout is still a styrofoam desert but track will be laid soon and then i can place the buildings I have been working on. Newest project is Dead Horse Bay.MahaloBruce U.On Thursday, November 17, 2016 9:57 AM, "Mark Lewis narrowrails12@... [HOn3]" <HOn3@yahoogroups.com> wrote:Bruce:Hang on a little longer...the wait will be worth it!Mark LewisStony Point, North Carolina