Re:Re: [OSCALEMODELERS] O Scale Trains Update
- Thanks you for list, Randy!!
I think that you addressed almost all of the key points. I'll add that advertising in OST would be appreciated, too!
I would like to reinforce your points regarding articles. There is a place in OST for the simpler, more fundamental, how-to-do-it article. At one time, there was a specific 1 page article series on helpful hints to which I contributed the usefulness of Lazy-Susan hardware for working on larger structures or for painting. Maybe obvious to many of the more experienced modelers, but not all readers are such and providing accessible and helpful (useful!) information to all segments of the readership will be a goal of the magazine. There are also precious few scenery articles and that could be of interest to all as well. Photo Gallery - there also used to be such in the magazine and I know that I contributed to that at least once. You make a good point of that possibly being revisited. I'll take all of this up with Brian in my next conversation.
And, Yikes! I've got to get a few words down for my column for the next issue!
And yes, do visit the OST Modelers Network!
--- In OSCALEMODELERS@yahoogroups.com, "Janet & Randy Brown" <jananran@...> wrote:
> There are ways we can support Jainie and Brian and the staff.
> 1. We can subscribe. Subcriptons tell them what their solid readership is.
> 2. We can promote. Lend your copies to modellers who don't read thr masg. They don't have to be O scalers; we might conver some.
> 3. We can contribute. Write something for the magazine. It doesn't have to be long or complicated. A brief tip on how you do it might help someone else. If you made a mistake and learned from it, share it. It could be called "The RIP Track" (no pun intended. It stands for Repair In Place)
> 4. In fact, take a picture, write a caption, and send it in. Maybe they'll start a gallery. It doesn't have to be a finished scene. In fact, most of us could learn from seeing how you are doing it. Maybe even I would do some scenery (20 years in this location and almost no scenery to show for it. Just bare basement "mess.")
> 5. Check into the OST Modelers Network at www.oscalemag.com. Your participation will give them more real numbers to guide them toward what the readers (You!) want. They have a photo gallery there, just waiting for your pix.
> That's what I see as the ways to honor Joe's memory. Now it's time for me to practice what I preach.
> "Keep Highballin'"
> Randy Brown