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Hi all.

Returning to modelling after a few years/decades. A spontaneous purchase of Continental Modeller left me somewhat disappointed, a lack of a wow factor I guess and the only mag I cold see with a continental feel. Anyway, my question is " Does anybody have a prefered mag in the UK?

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I haven't bought CM in years as I was often disappointed by its content. It all depends where your interests lie, I model French HO so I get "Loco Revue" or "Rail Miniature Flash", I haven't seen an English Magazine that caters for my interests.
 

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It would be hard for an English publisher to get circulation for a mainly French interest magazine, or German, or Latvian you get my drift. I think if you want to model another countries' railway its better to get a bit of a handle on the language, at least enough to read picture captions, adverts and technical specs where lot of the words are recognisable anyway. Maybe one day we will have online mags with instant translation into a language of our choice but I think IT has a way to go yet.
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QUOTE (billericaybill @ 22 Jan 2009, 11:41) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Maybe one day we will have online mags with instant translation into a language of our choice but I think IT has a way to go yet.

This is perfectly possible this day and age. I suspect the biggest hurdle will be ourselves. For some strange reason I am more comfortable with hardcopy versions of magazines than with on-line versions. I suspect that this would be more true if subscriptions were paid for and you had nothing material to show for it. Perhaps an online version that ran alongside the paper one that only accessible if you had subscribed to the paper version would be the answer. That way it would not necessarily matter what language you purchased because your own language would be online.

Just some more ideas!

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QUOTE (83E @ 21 Jan 2009, 14:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>A spontaneous purchase of Continental Modeller left me somewhat disappointed

I think that this is a fairly common opinion of Continental Modeller at the moment. It appears to have lost direction somewhat. I suspect that the only reason it sells is because there is no competition.

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QUOTE (BRITHO @ 22 Jan 2009, 17:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I think that this is a fairly common opinion of Continental Modeller at the moment. It appears to have lost direction somewhat. I suspect that the only reason it sells is because there is no competition.

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I cannot remember the last one I bought ! - I usually flick through & will buy a magazine if there is just one article in it that interests me.
 

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I decided to let my subscription to Model Rail lapse, but they have changed the rules and now you actively have to cancel it. Never found out till they took the DD from my bank.
 

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likewise I have not renewed my MR sub...however, I eschew direct debit...for the very reasons above....which are a common business tactic, relying on customer inertia .....from now on, if I wish to read MR I'll buy a copy from a local newsagent.........then my 'inertia' can be put to proper use, working for ME....if I can be bothered...........................

MRJ rules.....do google do a translation??
 

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Hi all

Thanks for your interest and thoughts. Next time I will try a bigger newsagent in hopes of finding a wider selection including Model Railroader.
 
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