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Garden Railways Magazine Stands strong.

8964 Views 73 Replies 39 Participants Last post by  Les
Ya Know after all the years of this magaizine its still nice to see it show up at the door.
Its nice to have a place you can direct folks to.
This isn't a kiss up because I contribute.
Its the fact that even with rock throwers and all the critics we still have a mag we can call ours.
I to have been disoppointed at times untill I get my focus right and additude ajusted.
Some only worry about getting their "moneys worth".

Do you ever get "your" moneys worth on anything??
Not having the mag is hard to imagine.

So I say thanks to all those who TRY and stick their necks out on the line to keep the magazine going..

Get on with making the Hobby grow.
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Posted By vsmith on 09/02/2008 12:00 PM
Just my own POV but the reason the GR forum is so "boring", is that there are only a few people actually contributing to it anymore, the reasons for that may vary, but postings there have dropped off significantly compared to years past, alot of familiar names no longer visit the site anymore or are rarely there, so when people ask questions theres a smaller pool of those who can reply so the overall postings and subject matters wane.
I've noticed a similar drop in postings here and at LSC, I attributed it to the sour economy, fewer newbies entering the hobby, so fewer questions, fewer posts, even some long time members have dropped off as outside pressures force them to focus their free time elsewhere. And I think the debacle over the fall of LGB also soured alot of people on both sides of the issue from posting.
So at GR only a small core of active members remain, and like here, most are pretty well established in the hobby and as such have relatively few questions so the subjects tend to fall into other catagories not quite "on-topic" or tend to focus on personalities and there differences, LSC has been doing this alot lately, and it while it can be quite fun to read some of the banter, it can tend to stray from being objective ... alittle. ;)" border=0> .

As for me I'll keep subscribing for now. I do see some value in it vs. the one year I paid for the LGB club membership. I think I started my online presence about the time the old site went donw adn right as this was was formed. I poked about on the old Bachman site and found this one again sometime later. As new ones come I keep an aye from tiem to time but the content seems to be repeated (with a twist) by the same folks from oen site to antoher. I find this one the friendliest so I stay here more often than not. I do check the Aristo site still from time to time and a few toehrs but find the same folks that post here there psoting the same stuff with almost the same oflks responding. It gets a little tedious trying to keep up on all the forums so I don't. As for the GR Mag I don't have to "keep up" so much as pick it up and read when I please. I too echo someone elses comments about Uncle Russ's mag. I miss the old format and the fact that it was printed one month off GR. When the fomat changed I stopped buying it. Less and less of what I was interested in. Since I do not yet have a layout I cannot truly become the rivet counter I'm going to be someday. So for now I'm happily a go roundy bout in circles type of guy when I can get some time to run trains. In the meantime I spend time here and read GR. I'm blissfully ignorant and relatively happy.

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