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  • It's Anotha' Winnah'

    Finescale Railroader's 2007 Narrow Gauge Annual, that is.

    I just got mine in the mail today, and I'm already looking forward to the weekend and some good reading time. To start it off, Mal Ferrel's got another long article with lots of photos, this time about the Nevada County NG. Then Gil Freitag's "Stony Creek and Western" article follows that, with a really nice title photo by Uncle Russ. Lots of other good stuff, capped off by a great looking article by forum member Mic Greenberg on how he built his Pescadero Tank House, and another by Ed Morris about building a country store and gas station.

    Once again, I have to say it's well worth the price of the subscription. :up:

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    Mike, I went to their website and I did not see anything mentioned about the 2007 annual mag. I remember taking a look at subscribing, but wasn't it only going to be published quarterly or semi-annual. I could be mixed up. How do I get a copy, as I have never seen this at my LHS.

    Gil is a good friend of mine and he is coming up in September to visit. I would really like to read the article about his railroad. He has one fine layout and is a super fellow.

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    • #3
      Tim, I'm not sure how you can buy a copy at this time. (Gil probably received the usual 5 comp-copy shipment from the printer, so maybe you can beg a copy from him... ) Perhaps they will be available from Highland Stations (MRR'ing's publisher), as they carry the "back issues" of FR.

      As you noted, Uncle Russ has changed the publication schedule. The most important change is that he's dropping FR as a bi-monthly and will publish only 3 "annuals" on a quarterly basis. The original 2 annuals will remain the same: the Narrow Gauge Annual, pub. Aug/Sept each year and the Industrial Annual, which includes logging, mining, and heavy industry, pub. c. April/May each year. The new "book" to replace the FR bi-monthlies will be the Modeler's Annual, which will be published c. Dec/Jan each year. (On a personal note, I'm really excited about the new book. It will feature a lot of diorama and detailing articles with an emphasis on "how-to" by the authors. I think it holds a lot of promise for those of us who are into "super-detailing" our models and dioramas.

      I've never met Gil, of course, but I have followed his Stony Creek & Western in the model press over the years. I agree that he has one fine layout. In fact, it's an outstanding one! :up:

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      • #4
        Mike, I'm glad you started this thread. I got my issue on Wednesday but didn't get a chance to look through it till last night. Lots of excellent pictures of both the prototype and of some outstanding modeling. The pictures on pages 54 and 55 of Gil's layout and the picture of Mic's diorama on pages 92 and 93 were especially noteworthy.

        Lots of good articles relevent to scratchbuilding and detailing too. One article in particuler that I think is done very well is the one by Jerry Lawrence on scratchbuilding a four wheel boxcar. The article has both pictures of subasseblies and progress pictures of the car being built. For someone like me that isn't very experienced with scratchbuilding this helps a lot. Too many times articles only show the finished model and write how it was assembled.

        Russ's magazines have always been excellent but I think with this issue he has kicked it up a notch. Can't wait to seee what he comes up with for the modeling annual.
        Follow along as my dog and I travel the country in our van.
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        • #5
          Well rats! I picked up copies of two 2004 annuals at the Durango convention, assumed I was up to date. Chris Lane in the Model Railroading magazine booth had them for sale. I recall buying a copy of an annual several years ago and it didn't interest me because it was mostly about garden railroading, and I wrongly assumed that was the magazine's focus. Glad I found out the difference! Also missed a clinic at the convention by Russ, there was just so much going on that a lot was missed. We were on two train trips and one drive to Silverton, so there wasn't a whole lot of time left for clinics.

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          • #6
            Mike it sounds like the Modeler's Annual, is something I would be interested in as well, the first issue has not been released yet,correct? I subscribe to the logging mining anual but is this then a seperate subscription? From Russ? Thanks Pat

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            • #7
              Pat, the Modeler's Annual will be available separately as well as part of a discount "package" deal (if you order all 3 books at the same time). Although Russ says there will be no more subscriptions with the magazine now gone, it sounds like the discount deal will still be essentially a "subscription." Russ called me last week to see if I had gotten my order form yet. Apparently there was some mixup in the office, and he thinks at least 100 order forms did not get sent out to FR subscribers. So he's going to resend them sometime in September.

              Here's a link to more info about ordering the books:

              http://www.finescalerr.com/subscribe.htm

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              • #8
                Well, convinced by your reviews (and off course by the work of some modellers I know) I went to the Finescale RR website to order the two remaining issues for 2006, this one and the December one, unfortunately Russ sent me an email a few minutes after to inform me he could not longer send me this issue because all the mailing was done at westlake . I replied to him and I'm waiting to see if he can get me one of this issues. If not I might need some help from you guys.

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                • #9
                  I am going to have to resubscribe to this publication.

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                  • #10
                    "PRICES FOR THE 2006 ISSUES PLUS ALL THREE 2007 ANNUALS:

                    Within the U.S.: $45.00 for all three 2007 Annuals. Two year total = $60.00"

                    I'm sorry to be a little dense here but if I choose the Two year total = $60.00id="red"> this means I get the last two 2006 mags and all 3 of the 2007 "books"??? Thanks Mike (confused in NJ)

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                    • #11
                      Pat, that's the way I read it, but if you're still in doubt, contact Uncle Russ for clarification. You can post a "letter to the editor:"

                      http://www.finescalerr.com/cgi-fines...eemz/teemz.cgi

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                      • #12
                        quote:


                        Originally posted by belg


                        "PRICES FOR THE 2006 ISSUES PLUS ALL THREE 2007 ANNUALS:

                        Within the U.S.: $45.00 for all three 2007 Annuals. Two year total = $60.00"

                        I'm sorry to be a little dense here but if I choose the Two year total = $60.00id="red"> this means I get the last two 2006 mags and all 3 of the 2007 "books"??? Thanks Mike (confused in NJ)


                        The last two issues2006 are $15.

                        then it's 45. for the three 2007 annuals

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                        • #13
                          Another good issue. Good to see an article, albeit somewhat short, from Mic Greenberg. He and Gary Nash really sparked my interest in modeling with wood.

                          George

                          Dunbarton, NH
                          “Everything will be all right in the end. If it’s not all right, it’s not the end”

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