"Not quite nobody, at least on the B&O side. I have been submitting
articles to B&O Modeler; as each has appeared I have submitted another.
And as Modeler died, my latest submission (a freight car feature)
is concurrently dying in the "Modeler office," and a few others for later
issues are dying in my file.
Large numbers of submitted articles may be lacking, but I'm certain
enough material was available to keep Modeler going, especially if the
publication schedule were made flexible as it has been in recent years. It's
my belief that the primary problem is the time, skill, and
commitment required from a volunteer editor to make each issue happen.
It's a big job, and there doesn't seem to be a ready solution, at least in
I have to agree with Bob, the
issues don't entirely belong to the modelers, there is a staff that the
modelers appeal to that has to be there when the material arrives.
The historical society has to
take on the burden of making the modeler's eZines a success, from the BOD
to the sitting president to the committee members of the societies modeling
committee. They will sooner or later come to the realization the a "fallen
flag" society is doomed if the society is not catering to the modeling in a
"society forum". As they say if you are not part of the solution you are part
of the problem...
You have to ask yourself why
would the work of an excellent modeler like Bob Chapman go unpublished?
I have to say that the work of
Ben Hom has to be recognized with regard to the B&O Modeler as well as his
work in The Keystone Modeler; however he is no one man show.
Eventually all things merge into
one and a river runs through it.