Re: RAILMODEL JOURNAL
--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:
Kurt Laughlin wrote:thatLooking at the fragment below, has anyone considered the idea
these,perhaps there just ISN'T much of a market (*) for articles like
ofas evidenced by the failure of RMJ, MM, and MRG and the absence
foranything taking their place?
Thatit."Might the failures of those magazines not say the reverse?
is, had they carried more articles of a serious nature, they mighthave
broadened their appeal. Your conclusion, Kurt, seems to assume thatthe
editors of those magazines accurately understood the market. Basedon
knowing those individuals (to varying degrees), I'd hesitate toclaim
that much.Tony, I agree with Kurt. You know how much interest there is in books
about steam era freight cars. Not too much, right? Ed Hawkins and Ted
Cullotta should know too. And Al Westerfield.
Steam era freight car modeling is only a small slice of the pie. Look
at the pictures from the prototype modeling conventions. Some of them
show relatively little steam era modeling.
Inspite of the loss of several magazines (icluding Locomotive
Quarterly) now is the "good old days" for STMFC modeling.