This dropped on the mat this morning. 80 years young, why young? One thing that I’ve always liked about MRR is that it rarely feels stale and seems to evolve, whilst still covering news, reviews and overall good quality modelling.
The project layout is interesting with a nod to Iain Rice’s contributions to layout design and the hobby. For a UK modeller to be recognised as having a significant influence on US model railroading, particularly planning and operation is I think remarkable. What is also remarkable is the way publishing is changing. The first copies I got of MRR came to the UK in hessian US postal service sacks. Thirty years on, I’ve taken the picture, I’m listening to music and I’m writing about it all using a telephone! This being my first mobile posting whilst waiting to collect my daughters. I really like the potential that offers.
If you’re reading this from the states or are a national, and the stats show a good number of you do, have a very good Thanksgiving, and thank you for reading the blog.
I’m with you there regarding the Railroader, Paul. It was casually picking up a copy whilst in Toronto twenty years ago that brought me back into the hobby. The presentation was quite unlike anything on offer here and the ‘show and tells’ quite a revelation. The rest, as they say, is history! 🙂