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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:45 am 
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Hi folks. Here's just a quick preview of what to expect in the magazine for 2014:

-Building a home railway. A multi-part series starting with the surveying of a 1/2 acre site and the design evolution of a railroad; to the actual construction of a dual gauge home railway.

-3D printing and you. A primer on the various methods of 3D printing and affordable machines that might find a home in your shop. I'll also be showing how 3D CAD becomes foundry patterns and then actual castings. This will be part of a regular feature showing affordable ways to integrate computers into your design and construction projects.

-Construction articles for various types of riding cars.

-Construction article for UK-style 4 wheel coaches on 7 1/2" gauge. The cars can be built either as a kids ride-in car, or a sit astride car for adults.

-Product review of a new 3 1/2" gauge manufacturer.

-Product review of a new reproduction Doepke Yardbird (NOT made in China!).

And much, much more! :wink:


Please feel free to send me comments and suggestions, along with any materials you might like to contribute to the magazine.

Thank you!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:10 am 
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I've just secured the rights to reproduce the entire series on building Steve Eaton's excellent beginner's loco TOBY. I will be building one in both English and American styles. The American version will be a logging influenced 2-4-2 instead of the 0-4-2 of the original UK style. This is a great way to get into the hobby without needing an excessive amount of money, time, or heavy machine tools. It can also be easily transported to your local steamup without needing anything larger than your family sedan.

I plan on drawing up the frames in CAD and hope to offer laser cut parts and castings for those that wish to build along with me.

See more here:

http://modelengineeringwebsite.com/Toby.html

http://www.users.waitrose.com/~n25ga/Locos/toby.htm

http://modelengineeringwebsite.com/Tobies.html

Cheers,

-Chris


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:14 am 
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Hi all. Two more items have been added to the queue.

-Painting and finishing locomotives using a revolutionary paint system from an unlikely source. Imagine having oil, water, heat, and chip resistance in a paint that is thinner than most typical finishes.

-Restoring and revitalizing your old magazine and book collection. Again, an unlikely source offers the solution to removing that musty old book smell.

Cheers,

Chris

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:24 pm 
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Here's a sneak peek snippet from the upcoming issue:

PRODUCT REVIEW:

If you’re anything like me, you probably have a fairly substantial collection of older books and magazines in your home library. I have a collection that goes back to the 1960’s with a few odds and ends that go as far back as the 1920’s. I’ve tried my best to store them properly, avoiding moisture and sunlight, but they still seem to have one thing in common; they all smell a bit “funky”. I recently purchased a number of magazines on eBay that were definitely not stored as well as they could have been; they actually left an odor on my hands after handling them. This was the last straw for me, so I began to scour the Internet looking for some way or some thing that would help freshen my library. After chasing down a few leads and finding mostly dead ends, I think I have found the perfect product.

Smelleze® from Imtek Environmental Corporation, is an amazingly simple and effective product that works as advertised. To remove their odors, I placed a few of my more pungent periodicals in a sealed Rubbermaid™ container for a few days along with the Smelleze® pouch. Much to my surprise, the magazines came out fresh and odor free. To be honest, the magazines came out with no odor—completely neutral smelling. Smelleze® works by actually absorbing and encapsulating book odors, not by masking them with fragrances.

Books, magazines, and documents may also be stored with a Smelleze® pouch over long periods of time to absorb moisture and to prevent musty mold and mildew odors from permeating them. To periodically rejuvenate the pouch, simply heat in the microwave for 2-4 minutes, or place in direct sunlight for a day and then reuse. A single Smelleze® pouch can be used many, many times; making it very cost-effective.

Smelleze® is natural, non-toxic, odorless, reusable, non-flammable, and non-caustic. It is an environmentally friendly solution for eliminating musty book odors without using harsh chemicals or harmful processes.

An extra large pouch of Smelleze® costs $12.99, and is available from http://www.noodor.com or by calling 770-667-8621. Made in the USA and fully guaranteed, you won’t be disappointed!

Reminder: If you use their products, please remember to tell our suppliers that the Home Railway Journal sent you!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 7:26 pm 
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I would likely try it for a year if it was easy to subscribe.

How about a simple link to the exact spot I need to go to in order to subscribe on my iPad via iTunes.

I got to something showing back issues, but the site seemed to have more to do with commercial publishing than the magazine.

Incidentally, you can't get much of an impression from the review function of the back issues because it only lets you look at pages full of ads.

The site appears to be some SaaS thing from HP, and I couldn't find an annual subscription link.

Thanks,
Mike


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:41 am 
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Another tease for an interesting build project to be featured in the first issue. Full scale drawings, parts sources for over-the-counter items, and newly-created laser cut couplings, 3D printed bearing caps, and cast iron wheels.

To see more on the background of the prototype for this wagon, Google "Heywood, 15 inch gauge". One of my goals for the magazine is to expose the readers to more of the English-style "miniature railways".

Cheers,

Chris


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:57 am 
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When can we expect our first issue? Timmy

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:54 pm 
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I'm hoping June.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:26 pm 
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As June is nearly over, do you have an update for the magazine?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:33 pm 
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Benjamin Maggi wrote:
As June is nearly over, do you have an update for the magazine?


Yes. I now know firsthand how difficult it is to balance work, life, family, hobbies, and a magazine.

=(

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:43 am 
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Any update on the Magazine?

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