Changing Times and some familiar faces

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Changing Times and some familiar faces
Posted by rtraincollector on Sunday, January 06, 2019 8:22 PM

It appears Bob Keller is returning as Contributing editor, Now what is all involved in that, but hope it is for the best for him. It will be good to see him back around. Now I know who to send something to if I have a article or something to share which might be useful to the community. 

Welcome back Bob

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Posted by fifedog on Monday, January 07, 2019 5:51 AM

Going. Through. Withdraw. Must. Have. A. Bob's. Train. Boooooooooxxxxx....

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Posted by sir james I on Monday, January 07, 2019 8:56 AM

Unless there have been changes it is my understanding that Bob will be paid for articles that get published but not as a Kalmbach employee.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, January 07, 2019 12:12 PM

What the conditions are of Bob's return to "CTT" are obviously between Bob and Kalmbach, and probably not for public discussion, understandibly so.

That being said, I'm glad he's back in any capacity, and just to show my approval I've just renewed my subscription to "CTT."

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Posted by sir james I on Monday, January 07, 2019 4:22 PM

Yes his payment arangement would be private but I think the intent of this thread was, is he an employee or not.

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Posted by smokey1 on Monday, January 07, 2019 4:56 PM

I was just going by what is on page 4 of the February CTT. Why would he be out back in the pics of the top people if he hasn't. He is pictured right under Roger Carp. 

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Posted by smokey1 on Monday, January 07, 2019 4:59 PM

My post just got eatened by this forum. 

I said why would his picture be in the group of editors if he waasn't back. On page 4 Carl talks about him being back as Contributing editor.

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Posted by smokey1 on Monday, January 07, 2019 6:20 PM

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Posted by rtraincollector on Monday, January 07, 2019 6:21 PM

I some how got signed in under an old name ( see above. ) 

 

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Monday, January 07, 2019 6:36 PM

The Train Collector beat me to it, sort of.

Looking at page four of the February CTT there's Bob listed as "Contributing Editor" of  "Your Magazine Team."

Whatever Bob's doing at CTT has to be of some importance and value if his picture's on the masthead, otherwise why would they bother.

Again, as long as Bob's back it doesn't matter just what he's doing.  What matters is, when are we going to see a new "Bobs Train Box?"

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Posted by rtraincollector on Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:36 PM

I wouldn't count on a Bob's Train Box. Theres a lot changing there from what I can see. One comment somebody did make is that Roger tells people to call for a answer, the rest of us would like to know the correct answer also. Instead of discussing it with the person on the forum where it was asked, so we all can learn. 

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Posted by lionelsoni on Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:28 PM

(I think you meant Roger, not Carl.)

I get occasional questions by e-mail.  My usual response is to urge the questioner to post the question here.  Not only can everyone benefit from the discussion, but all the watching forum members can catch mistakes and suggest alternatives and improvements to the answers.  I don't think anyone, however expert, should have a monopoly on this.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Friday, January 11, 2019 9:20 AM

lionelsoni

(I think you meant Roger, not Carl.)

I get occasional questions by e-mail.  My usual response is to urge the questioner to post the question here.  Not only can everyone benefit from the discussion, but all the watching forum members can catch mistakes and suggest alternatives and improvements to the answers.  I don't think anyone, however expert, should have a monopoly on this.

 

Yes I meant Roger and exactly what you said is correct. 

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Posted by Roger Carp on Friday, January 11, 2019 11:00 AM

Several members of the CTT Forum have inquired about my latests posts. In an effort to make our magazine even better, I have asked some of the members who have posted questions about the operation of their trains to contact me.

 

My intent is to obtain additional information to be sure what they want to learn is as clear as possible. Once I have that information, I forward their question to Joseph Mania, who handles the Qs and As column in every issue of CTT. That way, he can provide answers we can print in the magazine.

 

My purpose is to assist the many thousands of CTT readers who rely on the magazine for their most up-to-date information. Many do not participate on the CTT Forum and so are not aware of the answers provided by thoughtful and experienced members. The most we can help make our hobby enjoyable, the better all of us are.

 

Thanks for reading and understanding our goal on the editorial and art teams.

 

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Posted by sir james I on Friday, January 11, 2019 11:58 AM

Roger your post has logic. Without being disrespectful may I say that we the forum readers would like to see your reply's without waiting 2 years for it to show up in CTT.

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, January 12, 2019 8:25 AM

Fortunately, I can turn the to the pages of the TCA Train Collector's Quarterly, when my favorite magazine is on hiatus.  I encourage our forum followers to check it out...perhaps join.

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Posted by Banks on Monday, January 14, 2019 8:15 AM

sir james I

Roger your post has logic. Without being disrespectful may I say that we the forum readers would like to see your reply's without waiting 2 years for it to show up in CTT.

 

SJ....you hit the nail on the head

 

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Posted by KeithL on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 12:19 PM

Flintlock76

What the conditions are of Bob's return to "CTT" are obviously between Bob and Kalmbach, and probably not for public discussion, understandibly so.

Yes, it's great that Bob is "back," but the nature of his return is, in fact, public because Carl Swanson informed us of it: He said that Bob will be a "contributing editor." In the publishing industry, that title refers to an off-site, freelance contributor to a publication. Such a person is not an employee of the publication, but is an independent contractor who is compensated for the articles that he contributes.

If the reality is any different, Carl will surely let us know.

(By the way, Carl did not tell us, but it seems obvious that Bob was dropped from the staff for the same reason that CTT has dropped the October issue: They needed to reduce costs in the face of the changes in the publishing industry and the toy train hobby. Bob, through no fault of his own, just drew the short straw. At least now he's going to be showing up in the pages of the magazine again.)

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