December's CTT magazine

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December's CTT magazine
Posted by rtraincollector on Friday, October 25, 2019 10:18 PM

Total shock over 70 pages. A issue like it use to be, and to my point of view should still be.

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Posted by Michael6268 on Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:48 AM

Yeah, I picked up an old 97 issue the other day.  I was surprised how many pages and the content!  Admittedly there was a lot of hobby store/mail order adds. It's sad seeing how many previous advertisers have either closed or stopped advertising. 

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Posted by fifedog on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 7:24 AM

Now hold on a second.  You can relive the more robust former CTT days by simply opening up your December issue and cramming in new Kalmbach copies of Best Toy Train Layouts, Creative Toy Train Track Plans, Collectible Lionel Classics, 101 Classic Toy Trains, Wiring Your Toy Train Layout, Modern Toy Train Repair and Maintenance, etc,etc,etc...

Right...?

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Posted by cheapclassics on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 12:14 PM

Good issue.

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:02 PM

VERY good issue!  Got it yesterday and I'm looking forward to reading it.

By comparison, I've looked at it compared to the December 2013 issue (The one too good to consign to the recycle bin!) and the 2019 issue is 74 pages vs. 90 for the 2013.  Too true, there are a lot of advertisers not there anymore, but what are you gonna do?  Time marches on.

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Posted by rtraincollector on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 5:45 PM

I'd like to know how many pages where in 2018, 2017

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 8:40 PM

rtraincollector

I'd like to know how many pages where in 2018, 2017

 

Uh, sorry, can't help you there, I didn't keep those.

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Posted by lionelsoni on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:54 PM

Seventy-four for each of December 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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Posted by Dave45681 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 6:39 AM

fifedog

Now hold on a second.  You can relive the more robust former CTT days by simply opening up your December issue and cramming in new Kalmbach copies of Best Toy Train Layouts, Creative Toy Train Track Plans, Collectible Lionel Classics, 101 Classic Toy Trains, Wiring Your Toy Train Layout, Modern Toy Train Repair and Maintenance, etc,etc,etc...

Right...?

Devil

 

And for BTTL and many recent issues, we can fill our idle time by trying to count all the "tips and tricks" touted on the covers! (supposedly Roger counted at least the 501 in the BTTL special issue)

(the BTTL does seem like a good issue, and I actually bought two (one for a family member), but the "X tips and tricks inside" thing on the cover is getting old.)

 

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Posted by lionelsoni on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:26 PM

After I wrote the post above, I realized that each sheet of paper that goes into a magazine comprises 4 pages in the resulting magazine.  So the number of pages should be a multiple of 4, and 74 is not a multiple of 4.

I went back and checked the magazines.  Sure enough, the last page before the back cover is numbered 74, making the first page after the front cover page 3.  So there are either 72 pages numbered 3 through 74 or 76 pages numbered 1 through 76, including the covers and starting with the outside front cover.

The fact that the newest issue includes a Menard's catalog in the middle may have given the impression that the magazine contains more editorial matter than in recent years.

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Posted by Banks on Thursday, October 31, 2019 9:56 PM

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Now hold on a second.  You can relive the more robust former CTT days by simply opening up your December issue and cramming in new Kalmbach copies of Best Toy Train Layouts, Creative Toy Train Track Plans, Collectible Lionel Classics, 101 Classic Toy Trains, Wiring Your Toy Train Layout, Modern Toy Train Repair and Maintenance, etc,etc,etc...

Right...?

Devil

 

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RIGHT!!!!!

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Posted by sir james I on Friday, November 1, 2019 11:07 AM

Right Banks. Things we should see in CTT are all offered as seperate sale items.

Aside My CTT just arrived with a stinky insert, made my eyes water and nose run. Thanks CTT.

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Posted by BigAl 956 on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 10:47 AM

December & January CTT issues used to clock in at 150+ pages. Were talking mid 90's to early 2000's. The internet and rising subscription rates have killed publishing and the aging out of Baby Boomers hasn't helped either.

Kudos to CTT for reducing the subscription price if if it meant sacraficing an issue. I tried an e-subscription to OGR magazine but thier app is poorly built and it was diffacult to read.

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