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A.W.N.U.T.S. ?

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A.W.N.U.T.S. ?
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, January 18, 2004 10:49 PM
Does anyone know if this group is still going and if their publications are still available?

Thanks,

Dave B.
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Posted by vsmith on Sunday, January 18, 2004 11:40 PM
Hello Dave

AWNUTS hasnt been published for several months, maybe a year, now and their webpage last i saw it said that the magazine had ceased publication, now the website is also gone so I dont think we'll see it again any time soon.

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Posted by bman36 on Monday, January 19, 2004 9:44 AM
vsmith,
What was AWNUTS? Don't remember this one. Lots of snow here too pal. I'll see if I can find a reefer headed for L.A. and send you a load. Lot's to spare. My railroad is very much buried now. Almost two feet of snow in the last three weeks. Yikes. Glad I bought a new snowblower. Later eh...Brian.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 19, 2004 9:51 AM
AWNUTS is an acronym for 'Always Whimsical, Not Usually To Scale' . It was a group of largescalers who would take a piece of rolling stock and turn it into something out of the ordinary, such as a rolling outhouse. I remember a small layout in a wheelbarrow!!
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Posted by bman36 on Monday, January 19, 2004 10:04 AM
Dave,
Now I remember. Just did'nt strike a note with me. Wonder what happened to these guys? Later eh...Brian.
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Posted by vsmith on Wednesday, January 21, 2004 3:01 PM
Not enough readership?

I doubt if they could run out of subject matter. It seems like everyone has at least one humorous item on their layout. I remember some of the things shown in this mag, like the railtruck being driven by a hillbilly with his huge pet grizzly bear sitting in the backseat, the dinosaur powered train, or the locomotive built to look entirely as if made of logs.

Kinda a shame to loose this creative outlet...

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