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FREE Model Train Magazines
Posted by DaveQueener on Monday, September 12, 2016 3:27 PM

Gentlemen,

Recently a cousin of mine gave me a large stash of various model train magazines which belonged to his deceased father. Much of his collection dates from the late 1940s and 50s. I would love to give these to someone(s) who can use them and/or swap for Model Railroaders from 1980 through 1983. I'm also open to secondhand copies of Mainline Modeler. If it's a freebie, then let me ask you to pick up the postage.

Here's what I've got:

Model Railroader: Complete years in binders: 1986, 1992; 1987 (save for August & December)
    Individual issues: Dec. 83, Jan 88, Feb 88, April 88, Jan 93, June 98, Feb 99, Dec 2000, April 2011 

Great Model Railroads: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Live Steam: Jan/ Feb 2009, May/June 2012, July / Aug 2012, Nov / Dec 2012, Jan / Feb 2013, Mar/ April 2013, May / June 2013, Nov / Dec 2013, Jan / Feb 2014, Mar/ April 2014

Grand Scales Quarterly: Issues 24-28

The Model Craftsman: 10 issues from 1947, April 1938

Model Trains / The HO Monthly / HO Model Trains: misc. issues from 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1955

British train magazines:

Steam Days Aug. 2012; Heritage Railway July 2012, Railway Magazine Aug 2012

The Model Railway News: misc. issues 1951, 56, 57

Railway Modeler: misc. isses 1954 & 1958

I can send out photos of the various magazines to whomever is interested.

Please contact me offline or via PM.

Cheers!

Dave Queener
Knoxville, TN

Pastor, St. Paul Presbyterian Church
Knoxville, Tennessee www.StPaulPres.com

Owner, Cumberland Model Engineering
www.CumberlandModelEngineering.com

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Posted by Steven Otte on Monday, September 12, 2016 3:59 PM

Before anyone reaches for that "Report Abuse" button, note that this post is allowed because he's giving the magazines away free, not selling them.

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Steven Otte, Model Railroader associate editor
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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, September 12, 2016 4:06 PM

Right.

LION has many boxes of MR for the past 30 years. Shipping them would cost a fortune. Much cheaper to buy an unlimited ticket (or whatever) to the MR archives.

Probly just have to toss them sooner or later. Our library only holds back editions of magizines for five years.

 

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Posted by DAVID FORTNEY on Monday, September 12, 2016 4:43 PM

Your best bet is just throw them away or give them away to somebody local. 

I had thousands of magazines and could not give them away or even recycle them. I just had to dump them along with hundreds of books.

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Posted by HO-Velo on Monday, September 12, 2016 5:49 PM

Just a thought, but some model train clubs encourage donations and go about raising funds by selling old issues of model railroading magazines.

Regards, Peter  

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Posted by KenK on Monday, September 12, 2016 6:41 PM

Libraries sometimes give away old magazines for free. My local library takes all

forms of media and either gives them away or sells them very reasonably.

My LHS also takes old hobby magazines and gives them away.

And there is always craigslist.

 

Throwing books and magazines in the trash is lazy & foolish. I see no excuse for it.

I just read the editor's column in Hemmings' Classic Car magazine where he

comments on having many books & magazines. He considers this stuff to be

historically important and that he's just saving it for the next guy. That's the

way I feel about as well.

One man with courage is a majority!

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Posted by cowman on Monday, September 12, 2016 7:04 PM

Thank you for making them available, should someone want them, before you toss them out in the recycle bin.

You could also give them to a local club if you have on in your area.  One club near me has a number of old magazines on their table at their annual show.

Good luck,

Richard 

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Posted by CentralGulf on Monday, September 12, 2016 9:43 PM

You're in Knoxville, I see.

If I recall correctly, the Knoxville MRC is located in the Childrens' Museum in Oak Ridge. Perhaps the children who visit the model railroad displays might be interested.

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Posted by DaveQueener on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:07 AM

Indeed the Children's Museum in Oak Ridge might be my next best bet. My own children visted over there about two weeks ago and saw the static displays behind glass the Knoxville MRC has put up. The Children's Museum staff also gave my 6 year old boy an iron-on patch. Sadly, that part of the museum is not really hands-on, unless some club members are present. And that's really what kids need for introducing them to the hobby. So if no one off this forum or anywhere else writes to ask for some of the mags, I will contact their group.

Cheers,

Dave Queener

Pastor, St. Paul Presbyterian Church
Knoxville, Tennessee www.StPaulPres.com

Owner, Cumberland Model Engineering
www.CumberlandModelEngineering.com

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