The status of Garden Railways right now

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The status of Garden Railways right now
Posted by Rene Schweitzer on Thursday, April 2, 2020 2:15 PM


It's impossible to ignore the effects from COVID-19 around the globe. Our routines have changed, and many of us are staying at home. You might be wondering how this affects Garden Railways or other magazines at Kalmbach Media. I'm here to put your mind at ease and answer a few questions.


Is Kalmbach Media still open?


Yes, though most of us are working remotely from home. A few employees may be in the building (for example, to ship out orders from our website).


Will my magazine arrive on time?


We're doing all we can to make this happen. The Summer issue is complete and nearly at the printers. Please know that we can't help delays from the printer and/or the postal service. I'm not aware of any delays at the moment, but this could change.


How can I reach editorial?


The best way is through email. It's the fastest way to get an answer. If you call our office, please leave a voice mail and someone will call you back.


Are you still accepting submissions?


Yes! If you have a photo for Reader’s gallery, a Letter or a manuscript suggestion, send it to


I submitted an article that was accepted. Will I still get paid?


Yes, payments are being sent as usual.


Will I still receive my author copy?


Yes, we are still mailing out author copies as usual. There may be a few days' delay compared to usual, as not everyone is in the office as often.


What can I do in the meantime?


Enjoy the hobby! Run some trains, work on a project, take videos and share them (virtually) with others. Participate in our forum, browse our site and watch some reader videos, or refresh your skills by reading some beginner articles


Consider a membership to MRVP, where you can watch hundreds of hours of video. Learn some skills, or just be entertained.


Order a puzzle or board game to enjoy with family members. 


Catch up on your back issues, or consider subscribing to another Kalmbach magazine. 


Last but not least, take care of yourself and stay healthy!




Rene Schweitzer

Classic Toy Trains/Garden Railways/Model Railroader

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Posted by PVT Kanaka on Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:45 PM
Thanks, Renee. Please accept our wishes for the health and well being of you, the staff, and their families! Aloha, Eric
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Posted by gabbyhayes on Thursday, April 2, 2020 4:49 PM
Thanks for the update Rene It's nice to know that things are still happening all be it a bit slower
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Posted by York1 on Friday, April 3, 2020 9:45 AM

Thanks for the update.  Hope everyone stays healthy.

York1 John       

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