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Sorry if I have missed any other posting on this (and cannot find by the search function either) but this issue of MR states that Richard Foster is leaving the role of Editor and the Bauer group altogether. Does anyone know where Richard is off to out of interest?

 

George Dent is announced in the same issue as the new editor, promoted from Deputy Editor.  

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32 minutes ago, sanspareil said:

. Does anyone know where Richard is off to out of interest?

 

George Dent is announced in the same issue as the new editor, promoted from Deputy Editor.  


Richard’s staying in the industry, his new position I don’t  think has been officially announced yet, but his previous experience is likely to be a good ‘fit’, as is Mr Dent in the big chair.

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On 29/11/2020 at 16:01, sanspareil said:

...... but this issue of MR states

Presumably MR is MRJ as it's issue 281, and the implication is 281 is now available.

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On 30/11/2020 at 09:37, dibber25 said:

Richard's a very private guy and I'm sure he'll let people know where is in due course. He's still very much working within the model railway hobby. (CJL)

 

 

According to the latest issue of Practical Classics, he's going to be restoring his 1974 Ford Escort in time to hand it to his daughter as her first car on her 18th birthday.  I think that gives him a few years to tackle the rust.

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28 minutes ago, 6990WitherslackHall said:

Shame he's leaving. I enjoy reading Model Rail and some of the articles in the magazines are very helpful.

 

The magazine will carry on - this isn't the first time the editor has changed!

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57 minutes ago, 6990WitherslackHall said:

Shame he's leaving. I enjoy reading Model Rail and some of the articles in the magazines are very helpful.

Model Rail was launched in 1997 when I was given a 96pp blank magazine and asked what modellers would want to see in it. It was initially a one-off, then quarterly, bi-monthly and - in mid-1999 monthly, going to its current 13 issues per year several years later. I was Editor until 2008, then Ben Jones (who is now with Heljan) and for the past six years (I think) Richard Foster. Throughout that time the magazine has followed its successful formula and I'm sure that, with George at the helm it will continue to do so and you'll still find the same mix of helpful articles. Magazines assume a life of their own, all of us who are lucky enough to be Editors are really just the custodians for a while. (CJL)

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5 hours ago, grahame said:

 

Nope. MR is Model Rail and MRJ is Model Railway Journal. They are two different magazines.

 

 

My apologies, 281 threw me...

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On 01/12/2020 at 08:38, Penlan said:

Presumably MR is MRJ as it's issue 281, and the implication is 281 is now available.

 

It's a great conjuction of two model railway magazines that are published at different intervals but both reaching issue 281 around now. Whether this portends any great events in the world of railway modelling, only time will tell.

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