The Model Railway Show – Episode 0019

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Summer Fun

In this episodeā€¦

Tag Gorton, editor, Garden Rail magazine.
Mark Koenig, Wilmington Railroad Museum.

200 issues and counting

Those who take their hobby outside know that Garden Rail magazine – a UK monthly covering all outdoor scales and gauges – recently celebrated its 200th issue.

But even as they mark this milestone, Garden Rail and its parent company, Atlantic Publishers, are planning for the next 200 issues – and the big changes affecting the magazine industry – by offering digital subscriptions that can be read on one’s computer or portable devices like the iPad.

Garden Rail editor Tag Gorton joins Trevor to discuss the magazine’s success, changes in the garden rail hobby over those 200 issues, and why digital subscriptions are a win-win for readers, publishers and advertisers. Tag also shares why he enjoys railroading in the garden.

April 23, 2011

That’s a day that will go down in the record books – at least for the members of the Wilmington Railroad Museum in North Carolina.

On that day, members connected 1,563 pieces of rolling stock to 31 locomotives. The resulting train – more than 925 feet long – chased its tail on a 1,000-foot-long oval in a bid to become a new Guinness World Record for the longest model train.

Were they successful? And how does one prepare for such a record breaking attempt? Jim asks his guest, Mark Koenig from the museum.

Related links:
Photos from the museum on our Flickr gallery.

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Next time on The Model Railway Show:

Jim speaks with Stephen Priest from the National Model Railroad Association about the new NMRA Online Archive.
Trevor talks to Frank Giacobbe about the N Scale Limited website and forum.

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