Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Canadian Railway Modeller Available on DVD
One thing that has given me a lot of satisfaction as a model railroader was being associated with Canadian Railway Modeller--first as a volunteer, later as Associate Editor.
I saw the publication rise from a dream held by Winnipegger Morgan Turney to a small, but important and influential, player on the North American model railroad scene.
Since that time, CRM has highlighted and promoted Canadian model railroaders, layouts and manufacturers.
Over the years, it also shown the major U.S. manufacturers that there is a strong and healthy market for items in Canadian schemes--both in Canada and in the U.S.
As a result, the past number of years have been a golden age for those who model Canadian railroads. Atlas, Athearn, Bowser, InterMountain and, of course, Rapido have all brought out great looking and great running locomotives and rolling stock.
A lot has changed since Morgan brought out that first issue, both in model railroading and in the world of publishing.
It has never been easy to publish a small niche magazine, but today it is even harder, what with everyone going online for news and information.
Yet somehow CRM keeps soldiering on, and we're all the better for it.
Now CRM is offering all of its issues from 1990 to present--116 altogether--on DVD.
This is perfect for those who need to downsize, but don't want to give up all their issues, or for those who are interested in the more recent history of the hobby in Canada.
Cost is $69.99 before Nov. 15, $89.99 after that date.
Click here to order your DVD today!