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Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

Post by roeditor » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:49 pm

The August edition of the RO is now on-line as a PDF on the Society website.

However whilst our printers are still working with a depleted workforce, the production cycle is taking rather longer and although the print version has been despatched to them for printing, it seems unlikely that you will see it on your doorsteps before mid-month.

I am sure you are all still digesting your three months back issues which we sent out a couple of weeks back and hopefully are not yet suffering 'lack of RO' withdrawal symptoms!

Hopefully you will also have been entertained by the varied articles produced over the recent three issues and will find the same degree of variety in the August RO when you finally receive it.

Again, thanks to all those who responded to our calls for additional material for the magazine, and also to the RO editorial team who to varying degrees all had to work that much harder to deliver the goods.

However, to those of you who still have tales to tell or images to display, please keep up the good work by continuing sending us such material as we have no idea how long the 'emergency' situation on the rail network will last, and with it the reduction in the scale of current news, images etc
that we receive. Historical articles and images are always of interest and if not immediately used, will go into our now growing archive of material for possible future publication, so keep up the good work.

Finally, if you are a RO print groupie who has yet to try looking at the E-mag edition, do give it a go. You may well be surprised at just how useful it is, not least the archive search facility which allows you to quickly accessing specific articles from previous years issues, that would otherwise involve you rummaging through your personal RO collections whether in office of attic!

Enjoy.


Regards

Mike Robinson --
Managing Editor - The Railway Observer

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Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

Post by roeditor » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:35 pm

The September edition of the RO is now on-line as an e-mag and also available as a PDF on the Society website.

As well as our usual goodies this contains full details of the Societies 2020 AGM which will be a virtual video based event event on October 24th 2020.

Hopefully, the print edition of the RO should be on your doorstep around the 9th of September and the editorial team is working hard this month to ensure we get the print version of the October RO together with the AGM Supplement to you as soon as possible after the 1st of October.

Check out the September Observers Diary. One or two branches are hoping to resume attended meetings and details of these appear in the September RO.

Enjoy.


Regards

Mike Robinson --
Managing Editor - The Railway Observer

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Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

Post by roeditor » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:01 pm

The October edition of the RO is now on-line as an e-mag and also available as a PDF on the Society website.

Additionally the AGM supplement for our October 24th Zoom meeting is also on-line

Hopefully, the print edition of both the RO and the AGM supplement should be on your doorstep rather earlier than usual at the start of October.

Enjoy.

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Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

Post by roeditor » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:31 pm

For those who don't yet know the November edition of the RO is now on-line as an e-mag and also available as a PDF on the Society website.

Apologies for the delay in advising this - system issues!

Hopefully, the print edition should be on your doorstep by the start of the month.


Enjoy.

Regards

Mike Robinson --
Managing Editor - The Railway Observer

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Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

Post by roeditor » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:12 pm

Friends.

The December edition of the RO is now on-line as an e-mag and will soon also be available as a PDF on the Society website.



Hopefully, the print edition should be on your doorstep by the start of the month.

Mike Robinson

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Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

Post by roeditor » Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:00 pm

Friends

The December RO which is currently wending its way to you via the Royal Mail is I regret because of printing issues not up to our usual standard. Discussions with the printers have identified the problem and we are assured will not be repeated in the future. As the problem primarily affects images we are not planning to reprint the issue but some of the more notable poorly reproduced images will re-appear in future issues of the RO.
Apologies for this sad lapse of practice but trust all will be back to normal in January.
just a reminder that the complete December issue is available in its intended pristine glory via the Society website.

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Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

Post by roeditor » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:38 pm

The January 2021 Railway Observer is now available as an e-Mag on Pagesuite.

Hopefully, postal service permitting, the first printed copy of your new larger RO should arrive with you just before Christmas.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all members of the RO Editorial Team.

Enjoy

Mike Robinson

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Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

Post by pdeaves » Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:16 pm

roeditor wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:00 pm
Friends
The December RO which is currently wending its way to you via the Royal Mail is I regret because of printing issues not up to our usual standard. Discussions with the printers have identified the problem and we are assured will not be repeated in the future. As the problem primarily affects images
My copy arrived today. It looks fine to me!

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Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

Post by Western Druid » Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:22 pm

The new B5 magazine is fantastic, I love it, well done everyone, a huge improvement, so much easier to read and nice to hold!
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Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

Post by roeditor » Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:53 pm

The February 2021 Railway Observer is now available as an e-Mag on Pagesuite.

Hopefully, postal service permitting, the printed copy of your Feb RO should arrive with you in around 10 days time.

Thanks to the many members who have commented favorably on the new larger RO

Enjoy

Mike Robinson

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