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Over 300 issues of OGR going back more than 50 years
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Guys and Gals....OGR is proud to announce a new way for digital subscribers to read and access our magazine.  No more email and password logins and no more apps to download that sometimes don't play nice with web browsers.  Now it is much more simple and the best news is......ALL 50 years of O Gauge Railroading Magazine is available!!!!  We invite you to become a digital subscriber now...even if you are a print person the digital magazine has expanded coverage of what we could not include in the print magazine....plus you now have access to ALL of our past issue that were published!

Alan Arnold
CEO/Publisher
O Gauge Railroading magazine
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800-980-OGRR (6477)

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Alan, That is great news!  I was notified by email a couple days ago to log into the new portal, and it works slick.  I wasn't aware that all 50 years of OGR are available until I read your notice.  I'm especially interested since I only found OGR in 2012!  

Many thanks to you and all who made this possible!!

This sounds great Alan. The info in past issues is always relevant as many of us run vintage trains. The layout stories, pictures and building techniques are too.

My collection of hard copy OGR mags starts from August 1974 when it was OSR (O Scale Railroading). I've been a subscriber since February 1990.

Needless to say, I really enjoy OGR, Thanks to everyone for making it what it is.

Alan: Does this mean I can git rid o f the 4 drawer file cabinet full of O Gauge Railroading Magazines? Even more great reasons (50 Years worth)to stay a digital subscriber!

Rick

PRRT&HS #8473

N&W HS  #5825

State College, PA

"And the sons of Pullman Porters, and the sons of Engineers

   Ride their father's magic carpet made of steel"

    "This train got the disappearing railroad blues"

 

Ala, thank you! I know I'll use the benefit. There have been tantalizing mentions on the Forum wrt old issues that we will now be able to research.

Lew

 

Operator of the Plywood Empire Route in the Beautiful Berkshires

Growing old is so much more fun than the only alternative.

Cool link and it works. I am looking for a combo deal on the hard copy of the magazine and the digital plan. I still have two more issues coming.

I do not want to give up the hard copy.

Suggestion: I would be interested in a combo package…….

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Gary

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This is fantastic!  Fans of Frank Ellison and his Delta Lines will want Runs 108 and 109 to start with, especially if they don't already have  print copies of these issues.  Very interesting to read all the material and see where the hobby was at different times.

Putnam Division posted:

I just went back re-reviewed Run 120......Cover picture: Marty Fitzhenry's Layout.........a great article with great pictures, including a great picture of Marty in his late 40s.

This is part of the unique enjoyment value to be found in those old issues. Besides Marty, there are other contemporary modelers that were in the magazine many years ago. See if you can find them!

And of course the old ads are fascinating. too. Many of those ads are from companies that were big names 15-20 years ago, but are no longer in business. See how many of them you can find, too!

Rich Melvin

If at first you don't succeed, don't try sky diving... 

Rich Melvin posted:
Putnam Division posted:

I just went back re-reviewed Run 120......Cover picture: Marty Fitzhenry's Layout.........a great article with great pictures, including a great picture of Marty in his late 40s.

This is part of the unique enjoyment value to be found in those old issues. Besides Marty, there are other contemporary modelers that were in the magazine many years ago. See if you can find them!

And of course the old ads are fascinating. too. Many of those ads are from companies that were big names 15-20 years ago, but are no longer in business. See how many of them you can find, too!

Those are two great observations and two great challenges, Rich!  I'll be looking!!

Aside from the Lionel starter set I got when I was a kid, I joined the hobby circa 1994.  What's fascinating to me is, based on these back issues in the digital library, I now realize how fortunate I was to join at that time.  OGRR magazine was clearly getting more colorful and the contents show a fast evolving, modernized hobby at that time.  Arttista featured its first ad of its awesome little detailed people that I discovered a few years later.  As Rich Melvin says, we can look back at those old companies.  My first hobby shop was Owen Upp in Milwaukee, featured in ads of that period.  The owner is long gone now.  But it was a wonderful experience stopping at his shop.  He was a cranky old guy who probably got tired of asking dumb questions from newbies like me.  But, as he discovered my seriousness, he took me under his wing, accepted me because he saw that I appreciated that his shop offered so many dreams... very cool to look back.

 

Mike

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