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Member postings for The Long Build

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Thread: Just for fun
29/09/2020 20:26:57

laughlaughlaugh, Like It..

Thread: Model Boats October 2020
22/09/2020 17:32:18

Yes fine for me..

Thread: Blackpool show
11/09/2020 13:15:37

I applaud Iain and his team in their valiant efforts to put the show on, however after the latest rule changes I am not surprised that he has had to cancel the event. Even if there had not been any rule changes and the event went ahead as planned I suspect that footfall would have been greatly reduced.

I must admit that I am surprised that regardless of the changes the show apparently could have taken place as I am involved in a group which is an outdoor event, in water, has had its insurance cancelled because of the rule change and there would have only been 30-50 people.

I am sure Iain has had many sleepless nights trying to organise the show and only hope he will have another crack at it next year.

Thread: Plans
16/08/2020 16:43:55

Ebay Seller being Greedy !!, actually that is a reasonable price, Opening price is £ 5.99, out of that is £1.40 postage, 60p Ebay fees and 40p Paypal fees, then packaging cost and the trip to the post office, not including the latter 2 they will make £3.59 profit. If they bought the mag then they are not making anything just recouping some of their costs.

If you buy it from the site which now sells the back issues it will cost £5.40 + Postage £1.99 ( Bearing in mind postage is only £ 1.40 for that magazine assuming posting 2nd class (1st is £ 1.69) , so £ 7.39 .

I forget the price but the May issue before lock down was going for a bit more than that by one seller in Scotland.

Thread: Opening up.
14/08/2020 21:19:29

Just wondered if any Clubs with a club house have opened up yet ?. And what precautions have been taken.

Thread: New name.
10/08/2020 13:41:42

Just go into settings, profile and change your nickname there and save.

Thread: return of modelboats magazine
25/07/2020 20:02:40

And the digital issue is now available to view.

Thread: My Time Media. Model Boats Magazine.
01/07/2020 01:52:45

Bit drastic to leave the site.

But do admit I think the update on any info on the way forward has been shocking, other organisations, and Subscriptions I am with at least have had the curtisy of regular updates, not like the Tumble weed of updates from TM. FB page nothing since April.

If they have another Editor then get on and announce who She/he are, etc etc etc before any more Subscribers drop off. This silence will do more harm than good.

Thread: Mintanic
28/06/2020 18:05:32

Looks Good.thumbs upthumbs up

Thread: Wanted - ME mag vol 90 issue 2228 (1944)
19/06/2020 18:49:37

One here

Thread: My Time Media. Model Boats Magazine.
13/06/2020 10:33:36

Not sure if it is an automated date but when you go into the subscriptions page it says Next issue 31st July 2020.

Thread: Mintanic
06/06/2020 10:17:52

Like it cocktail, Not Rc but a bit of fun I had for a few minutes in Lockdown , Look forward to your build.titanic.jpg

Thread: My Time Media. Model Boats Magazine.
05/06/2020 17:44:43

Go into the cog ( Settings ) on the top bar of this page net to the Inbox, It is just there on the first page with your address details etc.

05/06/2020 17:23:21
Posted by The Long Build on 25/05/2020 12:28:25:

So assuming this discussions re 12-13 issues all happened before the C-19 virus , when were they planning to tell Subscribers that it could be going down to just 12. Although I have noticed that my renewal date is now 15-01-2021 when I am sure it used to be November of the year.



Interesting, this had now changed to 25th December 2020

Edited By The Long Build on 05/06/2020 17:24:27

25/05/2020 12:28:25

So assuming this discussions re 12-13 issues all happened before the C-19 virus , when were they planning to tell Subscribers that it could be going down to just 12. Although I have noticed that my renewal date is now 15-01-2021 when I am sure it used to be November of the year.

24/05/2020 16:59:51

They still are according to the subscription Ad, still  says 13 issues, surprised that the subscription ad has not been suspended yet as they can not say when the Mags will start again.


Edited By The Long Build on 24/05/2020 17:03:43

19/05/2020 22:53:35

Info I have is.

The July 1959 issue…. was Not printed due to a printers strike

The February & March 1974 issues were combined due to the 3 day week. frown


This was the Email.

Due to the unfolding situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the closure of most WH Smith stores, newsagents and other stores, we're writing to let you know that we are going to pause production of the magazine from the current edition.

For many years, our mission has been to provide the best quality editorial to our valued readers – and rest assured, we are committed to try and get through this very difficult time for the country, and world at large.

You do not need do anything and we still be fulfilling entitlements in the future. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and communicate with you further as and when we’re able to restore business as usual. 

For this period, we are extending to you free access for the foreseeable future to the digital archive containing back issues of your magazine. These issues are available to read whilst connected to the internet. We will continue this until we can be confident that our supply chain has returned to normal.
To activate your archive access (should you do not already have access) please visit and follow the steps.


Edited By The Long Build on 19/05/2020 22:56:59

19/05/2020 22:49:33

Edited By The Long Build on 19/05/2020 22:50:37

Thread: May 2020 issue
13/05/2020 13:42:51

No, Free plans aren't currently included in the digital subscription. Unless it is an actual page in the Mag.

Thread: todays boating
11/05/2020 17:00:42

Yes and as some one heavily involved in outdoor swimming you should see the uproar this has caused.

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