I approve all comments before they are posted on this blog. It's important to stop spammers getting through. Anyway, a few days ago, this turned up:
Maurice Pearce (Osborns Models Ltd) has left a new comment on your post "Blue DMU":
a long time between N gauge blogs Phil. I could say that does show an editorial bias against N gauge. That is fair enough and I understand we are all swayed by our personal interests and as I stated on RM web yesterday that is a problem with all the mainstream magazines that N gauge is underrated by them. Not enough articles are put forward perhaps precisely because N gauge IS underrated and the 'catch 22' situation arises. I can understand BRM's perspective but personally as a specialist N scale retailer I struggle with RM' position however, (which exists partly as a Peco promotion media), that they fail to promote a good chunk of their product range other than in their own adverts, (random page fillers). Which brings me on to the other current magazine obsession with giant half, and even full page pictures, which when depicting an N scale model of only a very few centimetres long can be made to look completely ridiculous and as never, ever intended to be viewed. So there is another problem where magazine editors can't help but show a bias in striving to fill acres of newsprint. Moan over. Roll on TINGS.
Some context might be useful here as it's nothing to do with the Blue DMU post the commentator tried to leave it on. There is the thread running on RMweb: Is N gauge under-rated. As part of this I explained that the main reason magazines aren't stuffed full of N gauge layouts is that we don't get sent details of many. There might be some superb RTR available, but if anyone is buying it and building model railways matching the quality, finding them is proving difficult.
However, that's not the point. Quite simply, it's no use coming on here and having a pop at me if your favourite scale or prototype isn't receiving the coverage you think it should, because,
this is my personal blog
As I say at the bottom of the page. Anything on here isn't part of my professional work. No-one pays me to write about building Space 199 props, obsolete model loco building or 3mm scale diesels. On this blog, I get to built and photograph anything I want, and that includes weird stuff.
What I don't do is N gauge. I've nothing against it, but it's just not my thing. I have built N gauge projects for work, and enjoyed doing it, but with so much to chose to build, on here, I'm more likely to construct an odd-ball monorail than anything in a scale smaller than 3mm. That's just the way I am.
Someone will point out I post details of my work in BRM and Garden Rail on here - the former is so I can remember which issue various projects were carried out (the Blogger search engine is very good) and the later because I can. As I say, this is my blog!
So, I'm happy to have the conversation about magazine contents with anyone. In the context of the RMweb thread, on RMweb would make sense. If not, well, my e-mail address is hardly a state secret.
To repeat, this is my blog. No-one gets to tell me what should appear. Ask, yes, I'm always happy to respond to requests, but tell, no.