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Neil Wyatt08/01/2021 17:05:26
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Mine arrived today.

Neil

Bill Pudney08/01/2021 20:31:51
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For what it's worth my copy of MEW 299 arrived yesterday, this is one of the few problems with living in Australia!!

cheers

Bill

Hopper09/01/2021 00:22:38
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Good. I'm looking forward to receiving 299. Always seems to arrive about the week of the following edition hitting UK letterboxes.

Colin Heseltine09/01/2021 12:57:45
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Still waiting for mew 300 but me4655 turned up two days ago..

Colin

DMB09/01/2021 13:07:51
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Hoorah! Postie just delivered my copy (+"Computeractive" + Dominoes pizza leaflet)

David Standing 109/01/2021 16:02:08
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Posted by Peter G. Shaw on 07/01/2021 16:56:41:

Not really interested in re-building an MGB

Peter G. Shaw

Nor me. If I wanted to read articles about rebuilding cars, I would buy 'Practical Classics' or something like that.

As the magazine title is 'Model Engineers' Workshop', I would prefer to read articles more linked to model engineers' workshops wink

Nicholas Wheeler 109/01/2021 17:05:56
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Posted by David Standing 1 on 09/01/2021 16:02:08:
Posted by Peter G. Shaw on 07/01/2021 16:56:41:

Not really interested in re-building an MGB

Peter G. Shaw

Nor me. If I wanted to read articles about rebuilding cars, I would buy 'Practical Classics' or something like that.

As the magazine title is 'Model Engineers' Workshop', I would prefer to read articles more linked to model engineers' workshops wink

Yet I looked at the picture of the car raised on farm jacks bolted to hub adapters, and wondered why I hadn't thought of doing that.

The important part of the MEW title is workshop, not Model Engineer. If the magazine hadn't grown out of Model Engineer, it would have had a far more appropriate title. Something like Workshop Tools & Techniques

KEITH BEAUMONT09/01/2021 19:47:27
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Mine arrived today and I was pleased to see that an article I submitted some time ago-Installing a Magnetic DRO System to a Mini-Lathe, has been printed in it. In my explanation of why I had used components from EMS-I and M-DRO, I have stated that the EMS-I reader head is about 25% smaller than the M-DRO reader head, therefore making it suitable to fit on the Cross slide. This was correct at time of writing, but It is worth mentioning to anyone interested,that, in the same issue, M-DRO are advertising their Reader Heads and they now have one listed as EHM Series Mini Head, which is the same size as that I used from EMS-I

Keith.

ChrisH11/01/2021 14:17:29
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My 300 arrived on the 8th too - SHMBO got it out the post and just laid it on the side and never told me, was there two days before I found it - you just can't get staff these days

Frances IoM11/01/2021 15:02:08
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My copy has not yet arrived - although before Xmas Beth (of MTM) emailed that I was correct in my supposition that my subscription included both this and subsequent issues I suspect the difficulties seen by others re subscriptions may have hit me - as my last email on 8th Dec to Beth pointing out that she had made a mistake in the final issue was auto-answered by 'out of office + on annual leave' some 5 weeks later still have had no reply.
noel shelley11/01/2021 15:06:15
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MAY be but what will it cost to sack current staff member ?

Frances IoM11/01/2021 15:53:12
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No idea re sacking - but MTM with much of its news-stand sales lost (eg my local W H Smiths takes 1 copy of ME + MEW whereas it was probably 10 prior to lockdown) must be in significant difficulties as a subscription only model has generally failed for other once thriving publications deprived of advertising revenue. The lockdown is very unlikely to be gone before next summer at earliest + I suspect MEW might well be one of the casualties

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Edited By Frances IoM on 11/01/2021 16:17:30

Neil Wyatt11/01/2021 17:32:01
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Posted by Frances IoM on 11/01/2021 15:02:08:
My copy has not yet arrived - although before Xmas Beth (of MTM) emailed that I was correct in my supposition that my subscription included both this and subsequent issues I suspect the difficulties seen by others re subscriptions may have hit me - as my last email on 8th Dec to Beth pointing out that she had made a mistake in the final issue was auto-answered by 'out of office + on annual leave' some 5 weeks later still have had no reply.

Beth recently returned after an extended break, I know she's being doing a lot of catching up. Perhaps you had best send her a reminder?

Neil

Neil Wyatt11/01/2021 17:39:31
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Posted by Frances IoM on 11/01/2021 15:53:12:
No idea re sacking - but MTM with much of its news-stand sales lost (eg my local W H Smiths takes 1 copy of ME + MEW whereas it was probably 10 prior to lockdown) must be in significant difficulties as a subscription only model has generally failed for other once thriving publications deprived of advertising revenue. The lockdown is very unlikely to be gone before next summer at earliest + I suspect MEW might well be one of the casualties

Actually subscriptions have been the saviour of most magazines, its those who rely on mostly news stand sales that have been hit the hardest across the industry. Losing all our overseas distribution was a blow, but fortunately it did get sorted.

I think we have lost about seven titles, although Model Boats was resurrected after a few month's break.

Advertising has recovered somewhat, the problem was not that people weren't buying model engineering goods, it was that they were cleaning out the suppliers who couldn't restock fast enough due to (ongoing, but improving) delays in receiving stock from overseas.

Subs renewals are what will keep the magazines going.

Neil

Frances IoM11/01/2021 19:39:31
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I personally will not renew a sub until I have seen issue 300 delivered as I pointed out to you the faulty mechanism in the subs dept that did not take account of the slipped publication but sent me two warnings that the 10th issue (out of 13 prepaid) would be the last - this I pointed to you both privately + on here - to Beth, who cannot add 13 to the initial subscription #, and seems to be the only employee dealing with such matters - now obviously it could be lost in a mailbag in deepest Surrey but the local post seems to be working again - even a bulky post from IoM arrived within the usual 5 days. ETA - my comments about relying on subs only model were based on a couple of computing + electronics machines, each highly regarded in their fields. Subscribers die - without seeing mags on news-stands new readers don't become acquainted - hence subs work for a year or two then things start to drop off - fewer paid-for articles generated and old subs may make comments about regurgitated content.

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JasonB11/01/2021 19:48:28
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Frances I did post on the 6th Dec and say that from the info that I can access your subs will run out with issue 303

"Frances your subs look to be showing 303 as last one so should be no worries there but I only have limited access to what is a hard page to decipher subscriptions page."

Probably could have told you that earlier but your reluctance to give away much in the way of detail made it impossible to look you up earlier.

Frances IoM11/01/2021 19:52:40
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Jason - I sent full details to both Neil + Beth - surely that should have been sufficient? - Not sure what detail I should have added - my birth date ? as most spamming companies seem keen to get this. ETA As I said above it might turn up tomorrow - it used to arrive on the Weds prior to the Friday appearance in Smiths

Edited By Frances IoM on 11/01/2021 19:55:11

JasonB11/01/2021 20:01:12
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You don't have your subs number entered in your details on this site, I only picked it up from a post of yours and I need that number to look people up on the system.

Roderick Jenkins11/01/2021 21:42:27
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300 only came through the door this morning here in Dorset so I think we probably need to understand that the Post are having difficulties at the moment.

Stay well,

Rod

Mechanical Aids12/01/2021 00:20:55
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Hi All,

my first post, I have been reading the forum for quite awhile now. I finally moved to subscribing to MEW as the news agent which I have been buying the magazine for over twenty years now does not receive the magazine. So lets see how I go. Covid motivation laugh.

Thank you for the effort that members go too to post their hard work.

Adrian (Aust)

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