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« on: August 03, 2017, 03:51:35 PM »

Announced over on the 4L list TimberTimes magazine has closed shop.
Sad the last of the timber industry modeling books has gone away.
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2017, 01:28:27 AM »

They were always operating on the edge. The reason they survived was absolute dedication to the hobby. Phil and I used to talk a lot and I never understood how he stayed afloat even before the hobby began its steep decline.

TimberTimes was a darned good publication and everyone associated with it is or was a gentleman. I'm really sorry to hear that news.

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2017, 05:58:32 AM »

Not good...
Glad I own every one.

Wonder if the books side will stay open?

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 08:39:20 AM »

Not good...
Glad I own every one.

Wonder if the books side will stay open?

Mj

Yea, me too, every issue.
The web site is down and no response to emails at this time.

Word is that it is done, but one must wonder what is to become of the probable large stock of books on hand.  Seems like it would be a rather large investment to not try to get back somehow.

Also wonder what about the "New Shay Book" that has been in the promise state for the last several years.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2017, 05:07:43 PM »

While there are places to see logging photos (facebook for example), there are few if any place to read the history as it was presented in Timber Times.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2017, 06:19:26 AM »

It would have been nice for them to let those of us who have subscriptions know.
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2017, 09:46:17 AM »

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funny! that's what they said when the stock market crashed! or the savings and loan scandal
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2017, 06:51:16 PM »

I have heard that one of the editors is ill. I doubt it was an easy decision.
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2017, 07:49:41 PM »

I agree that it would have been just "common courtesy" to let us subscribers know that it was coming to an end.  Not to mention paid ahead subscription monies. 

It has been rumored for the last year or so that Phil was having health issues and I don't think Steve has really had much interest in the magazine for several years ( that last is just my opinion). 

Just sad to see one of the last print venues of logging history fade away.  As Chuck pointed out, photos are a dime a dozen on the net but there is no historic information attached to them and if there is it is usually incorrect.
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2017, 07:26:20 AM »

Unlike when Railroad Model Craftsman was saved, the new owners honored outstanding subscriptions; when TT went bust a simple  sorry would have gone a long way toward smoothing feelings.
At least Russ gave all of us over a year's warning of  when the last issue would be published.
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2017, 01:15:01 PM »

Sad New's Sad Ill try to get the one's I'm missing now.
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