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Title: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: jkemp on February 09, 2018, 05:57:10 PM
We had a big discussion thread on this last year, so I am assuming that it is still OK to share this information this year.

Just received info that the 2018 On30 Annual is available for pre-order at the regular place.

https://shop.whiteriverproductions.com/products/on18

Same as last year, no commitment of actual ship date.

Thanks for looking.

Jerry


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: p51 on March 01, 2018, 07:19:18 PM
I think this will be good one (even though I have an article in it again tis year, a conversion article on taking a beat-up Bachmann 2-6-0 tender and turning it into an auxiliary water car). The editor suggested to me that it'll be out around the same time last year.


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: BIG BEAR on March 11, 2018, 06:12:39 PM
I noticed a $5.oo increase in regular price from last year's $19.95.
 Early bird special at $22 instead of $24.95 until 3/31 I think.

Enjoy
  Barry

 I am trying something new this year NO PROCRASTINATING!
 I just ordered my On30 Annual online instead of waiting for Trainfest in Milwaukee in mid Nov. 
I also saved almost 3 bucks.


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: p51 on March 12, 2018, 01:07:48 PM
I noticed a $5.oo increase in regular price from last year's $19.95.
I think White River's production costs went up from when Carstens was publishing these, but I didn't ask the editor about that (I intend to write an article every issue if he'll let me, so I won't have to buy one...  :D )


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: jkemp on March 26, 2018, 03:16:05 PM
I noticed a $5.oo increase in regular price from last year's $19.95.
 Early bird special at $22 instead of $24.95 until 3/31 I think.

Enjoy
  Barry

FWIW, I just purchased my NG & SL Gazette, March/April 2018 at my local hobby shop.

Page 11, Coronado Scale Models has the "On30 2018 Annual" listed for $19.95.

I have already ordered mine, otherwise, I would persue this.

Jerry


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: p51 on March 26, 2018, 06:18:37 PM
Haven't heard anything, I don't think they're being shipped yet. I can wait, as I have long had a PDF with my own article, but I'd like to see the rest of it soon! last years, I think, didn't get out to people until April, and I wouldn't be on a timeframe earlier than that this year.
I just purchased my NG & SL Gazette, March/April 2018 at my local hobby shop.

Page 11, Coronado Scale Models has the "On30 2018 Annual" listed for $19.95.
Funny, I just noticed that, too.
Funnier still, the local Barnes & Noble never carried the Gazette before, but they started with this issue. I was happy for that, as my article is in that issue and I still haven't gotten my author's copy, weeks after the subscribers got theirs.


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: jkemp on March 26, 2018, 06:27:29 PM
Haven't heard anything, I don't think they're being shipped yet. I can wait, as I have long had a PDF with my own article, but I'd like to see the rest of it soon! last years, I think, didn't get out to people until April, and I wouldn't be on a timeframe earlier than that this year.

I agree.  AFAIK, the 2018 Annual has not shipped yet.  I did, however, whip out my credit card and order mine as soon as they were announced.

Interesting you mentioned PDF copy.  Do you just get a copy of your article, or the whole annual in PDF format?

I still want, and want to pay for my hard copy, but I would pay another $2 or $3 for an additional PDF copy.  It is sometimes very nice to have the PDF/electronic copy on the Mac, or the iPad to read when I am remote.


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: p51 on April 16, 2018, 12:53:15 PM
It's out now. I found a copy of a hobby shop in Portland Oregon on Saturday.
Looks great, lots of good stuff this year!
 :)
Interesting you mentioned PDF copy.  Do you just get a copy of your article, or the whole annual in PDF format?
Just my article. It's a proof so that the author can see exactly what it'll look like.
I've written for a few other magazines that do PDF proofs, but they're not very common and the On30 annual is the model train one I've written for that does them.


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: mabloodhound on April 16, 2018, 02:44:02 PM
Got my On30 Annual 2 days ago.  Nice stuff again this year.


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: p51 on April 17, 2018, 11:00:41 AM
I still can't believe it:
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/871/41479458292_4ff0511388_z.jpg)
Two magazines on hobby shop shelves at the same time with articles I have written; the March/April 2018 Narrow Gauge and Short Line Gazette and the 2018 On30 Annual!


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: BIG BEAR on April 17, 2018, 06:07:35 PM
I just received my pre-ordered copy today. Looking forward to reading Lee's article and as usual all look great!!

Enjoy,
  Barry


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: Fred Klein on April 18, 2018, 10:18:00 AM
Received my copy yesterday. Perused the pictures but did not have a chance to read any of the articles. The book looks great. I'm looking forward to many pleasurable hours of reading.


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: jkemp on April 20, 2018, 01:22:02 AM
Just received mine today.   Another great On30 annual.

I'm not upset or anything, please don't read between the lines here, but fulfillment obviously wasn't a first come, first serve.  I had placed my order, literally, just a few hours after announcement of pre-order.

Really, just a little jealous as reports, both here and on several email list, so many others reported receiving their copy over the week.

To everyone here who contributed/sold an article that is in this years annual, thank you.  So many great articles and projects.


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: p51 on April 20, 2018, 11:27:47 AM
I'm not upset or anything, please don't read between the lines here, but fulfillment obviously wasn't a first come, first serve.  I had placed my order, literally, just a few hours after announcement of pre-order.
I know that's a White River thing. For example, I still don't have my author's copy and if I hadn't found one at a hobby shop last week, I still wouldn't have a clue what it looked like other than my article from the PDF I'd gotten a while back.
Chris, the editor, is a really good guy to work with. But how the issues go out, I know for sure that's out of his hands.


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: CLaneOn30Annual on April 22, 2018, 12:07:17 AM
I can assure you my good man, that our shipping guys are positively anal about getting them out in the order received.

However, the USPS thwarts our efforts at every turn. The shipping times make no sense whatsoever. People on the east coast received magazines days ahead of people that live mere miles from our warehouse. I still haven't gotten my copies yet here in Colorado, and I'm the friggin' Editor! Sigh....


Chris

Just received mine today.   Another great On30 annual.

I'm not upset or anything, please don't read between the lines here, but fulfillment obviously wasn't a first come, first serve.  I had placed my order, literally, just a few hours after announcement of pre-order.

Really, just a little jealous as reports, both here and on several email list, so many others reported receiving their copy over the week.

To everyone here who contributed/sold an article that is in this years annual, thank you.  So many great articles and projects.


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: jkemp on April 22, 2018, 06:25:46 PM
I can assure you my good man, that our shipping guys are positively anal about getting them out in the order received.

However, the USPS thwarts our efforts at every turn. The shipping times make no sense whatsoever. People on the east coast received magazines days ahead of people that live mere miles from our warehouse. I still haven't gotten my copies yet here in Colorado, and I'm the friggin' Editor! Sigh....


Chris


Hello Chris,

Thank you for the "view from the inside" regarding shipping.

And while I have your attention, Thank you, both to yourself, and everyone involved in getting the 2018 On30 Annual out.  It is an excellent annual IMHO and I am already enjoying it extensively.

Don't take any of the earlier comments negatively, but rather, if this is all people have to complain about, life must be pretty good!!    :)

Jerry


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: CLaneOn30Annual on April 23, 2018, 12:55:32 AM
Hey Jerry,

No offense taken. Just wanted you to know "I feel your pain" regarding shipping times. They simply make no sense.


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: Chatham on April 23, 2018, 02:12:06 PM
Stranger things have happened trust me. I had one annual turn up (several years ago) at my dog's veterinarians office with my name and address on it. I'd love to know where on the east coast these have been delivered so far as I cannot possibly get much closer with out a wet suit. Florida, BTW is on the east coast as well as having an east coast. Time will tell I suspect and I know my order was charged as my credit card was billed and paid back in February. Patience is a virtue so they say.


Title: Re: 2018 On30 Annual available for pre-order
Post by: Chatham on May 07, 2018, 05:35:42 PM
 Update: Patience may be a virtue but the phone does work pretty well too. I called WRP and they are sending me my (replacement) 2018 On30 Annual and confirmed as much via email. Very friendly and courteous people to work with and  I couldn't be happier. Now what the USPS does with the mail is another thing I guess.