The Modeler's Journal
Volume 1 [April - June 2018]
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and The Modeler's Journal]
The Modeler's Journal - April - June 2018.pdf
Welcome to the inaugural issue of The Modeler’s Journal.
While this is an inaugural issue, it represents the evolution of the much-loved YouTube Model Builders eMag which I started three years ago with a simple first issue in January of 2015 and that quickly grew into a complex and sophisticated publication.
As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus put it “the only constant in life is change.” And everything continues to change all around us. Change is part of evolution and evolution is part of growth. Change is a good thing because with change comes new ideas, new thoughts, and new opportunities to provide a better product to you, our readers.
Over time we recognized that everything around us was evolving including the hobby, technology platforms like YouTube, and the needs of our growing reader base. In addition, we realized that our hobby is more than just about model railroading. We knew that it was time for us to evolve as well. It was time for us to change.
In order to better represent and better serve the broader modeling community, we changed our name to The Modeler’s Journal. With our new name, we are no longer bound by the YouTube name, nor limited by the representation of a single Google+ community. We can now serve a broader modeling community.
The Modeler’s Journal will continue to feature model railroading and related topics as we did in the YouTube Model Builders eMag. However, over the short course of time, we will broaden our focus to cover all model making. This includes vehicles, aircraft, ships/boats, figures, structures, weathering, scenery, and sci-fi.
The Modeler’s Journal is produced by the same dedicated staff of volunteers that produced the former YouTube Model Builders eMag. The tireless amount of energy and work The Modeler’s Journal team put towards this issue is impressive. Each member of the editorial staff and contributing authors put in a countless number of volunteer hours to ensure you will enjoy a great product. And of course, The Modeler’s Journal is FREE and completely ad-free!
While our name and our footprint have changed, there are some things that have not changed. Our mission has been constant. Our dedication to the modeling community, our commitment to you, and to the quality of this publication will be unwavering.
Are we going to continue to change and continue to evolve? You bet. Keep a lookout for it and be excited about the new things to come! Remember, change is a good thing.
JD (Loggin' Locos)
The Modeler's Journal