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Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« on: July 19, 2017, 06:21:34 pm »


Has something happened to Traplet?



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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 06:23:43 pm »

Someone just posted on Facebook that they have folded.....
He was told this by a contributor to the magazine
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 06:25:53 pm »


Yeah, that's what I saw.   

                            ... eye sore?!   %)
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 06:27:18 pm »

They went into administration yesterday, shop and magazines including MMI.

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 06:27:56 pm »

That's a shame if it's true,I'm going to miss my monthly read


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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 06:30:31 pm »

Does that include Sarek Vacform?  I guess it does...........

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 06:37:40 pm »

Bit odd to take on the MyHobbyStore plans service so close to going under.
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 06:40:09 pm »


i hope there someone with enough cash to rescue at least the plans and hopefully MMI.      {:-{
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 06:46:56 pm »

The plans are still owned by MyTimeMedia so should be safe although there will inevitably be a delay in supply while new retail arrangements are worked out. It's early days yet.

The MMI staff have been made redundant and there doesn't seem much likelihood of the title being revived given that it has been outsold by Model Boats by a considerable margin for some time now. The market doesn't appear to be sufficient to sustain two specialist model boating magazines.

We shall just have to wait and see what the outcome of the administration process is.

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 06:50:31 pm »

Hi if mmi as gone under what will happen to the people  take out a subscriptions .
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2017, 06:51:28 pm »

Colin - Do you know the position regarding Sarek?
Sorry to ask, but I have masters at their premises and am concerned about getting them back if necessary.  I cannot raise and answer from anywhere else.
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2017, 06:55:33 pm »

Doesn't MMI sponsor Warwick?
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2017, 07:00:02 pm »

Carl,

Sorry I can't help with that as I only have limited information. I don't know who the administrator is but obviously that's who you need to get hold of. As it only happened yesterday there is bound to be some initial confusion. Hopefully things will become clearer as the week goes on. If I do hear anything further I will let you know. I am given to understand that there are various discussions going on concerning the future of the business.

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2017, 07:15:02 pm »

Carl,

Sorry I can't help with that as I only have limited information. I don't know who the administrator is but obviously that's who you need to get hold of. As it only happened yesterday there is bound to be some initial confusion. Hopefully things will become clearer as the week goes on. If I do hear anything further I will let you know. I am given to understand that there are various discussions going on concerning the future of the business.

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Many thanks Colin - really appreciated.

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2017, 07:18:55 pm »

hope all those with a yearly subscription get their money back.
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2017, 07:29:22 pm »

Hope those who have been laid off get sorted... :((

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2017, 07:45:17 pm »

hope all those with a yearly subscription get there money back.

Sorry, Dave, but unsecured creditors are always at the end of the queue.  Familiarize yourself with the word "zilch" and move on.
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2017, 07:53:39 pm »

Would this depend on how they paid, I.e if they paid by credit card ? 

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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2017, 08:02:42 pm »

Might do but I think you have to spend more than 100 to get a credit card refund. Dave is probably right but it does depend on to what action the administrator can take in saving parts of the business. It will take a while before this becomes clear.

Staff should get at least statutory redundancy.

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2017, 08:12:43 pm »

Barrie will have more time on his hands now to get into more mischief!!!!
 

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2017, 08:41:00 pm »


hope all those with a yearly subscription get there money back.

Sorry, Dave, but unsecured creditors are always at the end of the queue.  Familiarize yourself with the word "zilch" and move on.
DM


Many many years ago I saved for nearly two years as a teenager to buy a friends BSA Rocket Gold Star[ a genuine one might I add with RRT2 box] and to pay for my insurance for it. 1968 was a dark year for me. I paid 46.00p for my insurance on top of the 120.00p for the bike............rode it happily for about 3 weeks, when one morning I received a letter through the door from an administrator saying that my insurance was no longer valid as the company, Vehicle and General had gone into administration, but in due time after all creditors had received their cut of the left over spoils I and other insurers would receive our refunds.
Seven years later [ yes 7 years] I received my bounteous cheque from the administrators....... 0.18p........still have the cheque somewhere as a keepsake...........took me another 3 months to save for new insurance, whilst the bike sat idle in the back garden.


never trust an insurance company, and never build your hopes up for a decent refund. As DM says, put it down to experience and move on.


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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2017, 09:38:18 pm »

This is quite a surprise as they had a stand at the LMA Cosford show last weekend. They were trading normally selling magazines both old and new and with a large selection of plans for sale.

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2017, 07:29:09 am »

Barrie will have more time on his hands now to get into more mischief!!!!
  maybe barry  may think of bringing the weymouth  model show  back to town!  :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2017, 08:28:46 am »



Doesn't MMI sponsor Warwick?
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That is a good question. What events did Traplet support?

I am not totally surprised by Traplets problems. I  used to subscribe to their electric flight magazine but it became so picture dominated and the remaining text so spaced out that I stopped subscribing & then they stopped publication. I would level exactly the same comment about their other titles that I am aware of, including Marine Modelling. More pictures, less text & very large empty spaces. I stopped buying them all & I guess others did as well. This has, however, left some holes in UK magazine hobby coverage where alternative titles are scarce.


Large parts of the magazine & newspaper industry are facing falling sales. Let us hope that this increases sales of Model Boats & thus protects that title from a similar fate.



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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2017, 08:35:21 am »

Expect The ''Other Mag'' will up its  price now :}  as for refund for subscribers  no chance I had just insured with Vehicle&General when they went  used to get a cheque  every now and again  for a couple of shilling
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