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Steve Dean

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2017, 09:32:48 am »

Gentlemen ...... without wishing to say too much, other publishers are aware of the plight of Traplet. However the future of MMI is very dependent on the viability of the title and negotiations with the Administrators. The August magazine was at the printers so it is now the decision of the Administrators regarding if this issue gets mailed or appears in the shops. The primary role of the Administrators is to maximise the amount of money raised. It is not a pleasant business.
As someone raised the point ...... this situation will NOT have any effect on the International Model Boat Show.
For now it is a situation of 'watch this space'. I have spoken with Barrie and all things considered he seemed in good spirits and was on his way to deepest Cornwall on holiday.
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2017, 03:51:20 pm »

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

  Their Ebay shop still appears to be functioning, for what that is worth.
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #27 on: July 20, 2017, 07:14:38 pm »

Not worth taking out any subscription as they all could go bust it's the same as buying  gift cards for someone  if the firm goes bust you lost out
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Traplet Publications
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2017, 08:22:02 pm »

Bad news................Heard yesterday that Traplet have been placed in administration. On their website the shop is closed. Their magazines will be sorely missed by many so I hope that some other company will pick up the reigns if that's possible.
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Re: Traplet Publications
« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2017, 09:27:11 pm »

Thanks.
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Re: Traplet Publications
« Reply #31 on: July 20, 2017, 09:44:15 pm »


Its very sad to say the least
We can only hope that something suitable can take its place
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2017, 10:08:11 pm »


I wonder if this months issue will come out has it more than likely has been printed.

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #33 on: July 20, 2017, 10:49:07 pm »

I understand it has gone to the printers..... But will the printer get paid to print it?
Down to the Administrator.....

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #34 on: July 20, 2017, 11:02:12 pm »


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


WHAT!!!!......... you got more than one cheque...............I got just one..........who do I complain to, {:-{ {:-{ {-) {-) {-)


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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #35 on: July 21, 2017, 12:16:52 am »

Does Traplet still survive?  Or is it one magazine failed.
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #36 on: July 21, 2017, 12:30:08 am »

I understand that it is Traplet Publications that has gone under, not just the magazine we know.

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #37 on: July 21, 2017, 07:49:05 pm »

Bit of a discussion going on on a model aircraft site:

http://www.modelflying.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=128833&p=1

The aircraft hobby seems to be different from ours in that it's big enough for there to be lots of ready to fly aircraft which is killing the modelling aspect of the hobby and with it magazines.
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #38 on: July 25, 2017, 12:58:58 pm »

This months issue downloaded on iPad today :-))
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #39 on: July 25, 2017, 01:20:59 pm »

I picked up a copy of Model Boats on Saturday from W H Smiths and there were copies of MMI there.
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #40 on: July 25, 2017, 05:15:53 pm »

That will be the current edition.  The next one is due on 27th July.  It will be interesting to see if that is distributed , as it must have already been printed when Traplet went into liquidation.
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2017, 03:39:44 pm »

Speculation over.  The August edition of MMi has made it to the newsstands. Picked mine up in W.H.Smith this morning
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2017, 06:56:30 pm »

Just to make sure no one gets a rap on the knuckles using the wrong words ....... currently Traplet are in the hands of an Administrator.
The effect of Administration is to provide protection to the Company and prevent any creditor taking action against it.
I won't bore you all with a legal lecture on this subject ...... suffice it to say this saga has a way to run yet.
Remember this is a public forum and others can read what you say. I'm not trying to be a smart pants ...... I just don't want any 'friends' in the model boating world to be on the receiving end of a legal letter.
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2017, 08:46:49 am »

OK, if MMI is out on the shelves can I expect my copy through the post or are postage costs a step too far for the administrator?


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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2017, 09:20:22 am »

OK, if MMI is out on the shelves can I expect my copy through the post or are postage costs a step too far for the administrator?


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I am not an expert in this, but given the subscription mags are delivered just prior to them hitting the shelves in the shops and you don't have it then perhaps not........
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2017, 09:41:30 am »

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2017, 10:57:46 am »


Being cynical if you are sent a subscription copy it costs them money whereas if they sell one to a newsagent they receive money.
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2017, 12:41:35 pm »

Interestingly, as a writer for MMI, we normally get a copy in the post as part of the Subscriber mailing. However, I don't know of anyone who's had a copy in the post. Question ...... has anyone received a copy?
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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2017, 12:52:25 pm »

Barrie Stevens didn't get his Editor copies.

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Re: Marine Modelling International Magazine?
« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2017, 01:01:48 pm »


Is there any connection between them taking over/buying Model boats 'Hobby store' etc and now this.

Or is that just coincidental and that other parts of the group caused the fall?????
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