Thanks to those who send in articles for the magazine. For the first time since I started doing the editors job, I have had to ask Lewis if I could add a couple more pages to this edition as it would have been difficult to remove some or part of the articles for another edition. So Thanks to Lewis for agreeing that the club will cover any additional charges that this may occur. ( I have been assured by the printers (today) that there will be no extra charge this time).
Now this leaves me in a position that I have nothing in the bank, therefore I need your cooperation for future editions.
I personally would like more technical info included, would anyone like to submit such items. ? etc etc
Ideas to take the club into the future.
Participation is the key to any clubs success and so is the magazine, without you there will be no magazine or indeed a club.
I don’t mind if its a short piece or an article that takes several editions to complete but I need something.
Thanks in advance
Kev Yowl Editor
As an ex group leader for another club for over 10 years, I do sympathize with your position, herding cats is easier and more rewarding.
In hindsight, I should have documented the purchase (Oh Joy!), strip down ( Oh s**t!), and the subsequent (still ongoing) rebuild of my ’38 Flyer, with a view to an article for Yowl.
I have no excuses, I was always exhorting members to give me some sort of copy to put into an admittedly sparse news letter. The phrase “It’s your club” and “What do you want?” tripped repeatedly of the tongue.
But I am guilty of that hyenas crime that I always accused others of, not contributing.
In my limited defense, I try not to pontificate on subjects that I know sweet FA about, this includes Scott’s amazing products.
Instead I devour the contents of club magazines and the posts on forums, hoping for enlightenment, not always successfully.
This of course is of no help to you, if I had taken photos of the bits of tin sheet stuffed round the fork spindles, detailed the calculations for the new wheel spindles and headstock mods using newfangled taper roller bearings etc —
Why not to use Colphos 90 for the fork bushes (just don’t!), maybe that would have helped.
What I will do however, is when I finalise and test the epicyclic Pilgrim reduction drive I am planning, then I will post all the details either here or in a letter to yourself.
In the meantime, hang in there fella, we need you!!!
Hi Kev, in the years that I was Editor I used to get desperate for copy, so desperate that I would end up writing half of the stuff myself, so your problem is nothing new, believe me… In some ways you are fortunate in getting a bumper issue together, but then you immediately start to worry about having some meaty articles for the next issue ! There is no easy answer, and begging for copy only has spasmodic results. I’ll try and put something together for you that can be stretched out over a couple of issues, but in the meantime don’t forget that a few photos can quickly and easily fill a few vacant pages…
😀 😀 Help yourself to anything out of the Scott Newsletter Kev.. Roger and I would be pleased to see the tech info or anything else circulated within the SOC,, regards Ted 😀 😀