Re: 'Treasures from Trove' in 'Light Railways' N0.251 October 2016


As the former editor of Australian Steam Power magazine, I grabbed fillers wherever I could find them. They are essential to any magazine.

Would suggest if anyone is “offended” by the fillers used, they send in their own for the LR editors to consider inclusion.


Denis  Wasley

Berri SA


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I had a Light Railways reader come to my office at ARHS last week with a complaint about the layout of this issue with the so-called ‘fillers’, but I had some difficulty in understanding why this was an issue! Using ‘fillers’ is a key component of the layout for Australian Railway History.



Bob McKillop

Editor: Australian Railway History


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Hello to all readers of 'Light Railways',


The Light Railways editorial team is looking for some feedback from readers on the two ‘Treasures from Trove’ items in LR 251, October 2016. These were ‘New Mountain Railway’ on page 15, and ‘Kingston’ on page 22.


The editor received comments from one reader that the items ‘jarred with me and broke up the flow of the magazine’.


These were last minute space fillers, which the editors thought would be of interest to readers. Consequently we were planning to continue using such items as space fillers. But if many readers find them jarring we might have to review that.




(wearing LR Associate Editor hat)


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