New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

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New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Postby Otto Vondrak » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:53 am

In case you haven't heard the news...

WRP is pleased to announce that Otto M. Vondrak, associate editor of Railfan & Railroad, has been appointed as the eighth editor of Railroad Model Craftsman. Otto is a native of New York State, and a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) graphic design program. He is a lifelong model railroader from his start with a Lionel train set at age five. He is a member of the National Model Railroad Association Northeast Region, and a co-founder of the RIT Model Railroad Club.

As a published author, his work has appeared in Railroad Model Craftsman, Railpace, Railfan & Railroad, CTC Board, Trains Magazine, and a number of books on railroad history. He joined the staff of R&R as associate editor in 2011. He is also an active volunteer and president of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. He has been working for WRP since Railfan & Railroad and Railroad Model Craftsman were acquired from Carstens Publications in 2014.


The full press release can be found here:

http://rrmodelcraftsman.com/otto-vondra ... craftsman/

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Re: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Postby Roger Hensley » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:50 am

Yes, I received the word the other day but didn't want to say anything here until you did. Congrats!!
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Re: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Postby talltim » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:53 am

Congratulations. I've seen so many places (not just here) where you have contibuted useful information to the discussion, so I'm please that you will be able to do the same at RMC.
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Re: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Postby CNJ999 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:31 am

Indeed, I saw this announcement elsewhere several days ago, but as with Roger H., hesitated to post anything here until Otto said something regarding it himself. This having taken place now, I offer my sincerest congratulations! The magazine will surely benefit from his future guidance.

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Re: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Postby cjvrr » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:55 am

Congratulations and best of luck.
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Re: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:18 am

We made it public a while ago, I was waiting for one of you guys to say something! :-D

Please submit your article story ideas to me!

http://rrmodelcraftsman.com/contact-us/ ... uidelines/

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Re: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Postby mp15ac » Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:47 pm

Congratulations Otto, and best of luck. I saw the announcement on Facebook.

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Re: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Postby umtrr-author » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:33 am

Congratulations! I didn't have any "inside information" but thought that you would be a great choice to be the next editor of RMC.
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Re: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Postby Benjamin Maggi » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:32 am

Nice job Otto! I wish the best for you and the magazine.
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Re: New Editor for Railroad Model Craftsman magazine

Postby glennk419 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:27 pm

Just saw this. CONGRATULATIONS Otto!
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