Editor’s Letter

By Staff

By the time this issue lands in the mailbox it will be winter
for many of us, and the idea of sweating over a stubborn engine on
a hot day will become almost a romantic memory once we get into the
dead of winter – all the more reason to forge ahead on getting our
equipment ready for the next season.

With that in mind, I’d like to make a suggestion for people
submitting stories to the magazine. First off, thanks to everyone
for the great material you’ve been sending along to share with
the old iron community. Some great photos, articles, questions and
comments have been coming in, and all I can say is, keep it coming.
But, I need to get a word in about photographs. More and more of
you are taking pictures with digital cameras, then e-mailing those
images to me. That’s great, because it definitely makes things
cheaper and easier for you – the problem comes in the quality of
the images we receive. Most digital cameras are designed to provide
images for viewing on your home computer or for pasting into a web
site, but processing those images for commercial printing is
another matter. I routinely receive pictures that look great on the
screen, but to process them for printing I end up with a 1-inch
image. In truth, traditional photographs still work better for our
purposes, so whenever possible I encourage you to record your
restoration on real film. If you’re going to send digital
images, please take and store your pictures at the highest quality
setting your camera and software will allow.

Also, it’s come to my attention that there’s some
confusion surrounding the availability of books previously sold by
Stemgas Publishing. Rest assured, those books are all still
available through Ogden Publications’ Farm Collector Books
division. You can find them on-line at
www.gasenginemagazine.com, or simply by calling
customer service toll free at (800) 678-4883.

As ever, I look forward to your comments and questions about
Gas Engine Magazine. Contact me anytime at (785) 274-4379,
1503 SW 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609-1265, or via email at:
rbackus@ogdenpubs.com.

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