When I got into G many years ago, it wasn't to relive my childhood with trains, but it was to have yard decoration that wasn't woman oriented like a goose in an apron or kissing Dutch boy and girl. The fairy garden thing seems popular these days and a Birdwater and Raspberry approach to garden railroading would fit right in with that. I have seen in Garden Railroading where they used some fairy garden stuff, but no article on say some real whimsical railroading. If they could get some of those buyers on board, maybe they would think it was worth doing more with the magazine instead of letting it deteriorate.
Seems to me, instead of getting writers that are real G people, they are just using their regular HO and N people. Kind of like having outsiders write.