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#1 grahame

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:14

It was probably buried away in the thread about N’spirations, but I have accepted the offer of being the new N Gauge Society Journal Editor following the recent resignation of Richard. This will be with effect from issue 2/14. Issue 1/14 is currently in production, is due out in a couple of weeks and will be Richards last.

 

Obviously I have some ideas in mind and plans for the future to try and improve the Journal. However, the purpose of this message is to appeal for NGS members to let me know of any changes that they would like to see (with the Journal) and to ask that they continue writing and producing articles and features – but to now send them to me. There is no restriction on the type of article so long as it is of interest and benefit to NGS members.

 

I appreciate that the Journal is a restricted circulation magazine and only distributed to members of the N Gauge Society but there are over 6000 members and many are also regular readers of RMweb. Plus of course I would be more than happy to receive suitable and appropriate articles (i.e. of benefit and interest to members) from non-members, and I’ll try and arrange for a printed copy to be sent to them if published - it might even encourage them to join.

 

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GRAHAME.

 

 


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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:38

It was probably buried away in the thread about N’spirations, but I have accepted the offer of being the new N Gauge Society Journal Editor following the recent resignation of Richard. This will be with effect from issue 2/14. Issue 1/14 is currently in production, is due out in a couple of weeks and will be Richards last.

 

 

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GRAHAME.

Grahame,

Thanks for posting this as an item in its own right - I'm an NGS Member but hadn't seen anything about this in the threads/areas of RM Web which I regularly read.  Good luck with this and I hope you enjoy a successful reign, with good support from the membership!

However good a long-serving editor has been, there does come a point at which new blood can only bring advantages.

 

(A different) Richard!



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 11:54

Congratulations, Graeme. If nothing else, you have reminded me that dealing with my membership renewal is on my long list of things to do!



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Posted 29 January 2014 - 12:56

All the best, Grahame

 

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 14:29

I wasn't going to renew my membership but now I will.

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:33

Issue 1/14, which will be Richard last one, is currently in production/printing and is scheduled for publication around the 15th of this month (February). 

 

I've already started work on my first issue which will be 2/14. However, although I have a number of ideas that I'd like to develop and introduce, that issue will be very much as previous ones due to flow-over content already started, the hand over process and current procedures already in place and working. Changes will be introduced gradually but I hope that NGS members will enjoy their new look and new approach journal.

 

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 19:25

As previously mentioned Journal 1/14 is imminent. Details of the send-out can be found here: http://www.ngaugesoc...e=journal-dates

 

Although 1/14 is the last issue of my predecessor I'm happy to receive feedback and comment through this thread.

 

G.



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Posted 10 February 2014 - 19:46

Hi Grahame,

I am really looking forward to seeing how the Journal develops with you at the helm.

I seem to remember reading somewhere that you had been planning to do a review on using FiNetrax in the next issue of Nspirations. Is there any possibility that this might appear in the NGS Journal instead?

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 20:27

I seem to remember reading somewhere that you had been planning to do a review on using FiNetrax in the next issue of Nspirations. Is there any possibility that this might appear in the NGS Journal instead?


There was a short article about fiNetraX and featuring a point kit in N'spiratons12. And I have been promised an article for the Journal about building a point. It all rather depends when this is completed, but finetraX certainly won't get forgotten about or missed in the Journal. Any news or information about new product developments is welcome.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:01

I've updated some content on the NGS web-site (although there is still much to do) and have posted some info about Journal 2/14 and article submissions here: http://www.ngaugesoc...t01returnid=171

HTH,

G.

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:24


Hi Grahame,

I hadn't seen this thread - good luck with preparations for you first journal; I'm looking forward to it!

Cheers

Ben A.
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Posted 30 March 2014 - 10:41

NGS Journal issue 2/14 is now at the printers and should be sent out to members as usual to arrive around 15th April. 

 

Advert 2-14 re.jpg

 

G.


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 12:50

Hello Grahame

 

I'd like to say many congratulations to you on your first Journal, which has arrived with me today. I have been 'in your shoes' on other publications in the past and appreciate fully what work goes into such a production. All the best for the future.

 

Brian (NGS member)



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 13:07

hi Grahame

got my journal today not read it yet but have to say I really like the new layout

john member 9651



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 15:49

Well done Graeme, I renewed my membership which I was going to let lapse on the strength of a new editor and you've not let me down. I've had a quick flick through and there looks to be plenty of good reading for the next few days - a huge improvement on recent issues which sadly lasted about ten minutes before heading for the recycling.
Difficult job now will be to keep this standard going.

Jerry

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 17:05

My copy arrived today. It clearly has something of the character of N'spirations about it. I'm confident that Grahame will be able to strike a balance between the kind of material he was publishing when he wasn't beholden to anyone else and the need for inclusiveness in a society journal. I'm looking forward to it.

Jim

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Posted 13 April 2014 - 05:49

Thanks for the feedback and positive comments about the Journal. I've also have several emails along similar lines, including one from the previous editor, which I consider very pleasing.

 

As I mentioned in the editorial that issue was very much as previous ones with most changes to take place with the next. Content, is, of course, mainly dependant on contributions (so I look forward to people continuing to providing quality articles), although I hope that I demonstrated by careful selection and adding in some specifically sourced content, modelling coverage and interest can be broadened and improved.

 

G. 



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Posted 13 April 2014 - 08:20


Hi Grahame,

Great job with your first issue. Although not really my era of interest I found the article about Dapol milk tanks fascinating, which I think is always a good sign, and I'm definitely going to get some of those ingenious "glue loopers"...!

Cheers

Ben A.
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 11:32

Progress on the next issue is well advanced. Here is a little of what can be expected;

 

 

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 14:03

Looking forward to the article on FiNetrax points. They look very nice although I admit I am slightly unnerved by the requirement to fashion my own point blades. Perhaps seeing how it is done in print will be the necessary confidence booster. I have to say that the etched frogs make them look easier than the Easitrac equivelents.

I wonder if Wayne is planning any double slips?



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Posted 25 April 2014 - 14:33

Looking forward to the article on FiNetrax points. They look very nice although I admit I am slightly unnerved by the requirement to fashion my own point blades. Perhaps seeing how it is done in print will be the necessary confidence booster. I have to say that the etched frogs make them look easier than the Easitrac equivelents.

I wonder if Wayne is planning any double slips?

 

Hi

 

Filing the point blades put me off building points for years, however, I decided to bit the bullet and have a go. Its not as difficult as you might think and I can produce a pair of point blades in around 10 minutes now. Frogs are just as easy to file up with the correct jig.

 

Cheers

 

Paul


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 15:09

Looking forward to the next issue Grahame. Congratulations on the first issue - I thought it was a big improvement :-)

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 16:41


Hi Matthew,

I don't want to divert the thread but Finetrax frogs are solid parts - I think they're cast from a milled master - not etched.

Cheers

Ben A.
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Posted 25 April 2014 - 18:33

I joined the NGS at York, will I receive the latest copy of NGS Journal or the next one?

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Posted 26 April 2014 - 12:43

Actually I'm not really sure. You will get sent a welcome pack containing the handbook and bits like the membership card, and, I'd have thought, the Journal currently available at the time - so presumably issue 2/14. You could check with the membership secretary on membership-secretary@ngaugesociety.com who deals with such things. However, you will get a total of six journals for one years membership, as well as all the other benefits, and Journal back copies can be ordered/purchased. 

 

Welcome to the NGS.

 

G.


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