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Thanks. I hope members have enjoyed browsing and reading Journal 4/17.

 

The next issue, 5/17 September/October, is well advanced and is effectively a 'layout' issue with many featured. Having just returned from holiday I had to get much of it in place before I went away to leave only some tidying up and adding the news and review section for the next few weeks.

 

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Journal 5/17 has now been completed, the print ready file generated and sent off for printing, production, packing and posting. The scheduled send out date is the last full week of this month.

 

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Here's a little update on Journal 5/17 (September and October) which is now currently at the printers and is scheduled for send out 27th September. For details and confirmation of the send out date see: http://newweb.ngaugesociety.com/?page_id=63   The issue (92 full colour pages) will feature seven layouts and the contents include:

  • What’s new in ‘N’ – 13 pages of news and reviews
  • James Street – Steve Wright’s impressive new layout
  • Risk Free Wagon Bashing – Jim Martin shows how to improve the Farish SJA
  • AMMC – More photos of entries from the 2017 competition
  • Mickleover for Radbourn (GN) – Kevin Smith builds a station from his youth
  • Belisha Beacons for Neveton – Chris Bowes shows how to make working example
  • Centre Page Spread – Burnham-on-Sea
  • A Four Scenes Layout – David Willcock builds a hinged layout
  • How to Build a Helix – Geoff Bell takes us through his alternative method
  • Using an Octapus 111a Servo Driver – Don Pearson explains installing servo point control
  • West Coast Main Line (part 1) – Andy Armitage describes his magnum opus
  • Lighting a Farish Restaurant Car – Peter Brown installs coach lighting
  • Getting Started in ‘N’ – Tim Murray recounts his beginners experience.
  • Members Layouts – Lymebrook Yard by Steve Farmer
  • A Wickham Trolley – Building the BHE white metal kit
  • The Newlingham Chronicles – Neil Walker describes his latest creation
  • Modelling Mail Train – Members letters

And in addition will be the usual Newsletter (20 pages for issue 5/17) for Society date sensitive information and news such as:

 

  • Society News
  • Chairman's Update
  • Area Group News - including reports from various groups and contacts list
  • Shop News -The latest update
  • Printed Order Forms - for the Hunslet and Carflat RTR models
  • Classified Adverts - Exhibition diary and members sales & wants
  • Journal Matters - Article submissions and photograph requirements
  • Letters - members letters about Society business
  • Competition - a chance to win a GF RTR locomotive and scenics kit

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Here's a little update on Journal 5/17 (September and October) which is now currently at the printers and is scheduled for send out 27th September. For details and confirmation of the send out date see: http://newweb.ngaugesociety.com/?page_id=63   The issue (92 full colour pages) will feature seven layouts and the contents include:

 

  • What’s new in ‘N’ – 13 pages of news and reviews
  • James Street – Steve Wright’s impressive new layout
  • Risk Free Wagon Bashing – Jim Martin shows how to improve the Farish SJA
  • AMMC – More photos of entries from the 2017 competition
  • Mickleover for Radbourn (GN) – Kevin Smith builds a station from his youth
  • Belisha Beacons for Neveton – Chris Bowes shows how to make working example
  • Centre Page Spread – Burnham-on-Sea
  • A Four Scenes Layout – David Willcock builds a hinged layout
  • How to Build a Helix – Geoff Bell takes us through his alternative method
  • Using an Octapus 111a Servo Driver – Don Pearson explains installing servo point control
  • West Coast Main Line (part 1) – Andy Armitage describes his magnum opus
  • Lighting a Farish Restaurant Car – Peter Brown installs coach lighting
  • Getting Started in ‘N’ – Tim Murray recounts his beginners experience.
  • Members Layouts – Lymebrook Yard by Steve Farmer
  • A Wickham Trolley – Building the BHE white metal kit
  • The Newlingham Chronicles – Neil Walker describes his latest creation
  • Modelling Mail Train – Members letters
And in addition will be the usual Newsletter (20 pages for issue 5/17) for Society date sensitive information and news such as:

 

  • Society News
  • Chairman's Update
  • Area Group News - including reports from various groups and contacts list
  • Shop News -The latest update
  • Printed Order Forms - for the Hunslet and Carflat RTR models
  • Classified Adverts - Exhibition diary and members sales & wants
  • Journal Matters - Article submissions and photograph requirements
  • Letters - members letters about Society business
  • Competition - a chance to win a GF RTR locomotive and scenics kit
G.

Having spent most of yesterday helping Steve operate Lymebrook yard. It's an amazing layout in such a small space, so I'm looking forward to reading your right up on the layout.

 

Carl

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Having spent most of yesterday helping Steve operate Lymebrook yard. It's an amazing layout in such a small space, so I'm looking forward to reading your right up on the layout.

Carl

Yes, it's a great exmple of what can be achieved in a small space.

 

The 'article' isn't so much a detailed write up, but a photo feature to showcase the layout - I hope you won't be disappointed. However, if someone could provide a full authoritative text and more photos then I'd be happy to publish that in a future issue.

 

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It's out. My copy of issue 5/17 has dropped through the letterbox this morning, so members copies should land soon.

 

Enjoy.

 

G

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Mine arrived yesterday as well, looks like another excellent issue.

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Mine arrived yesterday too. Looks very good. Obviously I'm pretty chuffed about my article, but the highlight for me was the GWR petrol-electric railcar. That is just exquisite.

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mine's arrived too, 

 

Really need to get on and finish a project so I can write about it for the journal!

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Thanks for the comments and feedback.

 

I'm already cracking on with the next (and the one after that) issue. There's no rest and all contributions are welcome. It'd be good to have a bank of submissions to choose from.

 

Cheers.

G

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Here's a quick update on the next issue (6/17):

 

All the features/articles are now in place and I'm waiting on reports (for the Newsletter), reviews and advertisers copy (for the Journal). The special leaflet that will accompany it (free to members) is complete and ready to go to the printers (with the Journal and Newsletter)

 

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I'm just putting the finishing touches to Journal 6/17 and hope to have generated and sent the print ready file to the printers early next week.

 

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​Contents include:

  • What’s new in ‘N’ - 16 pages of news and reviews
  • Kinlet Wharf Bows Out - This years Warley show brings the curtain down
  • Regent Fuel Depot - Mike Alder builds a road-rail interchange depot
  • Thoughts on Loco Maintenance - By Richard Bardsley
  • Woodland Trees - Making trees from a Woodlands Scenics kit
  • Tremierton - for hands free shunting - Alex Daniell develops a pre-owned part built layout
  • The Best Laid Plans . . . - A cautionary tale by John Reading
  • A Prototype for Everything - Bob Gregory shows colours don’t always match
  • Members Layouts - Birches Head updated by Alan Chetwyn
  • How to Bash a Ratio Viaduct - Peter Brown extends and puts a curve in one
  • Steam Loco Performance - Test results of more models by David Rook
  • Centre Page Spread - Dragonby
  • Evoking a Time & Place (part 4) - Phil Lungberg tackles the East of England
  • St Johann - John Stacey moved a German layout to Australia
  • Before N Gauge was Born - Donald Troost provides an early pre-NGS history lesson
  • West Coast Main Line (part 2) - Andy Armitage concludes describing his layout
  • Improving Teak Coaches - Robert White show how to make improvements
  • Merry-Go-Round Hoppers - The history of these important wagons
  • How to Make a Skip Lorry - Bashed from a 3D print with a scratch-built body
  • Members Projects - Alan Browning’s latest scratch-built models
  • Annual Model Making Competition - More photos of winning models from 2017
  • Mail Train - Members letters

As already mentioned, as well as the usual Newsletter publication that includes the latest Society news, will be another small leaflet/booklet called:

 

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So the next package from the NGS to members will include three publications and is expected to be sent out in the last week of November.

 

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Journal 6/17 is now out. My copy was delivered by RM earlier today.

 

I hope all members enjoy the Christmas period reading.

 

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I hope people enjoyed the recent issue of the Journal and special leaflet about modelling details included with it.

 

It's now just three weeks to the next issue copy deadline for any letters and news. Articles will have to wait for a later issue but letters, comment and feedback is welcome for 1/18.

 

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Mine came Saturday morning.

Really enjoyed this issue and the extra section is superb

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Hello Grahame,

 

Another excellent journal in 6/17 rounding off another very successful year in the editor's chair I'd say.

 

Very well done and thanks for all your hard work.

 

Cheers

 

Ben A.

(NGS VP)

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Progress on the next issue (1/18) has been going well. I've got all the features and articles in place and now starting to slowly fill up the news & reviews and letters sections. Then it'll be sorting out the adverts and putting together the Newsletter as soon as committee members get their reports to me.

 

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Journal 1/18 and Newsletter 1/18 have now been competed and the print ready files generated and sent off ready for printing, collation, packing and distribution. It is expected to be posted out week commencing 22nd January. Here are the contents that NGS members can look forward to:

 

  • What’s new in ‘N’ - 15 pages of news and reviews
  • Modelling West Wycombe Station - Tim Cooney undertakes essential research
  • Members Models - Burston bus fleet by Mike Adler
  • Modelling the Tay Bridge - James Wood explains how he built the bridge
  • The Tay Bridge Layout - The layout that features the bridge
  • Exhibiting with DCC - Les Richardson explains how he operates on DCC
  • Colechurch House - A cardboard brutalist edifice
  • Experiments with an Air Erasure - Richard Bardsley introduces this unusual tool
  • St Cuthbert’s Chapel - Plans for building this small chapel by Peter Brown
  • Centre Page Spread - Invercally
  • PCV Cemflo Wagons (Part 1) - Scratch-building a rake of these iconic wagons
  • AMMC 2017 - More photos from last year’s competition
  • Arisaig - A layout of this iconic station by S N Wright
  • How to Make Bespoke Platforms - Graham Armstrong shows how his club did it
  • Grampa’s Wonderful Railway - Brian Rockey describes his layout
  • Glazing Buildings - Noel Leaver explores the modelling options.
  • Photo spread - Dentdale
  • Tender Decoder Installation - Howard White installs one in a Minitrix Britannia
  • Vehicle Choices - A brief look at alternative ranges
  • Members Layouts - A return to Seabrough by Mark Holt
  • Distressing Roofs with Salt and Paint - Neale Monks gets to grips with condiments
  • Modelling Mail Train - Members letters

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And here's an image of the front cover for those interested:

 

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Thanks G

 

That's just reminded me, that my renewal is due

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That's just reminded me, that my renewal is due

 

Renewals (and joining) can be done on-line at: www.ngsjoin.com/ with payment by credit/debit card and PayPal.

 

At just £16 a year it is great value. Not only do you get access to the Society benefits and the range of exclusive wagon kits and growing number of RTR models, but you get six Journals and Newsletters a year through the post. And, if you assume you get no other benefits of membership, that works out at less than £2.70 per issue including UK postage.

 

G.

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Issue 1/18 has been printed, packed and posted out. It should be dropping through members letterboxes about now.

 

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Issue 1/18 has been printed, packed and posted out. It should be dropping through members letterboxes about now.

G.

Mine has arrived today, sad to see you are considering stepping down as editor as I enjoy you style and content layout.

 

Carl

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Issue 1/18 has been printed, packed and posted out. It should be dropping through members letterboxes about now.

 

G.

 

Arrived today. Really enjoyed this edition so far. A special shout out for the research article on West Wycombe station by Tim Cooney. Very well written and researched and, as someone who lives less than a mile away from the subject matter, I really appreciated it! Who is going to build the layout? :-)

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