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Latest news on ModelMaster transfer and nameplate orders

We are deeply indebted to the member who has volunteered to take over responsibility for the Modelmaster items.

Stocks have now been transferred to him. Once he has finished checking what is in which box of the large number involved, and sorted them into sequence, despatch of the backlog of orders can commence. And when they have been cleared, the online ordering facility will be re-opened.

Once again, apologies to the members involved for the delay, and thanks for your patience!

22nd May 2021.  Further to above, and with particular reference to the second paragraph, we have unfortunately hit further snags.  Our new incumbent is his doing his level best, within the time he has available to devote to the task, to sort matters out, and we sincerely hope that it won’t be too much longer before we can get things moving.

16th Jun 2021. Some of you who have been patiently waiting for your orders will be aware that things are now on the move! Some orders went out recently and more will follow shortly. By and large, orders will be despatched in the order they were placed, but getting through the full list will take a little while!
Unfortunately, it transpires that one or two items which we were given to understand were in stock and which therefore appeared on the original ordering site, are not. Members affected will be advised, with their order, of what’s missing and of arrangements to effect required refunds.

Latest Journal

Journal 3/21 (May/Jun) mailing was handed to Royal Mail by our distributors on Wednesday 19th May.

Members who have registered for e-journals instead of hard copies should have received an email on Friday 21st May containing the links enabling them to obtain their copy.  If not, email
membership-secretary@ngaugesociety.com.

Members who have not registered for e-journals but who would nevertheless like to obtain an electronic copy can submit requests for the links at www.ngsjoin.com, for which they will be required to pay a token sum of £1.00.

IS YOUR SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP DUE FOR RENEWAL?

Your renewal date is shown on your membership card. If you receive your journal by post, it also appears above your name and address on your journal address sheets, together with your membership number. A reminder is printed on the first page of the newsletter which accompanies each journal, prompting you to check the foregoing.  If your renewal is due, a renewal form is printed on the reverse of the address slip, or you can renew your membership online at www.ngsjoin.com.

Unfortunately, for members who have registered to receive their journals in electronic format, our progression into providing journal links by email means that we are now unable to confirm individual member’s renewal dates at the same time.

However, any member due to renew in a two-month journal period who has failed to do so will receive a reminder shortly thereafter, either by email or by letter; (e.g. a member, whose membership has lapsed in January or in February, will receive a reminder early in March, in good time to enable renewal before the next journal is due for distribution).

UK Members and E-journals

Society members resident in the UK who, on renewing their membership, opt to receive their journals in electronic format (instead of hard copies by post), or who are already receiving their journals in that format, will have their new membership period extended by two months in respect of a 1-year application, or by six months for 3 years.

This arrangement will apply with effect from the introduction of the E-journal facility (i.e. journal 4/20).  Amended renewal dates for qualifying members who have renewed since then, or who still have full years to run in their current membership period, will be confirmed in the next journal links email.

For the avoidance of doubt, please note that a member opting for E-journals midway through his/her membership period will only receive the extension in respect of full years outstanding.

Modelmaster Transfers & Etched Number/Name Plates – back on the transfer list!

At long last, after sterling work by Phil Holman in sorting them out, we are now, again, in the position to be able to make the stocks of MMT items that the Society holds, available for purchase by members.  Listings and prices appear on the Society Membership/Shop site at www.ngsjoin.com, from where orders can be placed.

Prices for these items have been reduced from previous levels, and will also include p&p. (However, especially for large orders, a p&p payment to offset costs will be accepted with gratitude!).  Phil has kindly offered to look after the supply to members of these items, which means that they will not be despatched from the same location as NGS products.  For this reason, we would ask that members submit MMT orders separately from NGS orders, to simplify administration procedures.

There are some MMT decals which were specifically produced for Society kits, and others which contain markings that can be used with our kits.  Where such instances occur, a note to the effect will be included on the relevant kit page, with a link to the MMT category which includes the item.  If, in such cases, an order combines the kits and the decals, we will live with it!

As members will probably be aware, ModelMaster have withdrawn from the N Gauge market.  Moreover, thanks to the good offices of Noel Leaver, the Society’s decals Officer, we are steadily increasing our own range of decal sheets suitable for Society kits.  So, as far as MMT items are concerned, once they’re gone, they’re gone!