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NGS Shop News Latest

For full details see the NGS Shop News Page

Recent order status (excluding ModelMasters orders): For the details see Status of recent shop orders

16-Sep-2021 – NGS Shop Order status

16 Sep 6 orders in hand
13 Sep11 orders posted
08 Sep 7 orders posted
03 Sep11 orders posted
For the details of NGS shop orders processed in the last two weeks, see Status of recent shop orders

15-Sep-21: Coming down the line

News from Kit Production – next in line for delivery are kits 68 POA and 76 VDA with kit 49 Warflat to follow and 50a Warwell and 9b Distillers Polybulk in the wings. Keep watching!

06-Sep-2021 – TINGS stock

A large amount of stock has been dispacthed for sale at the NGS Display stand at TINGS.

25-Aug-2021 – Kits back in stock:

  • NGSK0350 Kit 35a. PIA/KPA Aggregate Hopper
  • 10x NGSK0720 Kit 72 Iron Ore Tippler (5-pack)
  • 30x NGSK0773 Kit 77c Boplate – Air Braked

Please see the Shop News page for more details.

11-Aug-2021 – Wheels back in stock

4-Axles with 6.2mm Solid Wheels (NGSB0300) are back in stock

04-Aug-2021 – Kit 72 (five-pack) back in stock

NGSK0720 Kit 72 Iron Ore Tippler (5-pack) are now available.

02-Aug-2021 – Kits back in stock

Kits 28, 39 and 50b are back instock. Please see the Shop News page for more details.

16-Jul-2021 – New NGS transfer sheet available.

These are decals for Kit 21 SR/BR 12t Box Vans – twin pack, and are available for £1.50 at NGST0210 Decals for kit 21 NGSK0210

09-Jul-2021: Kit 38 BR Borail back in stock

Please see the Shop News page for more details.

28-Jun-2021 – Back in stock:

  • Kits 14, 70 and 74.
  • Decals for kits 12b and 28.
  • Bogie kits: Cast Y25; 5’6″ Diamond Frame and Southern steam era.
  • Fire-irons etches

Also, brand new decals for kits 26 (MOGOs) and 36 (Shocks)

Please see the Shop News page for more details.

13-Jun-2021: Coming down the line

Word from Kit Production is that several thousand wheels are on the way to us in the slow-boat from China. When these arrive, they will go into completing a range of out-of-stock kits for the NGS shop.

Also soon to be released, new decals for kit 26 GWR Plywood and MOGO vans twin, and kit 36 shock wagons open and van twin.

09-Jun-2021 – Kit 23. RCH/LMS 12t Open Wagon (NGSK0230) back in stock

Please see the Shop News page for more details.

06-Jun-2021 – Kits 3, 6 and 18 back in stock

Please see the Shop News page for more details.

15-May-2021 – Kits 6, 49 and 75 back in stock

Please see the Shop News page for more details.

13-May-2021 – Kits back in stock

NGSK0123 Kit 12d. BR BDO Bogie Bolster D (Plateback bogies)

NGSK0150 Kit 15 LMS/BR Trestrol Bogie Well Wagon

NGSK0771 Kit 77a LNER-BR Boplate – Diamond Frame bogies

Please see the Shop News page for more details.

29-Apr-2021 – Kit 11 Seacows return and the BV206 arrives.

Another batch of much sough after NGSK0110 Kit 11 BR Seacow Bogie Ballast Hopper wagon kits have arrived in Shop now.

Also the first release of the new BV206 Amphibious, articulated two-unit NGS Military Vehicle kit NGSV0004 are available.

Please see the Shop News page for more details.

For full details see the NGS Shop News Page

Vacancy – Area Groups Co-Ordinator

Our current Area Groups Co-Ordinator, Graham Elliott, has expressed his intention to step down from the role at the time of this year’s Annual General Meeting.

We are therefore in need of someone to take up the responsibilities – especially when we may be seeing (hopefully) some easing or ending of the current restrictions and hence an eventual return to Area Groups being able to resume operations.

The Area Groups Co-ordinator is a member of the Management Committee and will attend Committee Meetings, putting forward items on the Agenda which could affect Area Groups and considering the effect of any Committee proposals on Area Groups.

Other duties and responsibilities include:

  • Advise and encourage members on the formation of Area Groups, provide a “Guidelines to Area Groups” document and authorise reasonable expenses via the Society Treasurer for such things as postage, envelopes and the hall hire fee for the first meeting (receipts are required).
  • Liaise with and maintain records of each group and their membership and ensure that the Society annual support grant is paid to each group who claim.
  • Give assistance / advice to Area Group Leaders/Chairpersons as requested.
  • Request and maintain a list of members of each Area Group including Society membership number and expiry date (usually done in conjunction with annual Grant claims).
  • Receive Newsletters from Area Groups and redistribute interesting items from these to all other Area Groups via the Newsletter.
  • Prepare and submit an article for each issue of the Newsletter (or Journal) for the “Area Groups” page containing information that may be of interest to the general membership of the Society.
  • Advise the Committee (Society Treasurer in particular) of any Area Group which is disbanding (after having tried all avenues to keep the Group alive)
  • Report (to the Committee) any activities of a Group which are thought to not be in the best interests of the Society.
  • Maintain, with the web editor, the Area Groups pages on the NGS website.
  • Leading responses on any questions relating to Area Groups arising on the info@ngaugesociety account or on social media (via the Publicity Officer).

Applications or nominations for this post should be made via email or “snail mail” to the General Secretary.

It remains only for me to thank Graham, on behalf of the rest of the NGS Committee, for his sterling service in this role over the past five years.

Arthur Frost

NGS General Secretary

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).

N Gauge Website

The N Gauge Website is undergoing maintenance over the next few weeks. This involves changing the web address away from “newweb” which was always meant to be a temporary expedient. A major update on the software that runs the website will also take place although this may not be obvious to the user. Some links may not work properly during this period. As ever, we are reliant on volunteers for this work who only have limited time available.  We apologise for any inconvenience and hope you will understand the need for maintenance of the site.

Philip Griffin, Chairman

NGS approves Ferry van CAD- two versions to be offered.

The N Gauge Society’s next RTR model – the popular BR Ferryvan – has reached another milestone with the final approval of the CAD drawings.  The model is now ready to go to tooling, and this will proceed once the Treasurer gives authorisation.

Additional detailing – including the truss cross braces and vacuum pipe – has been added to the underside.
Keen-eyed members will also spot that there are variations in the ends; the first batch of wagons built-in 1962 had narrow uprights at each end, but the second and third batches (built from 1964) had reinforcements added from the upper horizontal rib to the buffer beam.  The earlier wagons were subsequently given the same modification and photographic evidence suggests the entire fleet had been modified by 1970.
These are visually quite obvious, so the NGS model is being tooled to ensure both can be depicted.  Final livery selections are yet to be made, but potential options include the original version with “British Railways Ferry Van” lettering, subsequent “Through to the Continent with British Railways” branding and other versions with the BR double arrow and in departmental use.

Next RTR Project: Ferryvan

 

We are pleased to announce that the next Ready to Run project is the BR Ferryvan. This will be in a variety of liveries yet to be decided. The order book will open once final details including the price have been decided.

Further updates will be posted when available.