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On My Workbench / Re: N Monorail (that works)
« Last post by stevewalker on Today at 12:02:48 am »
It's odd, but both videos shows a couple of seconds and then freeze, although the sound continues to the end, on both my Android phone and Windows 10 PC, but replaying them works perfectly!
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Real Railway Discussion / And the winner is...
« Last post by emjaybee on Yesterday at 11:55:58 pm »

In theeee blue corner, weighing in at 37 tons (plus tender!)...

...the winner by a country mile...





Yet another muppet who has now realised that just because it was only doing 8mph, a big blue train WILL beat a Mercedes, they've also realised what the flashing lights and siren were for.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-46249122

 :smackedface:
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N Gauge Kit Built Rolling Stock / Re: Society Kits Availability
« Last post by malc-c on Yesterday at 11:43:39 pm »


While I'm certain it wasn't the intention of the original poster, this thread seems to have stirred up some strong feelings.

Correct.  That wasn't my intention at all.  And I did say in my original post that it didn't want it taken in a negative way.  My presumption was that once the tooling had been made for a model, then running of another batch of a kit that is in high demand should be possible in a fairly short time frame.  However I have no knowledge of how the structure, funding or production process, so my presumptions could be way off.

For what it's worth I think that the fact the society had gone down the route of producing its own range of kits for members should be applauded.  Agreed finding many of them out of stock is frustrating, but the society is run by volunteers and is not a commercial enterprise, which I feel can easily be overlooked. 
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N Gauge Kit Built Rolling Stock / Re: Society Kits Availability
« Last post by Ben A on Yesterday at 11:34:35 pm »

Hello all,

For lots of well documented reasons, the NGS only sells its products to members.

However, lots of us buy kits and then don't build them - I have got several Tiphook KPAs still in their packets ready for that 1998 Peak Forest layout of my dreams - and those kits can find themselves onto eBay or the nearest retailer when a member (or their beneficiary) sells up.

So what?  It's nothing the NGS can do anything about after all.  Indeed, one of the reasons the shop became unwieldy in its previous incarnation was an over-enthusiasm for buying up the collections belonging to members who had passed on.

As to the value of membership - that is a decision that will vary from individual to individual.  What do I get?  Well, even if the kit I want is not in stock, and there is nothing that interests me in the Journal (and there usually is) I am a member of the Northants and Cambs Area group which has been a huge help in my modelling development.

Cheers

Ben A.
(NGS VP)
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N Gauge Kit Built Rolling Stock / Re: Society Kits Availability
« Last post by SheldonC on Yesterday at 11:17:37 pm »
As yet, the case has not been made, so perhaps it would have been better not to make the assertion.

My apologies, I didn't realise that over two months after this was discussed (and put to bed) that there was a case to be answered.

While I'm certain it wasn't the intention of the original poster, this thread seems to have stirred up some strong feelings. The situation is well reported, as are the remedial measures the Society, and the volunteers who have stepped up to help, are taking (all in their free time). It seems to me that to continually go around in circles is far from productive, will only further provoke strong feelings and maybe this thread should now be locked.
I have no knowledge of this thread's having been "put to bed" and I'm not responsible for its re-awakening.
An assertion has been made that it is apparently easier to obtain NGS kits from non-NGS sources than from the authorised outlets.  So far, no attempt appears to have been made to justify that assertion.  Are you nailing your colours to that mast, or do you share my incredulity?
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On My Workbench / Re: N Monorail (that works)
« Last post by Railwaygun on Yesterday at 11:09:00 pm »
For those of us with iPads ( which wonít display [yputube] )

https://youtu.be/X905LJ6TtOw

https://youtu.be/Ux2XXa6R2Wg

Hi

My iPad displays the original link and video just fine so I donít understand the above comment.

Cheers

Paul

maybe its just mine!

ipad mini, 128GB, IOS 12.1

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General Discussion / Re: spellings on EBAY
« Last post by Intercity on Yesterday at 11:08:59 pm »
I remember English classes back when I was in school, We got essays and had to write them out in pen, they had to be a certain amount of pages, and spelling and punctuation had to be correct.

Did the modern age of puters and speel cheekers change all dat?
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N Gauge Kit Built Rolling Stock / Re: Society Kits Availability
« Last post by Atso on Yesterday at 10:39:15 pm »
As yet, the case has not been made, so perhaps it would have been better not to make the assertion.

My apologies, I didn't realise that over two months after this was discussed (and put to bed) that there was a case to be answered.

While I'm certain it wasn't the intention of the original poster, this thread seems to have stirred up some strong feelings. The situation is well reported, as are the remedial measures the Society, and the volunteers who have stepped up to help, are taking (all in their free time). It seems to me that to continually go around in circles is far from productive, will only further provoke strong feelings and maybe this thread should now be locked.
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