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« on: January 26, 2017, 08:11:53 pm »
Hello all,

The N Gauge Society is about to announce its next RTR model now the Thompson BG coaches are with customers.

The NGS was founded in 1967 so this will be the 50th anniversary model and to mark this we are planning something that we feel is a little bit special.

On this occasion the NGS has decided to make sure members learn about the model first through the pages of its own Journal 1/17, which should be landing on doormats imminently.

Once I know the magazine has arrived I will update this thread with images and information and Mike Hale (NGS Product Develiopment Manager) and I will be delighted to answer questions and discuss the model.

Cheers

Ben A.
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Re: N Gauge Society 50th anniversary RTR model
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2017, 08:31:32 am »
Sounds interesting Ben.  1967 - what a year as that is when I was born!  ;)

Wonder if it could be a Class B tank wagon.  :D

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Re: N Gauge Society 50th anniversary RTR model
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 08:40:07 am »
Cue the inevitable wish list....... ;)

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Re: N Gauge Society 50th anniversary RTR model
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2017, 08:49:37 am »
All I remember about 1967 is people on LSD and some American dude singing "Are you going to San Francisco....."

Seriously, sounds great.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 09:01:26 am »
2nd year at secondary school, which is now a housing estate.

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2017, 09:14:51 am »
On a serious note, I remember the coverage in Railway Modeller at the time. Peco brought out a Class 35 kit which was designed for an Arnold chassis, I believe.

Congratulations on the anniversary!
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Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: N Gauge Society 50th anniversary RTR model
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2017, 09:23:28 am »

Hello all,

Well I was a dribbling one-year-old when the NGS was born!

I will put up lots of information here about the new model once I know members are receiving their Journals; wishlisting is a little bit pointless as it is already decided on and in CAD!

But we can certainly debate the merits of the selection and it is likely that some members of the NGF will know lots more about the prototype and be able to help us by adding to the reservoir of knowledge!

Cheers

Ben A.



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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2017, 09:38:50 am »

Hello all,

Well I was a dribbling one-year-old when the NGS was born!

I will put up lots of information here about the new model once I know members are receiving their Journals; wishlisting is a little bit pointless as it is already decided on and in CAD!

But we can certainly debate the merits of the selection and it is likely that some members of the NGF will know lots more about the prototype and be able to help us by adding to the reservoir of knowledge!

Cheers

Ben A.

Sorry ben, a bit of tongue in cheek on my part.

It is of course great news and a nice touch.

Alas I wasn't even a twinkle in the eye, let alone born in '67.....

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Re: N Gauge Society 50th anniversary RTR model
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2017, 09:53:47 am »
Journal received, and I'm very pleasantly surprised indeed :thumbsup:

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2017, 09:56:17 am »
1967, when I was 14, was when I got seriously into the Hobby.  Dad took me to the MRC annual Easter show - at the New Horticultural Hall in London.  I bought my first Railway modeller - the July edition.  Railway of the Month was Porthleven, a GWR (things often were then), terminus fiddle year built by Dave Howsham, a school teacher from memory.  And an article on building the Wills Flatiron kit by Cyril Freezer, but relating to Nick.

Once I was at work and had my own wheels I joined Northolt MRC in 1972.  Remained there  with a spell as Treasurer until, having in 1975 moved from the parental home in North harrow to Watford, joined SWHMRS in 1982.  Saved petrol costs and travelling time.

I switched to N Gauge in 1976, and joined NGS in 1983.

How the hobby has moved forwards in that time.

Don't start me on a wish list for an RTR item.  Would we see it before the 55th anniversary given lead times are so long these days.

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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2017, 10:05:51 am »
I don't want to be the one who spills the beans, so will limit myself to saying - Well done, a really good choice - slightly leftfield and filling (hopefully) a large gap in the market.

A stay alive capacitor would be an excellent feature if you can do it. No mention of a DCC decoder socket though - will there be one?

Mark
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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2017, 11:29:37 am »
Hello all,

The NGS is producing a model of the Hunslet 0-6-0 DH Shunter as its 50th anniversary model.



The Hunslet DH was introduced in the early 1960s and saw use in collieries, steel terminals, coking plants, coal concentration depots, oil refineries and fuel storage yards, cement terminals, quarries, dairies and numerous other small industries too numerous to mention.



Many are still in use today, and many are preserved.



As far as we are aware this is the first ever RTR model of a non-BR diesel ever offered in British N.



The model is in CAD at the moment, and we are anticipating delivery in 2018 provided development goes according to plan, though shoehorning in enough weight is going to be a challenge.  The model will have a DCC socket and we are investigating ways of offering it with working lights and a "stay alive" system for optimum performance at slow speeds across point work.

There are literally dozens of potential liveries; in the first instance we are anticipating offering 10 variants including original British coal two-tone green and maroon as shown above, plus British Steel Yellow, BP green, Esso red and several others....







Our aim in selecting liveries will be to optimise a variety of colours, potential traffics and eras, but we are interested on hearing from members on any we may not be aware of, and any older photographs of the Hunslet in use would be of great interest.

We feel that for modellers with a "spare corner" of layout to fill the Hunslet offers the perfect motive power for that small industry or freight facility.

Cheers

Ben A.
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2017, 11:34:49 am »
A few Class B tankers would go well with the Esso Livery.


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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2017, 11:55:44 am »
At the time of my post earlier today I had not received my Journal 1/17.  The postman delivered it10 minutes ago so I now see what the anniversary model is.  Interesting.
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2017, 12:39:47 pm »
The logical way of shoehorning weight in would be to cast the body in metal wouldn't it?
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