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Scottish Area N Gauge group
« on: June 22, 2017, 07:38:16 pm »
Guys

Can anybody point me in direction of a Scottish area N group?
If there is not one would a few like minded souls want to start one with the possible long term aim of a Scottish N Gauge show!

Kind Regards

Dave

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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 08:28:18 pm »
Hi Dave,

There isn't a 'Scottish Area Group' as such.

There is a Dumfries and Galloway one though and contact details were in the May/June Newsletter.

Several of the active N Gauge Society members in Scotland are also members of DEMU and/or Scottish Modellers.

We tend to meet up at the exhibitions on our stand where we provide a wide range of demonstrations.

Thanks


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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 08:49:03 pm »
Talking of shows, don't forget Perth on Saturday.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2017, 09:04:06 pm by tadpole »
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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 11:04:49 pm »
Talking of shows, don't forget Perth on Saturday.
Hi Tadpole,

It's the whole weekend - not just Saturday!

Not forgotten at all...

Over the 2 days there should be either 3 or 4 N Gauge Society members on the Scottish Modellers stand plus 2 of the 2FS guys as well.

Thanks

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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 10:24:27 am »
Guys

Thanks for the replies is there any chance of setting up a Scottish area group or there just not enough of us to make it happen Dumfries is just too far for me

Regards

Dave

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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2017, 11:18:38 am »
Can anybody point me in direction of a Scottish area N group?
I asked a similar question a few years ago...
Is there a N gauge model rail club in Scotland?

The problem is that most model rail clubs try to cater for all interests, so tend to be generic (O gauge / OO gauge / N gauge)
Then when you do find one, their interest in N gauge might not match your own

You can then turn to forums and internet based groups
There are plenty of them, so you can pick and choose

By "Scottish Area Group", do you mean :
for people in Scotland?
with an interest in Scottish operations?
layouts based on locations in Scotland?

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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2017, 01:07:36 pm »
Mike

I mean a group for people with an interest in N Gauge who live in Scotland you can have any layout set anywhere plan would be possibly meet up to discuss ideas etc longer term aims would be for it to be more like a traditional MRC

With the full aim in time of putting on The Scottish N Gauge show!   

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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2017, 02:01:52 pm »
Guys

Just a quick word about how i got to thinking this I have seen online tiny places having an N gauge show now its just a few like minded individuals with their own layouts in the local town or village hall maybe 3 or 4 layouts but if small towns in Cornwall etc can have an N Gauge show why get a few us get together and have a Scottish show even if it is only a few layouts in small hall.

Dave

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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2017, 04:55:37 pm »
I mean a group for people with an interest in N Gauge who live in Scotland you can have any layout set anywhere plan would be possibly meet up to discuss ideas etc longer term aims would be for it to be more like a traditional MRC
Given how central Perth is, I would suggest this as a venue

A (motoring) group I am a member of had their first meeting in Stirling, but the Aberdeen members complained about the distance
The second and third meetings were held in Perth and the attendance vastly increased as a result

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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2017, 05:21:27 pm »
Thanks

I am in Fife so was possibly thinking East Central Scotland if anybody here has an interest rate n getting this going pm no massive commitments needed hoping if we get enough people to arrange a meet up then maybe meet bi-monthly to begin with

Thanks

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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2017, 09:55:17 pm »
As an aside
Which Model Rail Club in Scotland is predominantly N gauge?

I have been a member of three now, and they were about 10:70:20 (O : OO : N)

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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2017, 10:48:47 pm »
As an aside
Which Model Rail Club in Scotland is predominantly N gauge?

I have been a member of three now, and they were about 10:70:20 (O : OO : N)
Hi Marcus,

You are correct - there isn't a Scottish club that is predominently N Gauge.

Thanks

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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2017, 03:59:47 pm »
If I remember correctly a Mr Grant ran an N Gauge Society Scottish Area Group for many years but it didn't seem to do much as far as meeting.

I stay in Larbert and don't mind a bit of travel, but yes, Dumfries is nearer the North of England than me.

Cheers.

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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2017, 04:15:10 pm »
Hi all,

We had a bit of discussion about this on the Scottinh Modellers stand at Perth Exhibition.

The usaual problem - for Scotland - emerged from the discussion....

Distance and Travelling Distance

This is the same problem I encountered before and the reason that Scottish Modellers exists as a 'Virtual Club' without a clubroom and turning the demonstation stand into a clubroom at the exhibitions.

A quick flick roung the various people in the disussion revealed that we were spread out over the country with as much as 200 miles between the furthest some members!

We also came to the conclusion, that, because we are so spread out, this would explain why none of the clubs have a high member count of N Gauge (or/and 2FS) members.

Thanks

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Re: Scottish Area N Gauge group
« Reply #14 on: June 26, 2017, 08:55:05 pm »
We also came to the conclusion, that, because we are so spread out, this would explain why none of the clubs have a high member count of N Gauge (or/and 2FS) members
That can't be right
Clubs don't have as many N gauge members due to the distance?

 

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