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Would you be interested in an NGF 10 year wagon/van?

Definitely
87 (46.5%)
Possibly
59 (31.6%)
Not sure
9 (4.8%)
No thanks
32 (17.1%)

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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2021, 11:39:30 AM »
Peco will do very small runs of wagons with special artwork. We found they were the best unless you can guarantee sales of 504 wagons which is the Bachmann minimum.
Although I am very fond of the NGF  I probably wouldn’t buy one. I do have a small number of commemorative wagons but they just sit in their boxes and are never seen.

One thing I do for myself is have a couple of commemorative mugs made for each layout I build. Just thinking that might be another approach for the NGF birthday. These two mugs arrived this morning- they cost £11 including postage. I would be more inclined to buy an NGF mug than a wagon.

« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 11:41:04 AM by Chris Morris »
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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2021, 11:45:41 AM »
I have one of the NGF 21T hoppers and would go for a 10th Anniversary model.
Speaking personally, I'd prefer something like a Dapol Fruit D with maybe 'N Gauge Forum - first with the news' on it. After all, many of us run parcels trains, do we not? :D

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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2021, 12:01:30 PM »
The NGF is a global community - members and models from all over the world. Any wagon is going to sit uncomfortably amongst some collections, by being the wrong scale/nationality/era.

The decal idea would overcome the above dilemma, but might present another - turning off those who aren't confident in applying decals.

Another option to consider and one that avoids both the above quandaries is, a wagon load. The right choice could work in any scale/nationality/era and wouldn't require any certain skill from the purchaser.
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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #33 on: January 02, 2021, 12:31:35 PM »
We added an NGF 4 wheel tanker wagon when we wrote Tiny TrackZ a few years ago. This is a screenshot of the prototype.

I'd definitely be up for another NGF wagon. As suggested above, the letters make more sense as a prototype than the full text but a mail or papers van of some sort as NewportNobby mentioned would also be cool.

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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #34 on: January 02, 2021, 12:36:55 PM »
I think it is a great idea, for me something slightly larger that a 10ft wheelbase wagon like the Dapol 21T hopper or Fruit D (as Mick suggested) would seem suitable. I would elect to have NGF lettering applied (I don't like the idea of transfers personally, not because I can't apply them, rather I feel it defeats the object of a "special" wagon if not uniquely RTR - just my opinion).

I can just visualise a 21T hopper in grey lettered "NGF 10" or similar subtly inserted in train of mineral wagons...

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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #35 on: January 02, 2021, 01:48:24 PM »
I like the idea and wondered if it could be a road vehicle that could sit at the station etc.? The livery/ decal I would of thought wouldn't matter as much as a railway based vehicle, of course there would be question of era and unfortunately I have no idea if you can get custom printed vehicles. R
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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2021, 02:11:19 PM »

I wonder if any other members have a 1996 Peco Golden Jubilee wagon?  ;)


I got one.  :)
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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2021, 02:13:03 PM »
But as my layout and collection is 99% Swiss, I would like to suggest - with no real seriousness - that to satisfy myself and all other Continental and Worldwide modellers as well as the UK contingent, a suitable passenger carriage could be emblazoned with something like “N Gauge Forum 10th Anniversary World Tour - Modellers on the Move!”. 

Individual modellers could then add model Forum members of their choice to occupy the seats. (Every model purchased would of course be pre-fitted with a seated figure of Chris @Tank ).

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Now that's a scary thought!  :goggleeyes:
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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2021, 02:20:32 PM »

Now that's a scary thought!

That is very true - and it could be dangerous. Imagine what might happen if your cape got sucked out of an open window.  :goggleeyes:
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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #39 on: January 02, 2021, 02:25:30 PM »
@Tank. It seems the majority are in favour. I mentioned - as did someone else, (seems ages ago), a commemorative mug and/or a wagon, of any description. So I would be happy with either, (or both  ;)). Just let me know where to send the money.  :)
« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 02:26:48 PM by dannyboy »
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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #40 on: January 02, 2021, 02:36:06 PM »
How about a wagon of similar size to a 20 ton mineral wagon with NGF 10 or similar applied graffiti style over a standard livery.


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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #41 on: January 02, 2021, 02:41:08 PM »
It seems the majority are in favour.
At the moment with 32 definite votes out of 75 cast it doesn't say majority to me ;)

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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #42 on: January 02, 2021, 02:48:19 PM »
@thebrighton
I was using the statisticians angle - only 21.3%, (at the time of writing), have said 'no'.  :P.  (As has been said many times, you can make statistics say owt you want!).
« Last Edit: January 02, 2021, 02:51:05 PM by dannyboy »
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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #43 on: January 02, 2021, 02:53:38 PM »
It doesn't really matter whether there is a majority in favour or not. What matters is if there are enough members wanting to buy one to make it a worthwhile enterprise. I'd certainly buy one. I'd opt for either a tank wagon or a GUV. And, yes, I still have, and run, my white NGS wagon.

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Re: Would You Be Interested In An NGF 10 Year Wagon/Van?
« Reply #44 on: January 02, 2021, 03:05:32 PM »
I like the idea of a GUV, how many yes votes do you need to make it work?

 

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