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« on: January 06, 2022, 09:57:15 PM »
Hello all,

Some months back, in my endeavour to bring the online N gauge community together, I decided to create a website that would include as many N gauge websites as possible.  These will be based on certain categories:  Community, Manufacturers and Retailers (maybe others if needed).  This will give us a single point to find what we need, as well as help us to find out about websites that we may not already know about.

So, I have made a start, but please let me know your suggestions.

www.NGauge.uk

As a side note, I'll add companies that aren't online at some point as well.

Thanks!   :thumbsup:

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Re: N Gauge UK
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2022, 10:01:03 PM »
There is a list although I'm unsure if up to date here https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?t=12775

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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2022, 10:06:42 PM »
Thanks!  A few on there that I haven't got.  The list is 14 years old though.....!  :D

Keep them coming.  :)

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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2022, 10:08:49 PM »
Thank you, Chris.  This is an excellent idea.

Union Mills, please, when you do the not on-line list.

Osborn's of Bideford and Harburn Hobbies of Edinburgh are two excellent manufacturers and retailers with really great service.

Quality Backscenes and K&M trees are both terrific to deal with.

Gaugemaster controllers work well and have a wonderful guarantee.

I recommend all the above and they are British firms - I like that!

Thanks again and best wishes

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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2022, 10:11:02 PM »
More up to date https://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/   Ken and Heather at John dutfield are a pleasure to do business and endeavour to help

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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2022, 10:15:10 PM »
www.yorkmodelmaking.com

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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2022, 10:23:18 PM »
How about Modelu for figures & detailing bits. I've bought a few bits from them & can highly recommend them.

https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2022, 10:27:26 PM »
Also N brass I've found excellent

https://www.nbrasslocos.co.uk/

Not forgetting Mike @maridunian  on here with his 3D printed models via Shapeways  :thumbsup:

https://www.shapeways.com/shops/maridunian-models


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Re: N Gauge UK
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2022, 10:30:36 PM »
TrainTrax.co.uk as a retailer. First point of call for Kato stuff. Also, while Kato themselves aren't UK based, their track is popular in the UK (and they now do some British trains)

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2022, 10:54:28 PM »
Is this limited to UK based entities, or entities that deal in UK outline N Gauge models, or a resource for UK based modellers in N Gauge, or something else?

e.g will Kato make the list of manufacturers or not?

Thanks,

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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2022, 11:16:42 PM »
We're an online retailer!

www.penninewagons.co.uk

Not that we've got anything to retail at the moment, but watch this space. Normal service will be resumed asap.
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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2022, 11:34:39 PM »
I think @jpendle s comments are relevant -  obviously the URL being .uk, is this just a repository of UK based companies, or companies that sell UK stock?

I think its a great idea, but personally Id avoid yet another list of retailers unless they are truly N gauge specialists. Some of the small cottage industry suppliers (who do n) would be good though!

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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2022, 11:48:44 PM »
More power to your elbow but I worry about your sanity in the face of the enormity you confront and your longevity but I'll help in whatever way I can.

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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2022, 12:40:47 AM »
By Online Traders do you include traders with a web site but who don't actually sell online (but do accept telephone trading I believe, as well as mail order of course)

If so, you could include this Bognor Regis outfit whose stock of tools etc., is enormous http://www.squirestools.com/catalogues.htm




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« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2022, 12:42:42 AM »
. . . . and not forgetting Plusdaughters.co.uk

 

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