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Title: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on February 23, 2018, 09:35:54 PM
Hi all,

Following on from a day on the N Gauge Society stand at Modelrail...

There was a lot of discussion about the possibility of an Area Group(or more than one) being established in Scotland.

If you are interested - please respond on here so that the degree of interest can be established.

If you are not interested - you have the choice!

Thanks
Phil H
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: javlinfaw7 on February 23, 2018, 11:44:01 PM
i am interested but depends on where.
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Only Me on February 23, 2018, 11:44:38 PM
Well you could speak to mr scottystitch hes the ngs product guy... and he will soon own Tormouth so you’d have a good show layout to exhibit!....
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Yet_Another on February 24, 2018, 12:08:11 AM
Did anything come of this thread from the middle of last year?

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38051.0 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38051.0)
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Merrylee on February 24, 2018, 06:14:58 PM
Yes Dave aka Scottishlocos got a meet organised, about 5 turned up and ideas were brandished about.
Loads of good ideas as well.
Nothing really happened since.

Ron
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: NeMo on February 24, 2018, 06:36:42 PM
Not in Scotland...

But would find a 'virtual' group focused on modelling Scottish railways worthwhile. Looking forwards, the DJM Class 17 in particular should spark an interest in modelling the transition-era Scottish Region scene. I'd have thought quite a few people will be creating, at minimum, a Scottish Region shunting plank!

Certainly, that's what I'm working on at the moment, creating a bit of natural habitat for the Class 17 when it turns up and the Dapol 26 that I bought a couple years back. As/when someone gets a Class 21/29 diesel sorted -- which will surely happen sooner or later -- that'll be even more of an incentive for people to model the Scottish Region.

Cheers, NeMo
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on February 24, 2018, 10:05:13 PM
Not in Scotland...

But would find a 'virtual' group focused on modelling Scottish railways worthwhile. Looking forwards, the DJM Class 17 in particular should spark an interest in modelling the transition-era Scottish Region scene. I'd have thought quite a few people will be creating, at minimum, a Scottish Region shunting plank!

Certainly, that's what I'm working on at the moment, creating a bit of natural habitat for the Class 17 when it turns up and the Dapol 26 that I bought a couple years back. As/when someone gets a Class 21/29 diesel sorted -- which will surely happen sooner or later -- that'll be even more of an incentive for people to model the Scottish Region.

Cheers, NeMo
Hi NeMo - point about a 'virtual club' noted for future reference.

Thanks
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on February 24, 2018, 10:06:52 PM
i am interested but depens on where.
That is the crunch question and is why this is an 'expressions of interest' posting.

Thanks
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on February 24, 2018, 10:08:28 PM
Yes Dave aka Scottishlocos got a meet organised, about 5 turned up and ideas were brandished about.
Loads of good ideas as well.
Nothing really happened since.

Ron
Hi Ron,

Not everyone who commented on that posting was notified of the meeting.

There was a great deal of comments/queries/suggestion on the N Gauge Society stand at Modelrail again today.

Thanks
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Luke Piewalker on February 25, 2018, 12:15:16 AM
I'm in Scotland... and like trains... And was even one of the Bo'ness 5!
Always willing to hear what's going on
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Arrachogaidh on February 25, 2018, 12:57:15 AM
Very much needed. I hope this happens.
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Railwaygun on February 25, 2018, 12:33:47 PM
DO we need a Scottish railways’s thread (+ well, Cornish etc)??
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Dalek on February 25, 2018, 03:06:38 PM
I would be in interested

Craig
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: robert06 on February 25, 2018, 06:02:26 PM
I would be interested either in a virtual group and/or a real one.

Thanks.

Robert.
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Zogbert Splod on February 25, 2018, 06:12:56 PM
Intrigued and interested. What would be the aims of such a group?  This is not a negative response, but for sure an interested one.

Regards, Allan.....
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Luke Piewalker on February 25, 2018, 07:08:16 PM
The discussions we had at the Bo'ness meeting were based around possibly trying to organise a Scottish N gauge show. Of course the aims of the group are sort of dependent on the members, hence seeking expressions of interest first, then trying to figure out the path forward from there.

Ken
8-)
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on February 25, 2018, 11:14:20 PM
Intrigued and interested. What would be the aims of such a group?  This is not a negative response, but for sure an interested one.

Regards, Allan.....
Hi Allan,

We had a bit of time at Modelrail today to have some thoughts...

1 - Purpose of the group
2 - Options open to us if we were to form a group
3 - Longer term aims

In response to 1

Become active in promoting the N Gauge Society in Scotland.
Provide a more interactive opportunity for N Gauge modellers of all skill levels to meet and interact.

In response to 2

Provide a virtual clubroom for the members of the N Gauge Society in Scotland
Provide opportunities for members of the N Gauge Society in Scotland to show the public what they get up to

In response to 3
Provide an annual exhibition in Scotland of N Gauge modelling by members of the N Gauge Society who are  based in Scotland
Provide support to the society stand at exhibitions.

Thanks
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Zogbert Splod on February 26, 2018, 03:21:12 AM
Intrigued and interested...

Regards, Allan.....
Hi Allan,

We had a bit of time at Modelrail today to have some thoughts...

1 - Purpose of the group
2 - Options open to us if we were to form a group
3 - Longer term aims

...Thanks
Do you think there might be any point in starting a FB group for those interested in your thread here?  As a possible 'feeler' for something more extensive and formal?
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: NGS-PO on February 26, 2018, 08:25:13 AM
Intrigued and interested. What would be the aims of such a group?  This is not a negative response, but for sure an interested one.

Regards, Allan.....
Hi Allan,

We had a bit of time at Modelrail today to have some thoughts...

1 - Purpose of the group
2 - Options open to us if we were to form a group
3 - Longer term aims

In response to 1

Become active in promoting the N Gauge Society in Scotland.
Provide a more interactive opportunity for N Gauge modellers of all skill levels to meet and interact.

In response to 2

Provide a virtual clubroom for the members of the N Gauge Society in Scotland
Provide opportunities for members of the N Gauge Society in Scotland to show the public what they get up to

In response to 3
Provide an annual exhibition in Scotland of N Gauge modelling by members of the N Gauge Society who are  based in Scotland
Provide support to the society stand at exhibitions.

Thanks

Allan,

Assuming you have no objections, I will place your above post onto the NGS Facebook page, to help garner more support, or at least raise awareness.

Best

Scott
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Zogbert Splod on February 26, 2018, 05:33:05 PM
No objections at all, feel free...
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on February 26, 2018, 05:51:22 PM
Intrigued and interested. What would be the aims of such a group?  This is not a negative response, but for sure an interested one.

Regards, Allan.....
Hi Allan,

We had a bit of time at Modelrail today to have some thoughts...

1 - Purpose of the group
2 - Options open to us if we were to form a group
3 - Longer term aims

In response to 1

Become active in promoting the N Gauge Society in Scotland.
Provide a more interactive opportunity for N Gauge modellers of all skill levels to meet and interact.

In response to 2

Provide a virtual clubroom for the members of the N Gauge Society in Scotland
Provide opportunities for members of the N Gauge Society in Scotland to show the public what they get up to

In response to 3
Provide an annual exhibition in Scotland of N Gauge modelling by members of the N Gauge Society who are  based in Scotland
Provide support to the society stand at exhibitions.

Thanks

Allan,

Assuming you have no objections, I will place your above post onto the NGS Facebook page, to help garner more support, or at least raise awareness.

Best

Scott

Hi Scott,

Thanks - I did wonder about the 'who and how' of getting a posting on the FB pages for the society.

Next question/answer?

Don't know enough yet - will have to wait and see for a bit longer.

However - to the N Gaue members in Ireland

This Scottish grpou isn't really for you.

You should start the same asking process to see what the response is as that will lead you to the answers about viability.

Thanks
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Merrylee on February 27, 2018, 09:29:12 PM
I'm up for getting something started.

All for promoting n gauge in Scotland at local exhibition level to the ultimate
N gauge only exhibition.

Ron

Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Lawrence on March 03, 2018, 09:14:27 AM
I used to be a member of the NGS society until I exchanged emails with the chairman a few years ago who told me that they would not consider going to the Perth Show (the best is Scotland IMHO) because it was too far. If that kind of attitude still prevails withing the NGS I wish you well in getting any support from them, I think you may be left to get on with. Sorry to be so negative, but that was my experience with them.
I had hoped to make the trip to Bo'ness for the meet up but unfortunately had to cancel.
Having been to a couple of forum meet ups, I found them most entertaining!
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Merrylee on March 03, 2018, 08:17:56 PM
Yes got to agree, Perth is a really great show.

Ron
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on March 03, 2018, 09:05:10 PM
I used to be a member of the NGS society until I exchanged emails with the chairman a few years ago who told me that they would not consider going to the Perth Show (the best is Scotland IMHO) because it was too far. If that kind of attitude still prevails withing the NGS I wish you well in getting any support from them, I think you may be left to get on with. Sorry to be so negative, but that was my experience with them.
I had hoped to make the trip to Bo'ness for the meet up but unfortunately had to cancel.
Having been to a couple of forum meet ups, I found them most entertaining!
Hi Lawrence,

Management has changed and so have the attitudes.

The feelers are already out to get the NGS to Perth.

All I can ask is patience - once I get a response it will be advised on here.

There is a fair bit of interest already and I have acted on it.

There will be something in the next mag as it seems that there are till members in Scotland who can only be reached by paper communication.

I am now doing the same sort of member map as I did previously for DEMU in Scotland.

There is already something on the society Facebook and Twitter pages about this possible group.

Thanks

Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Lawrence on March 04, 2018, 02:06:16 PM
I used to be a member of the NGS society until I exchanged emails with the chairman a few years ago who told me that they would not consider going to the Perth Show (the best is Scotland IMHO) because it was too far. If that kind of attitude still prevails withing the NGS I wish you well in getting any support from them, I think you may be left to get on with. Sorry to be so negative, but that was my experience with them.
I had hoped to make the trip to Bo'ness for the meet up but unfortunately had to cancel.
Having been to a couple of forum meet ups, I found them most entertaining!
Hi Lawrence,

Management has changed and so have the attitudes.

The feelers are already out to get the NGS to Perth.

All I can ask is patience - once I get a response it will be advised on here.

There is a fair bit of interest already and I have acted on it.

There will be something in the next mag as it seems that there are till members in Scotland who can only be reached by paper communication.

I am now doing the same sort of member map as I did previously for DEMU in Scotland.

There is already something on the society Facebook and Twitter pages about this possible group.

Thanks

I'll keep an eye on how this goes Phil, and wish you well with your venture. Whilst my interest lie with American & Japanese stuff, I still found the magazine interesting, it was the attitudes that put me off.
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Luke Piewalker on March 08, 2018, 01:48:44 PM
If we have a SCottish N gaugE Show can we call it SCONES?
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: javlinfaw7 on March 08, 2018, 04:10:29 PM
If you consider calling it that you would have to have it just outside Perth
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Scone,+Perth/@56.4202724,-3.4161896,14z/data= (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Scone,+Perth/@56.4202724,-3.4161896,14z/data=)!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48863b8608b3053b:0x28211bbedf7c3a73!8m2!3d56.419432!4d-3.401932
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on March 08, 2018, 07:32:25 PM
Hi all,

thanks for the input - much appreciated!

OK - It is my intent to let the threads on here and other places run until after the next Journal is out.

There should be an official notice in it about creating something in Scotland.

Between the various places and direct mail to me there are aboout 35 people who are interested.

Hopefully the entry in the Journal will result in more people coming forward.

in the meantime.....

The name is not being decided on now. That will be up to the members who are interested to decide.

At present - Lets refer to this idea as "The NGS in Scotland".
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on June 05, 2018, 09:11:40 PM
Hi all,

Things have moved on at a fair bit of pace!

The first outing to see what interest there is shown will be at:-

Perth & District MRC presents

A Celebration of Model Railways 2018

The Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth PH2 0TH

June 23rd & June 24th 2018


The idea being that if we are have a presence at shows, it will be easier to gauge the level of interest.

If you are coming to the show - say hello!

If you are free and want to help out on the stand - let me know!

Thanks
Phil H
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Merrylee on June 07, 2018, 12:30:04 AM
Yes I'll be at Perth on the Saturday and yes I'll definitely say hello.

Ron
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: javlinfaw7 on June 07, 2018, 12:58:09 AM
Sorry will not make it , having heart op.
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Newportnobby on June 07, 2018, 09:53:43 AM
Sorry will not make it , having heart op.


@javlinfaw7 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1970)
Hope all goes well for you and that recovery is a speedy process
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Bealman on June 07, 2018, 09:56:55 AM
All the best!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on June 07, 2018, 08:00:05 PM
Sorry will not make it , having heart op.
Hi Alex,

Lets hope all goes well with your op and you are soon out and about again.

OK - So...

Not going to Perth - no worreis

coming to future events - hope so

Watch this space for announcement of the next event that NGS in Scotland will be attending.

Thanks
Phil H
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Lawrence on June 07, 2018, 09:07:47 PM
Sorry will not make it , having heart op.

What a rubbish excuse, get them to wheel you along from post op  :smiley-laughing: best wishes for a speedy recovery in all seriousness, hopefully you'll be fit enough for Falkirk in November  :thumbsup:

I'll be there, not sure what day yet, but will pop over and say hello Phil
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Merrylee on June 09, 2018, 08:11:21 PM
Or even Ayr Model Rail Show, which is a good size and venue.

Gives good West Coast coverage.

Ron
Title: NGS in Scotland Exhibition Season 2019
Post by: ScottishModeller on January 22, 2019, 09:10:07 PM
Hi all,

A reminder for what's happening with NGS in Scotland over the next couple of months.

We start with a quick warm up - just to make sure everything still works!

Kilmarnock & District MRC Exhibition
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd February 2019

The Linthouse Building,
Scottish Maritime Museum,
Harbour Road,
Irvine.
Ayrshire
KA12 8QE

http://www.kilmarnockmrc.com/irvineexhibition.html (http://www.kilmarnockmrc.com/irvineexhibition.html)

Then it's both feet in (again)

Modelrail Scotland 2019
Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th Fabruary

SEC Glasgow
G3 8YW.

https://www.modelrail-scotland.co.uk/exhibition.html (https://www.modelrail-scotland.co.uk/exhibition.html)

I'm committed to most of the show on the NGS Stand as resident demonstrator!

If you are at the shows - do come and say hello.......

Hope to see you soon!

Thanks
Phil Holman
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Arrachogaidh on January 22, 2019, 11:19:05 PM
Aim to be there and say hello. Cheers mate.
 :beers: :beers:
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Merrylee on January 22, 2019, 11:45:17 PM
Should make Irvine and defo model rail.

Will say hello.

Keep up the good work.

Ron
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Dalek on January 23, 2019, 08:27:00 AM
I will come and say hello at the Glasgow show  :wave:

Craig
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on January 23, 2019, 04:25:43 PM
Hi all,

Thanks for the responses - both on here and direct.

SO - at some point last year it was decided that we build a charity layout...

The Irvine exhibition marks the start point of doing this with the intention to keep on building it over the exhibitions during the 2019 season.

Thanks to some members I have a box of various bits, a part layout  - and the offer of another part layout to use either as the basis or as donor parts to build a new layout.

The layout name will be 'Glen Ivor' as a tribute to Lawrence's dad who passed away.

Donations/funds raised will go to the  Alzhiemers Scotland charity.

At this point there are still some items that will be needed either in the immediate future or later in the build.

Please note - this is not an 'all singing, all dancing, finescale type of layout!

It will be a basic, Code 80 layout, that most people could run their stock on.

So - see you at the shows......

Thanks
Phil H
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on April 29, 2019, 09:24:33 PM
Hi all,

OK - a bit late with the notice, but....

There is an NGS Area Group in Scotland

NGS in Scotland - Forth and Clyde Area Group

Our first official outing will be this weekend coming at the rescheduled Tweedale Railway Society Exhibition.

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/76/medium_2402-290419211538.jpeg)

Yes - it is one of the smaller exhibitions, but they all have to start someway.

If you are at the show - come and speak to us about what else is happening now that we are an official area group.

More info here:- https://newlandscentre.org.uk/events/railway-model-layout-exhibition-2019/ (https://newlandscentre.org.uk/events/railway-model-layout-exhibition-2019/)

Thanks
Phil H
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: ScottishModeller on July 02, 2019, 09:50:42 PM
Hi all,

Firstly, apologies are due following our non show at Perth.

Unfortunately I had a heart attack the Tuesday before the show and this prevented me being able to carry on as usual.

It would have been fine, but all the stuff that makes up the stand was at my house and not able to be taken to Perth.

As a result our attendance was cancelled. I do have an invite for next year already though!

Anyway - what next?

I am out of operation for the next month and have had to cancel being at the Cupar Exhibition as a result.

I will be back on the road at the beginning of August which means we will be at St Andrews Exhibition.

See attached poster.

More than ever, my health situation means that your support is needed if we are to carry on trying to have the NGS - Forth and Clyde Area Group.

So much so that I will have to consider abandoning the idea if there isn't support there for me.

Thanks
Phil H

Join the N Gauge Society
http://www.ngsjoin.com/ (http://www.ngsjoin.com/)
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Tank on July 03, 2019, 09:43:12 AM
So sorry to hear that Phil.  Glad you're doing OK now.  Take care. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: N Gauge Society - Area Group for Scotland - Are you interested?
Post by: Bealman on July 03, 2019, 09:55:46 AM
Take care, buddy.

Health first, always.  :thumbsup:
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