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Re: N Gauge Now
« Reply #30 on: November 26, 2013, 12:17:45 PM »
Many thanks again for all the supportive comments. We'd just like to take this opportunity to clear up a few points from recent postings.

To Bart of NSW: Sorry about the AIRMAIL postage charge to Australia but if we absorbed this cost we would be giving you the magazine for free!

To newport nobby: 4.95 is the cover price because this (first issue) was done as a one-off to test the market. We do want to make N GAUGE NOW a regular publication with all YOUR support and if we do that we will price the next one at around the cost of the monthly magazines.

To Owl: Editor Howard Foy is a professional (national newspaper) production journalist who is now semi-retired and N GAUGE NOW is produced to fully professional standards by Engee Publishing which is Howard's (part-time) publishing business - he is a life-long N Gauger and long-time NGS member. Ideally he would like to give up work and spend all his time on N GAUGE NOW and other publishing interests but he is realistic that may be just a pipedream. However, we are determined to make the magazine a success (so long as enouigh people out there want it!)

To Pete Mc: N'Spirations Editor Grahame Hedges posts on this forum and can speak for himself but we understand that there will be no more N'Spirations for the time being although he has got a new N Gauge book out. Grahame did a great job on N'Spirations and as a respected N Gauge modeller and writer he has an open invitation from N GAUGE NOW to contribute to any future issues we put out!

To Parkend: We've no idea what your reference to photo mags and cycle mags means but we (hopefully) will not vanish without trace. Though we might  if every N gauge modeller took your attitude and saw it but "left it where it was".

To PGM2008 (and others):
Sorry about any confusion on the website about the NGS discount. I should have arranged a discount code but this was one of the things that got overlooked in the rush to get N GAUGE NOW ready for Warley. NGS members should just input your mem no in brackets immediately after your name for verification purposes.

That's all for now, but keep those comments coming in - we need the feedback!!

HOWARD FOY and ROBIN GRUBBA
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Re: N Gauge Now
« Reply #31 on: November 26, 2013, 12:36:10 PM »
Not sure why you've directed part of your post above at me as I haven't questioned anything :hmmm:

Could you please edit your post to direct the reply about Howard Foy to the person who DID? ;)


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Re: N Gauge Now
« Reply #32 on: November 26, 2013, 01:38:47 PM »


To newport nobby: 4.95 is the cover price because this (first issue) was done as a one-off to test the market. We do want to make N GAUGE NOW a regular publication with all YOUR support and if we do that we will price the next one at around the cost of the monthly magazines.


Sorry - my fault. I hadn't seen the lower price for NGS members so ordered one a couple of days ago (shoulda gone to Specsavers :goggleeyes:)

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Re: N Gauge Now
« Reply #33 on: November 26, 2013, 02:39:30 PM »
To Sprintex

Oops! Sorry about that - I've re-edited our reply which should have gone to Owl. Looks like we need Specsavers too!

N GAUGE NOW


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Re: N Gauge Now
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2013, 05:44:58 PM »
Funnily enough, I actually went to Specsavers last week.  :goggleeyes:

Time to order a copy of the mag and test the new waters...

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Re: N Gauge Now
« Reply #35 on: November 26, 2013, 06:28:00 PM »

To Pete Mc: N'Spirations Editor Grahame Hedges posts on this forum and can speak for himself but we understand that there will be no more N'Spirations for the time being although he has got a new N Gauge book out. Grahame did a great job on N'Spirations and as a respected N Gauge modeller and writer


Yep, I'm still here, and just to confirm N'spirations is not dead or finished. Just that I've recently spent a lot of time out of the country and have been working on my book project (now available). I prefer to work on one project at a time and to see each cover costs before launching another and committing more funds. I do have ideas and articles ready for a new edition of N'spirations but at this time can't give an indication of an expected publication date.

HTH.

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Re: N Gauge Now
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2013, 10:54:14 PM »
Glad to hear that N'spirations will be N'stock again one day.

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Re: N Gauge Now
« Reply #37 on: November 30, 2013, 08:15:38 PM »
received mine today and i was rather disappointed with it :uneasy:poor quality pics accompanied by poor quality articles.hopefully it will improve if more issues are made.

good to hear n spirations is still publishing and i just ordered your new book h ;)
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Re: N Gauge Now
« Reply #38 on: November 30, 2013, 08:53:58 PM »
Id agree about some of the photos not being up to scratch and i also think the article titles needed to be bigger as at one point id gone completely into a new article without noticing, it was only after having read a few lines did i realise something was up. Having said that i thought it was a good start and with a few minor tweeks it could turn into a good little mag.

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« Reply #39 on: December 01, 2013, 04:06:11 PM »
I have to disagree with the "poor quality articles" comment. I found the articles very interesting and well written seemingly with no bias, and the history of Dapol feature was particularly informative :) Bearing in mind this issue was a 'cross section of articles on as many different aspects of the hobby' as possible (as stated in the editorial) it provides a good overview of N gauge at present. Maybe if/when there are future issues some of these topics and other more specialised ones can be covered in greater detail, but for now it does exactly what it set out to do - provide an entertaining read on lots of things N gauge :thumbsup:

Some of the pictures are a little fuzzy yes, especially layout ones that look like they were taken at exhibitions and have probably been blown up and lost some quality, and we all know what it's like trying to take decent pictures at a crowded show? But then is that because we're so used to the professional photoshoot pics that have taken hours to set up like we get in the monthly mags? Better to see a selection of layouts in pictures than not see them at all ;)


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« Reply #40 on: December 01, 2013, 04:34:33 PM »
Hi

I have had my copy for a couple of days and found it good seeing as it is the first one,although some of the photo's were a bit iffy I found the magazine very informative.Mind you I have also seen iffy photo's in some of the main model railway magazines.

I would like to see this to come out quarterly to start with and see how it progresses we really could do with a dedicated N gauge magazine.

Mike

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« Reply #41 on: December 01, 2013, 07:32:09 PM »
how long do we expect for delivery by the way? just i ordered mine last sunday and still waiting...

not complaining just curious  ;)
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« Reply #42 on: December 01, 2013, 08:35:14 PM »

we really could do with a dedicated N gauge magazine.


We've already got a few dedicated mags/newsletters with the NGS Journal (every two months), the NGS Worldwide Globe (bi-monthly for overseas modelling) and N'spirations (3 to 4 issues a year for British outline). Plus with N Gauge Now we could be considered to be quite spoilt.  :)

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« Reply #43 on: December 01, 2013, 08:38:10 PM »

we really could do with a dedicated N gauge magazine.


We've already got a few dedicated mags/newsletters with the NGS Journal (every two months), the NGS Worldwide Globe (bi-monthly for overseas modelling) and N'spirations (3 to 4 issues a year for British outline). Plus with N Gauge Now we could be considered to be quite spoilt.  :)

H.

is it actually possible to order each issure thats been released so far?

im trying to make a little library up for our n gauge club with all the issues in and make another one with N gauge now in it.

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« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2013, 12:58:14 PM »
Many thanks for all the continued comments on  N GAUGE NOW.
I accept all the criticisms regarding some of the photos - we will strive to do much better on the photo content in any future issue(s).

Unfortunately what looks perfectly acceptable photo-wise on a computer screen (and on a PDF) doesn't always translate with the same clarity when reproduced on paper. This is not a criticism of our printers by the way - they did a wonderful job in the timescale available - just a comment on my relative inexperience in dealing with the photo side of publishing.

As for the written content, judging by the replies to date we got this about right for a one-off issue. As a "mission statement", our intent was for N GAUGE NOW to be as useful and informative to the novice as to experienceD modellers and the intention was to cover as many different aspects of N Gauge modelling as possible.

That remains our intention for any future issues - and incidentally we are happy to receive submissions from any budding authors out there who want to produce articles on any N Gauge subjects. Just drop me an email at ngaugenow@yahoo.co.uk.

PS. On a more mundane note for any overseas N Gaugers, we have had to revise the postage rates for N GAUGE NOW upwards to 4 for Europe and 6 for the rest of the world. Our comments to Bart of NSW about giving the magazine away for less than a 4 postage charge were more prescient than expected - it actually costs 7.55 to send a copy to Oz!

HOWARD FOY (Editor, N GAUGE NOW)

 

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