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  • The International N Gauge Show (TINGS): September 14, 2019 - September 15, 2019

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #180 on: September 15, 2019, 07:36:15 AM »
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #181 on: September 15, 2019, 07:57:23 AM »

Hello all,

Good to see people at TINGS.  Thanks to those who have posted photos so far.

I did miss a couple of visitors to our stand as I spent some time with Sam (Mr Sonic) observing the working 56xx sample on the wonderful James Street and would like to thank the operators for allowing us to run the model.

The chassis is smooth and powerful though with the hubbub of the show even on the small oval of track on the Revolution stand it's not really possible to judge how quiet it is, though there was no obvious growling!

Sam will be at the show again today and is very much enjoying meeting British modellers and listening to their interests and wants.

I have some photos of the model on James Street that I will post in the 56XX thread asap.

Cheers

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #182 on: September 15, 2019, 08:03:45 AM »
Look after your back bob. Have a good day everybody

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #183 on: September 15, 2019, 08:44:49 AM »
I had a very enjoyable 3 hours or so at the show yesterday and, as others have said, it felt quite pleasant inside with plenty of room in the aisles etc. Some very nice layouts there. Personally, not a fan of James Street..I appreciate there is some high standard modelling but I think it is far too big and there's too much going on. It lacks the 'intimacy' of the smaller layouts. I thought Brook Lane was brilliant and  I was also drawn (on numerous occasions) to Branksdowne Junction and Leonard.

Also, couldn't get away from that Kato stuff..was on virtually every trade stand! Can't see what all the fuss is about. Too much like settrack and the built-in ballast bed is not very good or realistic. Stick to PECO..
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #184 on: September 15, 2019, 08:47:17 AM »
Thanks all for the pictures.

Those Thompsons look superb!!
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September - TAKE LOTS OF CASH
« Reply #185 on: September 15, 2019, 08:49:39 AM »
If intending to shop, take lots of cash! I was surprised how many trade stands couldn't take cards. There's an ATM in the main hall that charges £1.85 per transaction. At ~12.00 noon, it ran out while I was trying to withdraw £100 and could only give me £70 - which was probably a blessing in disguise! :-[ I think it got reloaded fairly quickly.

BTW this is the ATM's swansong, it will not be there from next year!
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #186 on: September 15, 2019, 09:00:00 AM »
Were the vendors giving any reason for not taking cards? Seems odd to me  :hmmm:
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #187 on: September 15, 2019, 09:02:25 AM »
Most use a mobile phone to connect, and the signal inside the hall is very bad, if there at all.
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #188 on: September 15, 2019, 09:07:59 AM »
Most use a mobile phone to connect, and the signal inside the hall is very bad, if there at all.

At one point and over the course of several minutes, my phone went from full bars to no service and back to full bars. All while stood on the same spot. :worried:
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #189 on: September 15, 2019, 09:25:58 AM »
The Society's stand was very lively, which was good to see. Though I only had eyes for Hunslets and Warflats...
This shots shows the cab interior...
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #190 on: September 15, 2019, 09:28:57 AM »
Another couple of layouts I was drawn to...

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #191 on: September 15, 2019, 09:30:34 AM »
thanks for all the photos so far, keep them coming.


Wot Graham said :D

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #192 on: September 15, 2019, 12:21:36 PM »
I just want to echo some of the sentiment already expressed here. I had a thoroughly enjoyable time yesterday. Got a few bargains, glad to see bachman selling off some returned stock again, and was generally impressed with the standard of modelling on the layouts.
I was very impressed with James st I must say.
I salivated at the Revolution class 56xx on display and eagerly look forward to the release.
It wasn't too crowded or pushy I felt. Roll on next year!

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #193 on: September 15, 2019, 01:22:53 PM »
Dapol's stand looked more like that of a retailer, rather than a manufacturer...

One three tier display cabinet of livery samples...

With the 50 relegated to the bottom shelf!
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #194 on: September 15, 2019, 01:27:15 PM »
Very good show, seemed to be less pure box shifters than usual or was it they had more second hand to balance their offerings. 

Regardless second hand was much better and from multiple vendors. 

They could have added a few more stands but I think that's a sign of the times and economy.

Revolution were in good form with the designer form Sonic (nice guy) answering questions.

I was also pleased to see the new pocket wagons from C-Rail on sale.

 

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