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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 #195 on: September 15, 2019, 01:52:11 PM »
My new best friend, Mr Kato, had a presence beyond corporeal...

.. in the form of product on Gaugemaster's retail stand...

Did anyone see Mr Kato there?

Yup. Spoke to him on his stand, and met up again at the ice cream van outside as we both tucked into a 99. Heís a very polite gentleman. Judging by his questions, heís trying to better understand the British N market. He seemed impressed by TINGS. He wouldnít be drawn on future plans, other than he had some. The 800 series will not have a decoder socket, and as per other Kato models, will need a special pcb fitting.

That seems an epic own goal straight off the bat if I may mix my sporting metaphors!

 :hmmm: Giving this some thought, it makes very sound business sense if... Kato plan that the 800 series will utilise an existing chassis/motor/electronics with just a new tooled body. This would allow Kato to test the water of British Outline N Gauge for the minimum investment/risk. IMHO having to deal with Kato's proprietary DCC chips is a small price to pay for an otherwise top quality model of this prototype.
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #196 on: September 15, 2019, 02:29:15 PM »
anthony at sutton st annes - great to see you
leigh at leigh st george - ditto

dentdale S & C just had to admire the beauty of dent viaduct  / station replicated in miniature


branksown, brooks lane, james street, loch tat, little aller all superb

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September - any bargains??
« Reply #197 on: September 15, 2019, 05:37:09 PM »
Yes, good point, they were meant to be talking more about their 800 werenít they?
I greeted MR Kato

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He seemed pleased ! Also saw him around show with wife. I gather he enjoyed the visit

I picked up a SE&Cr C class and green birdcage coaches for a good  price   So was happy.
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #198 on: September 15, 2019, 06:15:47 PM »
 :hellosign: Just got back from exhibiting at TINGS, how time for us went so quickly. Had a great time running my layout Riddle To Old Town . I thought that there did not seem to be many children at the show?, although I had 3 adults remove the cover for the non viewing area of the layout , to which one guy stated there is nothing under there except track, what did he expect, A CHEESE SANDWICH.

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #199 on: September 15, 2019, 06:21:19 PM »
Agreed there weren't many children which is a shame. It has to be said that it seemed a very relaxed and happy show. I had many nice conversations with visitors.

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #200 on: September 15, 2019, 06:47:30 PM »
Agreed there weren't many children which is a shame. It has to be said that it seemed a very relaxed and happy show. I had many nice conversations with visitors.

One of the few regrets I have is not having a longer chat with you sir.

I was the bloke in the blue fleece enjoying the rather in sync sounds as the Western powered up the hill. Donít worry, your secret about the sound being a Hymec is safe with me....whoops  ;D

Was great to see your layout in person, itís a lovely thing to watch for a while.

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #201 on: September 15, 2019, 08:24:41 PM »
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Post a few i took from the farish stand here













Plus the new 31 ep



And the Revolution Team with Mr Kato after being on our feet for 8 hours!



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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #202 on: September 15, 2019, 09:27:36 PM »
Well, it was my first TINGS, we are usually away about now, and i was suitably impressed.

Picked up a trio of Dapol wagons on the way in, and the nice chap at GraModels had found some Cromwell kits for me, so that was fortuitous. Bob and Ray at B.H.Enterprises helped me out with some bits and bobs along with N Brass.

I finally got to see Little Aller and spent some time chatting, it's a cracking little layout with some nice little touches like the 'Do Not Press' button. RevolutioN's products never disappoint, good to see their crew again and had an enlightening chat with Ben which has given me quite an insight into how product ideas do or don't make the cut.

Some fantastic layouts, James Street never fails to impress, and they were happy to have a chat although I didn't get to speak to Martyn unfortunately. There was some brilliant small layouts as well, just proving that size doesn't matter.

Met some fellow Forum members for Bob's photo shoot, nice to meet you Gary and Omar!

A final shout out to @LASteve , and his charming wife, who apparently, having walked round the show, thinks he needs a larger layout. How lucky can some people be! Nice to meet you both. Happy travels.

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All in all an enjoyable day.
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #203 on: September 15, 2019, 09:34:23 PM »
mind you bob /railgooner in another thread mentioned the man with the large sack and tude,one idiot walked and barged his way in front of me at one stand, then later swung his sack straight into ray evans , BH enterprises little Granddaughter. Glad i stuck an arm to stop him catching her face - i mentioned it to andy , ray's son, obviously dad, who had a quiet word and thanked me - and had a word with the arrogant rude idiot - maybe the case for stewards
to have a quiet word - just did not need an idiot swearing in front of a child. anyway,super show, stunning layouts, roll on Tank 's show in April 2020
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #204 on: September 15, 2019, 09:38:05 PM »
mind you bob /railgooner in another thread mentioned the man with the large sack and tude,one idiot walked and barged his way in front of me at one stand, then later swung his sack straight into ray evans , BH enterprises little Granddaughter. Glad i stuck an arm to stop him catching her face - i mentioned it to andy , ray's son, obviously dad, who had a quiet word and thanked me - arrogant rude idiot - maybe the case for stewards
to have a quiet word - just did not need an idiot swearing in front of a child. anyway,super show, stunning layouts, roll on Tank 's show in April 2020

How disappointing.

I was under the impression the ratio of idiots was well down this year (I didnít meet any).

Glad you were there to prevent young one getting injured.

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #205 on: September 15, 2019, 09:49:14 PM »
I was very well behaved this year.  I only bought an Atlas SD60 from Anoraks Anonymous.  I could have bought tons more American locos and stock, but I managed to rein it in!

Almost missed the photo this afternoon because there was no tannoy announcement.  Thankfully more photos were taken once I got out there!

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #206 on: September 15, 2019, 09:53:34 PM »
I was under the impression the ratio of idiots was well down this year (I didnít meet any).

Nah, we didnít meet, I was doing my best to up the idiot quota :D

I really enjoyed it, nicely quiet today I thought, was able to wander around and get close to virtually everything without having to have sharp elbows. James Street is certainly formidable, I do quite like it I must say, despite not being my era.

Mercigís ROG 37s tempt me every year, my resolve is certainly weakening!  :worried:

Always good to catch up with the Revolution guys, sorry I missed the group photo, wasnít entirely sure where/when in the end.

Madness that the place doesnít have a better phone signal and/or WiFi for the traders. Cash is dying, that must hurt sellers Iím sure. Picked up a few bits at Dapol mainly because I felt I needed to spend some money, and it was a good price on the MJAs. Keep thinking about another rake of the Revolution HOAs, Benís reminder of the looming deadline is nagging at me!

The chap over toward the restaurant selling off his own stock had some stellar deals on really hard to find items, luckily Iíd missed his EWS TEAs and couldnít justify a full set of VTG ones!

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #207 on: September 15, 2019, 10:06:09 PM »
I was very well behaved this year.  I only bought an Atlas SD60 from Anoraks Anonymous.  I could have bought tons more American locos and stock, but I managed to rein it in!

Almost missed the photo this afternoon because there was no tannoy announcement.  Thankfully more photos were taken once I got out there!

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #208 on: September 15, 2019, 10:06:48 PM »
Saturday afternoon at TINGS and of course that was the day the mobile decided to play up, so no pictures.  :censored:

Always great to see layouts that have been in magazines. Rightly or not, I felt fewer of the layouts on show were steam this year.

And the Kato brand was much more in evidence. Retailers must be shifting the track, or they wouldn't have given it so much space on their stands. Maybe Mr Kato is seeing rising sales figures in the UK.

Best news for me: Revolution researching a class 313/314 EMU, as shown in a first class leaflet.  :claphappy:

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #209 on: September 15, 2019, 10:07:48 PM »
Well I have to say I was glad I went. Better than last year overall for me (were the aisles a bit wider or was there fewer people?). I don't often stop to chat generally as I don't like interrupting but did have a chat with Anthony on Sutton St Annes very early on, an interesting one with the gentleman running one smaller layout who showed me how he'd built the layout using two trestle tables on top of one another (I think it was Cucknoe), this only started because my lad (who's 10), tried to have a sneaky look at the fiddle yard, and he invited us round to have a look! Plus a few short conversations about buildings on some others (especially Blue is the Colour). Also good to chat to Mike @red_death about the 321, judging by that sample, my money is safe  :claphappy:, although please could we have a 315 too??? pretty please??? Was very pleased to see liveried samples of the long awaited Mk2 DBSOs!

I like a lot of the layouts, Sutton St Annes, Dentdale, Loch Tat, James Street, Leigh St George, Blue is the Colour, Little Aller (my boy loved the sound effects, and I enjoyed the point where they got 4 trains running without missing each other at the junc!!), Annston, Low Yard, Sketchford. All for different reasons.

Didn't buy as much as some, 3 of the new Farish Blue & Grey Weathered ScotRail mk1s, plus some bits of @Bob Tidbury & Ray at BHE. Have to say I was impressed at how well sorted those TPM plastic inlays were, but shocked to be offered a second (bigger) crate to rummage through!! Found what I wanted though :)

Missed the photo call as I had to get the boy fed and watered. We managed to stay until 4pm by which time we were both shattered....good time though :)

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