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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2019, 10:50:07 PM »
What's happened to Mail Train?

The editorial explicitly mentions the fact itís not in this issue.

Good effort Neale, well done. I personally prefer justified text for columns, but totally understand the rationale. The cover fontís different isn't it? I like it.

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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2019, 01:06:04 AM »
Looking forward to its arrival here in the Orient  :thumbsup:
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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2019, 06:58:11 AM »
Looks like a good magazine. I definitely prefer the cleaner, more modern look to the layout and presentation. Plus it's nice to see normal articles from members, not a dozen or more pages from N'spirations being rehashed. That was my biggest gripe with the previous editor. If you've got so many articles stored away, why reuse your own? Surely they should be there for filler or in case the issue is a bit light that month, not taking over the magazine.

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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2019, 08:38:19 AM »
@Dorsetmike, Re: letters -- didn't have any! Perhaps nobody had anything else to say about Grahame and/or the A4/A5 debate?  :confused2:

@mojo, Re: track plans -- yes, I'd like them too. But either weren't submitted, or instead scans of books, and can't do much with those because of copyright.

The problem with insisting people submit track plans is that you can end up excluding those without the ability to draft them. Two or three of the articles in 4/19 were submitted as stacks of photos and typewritten scripts! I've got a couple more like that in the next issue, too.

Cheers, NeMo
« Last Edit: July 26, 2019, 08:40:02 AM by NeMo »
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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2019, 09:15:54 AM »

Hello all,

My Journal arrived yesterday and I have had a chance to read it now.

I just wanted to say very well done to Neale for maintaining the high standards set by Grahame, while at the same time finding a way to very clearly make issue 4/19 his own.

And well done too to all NGS members whose modelling is featured and giving inspiration to the rest of us.

Cheers

Ben A.




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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2019, 09:27:56 AM »
I've only had chance to skim through my copy but I'm very impressed. The layout is clean and simple; It's refreshing not to have a significant part written by the Editor - long may this continue!

Please don't justify the text - variable word spacing can make it hard for those of us with dyslexia to read it. Personally I like the font.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2019, 09:48:41 AM »
Please don't justify the text - variable word spacing can make it hard for those of us with dyslexia to read it. Personally I like the font.

Text won't be justified if I have any say in the matter!

I'd love to hear from anyone with dyslexia or visual impairments about how I could make the Journal more readable.

Cheers, NeMo
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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #22 on: July 26, 2019, 09:55:16 AM »
If I may make a small whinge, the supplement shows the NGS recognise the average age of modellers is actually increasing and with this age comes various afflictions. One of mine is eyesight which is not so good.
The thumbnail photos on pages 8 & 9 of the 'What's new in N' were hopeless for me and required a magnifying glass.
Otherwise another excellent and informative journal. I look forward to Neale's future as Editor

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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2019, 10:13:17 AM »
Can't wait for the photo of the jam jar glasses  :P
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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2019, 10:32:41 AM »
Can't wait for the photo of the jam jar glasses  :P

Just remember that they will have to be half/full page - thumbnails will be no good.  ;)
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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #25 on: July 26, 2019, 02:01:27 PM »
I too like the much cleaner and clearer layout, so much easier to read. Well done to all concerned!!!
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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #26 on: July 26, 2019, 02:13:14 PM »
i believe there must be a mistake in the journal, the competition dates ends the same time as the last competition - July 30th.
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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #27 on: July 26, 2019, 02:38:30 PM »
I thought it is the best looking Journal format to date.  Clean uncluttered cover, seemed easier to read and less cramped.

Interested that in the supplement it mentions that the soc has asked Hattons to quote to produce PHV wagons.....

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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2019, 03:39:21 PM »
Excellent work, Neale! My copy arrived yesterday and like others have said I think the tweaks are an improvement. Full marks to Graham for virtually redesigning the magazine but I agree that there was sometimes too many of his own articles in it.

A4/A5? Who cares so long as the content is good.

Well done on a very promising debut.

Cheers,

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Re: NGS Journal 4/19
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2019, 03:51:00 PM »
Mine arrived just before lunchtime today.
Iíve only flicked through it but initial thoughts are that it looks much cleaner, clearer and less cluttered.
Looking forward to reading the various articles later.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

 

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