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Old n gauge ephemera
« on: November 22, 2019, 10:05:57 PM »
Hi Guys,

  Was just thinking about my layout and cleaning it up, i started thinking about when i first got into n gauge and remembered the original Graham Farish poster i had mounted.  Iím just wondered if anyone else has old N gauge ephemera they still have from early on?

Hereís the poster (I love this picture in the snow)


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Re: Old n gauge ephemera
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 10:13:15 PM »
Yes, I've got some early Triang catalogues from the early sixties somewhere with Cuneo covers (OK, not N gauge, I know).

However I also have some 1980s Farish catalogues somewhere too. Probably with the Triang catalogues, the whereabouts of which currently eludes me  :worried:
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Re: Old n gauge ephemera
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2019, 01:14:03 AM »
Not having been dabbling in N gauge for very long (only about 5 years) anything "historical" I've collected is retroactive, quite early on I acquired (from a basement in a shop in Tokyo) what must have been an "early Bachmann-era" Farish trainset, the box was very battered and I had to dispose of it, but the cardboard outer packaging had what I think was Poole-era imagery, which I cut out and kept:

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Re: Old n gauge ephemera
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2019, 01:52:47 AM »
Yes, that is definitely Poole stuff. They used to do buildings which were essentially white plastic boxes that you would stick self adhesive printed building sides onto.
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Re: Old n gauge ephemera
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2019, 06:24:01 AM »
I've got that GF Black 5 "poster" catalogue in my collection, along with a 1973 GF catalogue and a couple of Lima/Wrenn N catalogues from 1974 & 1975.
Have also come across a Minitrix (British outline) leaflet from the early 70's whilst having a sort out of boxes of "stuff" in the loft during the past few days as well!

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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2019, 06:34:48 AM »
Yes, I've got some early Triang catalogues from the early sixties somewhere with Cuneo covers (OK, not N gauge, I know).

I had some of those too, probably from the early '70s though.

Some of the mice were a bit elusive - mind you, comparing the prices and my pocket money, so were most of the contents  ;)

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Re: Old n gauge ephemera
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2019, 01:39:31 PM »
I have the Farish 1983 and 1987 catalogues

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Re: Old n gauge ephemera
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2019, 03:33:52 PM »
I have an unmade factory from the blocks and adhesive sides range.  I wasnít confident at the time that I could assemble it to a satisfactory standard so it is still in the original box.

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Re: Old n gauge ephemera
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2019, 06:47:13 PM »
Yes, that is definitely Poole stuff. They used to do buildings which were essentially white plastic boxes that you would stick self adhesive printed building sides onto.

And they were very good kits IMHO @Bealman.  Given the cost of resin buildings these days the older style might be popular if reasonably priced.

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Re: Old n gauge ephemera
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2019, 07:15:00 PM »
The church and the terraced house i have made.all those years ago

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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2019, 07:42:07 PM »
The terraced houses are particularly effective.  I love the mock up layouts in the old Farish catalogues which use the buildings en masse.

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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2019, 07:53:24 PM »
Still have mine. Would love it could find some more and anywhere except the net. Agree on that one paddy so effective and easy to construct

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Re: Old n gauge ephemera
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2019, 08:16:49 PM »
Yes, that is definitely Poole stuff. They used to do buildings which were essentially white plastic boxes that you would stick self adhesive printed building sides onto.

And they were very good kits IMHO @Bealman.  Given the cost of resin buildings these days the older style might be popular if reasonably priced.

Kind regards

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They do pop up pre-made on ebay for bargain basement prices on a regular basis - I've picked up collections of over a dozen buildings for less than £20. They are better for back scenes as against modern buildings they do show their age, especially as the printing seems to have been susceptible to fading in sunlight over the years. Nevertheless they are nice little units for very low cost if you have space to fill!

You do see the unmade kits occasionally too - oddly it always seems to be for the station building!
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Re: Old n gauge ephemera
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2019, 08:38:45 PM »
The artwork is very clever and if it could be sourced and printed with modern inks etc. it would work well.  Love the way there are only a few size of bricks which underly all the models.

Another favourite of mine from that period are the Hornby Minitrix buildings (especially the station) based on their OO counterparts.

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Re: Old n gauge ephemera
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2019, 08:44:15 PM »
The goods shed and signal box. Those were the days

 

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