Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby Grahame » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:36 am

CandO wrote:Just joined so shall look forward to receiving my first copy :D


Well done. I'm not sure if you get Journal 6/15 or the new one not yet published.

However, the copy deadline for 'Journal' 1/16 has now passed and the content has all been finalised and planned. The 'Newsletter' content has been received, compiled and sent off, and I'm working on the design, layout and finishing touches for the Journal. There will also be a supplier listing compendium leaflet/booklet with 1/16.

All three are scheduled for sending out during week commencing 25th January so should be with UK members by the of Jan - just time for those who are not members, but would like to get a copy, to join (see the NGS website).

Best wishes to all for the New Year.

G.

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby ParkeNd » Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:50 am

I have found from initially buying all the magazines that only Railway Modeller out of the commercial magazines treats N gauge as an equal and valid gauge that goes to make up the broad church of the hobby. Others seem to me to regard OO as the only proper way to go and suffer the occasional N gauge article in the same way that Top Gear might review a 3 cylinder Dacia. Having just had my N gauge layout published in the October 2015 issue I can confirm that Craig Tilley who photographed it gave me no impression at all that wasn't bad because it is only N gauge, and bumping into both him and Steve Flint at Warley both were instantly chatty and friendly and instantly recalled the article with enthusiasm.

However I am convinced that the way to influence the N gauge content of any model railway magazine is to write an article yourself and submit it with sample pictures for publication. They handle the layout of the article - you just need to provide the words. It's not as hard as it sounds. Without reader supplied articles the magazines would just dry up.

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby Ben A » Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:48 pm

Hi there,

Model Rail tries to put in more N gauge - recently it featured Paul Churchill's lovely Tormouth layout - and when the photographer came to take the pictures he was very complementary.

I think the problem for MR is that none of the staff writers are N Gauge modellers, so they tend to rely on others for input.

cheers

Ben A.
(occasional MR contributor.)

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby Grahame » Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:29 am

For N Gauge content try the NGS Journal - 100% N gauge content. The current issue (2/16) has 92 full colour pages and includes the following content:

What’s new in ‘N’ - 13 pages of news and reviews
AMMC 2014/15 - Michael Shillabeer’s latest report
Modelling Tip - Dealing with derailments
Installing a Kato Turntable - Ged Lee shows how he did it
London Bridge Footbridge (part 2)- The latest instalment of this project
Chester Midland Shed (part 3)- Barry Bryant continues the story of his layout
Member Models - Peter Brown’s first N gauge layout
Haardwijk - NS (part 1) - Giles Mockford introduces his new layout
Painting Figures - One way to paint N gauge figures quickly
Kestrel Bashing - Richard Bardsley demonstrates kit bashing
Centre Pages Spread - A double page layout photograph
Setting the Standard - What’s available in standard steam locos
A Swedish View of Modelling (part 1) - The Lowlands - a British connection
Members Models - Stuart Moore shows off his blue diesels
Wagons - A look at two more wagon types
Detailing the Scene - Jerry O’Reilly explains how he did it
Members Models - Alan Browning displays scratch-built stock
Newlingham - Neil Walker tells of his first layout
Modelling Tips - Some ideas and suggestions for road vehicles
SARMA’s N Scale Layouts (part 1) - Matt LeVista takes a look
Members Project - Bob Lambert produces low relief buildings
A Dummy Class 20 - Roy Cheers shows us how to make one
Modelling Mail Train - Members letters

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby Grahame » Sun May 08, 2016 6:10 pm

NGS Journal issue 3/16 is now at the printers and should be 'out' at in the last full week of May. As usual it will be accompanied with a (16 page) Newsletter containing Society news, reports and updates. Here is a list of the Journal (92 pages) contents:

What’s new in ‘N’- 13 pages of product news and reviews
Members Models - N gauge track and stock in a larger scale setting
AMMC 2014/15 - Michael Shillabeer’s final report
Let There Be Light (part 1)- Brian Rockey explains adding scenic lighting
Haardwijk - NS (part 2) - Giles Mockford describes the DCC choices
Modelling the Legendary Boosters - A look at options and the new Radley resin kit
Hamford - A layout by Derek Tweed
Members Models - Chris White builds an impressive viaduct
Modelling a Milk Float Fleet - Batch built by Peter Morris
Centre Pages Spread - A double page photograph
Chester Midland Shed (part 4) - Barry Bryant installs the wiring and electrics
Members Projects - Assembling an etched trailer kit
Dapol BY to PMV - Converting and re-painting the Dapol van
A Swedish View of Modelling (part 2) - Olle Frykmo describes his layout
Building a Heavy Haul Trailer - Adam Williams shows us how he did it
Uncoupling - A Bench Test - Using the Dapol Easi-shunt couplers
A Cattle Lorry- Grafting white-metal parts on to a RTR chassis
Modelling Tips - Peter Siddall’s DIY track cleaner
Improve Running through Peco Slips - Noel Leaver shows how to
Members Models - A look a two projects
Brickmakers Lane - David Cooper starts building his new layout
Modelling Mail Train - Members letters

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To be sure of your copy make sure you are a member: http://www.ngaugesociety.com/index.php?page=Join

G.

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby HarryR » Wed May 11, 2016 8:25 pm

Looking forward to it

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby HarryR » Fri May 27, 2016 2:55 pm

Received today. Garden, sunshine, tea, magazine in prototypical formation

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby Grahame » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:15 am

The N Gauge Journal (issue 4/16) is now at the printers. After printing and packing,
the posting out of completed copies (along with the NGS Newsletter) is scheduled
for the last full week of July.

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Here is the content to look forward to which includes a look at five layouts:

* What’s new in ‘N’ - 12 pages of news and reviews
* Castlefields & Central Manchester - Tony Murray describes his urban layout
* Egg Box Baseboards - Tom Jenner explains how he builds them
* Mawdsley (WR) - Matthias Hacker describes a FREMO module
* Building Accurate Buildings - Jonathan Kinghorn shows how to produce plans
* The Hares & Tortoises of DCC - Gavin Dewar tests various decoders
* 4-Character Head-Codes - Victor Hall explains
* Llanstephan Halt - A test track bed or a micro layout - you decide
* Members Projects - Assembling the Artitec JPK resin kit
* Chester Midland Shed (part 5) - Barry Bryant describes the scenery & operations
* Langley L1 to A5 - Kevin Smith bashes a white metal kit
* Tony Seaman’s Layout - A first time beginners layout
* OIX/OJA/OJX Ferry Opens - Richard Bardsley takes a closer look at them
* Let There be Light (part 2) - Brian Rockey explains lighting buildings
* Not all cars come from Oxford - Matthew Longstaff displays his collection
* Members Models - More showcased models
* Modelling Mail Train - Members letters

The Journal is a bi-monthy, full colour, A5 sized, around 80/90 pages, magazine sent
to members of the N Gauge Society. It features exclusively N Gauge content such as
reviews, news, 'how to' features, members models, layouts, modelling projects and so
on. In addition there is a separate 'Newsletter' publication for Society matters like
reports, notices, classified adverts, and details of Society events.

G.

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby michaelasc » Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:54 pm

NGS Journal is the one I swear by. Even though I am in the US I have paid for it to be delivered here and am always impressed.

Long may it continue and thanks to everyone who puts it together.

Michael
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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby Grahame » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:23 pm

Journal 4/16 is now out and ought be with the majority of members. I hope everyone enjoyed it.

Issue 5/16 is now at an advanced state of preparation with the article content complete and the news and review items currently being added in. To be sure of getting a copy make sure you are a member: http://www.ngaugesociety.com/index.php?page=Join And, of course, a full colour 80-90 page magazine all about N gauge modelling (along with a Newsletter) six times a year is not the only benefit of membership - you'll be able to pre-order the new RTR exclusive Carflat bogie wagon (news and details about it were in issue 4/16) as well as shopping (from the Society mail order shop) for the exclusive other RTR products and wagon kits.

G.

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby michaelasc » Tue Aug 09, 2016 4:32 pm

Journal 4/16 arrived on my doorstep yesterday while I was at work. Sat up in bed till almost midnight reading it.

Superb edition once again. 100% recommended if you don't already subscribe.

Michael
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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby HarryR » Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:18 pm

Mine has also arrived the w/e before last if I remember correctly.

I also subscribe to to the 'new kid on the block' 3monthly N Gauge Now, which is definitely
worth checking out. As a new publication there have been some
delays on issue dates, but things have settled down now.

N Gauge Now

Harry

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby Grahame » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:18 pm

N Gauge Journal issue 5/16 is currently at the printers and is scheduled to be posted out in the last full week of September, so members should find it dropping through their letterboxes by the end of the month.

I hope you enjoy it.

G.

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby Grahame » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:48 am

Further to my post above, here is the contents of what you can look forward to:

What’s new in ‘N’- News, reviews and Bachmann update report
Members Models - A BR(SR) structure gauging van by Steve Farmer
Annual Model Making Competition - Results from the 2015/16 AGM
Basingstoke Bows Out - A layout photo feature
Fitting Easi-shunt couplings - Roger Miller shows how with non-NEM stock
DCC for Dummies (part 1) - Rex Mounfield gives his take on DCC
Members Models - Ged Lee displays his Colas loco collection
Middlebourne St Helen - A SW England layout by Kes Smith
How to Make a Block Bell - Jon Dean show how to make a working example
Centre Page Spread - Bevois Park and St Denys
How to Paint Brass Kits - Andy Vaughan gives a painting masterclass
An L&YR class 27 0-6-0 - Richard Hodgkins bashes a class C kit in to one
Members Projects - Adding corridor connections to the ‘Trib’ van
Track - Getting the best out of N gauge track
Scratch-building a Footbridge (part 3) - Resin casting of the cladding details
Horseblock Lane - Neal Cooper’s minimum space shunting layout
Fitting an N Brass Loco Bulleid bogie - Alex Daniell show how to fit one
Trees at Truncated Prices - Mike Jeenes demonstrates cheap tree production
Photography Tips - To help improve your model photography
Modelling Mail Train - Members letters

And in addition there will be a free small leaflet called 'N Gauge Modeller jargon Buster':

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Re: Which Magazine for N-Gauge?

Postby michaelasc » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:04 pm

Thanks Grahame, looking forwards to receiving it
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