The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

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The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by andymctractor » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:36 am

I'm not going to rattle on and on about the positives of this guide but :-
+ the layout of the contents
+ the quality of the photographs
+ the quality of drawings and sketches
+ the comprehensive choice of content
+ the feeling I have, that nothing has been included to fill a page or two
+ the fact that I will be reading the parts that i thought I knew enough about already
leads me to suggest this will be well used by old crusty 16mm chaps as well as newcomers and those thinking about joining us.
May i use this opportunity to thank all who contributed and those who stitched it together is such a professional way.
Brilliant.

ALSO, STAY SAFE EVERYONE.
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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:46 pm

Absolutely right Andy, a well produced guide with that 'something for everyone' feel to it. Photographs are particularly good and very atmospheric.
I have only skipped through mine but it will keep me occupied for many a long evening.
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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by ge_rik » Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:28 pm

Has this just arrived? Nothing here yet.

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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by Peter Butler » Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:32 pm

Hi Rik, yes, delivered this morning.
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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by Jimmyb » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:26 pm

Mine arrived today as well, just a quick flick through, and seems to be extremely :thumbup: informative
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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by IanC » Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:35 pm

No post here in Warrington today. The local Next Door Group have been commenting on the lack of posties in the area. Hopefully mine will arrive next week. Don't forget members of the Association can now read it on line if you can't wait.
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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by River Lin » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:53 pm

Well done to everyone involved. Worth a years subscription on its own.
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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by RobRossington » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:14 am

I’ve only had a quick flick through mine, but I certainly instantly stands out as a quality production. Very much looking forward to reading it properly!

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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by Puddlejumper » Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:56 pm

Hi Guys
Is this something society members will be receiving as part of their membership or do we need to order a copy??
Thanks
Doug

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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by Jimmyb » Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:37 pm

Puddlejumper wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:56 pm
Hi Guys
Is this something society members will be receiving as part of their membership or do we need to order a copy??
Thanks
Mine just came through the post and 16 mm NGM website say all members will receive one.
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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by ge_rik » Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:53 pm

Hopefully, mine will arrive tomorrow...

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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by Puddlejumper » Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:46 pm

I see it’s actually on the members only site too, looks like a good read. Hopefully my copy will turn up in the next few days
Doug

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16mm(ish) scale NG on 32mm track

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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by ge_rik » Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:55 am

Hmmmmm .........!!! It is beautifully produced, lavishly illustrated and in the main well written, but.......

"In 16mm scale, battery power is almost completely confined to locomotives powered by internal combustion (IC) engines....."

There is one photo later in the booklet of a steam outline battery powered loco - an Emett style quirky model with the caption, "A steam outline model that is battery powered. An unusual and attractive model".

I suppose I can take solace from the assertion that it is an attractive model.

The booklet does reinforce the view that the hobby is almost exclusively for those who favour live steam running on 32mm gauge track. Or am I just being paranoid (again)!

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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by tom_tom_go » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:08 am

No, I don't think you are Rik.

They were not even interested as to why I cancelled my membership (and given my age you would of thought they would be interested in retaining younger members).

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Re: The Guide to 16mm Scale Modelling

Post by philipy » Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:51 am

Agreed, Rik.

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