In 2014 the Shop Management of many years suddenly and unexpectedly resigned. Since then we have carefully reviewed the main objectives of the Shop and the service that it should offer to the members and a new structure has been formulated and is in the process of being implemented.
Traditionally the Shop sold:
a) a wide range of NGS exclusive kits, ready to run models and what has been described as Society paraphernalia – badges, ties, folders etc. and, of course, the excellent “ready to place” Corn Exchange;
b) a very extensive range of “off the shelf” products for N Gauge – all of which can be purchased from the mainstream model shops or specialist websites;
and c) an extensive range of N Gauge transfers and etched brass name and number plates, all produced by Modelmaster Decals.
The new, improved, streamlined shop sells only N Gauge Society products. These will available until 1st May from the current Shop in Skegness, at which time the stocks will be relocated to a new Shop Manager in Scotland who will open for business during June.
The distribution of transfers and plates is now being managed by Modelmasters, who originally produced them. Orders can be placed on the Modelmaster website. These will be available to anyone, but Society members will be entitled to a 25% discount if they register their name, address and Society membership number with Robert@Modelmaster.uk at least 24 hours before they place their first order. Subsequent orders will be automatically discounted.
The existing stock of non-NGS products is being listed and during our 50th anniversary year, all members will be given the opportunity of purchasing these items at a massive 50% discount if they spend at least £50. A triple 50 celebration! More details of this fantastic anniversary offer will be announced in due course.
Whilst the emphasis is on website orders because these are so much easier and cheaper to process, orders will be able to be placed for all three categories of stock by post or phone at addresses and numbers that will be announced soon.