GOGWiki launches on 1 February
The GOGWiki will go live on www.gaugeoguild.com on 1 February
The GOGWiki brings together information related to our modelling hobby, putting in one place information that was previously dispersed around the Guild web site and the web generally, and makes it all easy to search and read.
A wiki is a modern way to collect and display information. It provides a collaborative online resource to allow our members to contribute information.
So far, the Technical Team has added to the wiki:
- The Revised Manual, including some new sections that have not been published previously on the website,
- Links to the Original Manual. Some of that manual has been brought into the wiki and the remainder will be done as time permits,
- Links to the drawings that the Guild holds,
- A selection of reviews and construction articles that have appeared in the more recent Gazettes.
This work will continue so that the wiki will eventually contain most of the information held elsewhere on the website and many of the recommendations, techniques and tips that have appeared on the Forum.
There are major benefits to Guild members of using a wiki:
- All the information in the Wiki has the same style, rather than some being in Word documents, some in PDF and some on web pages,
- All the information is in one place and it is fully searchable (unlike previous arrangements), so finding and retrieving information is easier,
- Pages can be linked allowing you to click through to more detailed or related information about a subject.
Sales & Wants
For a number of years, a list of Sales & Wants has been circulated to those members with listed email addresses to coincide with the UK scheduled postal delivery of Guild News. This was to compensate for late delivery to overseas and some domestic members.
However, since this information is available at all times on the website, not only in the sales & wants lists but also now in the digital version of Guild News, the email is effectively redundant and is being discontinued.
Chair of Publications
New Zealand GOG Newsletters
Regular newsletters from the NZ GOG are available on the Guild web site. Go to Publications > Overseas News to see and download them.
It is a high-quality publication with features on layouts, models and techniques of general interest, in addition to local news. Well worth a look.
Congratulations to the NZ group and David Hillary for this excellent initiative.
Introducing 'An Evening With ...'
Something to look forward to in 2021
On the 26th of every month at 20:00 GMT, a Zoom Evening on something O gauge.
The first event on Tuesday 26th January: Join Dougie Hey in New Zealand for an introduction to his layout of Whitby Station and Yard
More information: An evening with.pdf
Poster for the first event: An evening with... poster.jpg
Derek Mundy retirement
Derek Mundy has stepped down from his post as Regional Manager North with immediate effect for personal and family reasons. At the same time this creates a vacancy for a Constituency Representative in Area 4, North Wales and Merseyside.
Derek has thirty years of continuous presence on various Guild committees and, now approaching his 85th birthday, he considers that it is time to retire while he is in good health.
As a Vice President, he will still take a keen interest in the fortunes of the Guild and sends his best wishes to those who continue with the business of managing the Guild’s affairs on both committees, with whom it has been a privilege to work.
The Guild expresses its thanks Derek for his long service in many roles and his commitment to the Guild, and wishes him well for the future.
Events News - December 2020
The first Guild virtual show generated huge interest and brought in 60 new members. The virtual events team is following up on that success with three more virtual events between now and March 2021. Full details here:
Events update - Dec 2020.pdf
Summary and feedback of the virtual show on 31 October with continued availability of the recordings on the Guild web site until 30 November here:
Virtual Show Facts - Dec 2020.pdf
The Virtual Events Team
Virtual Show - October update
Not long now till the Virtual Show on Saturday 31 October! We are adding more and more
- Traders adverts and promotions
- Technical Committee sessions and Modelling Competition
- A timetable of "Live" announcements
Make sure it is in your diary. Latest update is now available: Virtual show - October update r3.pdf
Kettering Spring Show 2021 Cancelled
Due to the pandemic, large gatherings will not be able to take place until next March at the earliest. To provide members, traders and exhibitors with certainty, the Guild has decided not to proceed with the Spring Show at Kettering.
More information: Kettering spring show 2021 cancelled.pdf