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N Scale Vehicle Association Launches Web Site
« on: January 25, 2013, 03:52:22 PM »
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Working with Bob Johnson of the 1/87 Vehicle Club, the N Scale Vehicle Association now has its own web site.

http://nscalevehicles.org/

Both groups share the common goal of having more high quality vehicle models available for their respective scales.  The 1/87 Vehicle Club has been around for many years, and the N scale modelers are sure to benefit from their experience.  In fact, the 1/87 Vehicle Club’s work with Athearn laid the foundation for the N scale version of the Mack trucks that are the standard most of us use to judge new injection molded vehicle models.

The web site will be an ongoing work in progress, so be sure to check it frequently for news and general information regarding N scale vehicle models.  The NSVA’s Membership group on Yahoo will continue to be an open dialog for modelers and manufacturers to discuss the models we would like to see produced.  The Yahoo group requires membership to view the posts and other resources, but the price if free!

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NScaleVehicleAssociation/

This is a great way to start the New Year, and if you happen to be at the Amherst Railway Society Show in W. Springfield, MA this weekend, be sure to stop by the 1/87 Vehicle Club’s booth and thank Bob Johnson for all of his efforts on our behalf.  Also, stop by the DeLuxe Innovations booth and thank Dave Ferrari for donating space and material for the N Scale Vehicle Association display.  This is our first public activity aside from the National N Scale Conventions.

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Re: N Scale Vehicle Association Launches Web Site
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2013, 04:02:24 PM »
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Carter, this is really welcome news.  Is there a way to link the website's photo gallery to the Yahoo group gallery?  If not, when will we se ethe call for pics in the group digest?

Nicely done!
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Re: N Scale Vehicle Association Launches Web Site
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2013, 04:14:46 PM »
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This is good news!
glad to see another manufacturer out there now!
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2013, 04:25:42 PM »
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Thank you for this additional resource.
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Re: N Scale Vehicle Association Launches Web Site
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2013, 04:34:06 PM »
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Carter, this is really welcome news.  Is there a way to link the website's photo gallery to the Yahoo group gallery?  If not, when will we se ethe call for pics in the group digest?

Nicely done!

Thanks Phillip.  I do'nt know of way to link the photos, so there will be a request for "new" photos to populate the galleries on the web site. 

Right now I am a bit overwhelmed in trying to get all the other information together, but the request will be posted on the Yahoo group.

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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2013, 07:34:48 PM »
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FaNtastic!

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2013, 09:20:41 PM »
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Most excellent! Well done!
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2013, 10:03:32 PM »
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Very nice Carter,we are now in the BIG TIME. :D Imdon't believe you could ask for a better helper than Bob Johnson.

I did not notice a link to our Yahoo site,did I miss it?
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2013, 10:43:39 PM »
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Glad to see a website on N Scale Vehicles. I belong to the Yahoo Group and it's good to see N Scale is coming along with more realistic vehicles. Thanks Rich
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2013, 12:22:33 AM »
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Very nice Carter,we are now in the BIG TIME. :D Imdon't believe you could ask for a better helper than Bob Johnson.

I did not notice a link to our Yahoo site,did I miss it?

Johnathan,

The third link up from the bottom on the left is Discussion Group.  Click on it, and there is a link to the Membership Group on Yahoo.

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Re: N Scale Vehicle Association Launches Web Site
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2013, 12:41:19 AM »
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Excellent Carter!  In the times where everybody seems to be gravitating towards F-book and T-itter, it is nice to see a new website pop up.  I should also cave in and join the Yahoo group (I was trying to limit the number of the Yahoo groups I belong to, but what the heck!).
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Re: N Scale Vehicle Association Launches Web Site - Request for Photos
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 11:31:41 PM »
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The development of the NSVA web site is progressing, and we now have the New Products page visible.

http://nscalevehicles.org/new_products/new_products.php

Thanks to Chuck from Feather River Trains, Joe from Showcase Miniatures, David from NZT Products (with some help from Daniel) we have a bunch of great photos showing some great N scale models.

The next task at hand is to start building the photo galleries for the site.  So, if you have photos that feature 1:160 scale vehicle models that you would like to see posted in a photo gallery, you may send them to NSVA.Photos@gmail.com.

The photos need to be in focus and feature one or more 1:160 scale vehicle models predominantly in the scene.  If you want to send a photo of a model that is not in a scene, it would be best if the background were white or light gray.  Photos of models on workbenches are fine for how to articles, but we would like the photos in the photo gallery to really focus on the model itself, without distractions.

Also, when you submit a photo, be sure to include a description of the model, such as the manufacturer and any modifications you have made.  I will also need a name to put with the photo, so if someone other than the photographer created the model, please include both the name of the photographer and the name of the modeler.  The only compensation is that you will have inspired others with the photos you shared.

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Re: N Scale Vehicle Association Launches Web Site
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 11:36:38 PM »
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Carter, I prefer blue backrounds for my models at it makes the paint pop a bit more. Will that be OK?
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Re: N Scale Vehicle Association Launches Web Site
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2013, 12:29:04 AM »
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Carter, I prefer blue backrounds for my models at it makes the paint pop a bit more. Will that be OK?

Daniel,

Blue should be fine.  The main concern I have would be busy backgrounds that distract from the model. 

Of course, vehicles in a model "scene" is always cool.

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Re: N Scale Vehicle Association Launches Web Site
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2013, 07:59:36 AM »
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What is the status of getting CMC to release in n-scale the 1941/46 trucks announced for HO?
This has been my hope for n-scale vehicles, i.e. to get the current manufacturers to release
vintage items in n-scale as in HO.