The NGS online shop is a combined portal for buying/renewing membership and for purchasing items from the NGS Shop.
To see the latest NGS Shop News
For more information on Membership on this website.
To track recent shop orders
The NGS website has more information on the kits and models members are able to purchase from the shop.
A beginners guide to using the NGS online store
To go directly to the NGS online store. To become a member, renew your membership or purchase an NGS product. Only NGS Members can buy products from the NGS Shop.
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Please see the Shop News page for more details.
|Date||Outgoing order status|
|09 Dec||6 orders in hand|
|08 Dec||22 orders dispatched|
|04 Dec||3 orders dispatched|
|02 Dec||20 orders dispatched|
|30 Nov||14 orders dispatched|
|29 Nov||2 orders dispatched|
|28 Nov||5 orders dispatched|
|25 Nov||17 orders dispatched|
|18 Nov||10 orders dispatched|
|13 Nov||1 order dispatched|
|11 Nov||15 orders dispatched|
About the NGS Shop
The NGS Shop is run by the Shop Administrator- a member of the society acting as a volunteer. The Shop Manger is also a member of the NGS Management Committee. The Shop Administrator is assisted by the Dispatch Manager in fulfilling orders. The Dispatch Manager holds the stock and picks/packs/posts the orders out to members.
The NGS Shop does not keep “shop” hours or have a dedicated NGS Phone number.
The Shop Administrator can be contacted by email at email@example.com or by post at the following address:
NGS Shop Administrator, 5 Sarazen Green, Livingston, EH54 8SZ
The NGS Shop stocks a wide range of NGS own products – see the Products page for further information.
Only fully paid-up NGS members may make purchases from the NGS Shop.
Orders can be placed with the NGS Shop by using the joint Membership/Shop online store at https://www.ngsjoin.com/ or by post to the above address.
The online store can accept payment by debit/credit card or by PayPal account.
Mail orders can be paid by debit/credit card or by cheque (made payable to N Gauge Society).
Members are requested to allow 21 days for delivery (although 7 days is typical in UK/Europe).
Members can track the progress of their orders on the NGS Shop Order Status page.
NGS Shop FAQ.
Below are some commonly asked questions about the NGS Shop.
When will I receive my order?
Under normal circumstances you should receive your ordered items within one week for deliveries to the UK. Orders posted to most European countries are the same, but further afield are longer and depend on the destination country. Circumstances are not normal when – there are bank/public holidays; the Shop Manager is away or when then are high levels of ordering underway – such as with the release of a new product.
My order is overdue – where is it?
There are a number of reasons why your order can be delayed:
- Your membership as expired (expect a prompt from the Membership Secretary).
- You didn’t add P&P (expect a prompt from the Membership Secretary).
- The shop is particularly busy (look out for notices on the NGS website)
- The Shop Manager is away (never more than 2 weeks)
- Your order contains a large number (10 or more) of the same item, then it may be processed differently and so be delayed.
- Your order contains both membership subscription and product purchases, then it may be delayed as it has to go through two separate processes.
Check to make sure your membership is current and that you paid the appropriate P&P. Check the recent order status page on the NGS website for any information. Otherwise, if the order is over 21 days delayed, then contact the Shop Manager to make enquiries. Note that the vast majority of orders are tracked through Royal Mail these days and members who supply an email address will normally receive a tracking number when the order is posted.
I forgot to add P&P to my order – what can I do?
The simplest and quickest solution is to use the appropriate menu item on the NGS online shop/membership site to create a “Sundry Payment to the Society” to the value of the P&P charge appropriate to your order. Please add a comment in the ‘Additional Information’ box to say what the sundry payment is for, for example “To pay P&P for order number xxxxx”. If you are unable to use the internet for payment, then please send a cheque or payment card details to the Shop Manager.
How can I get help on using the NGS online shop?
The NGS online shop can be daunting for the first-time user. There is however a beginner’s guide available by clicking here.
If that doesn’t help, please contact the Shop Manager or just post you order instead.
Can I phone-in an order?
It is possible to phone in an order, but this is generally discouraged.
The Shop Manager is a voluntary role and so is not available at all times to take member’s calls. The Shop Manager’s phone is a personal one – not a Society phone and so is used for other calls and outgoing calls are paid for by the Shop Manager. If the Shop Manager is ‘out and about’ it may not be possible to record details of the order. However where a member has accessibility issues with other ordering channels, it is possible to arrange for orders to be taken over the phone. Phone order payments can be made by payment card, or a follow-up cheque in the post. PayPal is not acceptable. Ensure you are in a safe location where no one can overhear you payment card details. Do not leave payment card details in a voice-mail message if the Shop Manager is not able to answer in person.
Can I email an order?
It is possible to email an order to the NGS shop, but members are warned that emails are inherently insecure and that under no circumstances should payment card details be included within the text of an email.
Where do I post mail orders to?
Since May 2017, the NGS Shop address has been 5 Sarazen Green, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 8SZ. Please take care if using old order forms which may contain previous shop manager addresses.
Mail orders can be paid for by payment card or cheque. PayPal is not acceptable. Please do not enclose cash. Mail orders via Royal Mail are generally considered to be reliable, but but if you have concerns about the security of your card or bank details then use a secure postal service such as ‘signed for’ and/or ‘tracked’.