Monday, 13 January 2020

Saturday Ramble

Desperately trying to get my head back into this as quickly as possible. Shutting everything down for some six weeks may seem like a good idea to some, but it doesn't help the backlog of things to be done when things resume.
There are about nine exhibitions this year and I'm sure I've missed one. That's the busiest yet I believe. I had attempted to have a maximum of six in a year, but that's not the way it's worked out. Plus several of these are further out than I would normally travel - nothing wrong with that, it's just different. There is more of a mix of layouts as well with Svanda taking a backseat again and not surprisingly Hopwood rises to the fore; more on this later. Orne is first out of the traps for the first time in over a year, the last being this very weekend in 2019. In fact it goes out twice, both to 009 group member's days: one in Norfolk and one in Oxford. Details on all this via the exhibitions tab at the top.
The major push is now to get the Welsh narrow gauge book done ASAP. This has slipped quite dramatically due to several project dead ends and the Peco projects taking precedent in deadline terms. I'm seriously behind and need to get the rest of the builds (including a small layout) done and all written up by the end of March for probable publication late summer which may mean two out this year.
Needless to say it's going to be busy.

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