Monday 21 August 2017

The trials of half writing

One of the problems of putting a book together is getting the order right and then finding that getting all the physical bits for this is a problem in the short term. As this is my third crack at this I've got used to suddenly shuffling about and moving to another section in order not to waste time. This is dangerous as it's at this point that mistakes are likely with photo numbers and the like.
This has just happened while I was researching coaches. As usual the more you know the more there is to know, and being one of those people who is happy to accept that I know nothing in the first place I keep looking. I was happy to use the buffers that I had on the next section, but a read of various tracts and forum posts made me uneasy and desirous to improve the situation. Then the question: Do I mail order the bits from Dart Castings, or wait until I probably go to Scaleforum a month away? The second question is, if the latter, what do I move onto in the mean time? And is this dangerous? It might be time for a bit of pagoda work...


  1. I feel your pain. In fact, I feel MY pain, as I've just been in hospital for a kidney stone operation.
    But back in the real world, I can sympathise with the desire to maintain continuity, balanced against the need to make progress. I'm currently half way through the sequel to BotT and have a similar problem? puzzle? challenge?
    The bulk of the book is set in the spring of one year but there is a parallel story involving Wolfgang (remember?)that begins in the spring of the previous year. I've got to find a way to bring these two events together, logically and chronologically. I know it will work, eventually, but I mustn't worry too much about it now or it will do my nut in.

  2. Off topic I know. But a first glance at the picture and I thought you'd produced cracking a new station building for the AoC.

    1. In theory it would be a good idea as it's quite close to the original kit building recommended. However... I'm not that cracking more's the pity.