It's a bit of a ground zero day today. Hopwood still has a detailing phase to go through, but that can hold for a while, and I needed to get 009 News done over the weekend - just the contents and check over to do now.
A breath taken and back to the publishing empire; well getting the next book done anyway which has been on hold for a period of time. So back to the typing and the Welsh narrow gauge. This is technically book five; four has yet to be revealed, and it's suddenly quite exciting with a rush of new narrow gauge 009 stock and locomotives planned in the upcoming months from Peco and Kato. Obviously these will naturally fall just beyond my publishing schedule, but it does show that there is a definite interest, and 009 seems to be the buzz at the moment with not unsubstantial amounts of money being invested in new tooling. Does this indicate that the 4mm manufacturers feel that they have cooked the standard gauge market and that 'smaller' prototypes that can hover around £100 are the big sellers?