The first building is now complete! Many thanks to my father for his expertise in this area! I'm afraid I don't have the patience for these card kit buildings but he seems to enjoy them and there is little doubt that they look extremely good. He has now completed my island station with excellent results.
The weekend will see me looking for the next for him to work on, perhaps the school, church, farm or pub! I also need to get some fencing and sheep so that I can continue with some of the scenery bits.
During the week, I simply couldn't resist this little beauty!
It's a limited edition Royal Warwrickshire Regiment LMS locomotive made exclusively for Castle Trains
and, as I understand it, I have the first digital command control version! Running it did suggest that I may have to raise one section of flat track at some point in order to lower the gradient so that it will runa little easier over the hills - it seems to be a bit heavier than my Sheffield express. Of course, it could be that the track is in need of a clean and so I also ordered one of these today.
It's a very clever track cleaner from Dapol
. I ordered mine from Hattons
and am looking forward to it arriving. It uses abrasive pads at the front to clean the track, a vacuum in the middle to suck up dust and debris and then pollishing pads at the rear!
Tomorrow evening I have the discos at school - oh joy! During the day we are having a 'Living Willow'
sculpture planted in school, (look for the Green Room on their website,) and today saw another first for us as we launched our new podcasting
service to communicate to parents! Modern schools are quite a shock to many people who have cause to visit compared with the 'good 'ol days'!
Sunday afternoon, I need to go and fetch a truck full of bags of bark chippings being donated to us to put down under the living willow sculpture - certainly promises to be an extrememly busy weekend!