Readers of this blog know one thing:
I’m constantly banging on bout making a start.
Inertia affects us all, even Hall of Fame member, Mark.
But as you’ll see, it’s all about rolling up your sleeves and having a go.
And that’s the same for a brand new simple oval, or one like Mark’s that is 6 years in the making:
My Tip for Today is “just do it”.
After six years, I finally accepted the challenge…
It was a relatively small project, but very difficult to reach and extremely annoying.
This scene went unfinished for years as it is over five feet from the front of the layout and almost impossible to reach.
The height of the upper track is a little over five feet high.
The only possible access is over the top of the upper deck reached from the “canyon” isle in the back.
That meant doing scenery from a step ladder, bending over the top about two feet in to the layout and working upside-down!
I accepted the challenge and actually completed the scene in a timed 53 minutes! (not counting time for the glue and ballast to dry).
Just one more thing to scratch of the “this is probably never gonna get done” list.
A huge thanks to Mark.
It just goes to show, your layout is like most things in life: starting is more than half the battle.
Though I do concede, I think what took Mark less than an hour would take me an afternoon or two…
That’s all today, folks. Please do keep ’em coming.
And if you want to make that start, you won’t go wrong with the Beginners guide.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still going strong.