I like reading your many articles from people on your site.
I posted a ‘how to’ many years ago now about making a tunnel which you placed in your hall of fame!
Well following that I went onto making things & selling them on a scenics stall at UK model rail exhibitions. It became quite popular I am proud to say. But same as everywhere in the World, this Covid19 has put a stop to that with no sight of any exhibitions in the near future.
So I have decided to create a small 009 layout in my bedroom. Early stages and I am not very hot at electrics or layout building but I’ll try. My plan is a simple two level with a terminus station & shed on the upper level. (eventually)…
But when time allows me to, I keep doing a bit & it has led me to scratch build a small engine shed. Here are some pictures of work so far;
And my shed.
There’s no way I could forget Martin’s tunnel ‘how to’. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s here. It’s an absolute cracker.
Now on to Brian.
A small finicky project that I am busy with but time consuming and very very small. (HO scale)
The coin is a South African one rand piece used as a comparison. It is 20mm in diameter.
The traps come on a flat photo etched sheet and have to be cut out, bent to shape and super glued together. Note the Lobsters on the left in the third photo.
The boat is unfinished but shows some of the lobster traps behind the guy hauling in the rope.
Brian – the HOn3 guy – Knysna RSA”
A big thanks to Brian and Martin – clever stuff as usual.
Now on to my ‘thank you’ sale.
I don’t think I’ve ever had so many emails.
To those that are new to the site, here’s the backstory from last year: long story short, the site was starting to cost me money so I decided to hang my boots up.
I had some wonderful advice after that post.
1) Run a big sale, see what happens.
2) Stick some ads on the site.
3) Hope for the best, plan for the worst.
Now, one year on, I’m still here.
All thanks to you lovely lot.
So to say ‘thank you’ I thought I’d run a ‘thank you sale’ – which I did, with the Roundhouse print-out-scenery.
But then I got more and more mails saying, “Hey, what about the scenery prints?”
And because it’s a ‘thank you’ sale, I thought why not?
After all, it’s the least I could do, and of course, all the coffers collected will help keep this show on the road too.
So there you are.
I’m afraid I’ve made a bit of a mishmosh about it – I should have planned better. Sorry.
So to keep everybody happy (because without you there would be no blog), here’s it is:
I’ll leave it all up for a few days then we can all get back to business as usual!
And thank you everyone.
I know I’ve made a mess of saying thank you with sale, but I’m just very grateful I’m in a position to say thank you.
PS I’ll leave you with some good advice from Bonkers John: