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Catch-up post

August 27th, 2012 (12:20 am)
current location: KY16 8SX

I usually like my posts to be about something, but I’m aware I haven’t posted anything in longer-than-usual and with another week dawning where I know I’m not going to have the time to post (never mind the inclination), I thought a general catch-up might be a good idea.

Much of July was spent in California visiting msinvisfem. Since my return, I've been to Claymore in Edinburgh and spent a fair bit of my time at weekends painting stuff I picked up, particularly La Maison Rouge, a model building in 28mm scale that really looks good. Since painting enthusiasm is to be valued, I've not got on with any other things, like the Windows Phone app I started months ago, or the electronics projects I started months ago, or, well, anything else I probably started months ago. If not longer in the past! And that’s before I even think about the possibilities of T Scale*, which I’d never heard of before the St Andrews Model Railway Exhibition a couple of weeks ago.

Some of this stuff is definitely post-worthy, so might still crop up later. But for now, I’m fine, I’ve been doing stuff, and hope to resume normal, occasional service in the not-too-distant future. Just not right now.

* The smallest model railway scale in the world, and more affordable looking than other quite small scales. Shame it’s all modern and no steam at the moment.


Posted by: Toby Atkin-Wright (tobyaw)
Posted at: August 27th, 2012 09:11 am (UTC)

T Scale! That's quite exciting - I didn't know anyone made trains that small.

I have some (rather old) Z gauge, but that must seem rather large in comparison to T.

Sad to have missed the model railway exhibition this year.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: August 27th, 2012 10:27 am (UTC)

The actual layout on display was a promotional one that seemed to be more about showing it was possible to have trains that small than looking good, but nonetheless it was exciting to see. I bought an N gauge set for myself as a graduation present for myself *cough* some time ago but haven't done much with it and couldn't justify the expense of Z gauge to myself - but something as tiny as T Scale has real possibilities for doing something interesting in a small space. And I just like small anyway.

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