Sunday, January 3, 2016

Laying some final track work

Hi All,
 and Happy New Year to you everyone. I passed a little milestone yesterday  with the completion of track laying on SSC. It has been an enjoyable Christmas break this year, and one that has us all thanking God for his blessings in this last year. A New Year and a fresh start, especially in the modelling world. 

In the first photo on the left is the siding that has just been layed. This side of the layout has not received too much loving, so now it is the focus of my attention. Well that's not entirely true. I have a short to do list that I'm working my way through. 
Things like, repairs to blown LED's that weren't wired up with a resistor (but run on 9volts and worked for a while), completion of the layout lighting on the short side, a movable light on the inside of the end for Locomotive/Rollingstock repairs, reworking of point blades with a new version of holding them down. The list goes on but you get the idea.
Before moving on too quickly I'd like to thank all those people that made our hobby so enjoyable to be a part of last year. I was lucky enough to be a part of the Toowoomba Show, the Inverell Show, the Branchline Modellers Forum, running sessions at Daz's, Anthony's, and Craig's, modelling nights, and Toosdy Niters, thank you one and all!

We lost a Mate this year with the passing of Mike. He was around when I first came back to the hobby as an adult, and we shared many hair raising car driving experiences, and heated discussions. He was always happy to share his knowledge, especially to those who jumped in and had a go. There was never any bull with Mike, may he rest in peace.

 So what's next? This year as far as the hobby goes, I plan to work through all my projects currently on the workbench, and vow not to start anymore. There you have it in writing! I suffer with the 'joy of starting something new' syndrome, fairly common I think, but this year, no more, it's all about completion, of projects, models, goals. 

A procrastination free modelling year.
 It's nice to be back at the keyboard, and modelling bench for 2016. I promise to be more regular posting this year.
Have a great week!

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