Wow, has it really been over 6 months since I updated this build thread! Shame on me.
In my defence, home life has had to come first meaning the layout has definitely been on the backburner. In October, we saw a property we loved and put an offer in that thankfully was accepted. This mean, all modelling related stuff was packed away in anticpation of the move which finally took place just before Christmas. However, the new place needed a fair bit of work, more restoration of a period property than redecorating so most of the last couple of months have been spent restoring floors, plastering, fitting original coving and picture rails etc. A lot of work but much more in keeping with the style of the building. And this is just the living room!
On the modelling plus side, as we now have a garden we can do what we wish with, I am pleased to report SWMBO has approved my planning application for a summer house dedicated to the railway and I’m hopeful that work can commence in May or June. I’ve even done a little on the existing layout although this will probably remain as a single board now and it’s primary use will be to hone my modelling skills a bit further before embarking on a new layout. I’m planning on getting some more done this week in between papering and painting and will endeavour to get some photos up in the next few days.