Since then I have actually built a couple of wagons, some soldered track and a point.
I have some more points built for me by Keith Armes, and have converted a few items from Farish and Dapol, enough for me to build a small shunting yard. Never did manage to scenic it though.
There is also a box full of kits and bits that I have never had the courage to complete.
So why start a layout now?
Two main reasons:
- I am now retired, in a secure flat, and have the time and space,
- The layout challenge has made me feel guilty about the whole sorry history.