Due to a young family, a busy job, and vacation, I've been very lax about
posting in recent times. Nonetheless, things have been happening!
The local Proto87 'Possie' gang moves around to each other's places to help
out with layouts and consumption of beer. Although I have to say that my
layout, Sutton Grange, has been getting a lot of attention. Rene' Gourly and
Andrew Hutchinson have been rolling up their sleeves and getting down to some
track laying. Thanks guys! With the help of some rapid-printed switch components (compliments of Rene's
drafting skills), we again did battle this week. And by the end of the session,
things suddenly started to look like a layout.
Apart from the track laying, the J Class steam loco and I have finally come
to an understanding, with the chassis running very nicely. It's been a hard
slog to get to this point, but it's very gratifying to look back and see the
base camp from where I started. Thomas Edison is now known as the inventor of the incandescent light bulb. However,
he suffered a lot of setbacks on the way. Before finally identifying the light
bulb that worked, he commented that “...I have not failed. I've just found
10,000 ways that won't work.” So to misquote Mr Edison, I’ve found a few ways
not to make a reliable Proto87 steam loco chassis!
I'll put up another post about the J Class shortly.
Coal and Caboose
1 day ago