I'm New, Please Be Gentle
- 8 Aug 2015
'This has gone on too long' said my Cardiologist after my 2nd heart attack. So we sold the big old rambling house with the huge garden and moved to a converted cottage with a walled garden in Fife. We moved in just after Hogmanay this year, there was much to do, but first we got the garden crew in. They repaved and added posts to enclose an area approx. 4m x 7. The columns made it look like we were having a pagan temple built, but I explained it wa for a railway.... As I hope this will last me until I am gaga I wanted to avoid stooping, so I plan to have a raised deck about 1m above the ground running around the perimiter of 'my' part of the garden.
The result looked like the picture yesterday, the timber for the decking comes tomorrow and then the fun starts......
I have been haunting e-bal over the last few years for equipment for the 'When I retire' tramway, so we moved with me bringing crate after crate of stuff, there is a lot of rolling stock waiting and a number of projects to undertake. having spent the last 30 years of my life 'modelling' tramways in 1:1 scale 1:24 -ish should be interesting. I used to model in 4mm scale but over the years my dexterous fingers seem to have turned into clumsy thumbs, so big stuff will be good.
If the moderators can bear it I will post regular progress reports on my wee Traction Empire over the months....years...