In the guise of 'just answering a few questions' I actually did some impromptu clinics.
Reverse Loop Operation in answer to the inevitable question on what do you use (DPDT switch, and change direction on the contoller). How do you keep your telegraph polea from moving/falling..... drive a 2x2 (or 2x2 for our American friends) peg into the ground to below ground level, drill post hole in peg, plant pole, then backfill with ballast. Same method for signal posts, by the way. Increase the hauling capacity of a small LGB loco..... remove the skates, especially if they have worn a groove in them.
Wellington Anniversary Day (Bank 'oliday, for you non colonials) tomorrow. 27°C forecast. Trains? Nothing else planned.