The final cut?

A brief post…

The torture is nearly over. No drama, no rants, no more pain, it is time to move on and gracefully accept the follies of fate and circumstances. Principles are one thing but my health must come first. Too long has been spent on the edge of the void, I have to accept that I cannot do this anymore. Yes, my health will always be a worry – that is the nature of being afflicted with bipolar disorder. However, there is a time say enough and accept that sometimes, you cannot win…

As for the “Works?” A summer break has been in force and the new season is about to open. I hope to get some images sorted soon so stay tuned.

I’ll be back!

Be seeing you.
Iain

P.S. Thanks to those who have been so supportive…

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Just when you thought it was safe…

The last posts I have made on this blog, have had a more optimistic and positive tone to them. Indeed, things were looking reasonably rosy; not that that lasted too long. More nonsense at work means that demons I had hoped had been well and truly buried, have now been dug up and reanimated – not at my doing I hasten to add! SO the progress and optimism of August has been given a good skellping and I find myself anxious and jittery – again!!!

Save to say the 1/224’s have not progressed as I had envisaged, nor have the other bits and bobs. To say I am frustrated and down is a mild understatement.

Mostyn is due out soon, a visit to Taunton over the weekend of the 25th and 26th of October. This makes the recent travails even more irritating. I suppose I should be thankful that I will any new stock finished but whence you get banana skins slipped under your radar like this????

Yours phi##ed aff.
Iain

Rantings and dribblings…

Good afternoon on this showery day, a day reflective of some aspects of our wonderful hobby… Ahem, well that may depend on certain things maybe?

The last few weeks have seen all sorts of on-line stooshies about all sorts of malarkey. Now valid adult debate is one thing but aggressive, nasty gobbing off? Please leave it in the pub and on the terraces please. I do question if some who inhabit cyberspace just “get-off” on being obnoxious? Ach whatever… I have enough trying to understand what my own brain is trying to do at times! Bipolar type illness is never boring I suppose…

The stock lettering is near the finish line and this leads to the weathering stage. I aim to get some work done, which I can then illustrate properly on this humble blog afore the next show Mostyn is appearing. That, of course, is at the Wigan Finescale Railway Modellers show in Wigan over the weekend of the 7th & 8th of June. Once upon a time this show was in December, just afore Christmas – a time for heavy jackets, woolly ganzies and warm socks. If this weather keeps up, it will be shorts and flip-flops time. I do wonder what sights that may bring but maybe it is a subject best not dwelt on too long…

Well its back to the finishing shop.
Be seeing you…

Sláinte
Iain

Now that would be nice. ..

The last few weeks have left me with a lot of time to muse and ponder, in between the feeling of profound disconnected darkness and apathy that is.
What would be nice to have as a modeller. A sort of nice bits wishlist.

Some ideas:
1 – Some etched under baskets for use on 4mm Grampus wagons – primarily the Parkside kits.
2 – A range of axleboxes and wagon springs akin to the LMS Models buffer range and cast to those standards.
3 – Some nice etched bits to tart up the Bachmann CovHops. I mean they are already pretty good but ach to aspire…
4 – A nice set of bits to tart up the Bachmann Bolster C wagons. Its been done for the auld Lima Bolster E so???

I’ll get back in my dark room shall I?

Seriously the must be other wee examples that would excite. Any suggestions out there or is something stirring one knows about?

And as for some of the virtual stooshies of late? I wish some would calm down, grow up and behave. It’s a hobby for mercies sakes and not an appendage waving contest!

Enough, raw bacon please.

Be seeing you.
Slàinte
Iain

Here we go again…

Hallo there.
Been quiet again here but sadly, things are a bit shoogly again.
A wee blip followed by an unexpected bereavement and everything starts shutting down again – annoying but that is life as a “beeper.”
I aim to get some stuff up soon so stay tuned. That,of course,also means getting my forum threads on various places updated.
Getting a wee mention in S4 News was a fillip but now it’s time to ride out the storm.

Be seeing you.
Iain