Here we are again

For reasons which are not entirely clear to me, three months have flashed past since the last post. One of these could be explained by my absence on essential railway research in the Antipodes (unfortunately not funded by the taxpayer, unlike some of our honourable elected members of parliament), but where the other two have gone is a mystery.

To recap, Monsal Dale is under way, mainly due to the energy of its principal sponsor, and recently some real modelling was seen happening upstairs, in the long-overdue application of ballast to the fixed dual-gauge layout. Where this burst of activity continues remains to be seen, but betting large sums of money on it would probably be unwise. Also we have been offered first refusal on an N-gauge layout by the son of its former owner. A Prompt Decision will be required, which is not something our Society is known for.