Thursday, 16 February 2017

Sugar coated criticism?

What is wrong with some people?
A guy posts a picture on Facebook of a steam loco that looks like it's had a tin of brown paint thrown at it. then asks what you think of his "weathering". 
So, you add a comment offering help and advice, go to the trouble of finding and posting some prototype pictures that might help.
Next morning you find he has deleted your comments!
Obviously, he did not want any constructive criticism or help,
Either that or what I posted was not what he wanted to hear!
 I think he was expecting praise for a proper codge job.
I'm sorry but i wasn't going to sugar coat anything if it's a bodge job then it's a bodge job and that's it!
I'm no expert at weathering but I know a bodge when I see it.
He will be removed from my friends list in the next few minutes. 

Monday, 30 January 2017

The end of the line?

Decided to have a BIG clearout!
Thinking of selling "Steam on the Cambrian"
Due to my health and the constant need to ask people to help at exhibitions I think the time has come for me to retire from the exhibition circuit as a "private" layout. I shall continue to attend shows with the club layouts as required.
So, Sensible offers please if there is anyone interested.
(Layout only no stock included)
Once I am settled in my new home and the workshop is built at the bottom of the garden I intend to build a fixed layout just for my own enjoyment. I am NOT giving up my hobby of a lifetime just yet!

The last outing for "Steam on the Cambrian"  will be at Wombourne on the 4th March 2017.
Wombourne seems to be appropriate as my planned new fixed layout will probably be based on the Kingswinford branch and the line through Wombourne to Oxley.

More news as and when it happens