Sunday 5 April 2015

Lost my model railway mojo.

I've been in denial over the last several months. But the truth is: I'm losing interest in this model railway.

I started it in the Autumn of 2011.

One significant cause of my being dispirited is the role that DIY plays. I get no satisfaction from DIY and I can't get to the next stage which is basically populating the diorama with model vehicles and figures until some electrical wiring is finished.

The 'black dog' of DIY has cursed me from the beginning. Honestly, if I had the money I would employ someone to do all the wiring and sawing and nailing etc. But I don't. (Must start doing the lottery.)

Another debilitating and enervating factor has been the aesthetic decision making involved. I can't make up my mind how to render the backdrop. This is crucial for highlighting the qualities of the model buildings which individually I'm very pleased with. But against an unsympathetic backdrop they look awful.

This is the current state of play.

Indecision writ large.

Finally, I've experienced some delays in the arrival of certain infrastructure items. I've waited at least a month for the strip of patterned cobbled street  to arrive. Until that comes I can't arrange vehicles and figures in front of the station.

But, mainly, the problem is the DIY issue.

At last, this week the remaining 2 boxes of Preiser H0 scale Boules players arrived.

Once unpacked, they will be placed on the Boules area in front of the station.

Here are some photos of one set of players in position.

So, now I have 3 boxes on the sideline awaiting the return of the Mojo.

Currently listening to:

A Blast from the Past

The Album "Friend's Friend's Friend" by Audience was released in 1970, and I played it to death.


The main track on the album can be heard here:

Apparently, Howard Werth played a nylon stringed acoustic guitar and I think you can hear that on this track..

Hardy Perennial

Released in 1970

Obviously, the difference between A Blast from the Past and a Hardy Perennial is that I hardly ever play the Blast but continually re-visit the Perennial.

Currently reading:

I'm finding this book to be addictive

Read a passage every day.

And re-visiting these two:


If you get a chance to see this film - do so.

Or, if you prefer:

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