Saturday, 2 May 2015

Go East Not So Young Man

So a  quick update on the house move situation. Things continue to move rather fast. Within twenty four hours of my last post we found a house we both fell in love with, our offer has been accepted, the mortgage is in place....and every finger and toe is currently crossed that nothing goes wrong.

Actually I'm sort of hoping one small thing goes wrong just so we can get it out of the way.

I'm not going to tempt fate by posting too many details yet, but the photo above gives a very strong clue about the approximate location, especially to a few of you who I know are reasonably local to the area. A pity this site wasn't for sale itself really.

What it currently lacks is an office and a proper workshop, but it has plenty of space for both that is currently occupied by kennels. Mind you with the poodles managing to be rather annoying this morning the idea of keeping the kennels has its own appeal.

As for the garden....

Well I think it makes a 7 1/4" gauge line pretty much compulsory. There is ample scope to start with something simple and then add in a more circuitous route at a later date. And in a remarkable coincidence the ideal loco for it has just been successfully tested before entering production.


  1. Hi James

    Best of luck with the move. I hope things don't get held up. It seems to take much longer to get to completion these days. 3 to 4 months is not untypical.

    And the opportunity for a garden railway sound great.

  2. Thanks, yes the process seems much longer than it used to, and with more hoops to jump through. We are hoping for mid June.

    The garden railway poses an interesting question about the optimum size for garden lines in different scales. It is possible I'll adopt the approach I took with the last large garden I had and have both a 16mm line and a 7/8ths scale line hidden out of view of each other rather than going for one large line, and that they'll both be hidden behind the 7 1/4" gauge to avoid being visually obtrusive on the garden.