Hi Mike, I'm very sorry to hear your news, I know many people in the NE were thrilled to have a new and 'knowledgeable' model shop opening up in their area. It is a difficult time for the hobby market and I hope with the closing of your shop it is a lesson to those who buy 'big stuff' on the net (to save a couple of quid) but expect the local model shop to keep all the small stuff in stock, just for them.... My local model shop in Glasgow is closing in a few weeks time, they are retiring but with no confirmed purchaser to take over the business it's such a loss.
I understand your decision re your health, it must come first. I understand because it happened to me also, as you know I sold the retail side of my business because I could no longer humph boxes in and out of awkward exhibition venues so that is why I started the casting business at home.
I sincerely hope your health improves and you can continue with at least part of your business (your hobby will always be there) and wish you and yours all the best in the future.
Edited by davefrk, 29 April 2012 - 14:53 .