I don't know about knocking out quite complex models daily, but this is the progress so far today on the D&S Milk Van.
Dave Shakespeare's widow, Julie, called to see us today - actually more to see Mo - but I enjoyed seeing here again. A mate came around 2.30 pm to collect a couple of models, so I got back to this (having stated it after lunch) around about 3.00 pm. I tinkered with it for a couple of hours, watched a totally daft black and white film, had a meal, went back to it about 7.00 pm and put the iron down just after nine.
Complex it might be, but when the fit of the parts is perfect, speedy construction is a doddle. Construction is with solder, of course. I don't wish to start further discussions/arguments/differences of opinion/etc, but anyone who advocates that a kit like this can be assembled with glue (of any kind) is talking through his/her hat.
Had the opportunity to examine this van today. What a cracker. I also had the chance to see Little B again after quite a long time. Inspirational with some really lovely scenic work and several, historically accurate cameo scenes. There were some trains to watch and some recently constructed loco's to admire. I quite like seeing WM and Brass/Nickel Silver in the 'raw', especially when they 'sound' so good too.
Thanks Tony and Mo for the excellent lunch; much appreciated. Good to see Gilbert as well, however this meant I was outnumbered by BRER modellers
Tony has said in the past that goods vans and wagons are not one of his priorities as he enjoys more the coach and loco poart of the operatons. However I must say that the goods trains that ran today look just like those that I remember seeing all those years ago and the stock is beautifully modelled/finished.
I survived the horribly wet A1 and am now enjoying an Organic Cider from Herefordshire, not bought lovally but purchased at the Telly Tubby Services on the M5 a couple of weeks ago.