Those of you on the 2mm_notices mailing list will have seen Edward Sissling's request for micro layouts to appear on the (bigger) Association stand at the Nottingham show next month. I've volunteered South Yard to attend on the Saturday (15th March)... since I pretty much always go to the Nottingham show anyway.
...all of which means that I need to do a bit of housekeeping in order to get it into a fit state to put on show. Here's a photo of it in its usual surroundings.
As you can see it gets used as a parking area for any incomplete projects. At the moment there's a St Ruth signal that's in for some attention and various bits of other models that are currently sealed in anti-dust boxes (or rather... chinese food boxes) awaiting some further coats of paint (weather permitting) - an oil tank, another Hawksworth and the 45xx chassis. Oh, and there's a Toad belonging to MinerChris which he left with me when he departed to Canada. Apparently he's expecting it to be painted when he gets back. The class 22 is just... parked.
Maybe I should have called this posting 'not quite on my workbench'.
I've written myself a shopping list of jobs that need doing (like a general clean-up for a start). Just over 2 weeks to go... at least this way I'll know what I have failed to do when I show up in Nottingham with the layout not quite ready
I hope to see some of you at the show. I'm not sure how much of the show I'll actually get to see though.