The lad had been less interested in the layout of late, I couldn't work it out until I realised that he couldn't see further than the fiddleyard!! . So we have removed the whole thing and now the lad can see right over to the station - Success!
I had really wanted a fiddleyard to make a 'proper' layout but with our configuration it just would not work - at least we can see the trains running round now.
Elsewhere on the model we have installed our new platform, building and yard lights (pics to follow soon) and we are cracking on with our bottle kilns. We are building a rail served pottery factory now to replace our current 'generic' goods yard.
hope everyone has a great holiday and gets time to do some modelling!