I don’t know why the train gods are smilling on us but we just got word that our location at the show has been seriously modified. Originally we were lucky to get in at all with the waiting list. Initially we were to be in the 4th and newest building. We just got notice that we have been moved to the main building and we are located with Dave Frary to one side and Scotty Mason on the other. Could you want a better location. I think not. Though I did have to take a critical look at some of the prototype kits I’ve used on our layout. The prototypes are test builds and as such can have a rough corner or three. Maybe I’m overreacting but the potential increased scrutiny has motivated me to revisit (scrap) a couple of those structures and replace them with new builds of the final release versions of two kits.
Brother Dave is also in a mad rush to find replacement motor brushes for our paper box cab which died unexpectadly during a layout burn in session. Another new addition to our roster of motive power, an 0-4-0 with paper cab, side tanks and snow plow is also undergoing some tune ups.
Good thing I like building models.