Hate to see you go - I have enjoyed your work. Our son and his family lived in Seven Oaks for almost 5 years and we loved to tour the less developed parts of the countryside. Nothing like a self sustaining estate to give you modeling ideas.
I too will be sad to see you go, but I can understand the reasoning behind your decision.
"Two Sister's Farm" always had a special kind of magic about it for me. Your eye for detail is one of the best I've seen, as shown in photos of "Two Sister' Farm" that have been published here and elsewhere on the web.
Thank you from the other side of the world for the inspiration and the enjoyment I have drawn form your modelling work with "Two Sister's Farm".
Perhaps not "Goodbye', but hopefully "'til we meet again" if you can can find a cost-effective Plan B,
Unanderra in oz
I know EXACTLY where you're coming from.
I live in 'London', but in fact in the country, right on the very edge of Greater-London.
I REFUSE TO PAY BRITISH TELECOM FOR A CRAPPY PHONE LINE & INTERNET !!
( read:- British TeleCON !! )
They are happy to lavish MILLIONS £££ on glitzy T.V. commercials featuring Hollywood movie stars...
...but can't seem to be able to put up a few new wires !
They promise the Earth & deliver NOTHING !
Check for speeds in your area, they say, YEAH RIGHT !!
I have as a result used a cellular system for Internet, for some years now.
Back in 2008, it was a tad expensive, but still WAY CHEAPER than a British TeleCON line-rental & Internet deal.
NOW it is in fact 'cheap as chips'.
Not good for Playstations(TM) or Netfix(TM), But I don't have time for that jazz anyhow, Too many cool models to make !!
Peter, in all seriousness, I have here TWO unused cellular-internet devices, which are compatible with Orange/T-Mobile, who are now called EE.
You've probably seen them, size of a cigarette-lighter, no battery, just plugs into the USB socket on your computer, software is in the device already.
If you can get an ( Orange/T-Mobile ) EE cellphone signal where you are, the device will work pretty well.
I would be more than happy to send one to you by Royal Mail for you to check out !!
It's so small it would go in an envelope for £1 First-Class post, I'll even pay the £1 !! since seeing Two Sister's Farm is worth a hell of a lot more than some stoopid movie !!
With a 'SIM-Card only deal' (you supply the device), from the local EE-shop, you should be able to buy enough data to use Freerails & other things quite a bit, for just £1, and top-up online easily when needed.
If you don't need the Internet much, you don't pay for it, simple as that !!
For Googleing, Freerails & hobby use alone, who actualy needs zillions of gigabytes per month anyway ?
Worked fine for me for years.
Peter YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE FREERAILS !!
Especially due to the crappy service & overcharging of British TeleCON !
Send me a PM with your address.
The device is in the Royal Mail to you pronto.
If you don't have it, it's going to landfill, I don't need THREE of the damn things !!
Check out the cost of the SIM-Only situation with EE, their 'minimum amount situation' I think you will find is very good for 'light users'.
I just put the USB-cellphone device in an envelope & stuck a stamp on !!
Am waiting for it's new owners address !!