A month ago, I returned from the annual 'big bash' of German O Scalers in Giessen. Unfortunately, I was not a happy bunny, the event merely emphasised how far my project has deviated from my personal view of how a model should replicate the prototype. All the layouts at the show were thin modular affairs with lots of track and no scenery- not good. However, it could be worse, I made this decision just as I began my retirement, I was making a fresh start on the last great project.
Within three weeks, all the stock and major components had been sold and I had bought a wallpaper steamer (wonderful device) to help remove the ballasted track.
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.