Model Railway Scenery News…
Good Morning <<First Name>>,How’s things? I thought spring was on its way last week, but it seems I got it completely wrong! It’s freezing here this morning, almost literally. Looks like a cold week or two ahead. Mind you, it normally snows around Elizabeth’s Birthday so it’s par for the course I guess. Hope you’re all well, and that things are progressing well on your layouts. We’ve been working hard as usual here with a few challenging moments this week, but we made it through in one piece. I’m pleased to say that all machinery is now running well (apart from needing a new lens on the big laser, but it’s about time… 6 months is normal for the life of them), but as always there’s sooooo much to do.
Iain’s now completed his first month with us here at SMS and I think he’s settled into his new role well, knocking the club website into shape with all the downloadable products now being available through there, which you can download in exchange for club points. Which reminds me actually, it’s time to issue this month’s 600 Free Express Points to all active members, so we’ll do that first thing Monday morning. He’s also been managing the Railway Modellers Facebook group and taking some cracking product photos too!
Wedding preparations are going well and we’ve completed the ceremony forms. Just need to work out what pieces of music we’d like before the ceremony, and then we’re off down to Cornwall a week on Thursday for a couple of days of sea air and to sort out catering arrangements with Louise from the Cornish Pod. We also had a bit of good news yesterday too. We’re getting a refund for some PPI we had on a loan about 12 years ago and the confirmation of the refund came through yesterday, so that will cover the cost of the Bridesmaids dresses and a few other bits too. Not often you get a windfall, but it’ll certainly come in handy. I tell you what, I know the phone calls are annoying and it kinda puts you off even thinking about PPI and all that stuff, as it seems a bit “scammy”, but it’s worth looking into. A friend of ours put us in touch we someone she used and I’m glad we did it now, otherwise I’d never have bothered. If anyone wants the info let me know 🙂
Right railway stuff, as it’s nearly 7am! First up, we take a trip just down the road from here to Richard from New Junction who’s got together with his mate Jason to make flower beds for his station. Click here to watch the video and see how it’s done.
They use plaster cast flower beds in that tutorial which can be a bit messy to make, but if you fancy something a bit easier to assemble and you like working with card, then these are worth a look as you can assemble them in a couple of minutes.