Tuesday, 3 July 2012
I'm currently photographing and writing for the final instalment of Polbrock which is currently being serialised in Model Rail magazine, the series covering the construction from start to finish of this little layout. The whole story is being squeezed into around 24 or so pages over 4 issues, which is probably enough for any magazine without it getting tardy and draining like these 'diaries' type features all too frequenty can be, remembering the reader most likely hasn't specifically bought the magazine to read about my fumblings.
I must admit what to write about, what to leave in or out, has been tricky, for it would be quite easy to fill a book if I detailed everything, so I have tried to tackle the aspects that are important to me. There are almost certainly better ways of tackling some of the bits that I've built, so from that point of view I really look forward to feedback from readers whether via my website or 'Editor's desk', for railway modelling is always a learning process, however far down the road we are. Equally if I've helped somebody get around a problem or inspired somebody to throw out that threadbare armchair out I'll be even more happy!
On the road; over the past couple of weeks, Polbrock has 2 confirmed outings, kicking off with Model Rail Live in September at Barrow Hill Roundhouse (click the logo top right of this page), followed by the highly acclaimed Railex at Aylesbury Stadium at the end of May 2013.