I won't pretend that batch building isn't a little boring sometimes - I'm always itching to get started on the next project - but building identical models back to back does mean that subsequent ones come together a lot faster than the first one.
So, in the space of a few days, I have a second resin Super Barn which has reached the same point in construction.
The plan is that these will both be models of 108 - one for me and one for a client.
Still sitting on the shelf above the workbench are the castings for a model of 103 - the prototype Super Barn - for the same customer and I have learned in the last couple of days that he would like a 121 as well.
I shall have to decide on my construction strategy now.
The question is whether to bring these two to a finish and then put the other two through as a pair or if I pause work on these and start working on the remaining couple until I have four carriages all at the same point?
The advantage of starting the other two right away is that I can capitalise on having 'got the knack' of making the particular design of chassis and roofs for these carriages rather than having to get back up to speed a few weeks down the line.
On the other hand, having to repeat all the remaining processes - such as underframes and interiors - four times over would be, frankly, extremely tedious.