When Bron Hebog, and before it Dduallt, are described in exhibition programmes or magazine articles they are usually referred to as being built by Father & Son.
The hard truth, however, is that there's not a lot of 'son' about the building of the layouts.
Yes, I do my share of making the rolling stock, building the buildings and waffling on this blog, but I cannot remember ever lifting so much of a finger to assist with the construction of the baseboards or the track and scenery on them.
So last week when I spent a half term holiday with the family chez Himself I felt an overwhelming urge to put that right.
And so I spent a happy hour or so painting the sides of the rails rusty on the first part of the S-bend.
It wasn't a particularly skilful or taxing contribution to the construction effort however it does have a disproportionately positive impact on the overall look of the layout.
If you've never done it painting the rail webs is one of the easiest thing you can do make your model railway look better.