The big news this New Year is that almost a quarter of a century of long distance modelling is about to come to an end.
Himself is migrating North to join me on the west coast of Scotland in a few weeks time.
Aside from the joy of having family within 'popping in distance', as opposed to full-scale visitations once a quarter, as far as this blog is concerned it's going to transform our modelling opportunities.
Quite a lot of what we produce is a joint effort. The carriages are a prime example.
I will scratch build the bodyshells from styrene and make an interior, then, until now, it's been posted down to Himself to complete any aesthetic and mechanical fettling before he does the painting, varnishing and final assembly.
It's amazing that in all that time nothing has gone missing or been damaged in any of these 400 mile trips.
So thank you Mr Postman for being so reliable and careful all these years, but it's going to be wonderful not needing your services any more.
The only downside is that Bron Hebog and Dduallt will have to go into storage for perhaps as long as a year until they find a permanent home, but I'm hoping it will be a case of short term pain for long term gain.