Efforts to continue fettling the board joints have been thwarted by the freak heatwave on the Costa del Clyde this week.
To make sure that everything's correct at the Porthmadog end Himself ideally needs to erect the whole layout, but the garage is not big enough.
He reckons it might be possible by poking the southern end out beyond the garage doors but the heat has been so intense that were he to try doing so we'd probably end up with buckled rails, just like those which have been stopping the full sized trains running at times this week.
So instead he's been getting on with another little task, to try and disguise the board joint which runs the length of the layout and across the fields above the station.
One way of doing this is with a strategically placed wall.
For our stone walls we use the plaster castings by Ten Commandments, and the one here is in the condition them come in the packet before they are painted.
We're also having to do some spot re-turfing after a little bit of damagae was sustained dismantling the layout at Bressingham last month.