I find myself beginning 2019 much the same as I ended the previous year - casting another batch of wagon kits.
Sales of my SAR range at Narrow Planet have been brisk again leading to a request to produce more stock to be sold on the website.
The turn of the year is traditionally a time to make resolutions and my intentions for the next few months are that I would definitely like to build up my stock of WHHR carriages to have a more representative rake to hang behind Russell and the Baldwin.
Himself is coming towards the end of his project to build Garratt 143 and when that's done I'll be giving him plenty of encouragement to start on 130, which I fully expect to see entering service in Wales this year.
I know that he's also keen to make progress on the second FR Observation Car 152 which has been in abeyance for a number of months now.
I cast and assembled the majority of the body but I'm waiting for him to make up the brass roof and the solder the front pillars into position before I take it back and add the interior.
He's also been mentioning to me that he'd like to build some models of bowsiders 17 and 20 in their current liveries to bring our vintage sets up to date.
So, all in all, there's plenty to be getting on with.