Back in 2013 I decided that I would build a new layout. So plans in my mind began and I decided on a 9ft x 3ft design, work began on the boards and they were built by the end of that year. As 2014 came work had to come to a stop as a change in my career took place, causing no time or funds to continue. In summer 2017 my career changed again which then I was able to start again on the project. Over the last three years I have been hard at work constructing my layout with help from Simon Warnes and Rex Mounfield. My new layout is called Foxvale and is completed other than having perspex fitted on the front. It is still a N Gauge layout running on DC and will mainly feature my diesel locomotives with freight rolling stock. The occasional steam excursion will also been seen from time to time. I have included a couple of pictures of it for you to see but you can find more within the Photo Gallery on my new website, make sure to check it out: foxvalelayout.weebly.com
This year is not been brilliant, since being put into Lockdown life has changed from when I use to be out and about all the time to now staying at home. Many of you might remember my Dad being a member of the club a few years back, he is a high risk for Covid-19 due to his health problems and therefore myself and mum have to be very careful that we don't catch it and bring it home to him. I've spent most of my time now playing Xbox One to keep me occupied, I also spend some time in the garden in the lovely sun (when it shows lol). During this lockdown has helped me to also finish Foxvale with the time I've had to work on it. Unfortunately I don't get out very much other than going to work and doing an essential weekly food shop. The sooner this is all over would be the better as I miss so much to do with my main two hobbies being Model Railways and the Car Scene going to car shows/meets. I'm only now in the last week just beginning to meet with a few friends socially distanced within our back gardens. I reckon it will be a while still yet before I return to things which have opened for a long time now through the easing of lockdown but I don't feel comfortable yet to do this as I believe the risk is still to high.
For now I shall say "stay safe all and all the best",