If you've read the few sentences directly under the heading photo you'll realise that this blog is focussed on why things happen rather than how things happen. Nothing succeeds in pumping up the motivation like a bit of success, conversely failure can spark off a downward spiral. Both phenomena have conspired to scupper recent progress on Morfa. The good news is that I appear to be developing mild competency in the business of resin casting, so far the subjects tackled have been narrow gauge in nature. Sticking with the small railway theme I've also been very pleased with the way my whimsical essay in 009 is turning out. For me this is good, but looking at Morfa in isolation it's led to a concentration of efforts in the successful areas.
Compounding this is a failure with my first attempt at the Abertafol embankment. I was attempting to replicate stone with Das clay over card formers. I'm off the opinion that the card wasn't beefy enough and the Das not applied thickly enough as when scribing stonework I quickly hit the card sub layer which gave a fluffy look to the pointing.
It's not all doom and gloom as I scored a result with a zero cost conversion of a four pound, Hatchette part work, carriage to EM gauge and in my favoured blue and grey livery.
It's successes like this in different spheres of the layouts development that keep me plugging away at the problems until a satisfactory conclusion is reached.