A busy dayPosted: January 10, 2015
After breakfast Sue and I drove to a small retail park in Crayford, Kent. There is a branch of Hobbycraft in the retail park, and whilst I was walking around I saw several possible solutions to my model railway coupling problem. In the end I bought several packs of small metal eyelets in the picture framing section, and I intend to use them to couple my locomotives and rolling stock together.
After lunch I spent some time adding small blocks of Plasticard underneath each of the locomotives and wagons to act as mounting points for the couplings. This took some time, but I had finished this task by 4.30pm, which gave me enough time to get ready to drive Sue and I to our local Underground station.
Earlier in the day I had received an email from Conrad Kinch that informed me that he and his wife were in London, and that they wondered if we could meet up for a drink this evening. Now Sue and I are always happy to meet up with old (or new) friends, and so at 5.00pm we set off to meet them in Clapham. The journey should have taken us about forty five minutes … but thanks to very heavy traffic in the area near North Greenwich Underground Station (Charlton Athletic Football Club were playing a home game) we were thirty minutes later than expected getting to Clapham. As it was we were not too late to spend a very pleasant couple of hours in a local bar with Conrad and his lovely wife.
So today turned out to be quite a bit busier than I had envisaged it might be when I got out of bed this morning, but that was no bad thing … and I hope that I will have plenty more such days in the future!