(This column fueled by pink cream buns from round the corner mmmmmmmm)
Its a pondering time here this morning. mainly around the convention and associated thoughts.
First up I would like to encourage everyone to go (its Hamilton I know but...) and bring along a model to enter in the competitions. you may not think its that good, but others may have a different opinion. The gentleman who won the John Rappard trophy last year didn't think he would do so well.
The old ghost of 'should we try to organise a modular layout for the convention' rumbled out again last week, rattling its end plates. I know its a pet hobby horse of mine, and I feel I should be driving/flogging it more. However its a lot more difficult given the fragmented nature of the NZ120 population. last century there were strong pockets of NZ120 modelers in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington. Today I would guess that apart from the Bay of Plenty there are not really any strong groups of more than 2 (please prove me wrong).
One thing we will have to sort out is if people want to build a roundy-roundy type layout, an end to end with turning loops, or a staging to staging type layout.
Eventually, I really want to see something along these lines. I know its not everyone's cup of tea, but it would be fun.