Everyday I get nearer to finishing, but I never quite get there. I feel that I entered the Cameo competition as a hare but finished as a tortoise. This layout has taken 18 months longer than anticipated. However, railway modelling is about satisfaction not speed and I do feel a great sense of satisfaction with Old Parrock. Yes, there are things I would do differently, but that's for the next project. The station and covered lever frame are now complete. The porter dozes in the afternoon sun, but no-one will worry about that... ...because everything is a bit sleepy. The coalman's cart needs weathering, there are passengers to paint for the carriage and I need to finish the fiddle yard. Three locos need crews and one needs couplings.