Firstly, a rather belated Happy New Year to all on WT. Santa was very good to me this year, bringing two very useful bits of model making equipment. The trestles are fantastic for working on the layout, giving height adjustment and access to the underside. They will form the basis of display for Marchford Creek when (hopefully) the time comes to exhibit. The drill is an excellent bit of kit and is already earning its keep for tasks where I would have made do with a pin vice before. I’m hoping to add more small machine tools to the collection in future, so I can make and modify more items to a high standard myself. Other commitments and a severe loss of mojo meant that progress on Marchford Creek was rather sporadic in the latter part of last year, putting me about some way behind schedule. Over the Christmas holidays a good deal of modelling time was available, and work has caught up extremely well as a result. There is a backlog of progress to report on, so I’ll put some posts up over the next few days to bring the story completely up to date.