The year ahead in the hobby

Well we’ve had the news from Bachmann & Hornby and it looks like the model bubble has belatedly burst and we are back to more modest (& realistic?) programmes of new models…

I was also updated by Hattons on delivery dates & prices- lengthened & up, about sums up the news.

And in the real world, this is the year of Brexit, when perhaps the slogans of my childhood will return- “export or die”   & “your favourite models may be in short supply as we  concentrate on export orders”

On second thoughts they won’t return, as at least in the model railway world, nobody except good old Peco & a few others,  makes anything in the UK any more. Perhaps the latter slogan will be reworded to “your favourite model will be in short supply because we can’t afford to get it manufactured in China and we can’t remember how to make them in the UK”

I must dig out those old “Model Railway News” to refresh myself on old style modelling involving cereal packets & toilet roll tubes…

Happy days are here again!