Having finally got through sorting out my boxes from last move I thought I would actually inventory the stock I have and see what if anything could be rationalised. However after a radical purging a number of years ago which after I kinda regretted getting rid of the things I did I now am more careful about what I plan to liquidate and what is to keep in the inventory. I wasn’t so surprised at most of what I found although the biggest was how much N Scale stuff I have accumulated over the years this being both UK and US stock. In my last purge I got rid of a lot of UK N and am now wishing I hadn’t. Although the main thrust of my interest is to be 2mmFS and not some much 2mm. Ok so what you ask is the point of this post, well the thought occurs that maybe hoarding an rubber gauging is fun for looking at the swag but not necessarily a good thing for actually achieving.
With this in mind I am going to downsize (sell actually) the HO and Z US stuff as I see no future for this as I have enough stock for a small N scale New England layout and I like the train moving through the landscape model that 2mm gives you. The other scales and gauges are there for flitting around when my attention wanders and or the mojo wains. Thankfully plans for huge basement filling inventories are not possible due to a) lack of space, b) lack of money and c) lack of desire to have said huge estate. Shunting a few wagons around for an hour or so is my idea of fun and although the idea of watching express trains whizz by might be appealing in order to do it properly you need large amounts of space. I really do realise that in order to actually create something I need to keep it small.
So I really need to concentrate and focus. I have been listening to a tech podcast talking about managing ones time and setting time aside to work on certain things. Right so I’m off to ‘do’ rather than talk 🙂