fighting procrastination fifteen minutes at a time

Reading Room 06 ?

Whilst at the Seven Valley Railway yesterday I popped back into their shop on Hampton Loade station to see if I could pickup some more missing MRJs and I wasn’t disappointed. Yes it’s become a bit of a quest. However my cunning plan of knowing what I had and what I needed fell down as the spreadsheet I had created on my phone was not accessible and consequently I ended up with some duplicates, so much for modern technology. Oh well I’ll just donate them back to my local railway shop, if they will have them. But I’ve now created a much simpler notes list that I can keep track of the missing issues whilst out and about.

There are some real quality reads in my haul including articles about layouts I never got to see in the flesh but wished I had, such as Gordon & Maggie Gravett’s Ditchling Green, Ddaullt and Darenth, not to mention Roy England’s buildings for Pendon, which I really need to go back and see.

I’m looking forward to getting home and reading these with a cuppa and note pad to revive the inspiration.

Until next time..


  1. Andy in Germany

    I confess to a certain amount of evil cackling at the failure of technology to make a simple list, but can’t be too smug as I read almost all my model making info online, paper magazine subscriptions to Germany being rather too expensive…

    • 15minutemodeller

      Yes the promise of the digital age is often succumbed by the remoteness of the Industrial Age heritage steam railways. Don’t get me started on the price of online magazine media 🙂

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