Well, as most of you are aware (due to the lack of activity on this page if no where else) we here at Wuiske Models have been collectively busier than a one legged man in a bum kicking contest, with an itchy nose, holding an asthma inhaler. Having said that, a lot of work has been going on in the background.
Of most interest (to me at least) has been the 1720 class locomotives finding a home on the layout. Thus far, three units have been fitted with sound and two of these have been weathered – 1741D and 1755D.
My eventual aim is to have ten 1720s for my own collection. This is mostly due to the fact that ever since I was a small child, (as opposed to the larger, noisier and all together nicer small child you see today) I always wanted to be able to have ten 1720s on my own layout. I also wanted a layout large enough to sustain ten 1720s.
That’s right, “ending world hunger”, “ending world suffering” and “ending world peace” fell by the wayside in favour of that long haired buffoon from Planet Jandowae having more locomotives on his layout.
The even better news is that the number one, shiny, cute and wonderful Wuiske Models Elf (aka Bridget) seems to be in complete accord with this plan. Many is the time she has sat on the balcony regaling me with tails about how the world will be a better place once the 1720 population of the Wuiske Models layout hits double digits.
Phrases such as “surely, it will decrease taxation, increase fertility and lower cholesterol?” have been heard to have been issued from her lips… Similarly, phrases such as “I swear, you hear what you want to hear” and “are you actually hearing the words I am saying?” are also heard.
Yes, it’s a rich tapestry of conversation here at the Wuiske Asylum.