ESNG meeting – 18 September 2019

No photographs this evening – I forgot to take my phone to the meeting (or rather, my better half had borrowed it to make some free phone calls!)

But we had a good meeting, with 10 members present, including two making a special visit to gladden the Treasurer’s heart and pay their overdue subscriptions.  Mostly long Japanese and American trains on the move, plus a few short UK consists.

We did have some useful conversations, including a new fiddle yard for the club, and ideas for the catering for NGSE 2020.

From RMWeb – I identified with this!!!!

There followed the usual process, so well described in Dr Mindbender’s insightful ”Coping with Failure in Railway Modelling: The Four Phases of Modeller’s Recovery” (Wild Swan, 2019)

  • Phase 1: Despair (”Why me, Lord?”)
  • Phase 2: Resentment (”Stupid model!”)
  • Phase 3: Detachment (”It’s only a model.”)
  • Phase 4: Comeback (”Bring it on!”)

    Moving from phase 1 to 4 can take hours or years, depending on circumstances. I have projects in the cupboard that seem permanently stuck at phase 2 (resentment)!

Oh how true!!

About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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