Al Fergsuon, of Black Cat Publishing gave me a lift home on Sunday night after the train show (the team put on a super show again this year, thanks for organizing it). Thanks again, Al! On the way, he asked for a precis of my clinic, and to make a long story short, I invited him in to see the layout.
He was very complimentary, considering the engine and caboose wouldn’t run more than a foot without hitting the ties, and when they did make it to eighteen inches, they found a brand new short circuit! Ugh! Not the best advertisement for Proto:87, ever.
Al has the distinction of being the first non-helper visitor to my model of Pembroke. Unfortunately, he predates the visitor book, and so, this will be the only record. Sorry, no pictures.
We were both very tired after a full weekend of Trains, and so, it was only a short visit. Even so, I was delighted to have someone whose own work I admire show interest in my project. Al, you’re welcome back anytime, and the next time I promise the train will stay on the track!