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Picking Up Pieces

Rummaging through a stack of product shorts, delays, canceled orders, closures, and price increases, I realized its been more than a year since we thought the pandemic would be over in a few weeks, and two months since my last post. Clearly, I have no concept of time. I admit I have been lax at finding renewed direction for FineTrains, the hobby. Good art requires a span of creative settled time that’s at a premium. But, the work continues. All is well. Baking in the “Covid Factor,” for at least the next two years, took far too long.

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A brief message from the Boss.

Yes! I’m still here.
Alive, and doing well.
I get that a lot, lately.
It’s a pandemic.
Literally.

Compared to what many are going through right now, I have no complaints. There is new stuff coming. I still work on trains. Several new projects are almost complete. Including that 0-4-0 Yardlette loco that would have been finished, sold, and shipped 4 months ago, in normal times. I am not unaware.

These are not normal times. My day job morphed into streaming text, email, and Zoom calls, helping people cope with changes this pandemic caused. Not an excuse, but a fact. I give my FULL attention to anything I do.

Including On30 trains. Anyone who has my work in their collection, already knows this is true. I’m working on trains in short blocks of time. The pace is slow, but the work does not suffer. I’m sorry for the wait. But, I’ll get there. We all will.
I hope. Stay safe and be well.

Tim P.