In addition to Plans, there has been significant time put into Making Things With Power Tools and Visits To Building Supply Shops.
All this activity is watched over with great interest by Mr8 who has a vested interest in The Project.
From the boxes in the basement, DH has been bringing out Treasures Old and New including these models he built back when he was younger.
You may notice that this shop has suffered some damage - the window has fallen in. DH suggested to Mr8 that it was because the police station is entirely flattened in the box so robbers broke through in the absence of the law. Mr8 was somewhat sceptical at this explanation. The cathedral also has been damaged - perhaps by an earthquake?
Come Christmas morning, Mr8 is going to be very happy because Santa is bringing a brand new engine for him which will join 2 others that DH already has. It's a project for the long term and I'm looking forward to seeing it develop, seeing the bonding between the two males of the family and seeing the stories that come out of it. I did suggest to DH that I could contribute some of the scenery. He didn't seem to think much of my suggestions though. I mean, what model railway shouldn't have a naturist colony as a feature now?