I did get some writing done today but then the Procrastination Fairy visited. I’d put a few more bits on eBay and one was a coach with lighting. In N gauge, lighting in coaches is uncommon because there isn’t anything to see inside most of the coaches. Usually it’s one bulb in the middle which, in scale, would be about the size of a luminous Aga.
There’s also the issue of power pickup from the tracks which means the coaches flicker when running as if Voldemort is chasing Harry Potter through the train. So the Procrastination Fairy spoke to me. What if you used fibre-optic to spread the light and what if you could wire the coaches together to stop the flicker and what if you used LEDs instead of filament bulbs so you wouldn’t have to replace burned out ones and what if you had a capacitor to keep the light on when the power went off…
Anyway, I have some fibre-optic and a busted coach to play with so… I concluded that this would all be a damn sight easier to achieve in OO gauge than in N. But in OO gauge I want individual lights in compartments so that set off a whole new waste of hours. Then all the consideration of luggage racks and whether I could have an OO scale Dalek as a conductor (yes, I have one, it just needs a uniform painted on). So it’s been the sort of mind-drift evening that would scare a cocaine addict.
And all I had was booze and fags and bacon rolls.
All of which are pretty much the same as cocaine these days anyway. So it seems I might as well get some cocaine, I have after all been constantly tempted by its delightful packaging and must surely eventually succumb to the pressure exerted by Big Drug and the cocaine lobby.
That’s what the dickheads who run the government think, so who am I to argue?