Phil and I spent all day at the workshop – we were supposed to be casting stock for SELWG, but in the end it took all day to clear the outstanding sale orders. But the extremely good news is that all of the metal casting for the orders is done, and there are about half-a-dozen orders left on the table that need one or two items of resin. The first batch will go in the post tomorrow morning (all those that will fit in a post box), the rest of the completed ones that I brought home today will go the post office on Wednesday (once I’ve asked the Brigadieress very nicely to take quite a few kilos of metal and resin there on her day off …). We anticipate that everything should ship within the next 7-10 days, including all orders received since the sale.
We have another full day scheduled tomorrow (well, it beats working), so we have to cram what we anticipated to be two days’ worth of casting into one. The upshot of all of this is that we will do our best to carry as much stock as possible to the show, but we may only have small numbers of some items or the less popular items may have no stock at all. Stock of the new 15mm buildings has been hit hard, and we’re also short of some codes of the 6mm range. Although we’ll try to cast up as much as possible, there’s a limit to the amount of resin casting we can manage – the resin takes a certain amount of time to set, and there’s nothing that can be done to speed the process up.
Of course, if you want something from us at a show that we don’t have, if you pay for it on the day then we’ll send it to you post free as soon as we get back to the workshop.
Some news on the Scandinavian ‘nef too – not all of the new masters came out of the mould properly (there was the odd bent funnel), so we may not have the full range of ten models, but there will certainly be a good number of them.
Right, off to bed – this manual labour lark is very hard work for someone who usually sits at a desk !