Well Paul, quite a lot has been going on in the last eighteen months!
Upton continues to travel around to the local shows as part of the Narrow Gauge Madness gang and promotes Gn15 along with Chris Creighton's layouts. Look forward to the fall when folk put their pedal bikes away and Scot B can get back on the circuit.
The main development has certainly been the proliferation of Listers thanks to Scott B's skill with the resin.
I was looking at the layout with a passerby this weekend, at yet another show, and realised that having one brand of make of loco, and of a make that really existed, does seem to give the layout an interesting look of conformity, and reality, for want of a better word, even to the uninitiated.
Something else that came out in conversation with people was the concept of static dynamism
For example, the drivers of the diesel and covered Lister are definitely static because both feet are firmly planted on the deck. The driver of the petrol Lister has his right foot resting on the accelerator. This suggests the possibility of motion. Is he ready to accelerate and move off if stationary? If moving is he going to go faster or slower?
The figures, even though they are standing still, are positioned as they would be as if they were interacting with others or resting from sweeping. Even this fellow is positioned as if he is talking to the horse. The passengers in the coach are definitely static. But then they are the sort who would be aren't they.
Come to think of it the animals aren't static either.
Have fun with this line of thought. I certainly am