Anyone who was, like me, a bit of a modelling geek in the eighties has probably heard of Linka. Dad bought me a set for Christmas one year. Strangely enough, Linka creates buildings in exactly the right size for his model railway.

I’m reminded of it because of an idea I had yesterday. The back streets around here may not have changed since the thirties or earlier. The phonecam pictures from yesterday were all about getting some photo reference. What I’m thinking of doing is making up latex moulds in which interlinking sections of brick cobbling can be be made in plaster. I can then sell the moulds, either on Spinneyhead or in batches to model shops.

I really need elves to work on all these ideas I get. Failing that, I might get the Plasticine out tomorrow to make up blanks to create the moulds from.