I have been modelling railways for many years both as a hobby and professionally, including work for Anglia Railways and the Health and Safety Executive. Although my business was to make a modest living, I have to say it was an absolute pleasure and I miss it greatly, meeting people, having a good chat about our hobby and discussing customers needs. I guess I have been lucky as I never had to advertise for work, and was mostly very busy. With this website I aim to share as much of my career in model railways as I can, hopefully offering a few hints and tips along the way. I used to write in the Modelling Press and had over 20 articles in various magazines. I now think that this is the way forward. I really want to put something back into our hobby that has kept me sane (just) over many years .
During your browsing of this site you may think that I purchase a lot of stock, yes I do, but I also sell a lot, I treat this hobby as self funding. Over the years selling something to fund another project has become a way of life. I guess being a non smoker and non drinker helped a lot when I started in the hobby.
Content will be added as and when possible, but to get going I have started off some posts as a sampling of what is to come and will build on them as time allows. Some of the subjects I hope to cover include the below:-
Fiddle Yards Used – Back scenes – Weathering – Research-
Scenics – Cleanliness – Future developments – Sprat and Winkle Couplings –
Wagons , altering RTR and Kits – Resin Moulding – Track used – budgeting –
‘I do my best’ – ‘Its your railway, enjoy it’ – ‘ I am a train spotter’ – Exhibitions –
Most people have room for a layout
I would like to thank my son John for setting this site up for me as I am in a technology black hole!!!
Thanks for viewing,