After visiting a few times and seeing several names I recognise I thought I may as well join in. I started model trains with Hornby O Gauge not long after I started to walk. Inevitable I suppose as we lived at my Grandfather's house and he had been on the Signal Department since LNWR days. After progressing to Dublo I dropped off modelling due to family commitments and the fact I was spending about 50 hours a week on the 12" to the foot stuff. A few of you may know me from 'Another Place' where I am known by my former profession in Signal Engineering. I handed my badges in a while ago and started a layout based on the Black Country in Death Steam years. If I live that long I also intend to build a layout set in the West Country based on experiences on summer holidays on both GWR and SR lines.