My name’s Al.

I’m no spring chicken, but a few years ago I woke up one day and decided I wanted to pick back up model railroading. Little did I know back then, that so many others my age also get the itch to do so.

(Well, none of us know how long we’ve got but I plan to be about for a good while longer.)

Anyhow, having time on my hands – I thought I’d pick it back up. But rather than make mistakes on the way I thought I’d plan a lot more this time, rather than just get going.

I figure if you can get your layout right, the scenery will follow okay.

That was the plan anyhow – and it’s from that plan that this blog came about.

Thanks for stopping by and I really hope it helps you out. And if it does, please let me know!

Contact details:

Alastair Lee Ltd, Quay House, Quay Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, UK, TQ12 2BU. Company Registration number: 06331805


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