“Hi Al ….I have been working on the layout again, here’s how I got in to Model Railways and when I started…here goes:
I retired back at 63 years of age, and after moving to the East Coast to a bungalow.
I decided to floor the loft out. After doing this and having a couple of accidents whilst doing it, I fell through the ceiling – legs just hanging down in to the hallway below, broke 3 ribs ..
So again a 5 month rest for the ribs to heal, then on putting the last floorboard down I drilled through a water pipe, thinking I had fixed it the water was turned back on, and as all looked fine, I left it and went out for maybe 1 hour, came back the pipe had disconnected and we had a flood, of course the whole ceiling had to be renewed.
So from there I got a reputation, known as Dangerous Dave…
Anyhow when all was done , I thought what can I do with this space now, and after visiting a model railway show at Wakefield ..I thought I would like to have a go at that. This would be about the beginning of 2007
So my first railway was built in the loft… (I have made a video which shows this )
Of course I sort of got carried away and soon had a layout that stretched for near 30 ft long and 8ft wide, and as you will have seen it has been changed a few times.
And of course, as you can see in the video ..its all change again ..complete new layout ..
Latest ebay cheat sheet? It’s here!
Can’t wait to see Dave’s progress. I have no idea why, but it’s all the ‘behind the scenes’ stuff I like best.
Please do keep ’em coming.