Just found this forum, having been ducking and diving through websites on the tinternet.
Having been bitten by the Railway bug again
at Christmas (2005), I have been researching and learning about the hobby. I started by purchasing some items off ebay, and decided to build my own layout in the spare room in March. (In other words planning permission was granted by the missus after several failed applications
I have currently build the baseboards and laid the track and, I am now starting to look into the wiring. I have decided to go dcc as it is a new layout, so I can build it in this format from the start. I have decided to base it in BR steam 50's 60's ish at the moment, but I have yet to settle on a name and also whether it will be set in the countryside or in a large town.
Currently I'm thoroughly enjoying it, and finding a great stress reliever from work. I live and work in Mansfield and run my own graphic design business.
I also have a son who will be 2 in August, who also enjoys trains (or woo-woo's, as he calls them), and this helped in the planning application.
It would be great to hear from any else in the vicinity.