I had my first Hornby passenger set around the 1950's (The Princess Victoria loco and 3 cream and maroon carriages), and then leaving school, work, marriage, divorce etc, etc,
In 2007 I was lucky enough to receive from my daughter, the Hornby 'Industrial' set and after a few posts to Yahoo Freecycle groups, I was lucky enough to be offered 3 train sets and accesories for free, to help extend my layout.
Now I am in the process of setting up the baseboards and getting the track down. I am looking forward to the smell of acrylic paint, solder and burning loco motors, (again).
I have seen some wonderful layouts on different sites, and I am amazed at the amount of realism that a lot of modellers can achieve - absolutly fantastic. In this forum I have already seen a brilliant idea I can utilise in my layout.
I will be contacting the member concerned to ask for their permission.
I will keep you all posted via text and pics of my progress. Any comments or advice or criticism's will be warmly appreciated.
Kindest regards from the North Coast of the Emerald Isle...