Another New Member
- Hello, just a quick intro.
Dave Balcombe from London. Insomniac modelmaker (it's almost 6am on a
Sunday morning!). After over 30 years as a military modeller, I
decided to build a new model railway as my Millennium project. After
about a year I had a passable 009 layout running. Then I discovered
Now I have an abandoned 009 layout and a small stud of 016.5 and 09
locos. Somewhere at the bottom of my bits box is an old Round Tuit.
When I can find it I will be scrapping the layout and building
something to fit my new stud.
There is a running joke among military modellers that among our
soldier collection we each have a "Legion of the Great Unfinished". I
am now discovering that they are not unique.
I got hooked on 7mm scale at Swanley last year and completely sold on
the 7mmnga at Leatherhead this June. Among other goodies, I was
entranced by Philip Moss's Knoware Tramway, the first sight to greet
me on entering. My membership application was in the post that night!
I don't know when I'll have anything running. I am used to spending 3
months making and painting one figure. However, having retired early,
I have 4 days a week to myself. (On the other 3 days, I work part
time as a MODEL MAKER!!!)
Will check in regularly. To those I have met and spoken to already,
thank you for the warm reception.