- Jun 28, 1999Hi all! (How many have we had time to become yet?)
I'm Jacob Munkhammar, a Swede in Norway, and am just getting back into the
hobby after a near-20-or-so year lapse. (I'm now 34.) In my previous life,
I ran Minitrix N-scale, but Z is a quite obvious choice for me this time. I
simply love miniaturazation.
I am not a typical model rail-roader (I believe), as I am not a train-nut;
I am in this hobby because I love technical things, model building, and
miniture machinery. In other words, a model train layout is for me not a
matter of train travel logistics, but I see them more like moving
sculpures, if you know what I mean.
OK, so I like real life locos, travelling by train, and grew up by a 891mm
narrow gauge train that I went to high-school with every day, so there are
a few grains of train-nut in me too. ;-) And there is a reason why I
select train minitures and not other mechanical machinery.
I am also an architect and like to build towns and landscapes with all its
life, situations and places. Another reason to love model rail-roading.
So, what "stuff" do I have?
As I said, I am just getting back - but I am getting back seriously.
And as I am not a cheat - and as the building is the greatest fun (for me)
- I plan to build a lot of my rolling stock and other stuff myself.
Especially locos as well as buildings and other scenery. If there is an
interest in what I do, I will develop some of it into kits.
In other words, my main interest is in scratch-building in Z. I hope many
others of this inclination joins the list!
I'll get back with my thoughts and questions about this later (not in this
Finally a thanks to Jeffrey for this initiative. I hope many join us!
- - - Jacob Munkhammar - - - jacob@... - - -
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mail: Arkitekt Christies gate 4b, N-7012 Trondheim, Norway
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