Ever since I can remember I have been interested in railways, especially in narrow gauge lines. This interest developed into a lifelong hobby: Railway Modelling. I got my first train-set when I was about six years old. Back then Romania was a communist country and the choice of the railway models was extremely limited, with just a few products from East Germany. Unfortunately I don't have this set anymore but I remember it: a steam, German locomotive (BR 81), two green passenger cars and a circle of rails. All in the TT scale, 1:120. For a long while, during my school, college, and university years, the interest for the trains faded away but reignited again when I was in my mid-20s.

At first, I acquired an engine, a couple of wagons and coaches, and a few lengths of sectional rail of the same scale I had when I was a child but soon after I sold everything and begun with a small collection of N gauge stock. All of these were models after German prototypes. As I was during a relocation I couldn’t build a layout of my own but I always dreamt about having one.

Over ten years ago, after my wife and I moved to the UK, I continued for a short while collecting a few more N gauge continental models but, like many others I was never happy with the look of the wheels and tracks of the ready to run models. Browsing the web to find inspiration on how to improve these models, I came across the 2MM Scale Association website and after visiting a couple of model railway exhibitions and having the opportunity to see their work in the flesh, I was hooked. I became a member of the Association and started the real railway modelling: scratch and kit building engines and rolling stock, handmade tracks and points, and many attempts at building a layout.

What I am trying to achieve with this blog? Just to keep a record of my work as a railway modeller - I can only hope that other people might find it interesting and share their thoughts.