What makes me me? Well, I’m 37. Married to Amy. Dad to Noah. Teacher. Crewe Alex fan. Cricket fan. Steam enthusiast and model maker.

It all started with Thomas the Tank. I loved the books and the shows. Consequently, I’ve enjoyed model railways since I was a child and always regretted picking an LNER Suburban Passenger set over a Thomas one as a 6-year old. Since then I have built a few models to (incredibly) varying standards before hitting a modellers block that has seen me not complete any layout since 2014.

After a long period modelling in 00 gauge it only took a few trips on real narrow gauge lines to persuade me that this was the way to go. A dip of the toe later – a couple of kits – and I was hooked.

I hope this blog will be a journal of my model making. Who knows, I might even manage to see a layout through to completion!