** AKA **
** dermmy **
I was born in Scotland but have lived in south-eastern Victoria, Australia since childhood. Now semi-retired I have been self-employed in a variety of endeavours most of my adult life. I am married with two grown sons and a brand-new daughter-in-law!
My interest in model railways began when I received a Tri-ang train set for Christmas when I was eight years old. I have modelled US, Irish, Australian and British prototypes in scales from 'N' to 'G', but my first love is US Appalachian coal railroading as typified by model routes like the V&O and the Allegheny Midland. Second place is held by the three foot narrow gauge lines of Ireland, particularly the Tralee and Dingle.
Although I have been an active railway modeller for most of my life 'Trainz' has added an entirely new dimension to my hobby, making meaningful models of entire railways possible - especially for those of us who lack the resources to realise our model dreams in 3 dimensions. Although I enjoy re-skinning models for prototype and freelance lines, I am first and foremost a route builder.