Hi. Long time no post. Yes, I'm still around, and things have obviously progressed (enormously) since my last presence here some eleven years ago. Where does the time go? My garden, which was at that time an ever changing scene of ideas and whims, has since then seen a good few more changes. But I'm pleased to say that the final transformation is now one which I'm very happy with... Because it features my long time love of model railroading, something which I couldn't afford until a couple of private pensions matured. Several years have seen my garden railway layout mature into today's infrastructure. I belong to the Association of 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers, which means my railway is also visited by a local circle of great friends within the hobby - at least once a month (and I visit theirs). This social enjoyment ensures that I also keep my garden as neat as possible. I will of course be posting some photos, but these will first need to be resized to fit the forum's pixel requirements. Involvement with the local hospital's Cancer & Wellbeing Centre charity fund, by way of producing two CD's of music (keyboards and vocals) has also kept me busy. So, for the moment this is just a long overdue 'Hi!', and a hope that I can find time now to make more posts again now that things out there among the shrubs, hedgehogs, soft landscaping, hard landscaping and about six years of railway jobs, have settled down, hopefully, into its final phase of a more casual weekly maintenance routine...and time to put my feet up a bit more. I do have a website at www.steamnotes.weebly.com for anyone interested in 16mm garden railways.