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My first model railway memory can be traced back to the 1979 edition of Sydney’s Royal Easter Show, back in the days when the apprentices from the NSW railways would build a massive display layout in one of the pavilions of the old Moore Park Showgrounds. I was almost seven years old at the time.

What followed has been a life-long art of compromising any grandiose plans for a model railway empire of my own, due to the limited space I’ve had available. After 30 years of modelling (in N scale) from my early adolescent years through to marrying my wife Denise and raising a family of my own, it took a massive change in thinking for me to abandon the notion that every train had to traverse a model railway layout in a

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