Like a lot of
chaps, I’ve always enjoyed railways, well the good ones, so when I decided that I needed another hobby, I plumped for
model railways. Now remember here, I've never done railway modelling before, so I was and continue to learn largely by my
So came the subject
matter… what to model.. well it was an easy decision of course. Over the years I've spent many joyful hours
travelling on the excellent Swiss railway system, in particular the myriad of lines of the Jungfraubahnen. They now own and
operate a number of once separate railway companies, including the BOB Berner Oberland Bahnen who run from Interlaken to the
mountain villages of Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald, and from there the Wengen Alp Bahnen continuing to Kleine Schiedegg, the
starting point of the Jungfraubahn itself, for the trip of a lifetime up to the magnificent Aletsch glacier and the highest
railway station in Europe. Strange then that I decided not to model any of these!! (maybe another day!) Yes the planning began
in earnest.... have you ever heard of a town called earnest?!
|Rob from Auckland New Zealand kindly wrote on the
'Stumbled on your website tonight and enjoyed viewing the construction
of your railway- Although I'm not a modeller I admire the results you guys get.Woodturning is my hobby.I am a Signalbox Controller
at Britomart Station in Auckland'
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