Hello Everyone. My name is Shannon, 29 and I live down in the South Eastern Suburbs of Victoria. I have always been into model trains thanks to my late Grandfather. For many years my parents would buy me books and a couple times buy me a starter set which being a young boy at the time, didn't last very long. About 12 years ago I first got into N scale after buying a Bachmann starter set. Fast forward to today and I have a small collection of trains as well as being on my 6th layout built which I take to exhibitions sometimes. It is currently modelled around the transition Era, but with that I do love my steam locomotives. I also have another layout which has some history and hopefully in due time I will be able to start the lengthy process to restore it as well as bring into this century. I run my trains on DCC and have been for the past 4 years. My models mainly consist of Union Pacific and Southern Pacific. I have recently started making up a collection of Rio Grande Southern after I acquired some Galloping geese. Other than that I have a son from a previous relationship who is 5 who is following in my foot steps and is into model trains as well. He has most of the Tomix N scale collection of Thomas that i was able to acquire. I also have a Lovely wife who loves and enjoys seeing that I am active in my hobby and at times helps me out. Even if I get a bit snappy when frustrated or stressed. We are also expecting our first child in April. There's some insight to who I am and I am looking forward to seeing what this site has to offer and what I will be able to offer to other members.