hi to one and all. never very good at this sort of thing but briefly i am from ashburton new zealand. located half way down the south islands east coast just below the earthquake city. ( christchurch) on the map. i spread my hobby time between rc model boats and ho/oo railways. have been dabbling in trains for about 10 years but still got a lot to learn and boats for around 15. i actually enjoy the making of layouts more than using the finished product which migfht seem a bit strange to some but thats just me.