Hi, and welcome on my WEBSITE & BLOG
This is my place, the place for storing and sharing information about my model railway project.
New entries will appear every time a (major) new step has been taken or new information has become available.
The pages on this blog (available through the top menu or the sidebar) are intended to store the information I found and things I figured out and want to remember. Putting this all one place makes it easy to find again!
Although the model railway hobby is a somewhat individual hobby, there are still lots of opportunities to share and collaborate with fellow enthusiasts, as in clubs, meetings, shows and of course most important here, the internet.
For me, the most important part of this hobby is that it fits within the ‘maker culture’, as defined below on Wikipedia:
‘The maker culture represents a technology-based extension of DIY culture, including engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3D printing, laser cutting and the use of CNC tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and traditional arts and crafts. It stresses a cut-and-paste approach to standardized hobbyist technologies, and encourages cookbook re-use of designs published on websites and maker-oriented publications. There is a strong focus on using and learning practical skills and applying them to reference designs.
Maker culture emphasizes informal, networked, peer-led, and shared learning motivated by fun and self-fulfillment.’
Or, in plain English, I want to have fun building my own railway while using and getting to grips with traditional hobby skills and new technologies, experimenting and learning along the way!