I have been interested in trains since a very early age. This turned into a full time hobby in the second half of the 80ís. Whenever business permits, I tried to get away for a couple of weeks photography around New South Wales or one of the adjoining states. The experiences from these trips would fill a book and I enjoyed every one of them, I used to believe there was no greater feeling than standing lineside, out bush, in the middle of the night, and watch that approaching train go screaming through. What goes around, comes around though, and after a bitterly disappointing trip in 1998,I decided that it just wasnít worth it any more. This came as more of a shock to my friends, than to me. It left me with a feeling of having been forced from the hobby and having wasted half my life. But it has left me with some life long friends, who stick by me and even on the odd occasion still take me out lineside. BOTANY LINE MODEL RAIL CLUB Started in 1998, I decided to fulfil a dream I have held since I first went to the model railway exhibition held at the former Showgrounds. I wanted to build my own exhibition layout and where better to base it on than the line I have grown up with. This is a long term project, which is still in the research stage. To foster interest I got Brad to construct a website for the group and this occasionally gets updated. Please feel free to contact me through Bradís email.