Well I suppose that I should say a little bit about myself. I first got into model trains about 20 years ago with my dad and a couple of my brothers. We had a 5’x9′ HO scale layout that we worked on for several years. After moving to a new house the layout was put into storage, where it is to this day.
Fast forward about 15 years: I was headed out to get some lunch when I happened to see a sign that read “Train Show”. This was my first introduction to the San Leandro Historic Railway Society http://www.slhrs.org/. I put in an application that day. I passed the evaluation period and was accepted as a full member.
Since then I have continued on as the scenery chairman, and have had a lot of fun updating the scenery on the display. Currently I am still the scenery chairperson, and for the last year have been the superintendent for the HO scale display. As of June I was elected club president (ooh I get to run the business meetings…). I have now completed my time as president and figured that I would take a year off from official duties with SLHRS.
The purpose of this blog is to track my progress through the hobby of model railroading and other modeling. I am the sort of person who loves to try new techniques for anything, as seen previously in the blog (epoxy water was quite fun). Along with my model trains I also paint Warhammer and Warhammer 40k models.
For my day job I am the Operations Coordinator for Bay Cities Automatic Gates, and have recently completed a Masters Degree in Business Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Project Management (June 2012).
I am a firm believer that anyone can create good results if they only try. I am the first to admit that I have made mistakes: the important thing is to learn from them (epoxy leaking on to floor…). If you ever have any questions or comments I am more than happy to try and answer.