The Semi-Retired Foamer has been a railfan since he was around 5 years old, oh yes a very young age, an age when one really should avoid being involved with the gunzel community to any great extent.
After a few decades of train chasing, one decided to break with protocol and get married, thus leading to a severe cut in railfan activity.
Subsequent dealings with social misfits, lunatics, mental defectives and self-appointed preservation overlords lead to an even greater decrease in my hobby participation.
However things have changed thanks to our small group of trusted mates, interest has returned, and now I have become a bit more involved yet again.
Over the years I have tried my best to further both the hobby, as well as the friendships that it brings. I have done this by setting up proactive groups both here in Australia, as well as the Philippines.
It is with huge honour that I am often considered the founding father of the railfan hobby in the Philippines (my second home).
I don't take the hobby too seriously and I am a friend to anyone who is good and genuine.

Let's Make The Hobby Great Again!
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Thursday, November 26, 2015


  It is perhaps timely that I share these shots given that the recent development at the racecourse has seem much of the remaining rail related infrastructure wiped from the face of the earth.
  The signalbox survives at the Rail Transport Museum in Thirlmere, but most everything else here is no more than a distant memory.

Quarter of a century later and the 'Strange Modelers of Universal Trains' run a tour that saw me again return to the racecourse station, this time by bus.
For more details regarding this group and their future tours, check out the website.

Coming Soon:
More delicious Red Rattlers.

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