It has been noted that on several threads one particular arrser has been requesting the start of a thread such as this. The arrsers persistance has aroused the suspicions of the Waltenkommando who have checked to ensure the arrser in question is not a railway modeller walt. Fortunately their intensive investigation and digging has revealed that TheIronDuke is not a model railway walt but a genuine signed up member of the Barton-on-Wald Model Railways Club and past president of the Little Dribblers "OO" Scale Society with over 40 years experience in the, to some at least, fascinating hobby. To confirm TID's bona fides the following two photogaraphs have been provided, the first showing TID is a young and thrusting modeller on the far left at the start of his fixation, the second taken only last week by the covert surveillance section of the Waltenkommando shows TID again on the left but confirming the years of burning the midnight oil constructing little replica trains and scale building and in depth research into the details of little known and long forgotten railway lines have not been kind to him. Has anyone else got any "fascinating" tales they would like to confess about their attraction to little puffer trains or have we all been ill informed and thought we had better things to do?