Typical story i guess, kids almost grown up, more disposable income, frivolous gifts from wife cos there's not actually much i need etc etc.
Anyway i was bought a hornby scotsman set so i thought i'd do something i always wanted to do as a kid, but didn't have the opportunity, and have a go at building my own layout with landscape and scenery etc. A few months on and i've been bitten by the bug, the hornby layout is coming on nicely and i'm starting to think about what to do next.
I have lived in Haverhill, Suffolk all my life and have some vague memories of both Haverhill south and Haverhill north stations on the Colne valley and Stour valley lines and thought it would be great to attempt to model both and the links between which would give me a real project to get my teeth into.
I haven't decided on 00 or N Guage yet probably the latter due to space, i'll most likely need to make it modular, but i do want to go with DCC / Computer control. I haven't made a final decision on era yet either but it will be post war, some time between 1900 and 1935.
Now to my questions.
Where do i start to gather all the information i'll need ? an internet search has turned up very little.
Has anybody already modelled this area ? if so i'd like to get in touch with them and perhaps start sharing info.
I probably need to join a reasonably local club for tips and advice from their experienced experts, any reccomendations ?
I'm sure there'll be many more as i go along but all advice gratefully recieved.
Thanks very much.