Every day we receive emails from enthusiastic model railroaders but this Husband and Wife model railroading team were perfect to profile today…
Meet Brian and Ann Silby from The Rylstone Wellingborough Northants England.
My Wife and I have 9 scenic model railway layouts that we take to model railway shows all over the UK and sometimes to the continent. These model railway layouts are all under 2 metres long and they travel in the back of our station wagon. I model in N scale, while Ann models in Z scale.
How long have you and your wife been modeling railroads?
Ann and I have been modeling railways for about 25 years!
Which scale do you and your wife model in?
I model in N scale (continental) whilst Ann models in Z scale. We model in these scales because of space. We only live in a small house.
What brand of equipment do you model with?
I use Fleischmann Roco Minitrix and Kato. All Ann’s trains are Marklin.
Are you using DCC or analog controls?
I use DCC controls on two of my 6 layouts. The other 4 are analog. Ann only uses analog.
Where do you show your layouts?
We show our layouts all over the UK, also in Belgium and this year we have been invited to Eurospoor in Holland.
Why have you chosen the scenes you have created?
All of our layouts are actually based on areas where we have been on Holiday and were attracted by the scenery.
How much time do you spend modeling?
We spend quite an amount of time modeling. I would say about 1 day every week. This year we have 33 shows booked in on our schedule.
Do you think model trains is the greatest hobby in the world?
Yes we do… it is so therapeutic and relaxing.
Thank-you Brian and Ann for sharing your story and your pictures with us… Your model railroads are amazing and it is so inspirational to see a Husband and Wife sharing this wonderful hobby and having a lot of fun in the process.
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