Steve Chapman MMR #609
NMRA Australasian Region
My name is Stephen Chapman I have been modelling since I was a child, dear old Dad brought me a Triang Set and we made up a simple layout together.
I was a foundation member of the Sydney N Gauge group but not an active member now.
I moved from Triang to HO US prototype as that's all you could buy other than British.
I started my working life as a apprentice Motor body Builder building truck bodies.
After I graduated I wanted to do something different so I applied for Trainee Engine Driver.
But it did not last due to the complete reliance on over time I rose to Fireman before I left.
I rejoined the Railways after a break As A Body Builder then changed to a carriage builder.
I have been to most depots in Sydney, Elcar, Enfield, Clyde both sides and seen how things were done.
While I was at Darling Island Repair Siding I rose to Foreman rank.
I was mainly based at Sydney yard or Central Station looking after Electrics and country trains.
During this time I spent a bit of time modelling in O gauge building a few models with the help
of other O gaugers I knew. There was nothing available so everything was scratch built.
I have been on the Board Of directors before several years ago so I thought I give it a go this time around. I enjoy all aspects of the hobby and always looking for different ways to do things.
Regards in Modelling.
Steve Chapman MMR