Welcome to My Web and Blog

My name is Tim Sanderson. I am aged 55, married to Janet, and we have one son – Christopher, aged 22.

Janet is a freelance Hairdresser, and we both enjoy (some!) films, musicals, theatre etc. We try to eat out frequently, but do not consider ourselves experts at any of the above.

Christopher followed his Mum into a hairdressing apprenticeship; however, he has now changed ships, and is studying photography, media and IT A level.

Until the end of 2003, I worked for the local electricity Distribution Company. I am now “self-employed” as a consultant, and have more time to pursue my hobbies! I originally trained as an electrical engineer. I now apply these skills, and others learned over the years to the national Electricity Supply Industry, and Model Railways.

We have several interests:

Christianity – We worship at Lindfield United Reformed Church, near Haywards Heath, West Sussex, (UK). The Church has our own site http://www.lindfieldurc.org.uk/.

Janet enjoys Line Dancing, and is better at it than she gives herself credit for!

Chris enjoys pretty well anything to do with Computers.

I also enjoy Steam Railways – Full size, Miniature, and Model, primarily Narrow Gauge based. I appreciate any Railway topics, and anything steam operated, on Road, Rail or Water!

The rest of this site covers my railway interests – Elmgate Models.

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2 Responses to “Welcome to My Web and Blog”

  1. ERIC GEESIN Says:

    Dear Mr.Sanderson,
    I hpe you don’t mind my contacting you.The reason is I saw a photo of an engine called “LADY JOY on my computer this evening.THis engne used to belong to me many years ago.assuming it is the same”Lady Joy.How delightful it was to see it still in steam.Like yourself I have always been interested in railways sinc childhood and an “0”gauge Hornby clockwork Flying Scotsman.I was a committee member of the Abbeydale Railway society here in Sheffield athough originally until 27 years ago a Tynesider.If you have time I wou;d be plased to hear from yourgoodself.Yours sincrely ERIC GEESIN

    • elmgatemodels Says:

      Eric,

      How good to hear from you. Yes she is your LADY JOY, and I previously noted your name in my records about her. I mentioned that I had heard from you to my colleagues at Bentley Miniature Railway yesterday, and Malcolm Thomas (who had LJ after you) and his wife Christine send their regards.

      As you will have seen on my blog, I sold the loco on, at the end of 2007, following failure of the inner firebox. She went to Austin Moss, at Windmill Farm in Lancashire, where I hope she has been restored, but have had no contact from Austin since then. I had 4 years of fun with her, but found I could not afford to continue with repairs and maintenance.

      Best wishes,

      Tim Sanderson

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