Understandably there is quite a bit of 'doom and gloom' about at the moment... I thought I might just change tack a bit and talk about how I came to be here so to speak. I've long been into what gaming genres call 'simming'. In particular flight sims and racing sims. I love skill based stuff in gaming, but if you would have told me a year ago that I would get into 'Train Sims' I would have laughed in your face. As a young lad back in the early 60's, yes, I and some other scallywags would wait on the bridge for the trains from the steel works to come past and revel in the loud engines from the diesels and the steam from the locos enveloping us as they chuffed away under the bridge... exciting stuff for young minds! I have looked at sales in the past at train enthusiasts games and thought ''no, they can't be fun or interesting, not much to do in those surely''... Eventually, I started looking at peoples videos on you tube and thought about my childhood and how I had been excited by the trains and eventually took the plunge and bought TS in the sale. And so, here I am... now a definite fan with another great interest to expand my mind... who would have thought it? What about some of you. Where did you start?