A Big Idea

Once upon a time, or quite soon after, a certain chief modeller of railways had a Big Idea. As befits a senior government employee, he spelled out the concept in simple words, for the benefit of his grateful public: 

'2010 AD, am 40, go India with friends, play trains, have big party'.

And so Project 2010 was founded, by edict of the current (for the foreseeable future at least) chairman of the Southport Model Railway Society. The CM of R, showing the leadership skills that had slow-tracked him to the pinnacle of Southport's governing elite, sketched out the details in a few more diamonds of sparkling prose:

 'If two of my underlings can go to Darjeeling, one of them twice, I can too. So see to it.'

We had our direction and our inspiration.