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Anne Diamond | 14:52 UK time, Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Detail from a Hornby train collection

I LOVE trains! Okay, so now you know I'm a total geek since I also love Star Trek, any form of sci-fi, science, astronomy and anything to do with space. Come summer I can even be found at airshows looking at Spitfires and Hurricanes.

Today it was a TOTAL pleasure to talk about the history of trains in the Berkshire area with my guest George Thomas, from the Cholsey and Wallingford Railway Society. I have four sons, so you'd think that by now I'd have a huge miniature railway set in the attic - but none of my boys were that enthusiastic about trains. So it's an idea I'm keeping for my retirement. I'll be found up in the attic, inside one of those layouts that has a cut-out in the middle for the controller, and I'll be co-ordinating complex timetables, painting models and stuffing steam capsules into beautifully crafted model engines. Geek heaven.


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