Many folk come into the shop to see our fairly basic layout based on a Hornby TrackMat. We run an analogue 12V line and two DCC lines to compare and contrast the two systems. This simple layout has inspired both young – and older folk as well. Quite a few have started building their own layouts. These just go round in a circle – but they are still fascinating to watch. I guess it has something to do with the romance of steam in a bygone age. And of course, having just added a new diesel loco to the track with DCC sound, you can hear the sounds of the past as well. A Class 37 with full digital sound is just amazing!