Not very good at this but here goes, was introduced to this site by Pete (Greenglade) and his fabulous build of 4472.
I am not an engineer by any stretch of the imagination but something is in my blood i think, I grew up with the smell of swarfega in my nostrills my Dad was a presision Engineer and used to take me to work with him in school hols or weekends I loved everything about the factory, noise smell people in a by gone age, i never followed in his footsteps and chose a career behind a desk in finance, I have some regret about it but like works in mysterios ways.
Anyway i got into modelling only recently and started in 4mm after a few builds joined 7mm gang, first and only one to date is Black Five which im very proud of, I just enjoy the build and seeing things work/run/fly I havn't got a layout just rolling road and a test track.
My hunger for true engineering goes back to dad, always wanted to know how things work never thought about how they were made, big mistake, now i see some threads om ME CH that are amazing the quality is unbeilevable I doff my hat to each and every contributor.
Enough waffle I shall be a frequent visitor but as a Grasshopper you cannot add to excelence, am just glad I might learn a bit more and use my lathe for more than sleeves and rivets.
Let me be the first to welcome you to this great forum, there's a wealth of knowledge in it's members. There's nothing complicated about model engineering, just take it one step at a time, there's just more steps than your usual model... Perhaps in the future you may consider building a loco for yourself, if so chose something that you love, IMHO this is more important than building a so called 'beginners' model. When I joined this forum back in 2010 I was a complete noob to steam locomotives, I've learnt a lot over the last 8 years but to be honest, when compared to others on this forum...I'm still a 'noob'...