A quick introduction. Having been a fan from childhood in the mid to late sixties of the Western Region diesel hydraulic locos, they were always going to feature in any model railway I was going to build. I particularly like the products of the ill fated North British Locomotive. Co including the Scottish Class 21/29's. I had been dabbling in OO gauge and had written a couple of articles for BRM on kit bashing NBL's. As a result of these, I got to know the now famous maestro of loco and carriage 1/32nd models, Fred Phipps. After seeing the quality of work he had done on his Class 22 model I was hooked. Fred and I met up with Mr Tiger Viking and Rob, they also became hooked, both making a couple of superb layouts for their Fred locos, one of which goes on the road, Worcester Road. I had bought some locos off Fred and wanted a layout to run them on. Trevor Hale had also been constructing a 1/32nd layout based on Torrington in Devon, but he wanted to off load it. All it needed was scenery, so I took it off his hands, that was in 2005 and I am still adding the scenery! I named the layout Hatherleigh Junction, supposing that there had been a line, built to mainline standards, between Okehampton and Barnstable via Torrington, with a branch to Halwill Junction from Hatherleigh. This line would connect with the LSWR line from Exeter to Plymouth. Fred and I worked together on producing a 1/32nd kit of a Class 21/29, so Hatherleigh Junction goes Scottish every so often. Oh, for a Class 20 in 1/32nd to go with the 21/29's. One day hopefully.