For Keith, there's nothing quite like a model train, so when Nick, a Senior Support Worker from Warrington brought along a train set from his own childhood, Keith was overjoyed.
The pair soon discovered that the set needed a train to run, alongside a power supply. Quick thinking, the pair sourced a power supply from an antiques and craft centre. They were in luck, as there was a set similar to the one Nick has bought in.
Sharing the experience, Nick said:
"We got it home, fixed up the power supply and... nothing. It was as dead as a doorpost. We went back to the model shop the guy was extremely helpful he said you need to descale your track. I remembered my grandad would use a knife to rub the tracks when I was younger, so we went back home and we rubbed and scraped and rubbed and scraped to no avail. Not one to be defeated, we broke out the WD40."
Unfortunately, only half of the track came to life. Going back to the antique shop, Nick and Keith emerged with more tracks, only to find there was still no life to the set. Not to be defeated, Nick scoured the internet for a solution, determined to help Keith bring the train set to life.
All of a sudden, Nick had a thought.
"We decided to completely take it all apart and redo the track. My old track was fitted with a wired power supply, and the new one had a slot where it’s power supply went. Well, the result speaks for itself. We had a working train track and one very happy Keith! Watch this space as this is only the start of Keith’s model railway."