The project is being managed by Ben Ando and Mike Hale. Both Ben and Mike are involved with the N Gauge Society‘s RTR and kit projects and have experience in managing this type of project.
Ben Ando will be a familiar name to N Gauge modellers as a Vice President of the N Gauge Society and regular contributor to Model Rail magazine. He’s originated, designed and managed the delivery of numerous kits and RTR models for the NGS, and this has given him useful experience checking CAD drawings and dealing with manufacturers.
He wants at least one Pendolino to run on his club’s exhibition layout Horseley Fields. When he’s not playing with trains Ben is a news correspondent on BBC TV and Radio, and recently his first book “Beyond the Call of Duty”, a collection of police bravery stories, was published.
Mike Hale is the Product Development Officer for the N Gauge Society working with Ben and others on developing the NGS’s kit and RTR range and Treasurer of DEMU. He also designs his own models for 3D printing.
Mike harbours ambitions of building a grand layout based somewhere on the WCML.
Mike is an environmental scientist working for a small consultancy in Westminster.