I've been making card models for a very long time, and its nice to know I can now talk to other, similarly minded people in an era when most hobbies seem to be going ever more high tech. My main interest is railways, obviously allied to architecture, and I do a pretty large amount of scratchbuilding, but I do like some of the better German kits. I like the old time designs which turn up on these forums too - some of them are very good indeed. My most recent major card model project was rebuilding the Kronprinz Wilhelm paddle steamer put out by the German Maritime Museum, making it into a full-hull model with glazed windows, three dimentional railings, paddles and other details. I'm 59, and a retired civil servant - though having three grandsons and a whole lot of other activities seems to take up as much time as being at work!