Well, nothing all that interesting to say. Been into model trains all my life really. Started with H0 scale Lima, mostly Dutch prototype (as I'm originally Dutch), but space constraints made me switch to N-scale. Most of it was Dutch and German prototype.
When I moved to Norway I left my N-scale behind, since my father was still building on it. In Norway I started over with Märklín H0 initially. I still have plans of building a static H0 layout with Era 1 Royal Bavarian Railways prototype.
Having always been interested in high speed aerodynamic trains, it wasn't too difficult a decision to buy some Shinkansen. The quality and detailing of the models compared to the relatively low price really impressed me, and I started collecting more than just Shinkansen. My general interest in Japan and south-east Asian countries in general also helped of course.
My currently available space and time for trains is limited, so things aren't going all that fast, but hopefully that'll change sometime later this year. I also decided to set up a page which will chronicle my progress and eventually contain tips and tricks. But spare time for the page is limited as well, so updates aren't very frequent right now. The page is called JR-Chiisai (chiisai is Japanese for "small"), and can be found at http://www.jr-chiisai.net