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Who are YouChoos?

Hello! My name is John Gymer and I live in a typical English village in the West Country not too far from the historical city of Bath, called Steeple Ashton. Ever seen "Midsomer Murders"? Well, think that and you're pretty close to the character of Steeple Ashton (but without the murders)!

As well as providing the products and services detailed on this website for modelling, I'm also very much involved in my local church, Queensway Chapel, in the nearby market town of Melksham, being one of the youth leaders there, and am also an active Gideon.

Model railways have been my hobby for some years now, having started out when my brothers gave me a Hornby OO Flying Scotsman set for Christmas one year. Over time, with the assistance of my son Tommy, we have created a few layouts, each at varying stages of completion (a model railway is never finished!).

The results are great fun and the end products are often breathtaking... to see a loco chuffing along with smoke, sound, lights, flickering firebox, crew, lit and populated coaches on a fully-furnished layout just brings out the little boy in me - if you've ever tinkered with models then you'll have a good idea what I mean!

YouChoos' focus has evolved from modelling to concentrate on British sounds on Zimo Digital DCC sound decoders, and so we generally no longer have enough time to offer commissions or installation services. I also have a proper daytime job with IET too, who are a software company, so YouChoos is run mostly out of hours.

From May 2012, my ever-patient wife Samantha joined in the fun. Chances are that any sound decoder loaded with YouChoos sounds from then will have been lovingly loaded by her!

A bit of YouChoos poster art for your enjoyment!