God's Wonderful Railway?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by RobertInOntario, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. RobertInOntario

    RobertInOntario Active Member

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    You summed it up really well !! It's all about creation, not punishment or power-tripping.

    I work as a graphic designer for a magazine, so I'm constantly creating new layouts or creatively manipulating photos in Photoshop, etc. It's an awesome feeling, being able to create and try out new things.

    This carries on with my layout as I try to create and add new features to it. I've also now either kit-bashed or repainted at least four of my older locos, so this has a strong creative aspect as well (especially when these conversions go well!:eek::mrgreen:).

    Rob
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    All well and good, but a modeler creates without any need to throw in religion. When I create something I like, I feel satisfaction, not a rush of religious ecstasy - and I haven't heard any harp music for a long, long time.

    Agnostics At The Throttle, the railroad for everyone. Our motto: "Damn the signals - we're takin' her through!" :thumb:
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    To carry the pun out a bit more, most of my trains are stuck in purgatory, waiting for an indulgence to set them free on my heavenly layout, whenever that comes into being.

    Of course I'm a Lutheran and we don't believe in purgatory, so perhaps it's not such a great image...:rolleyes:

    A fun thread, thanks for kicking it off Rob!
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    Thanks for your feedback as well! It's been a great discussion, I just hope it doesn't stray into controversial waters though. Cheers, Rob
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    That last remark will not be taken kindly by Buddhists for Bullet Trains, nor by Scientologists Steaming Ahead. You do know about their chapter called Dianetics and Diesels, right? :cool:
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    FYI, there is a 4-page article on Pete Waterman and his new book, "A Train For Life" (or something to that effect) in the October issue of Hornby Magazine. (Hornby Magazine is a British MRR magazine that I get.)

    This book is profiles Waterman's models and the man himself. It almost sounds like a kind of autobiography. Just thought I'd mention this as his name came up a couple times here.

    Cheers, Rob
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    When I went to ST. Andrews church in Bayonne , There was a priest by the name of Father Martin who was into 3 rail O-gauge. When I was a kid he was summoned to work at the Vatican I believe he took the trains with him. A priest that replaced him was into fire equipment, so for a while there was an old fire engine parked behind the rectory.
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    A priest with a fire engine...I smell a morality tale lurking somewhere about "quenching the fires of Hell". Good thing he wasn't into septic tank pumping trucks... :cool: