I found a bunch of these in another group and they sounded so much like the Gaugers that I had to put some of them in here. I am sure that you have many more. 1. You walk into your favorite hobby shop, and the employees immediately say, "Hi, (your name), we'll get the boss for you." 2. You've ever plunked down half your paycheck for equipment in your favorite scale, and then wondered what it would be like to model in a different scale. 3. You really agonize over decisions like, "Should I buy flowers for my wife or a pair of turnouts for my new staging yard?" 4. You see a piece of plywood, and your first thought is to imagine what kind of layout could be built on it. 5. You haven't let your son play with "his" trains since last Christmas. 6. You've ever gotten into a debate over whether Kato is pronounced "kay-to" or "kah-to." 7. You name the places on your railroad after your wife and children, mostly out of guilt for spending so much time on the layout instead of with them. 8. Brass isn't something you polish, it's something you paint and weather. 9. The latest issue of Model Railroader arrives on the same day as your federal tax refund check, and you open the magazine first. 10. You've ever suggested that your wife's ceramic Christmas village needs a train running through it. 11. Someone says he's finished his model railroad, and you sadly shake your head and say he's missed the point of the entire hobby. 12. You've ever told anyone, "I can quit buying freight cars any time I want!"