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Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by davidstrains, Jan 31, 2003.
Oh Man!! -- We should start a "support Group"
Just ONE copy of MR in the bathroom?
That one would also qualify under the most favorite Model railroad injury Mike
You honestly feel that, if your wife buys a new video tape, that entitles you to buy a freight car, and a new outfit for her means an engine for you. Fair is fair.
You spend more on your model trains in a year than most
Third-World nations spend on the real thing.
You hate watching The Addams Family because of what Gomez does to those gorgeous, rare tinplate trains.
Before breakfast, and maybe even coffee, you log on to the Forums.
Whenever I am reading magazines I look at the photos and try to find the ones that are just about right for O gauge so I can use them inside of my buildings. That's not weird or is it. D'oh
Your wife brings in two newly opened roses to show you and you have to finish reading a post on this thread before looking up at them. Just happened here.*LOL*
When you wife brings home a new box of something and you figure out how many good strips of cardboard you can get out of it for the new mountain your planning.
You know your son has potential when he takes the Walthers catalog to the bathroom...(Taking MR is prohibited...). :mrgreen:
You are a model railroader if:
You have ever argued with anyone about point-to-point vs operations while everyone else looks on dumbfounded.
You describe the fork in the road to someone's house as the "Number 4 turnout down the way".
You get distracted while driving because you're sure you just spotted an old rail grade.
You visit a town and while everyone else is admiring the shops and historic sites, you're looking around trying to figure out which building was the old depot.
You stop at all railroad crossings anyway, just in case you're lucky enough to see a train.
Your spouse complains about waiting for a 120-car coal train to pass, while you just sit there smiling even though you're late for your destination.
You don't mind being awakened at oh-dark-thirty by a train whistle - you actually look forward to it.
You have ever used the word "protypical" in an otherwise ordinary conversation.
You have ever wondered what is wrong with all those millions of people who don't model railroads.
You know where LHS is even though you haven't been in that town before.
You don't notice your wife's new hairdo, but you do notice that new ties or rails have recently been installed on the line nearest you.
You have any railroad Christmas ornaments on your tree.
You have ever eyed the chest of a good-looking young woman and honestly told your wife that you wondered where she got the T-shirt with the Sante Fe logo it, and if it comes in your favorite logo as well.
You think it is perfectly normal to stand around at the crack of dawn, in the middle of nowhere, freezing your buns off, just to catch a glimpse of a particular loco. You definitely brought a camera, too.
You divide all your freinds into those who model and those who don't. You have trouble remembering the names of the ones who don't.
You have ever received a birthday, anniversary or Christmas card with a railroad theme or scene.
If you describe Santa and his reindeer as a perfect example of an articulated 1-8-0.
If the sight of smoke rising into the air does not cause you to call 911, but sends you dashing down to the nearest railroad crossing with high hopes.
BTW - what other magazines could possibly be suitable for the bathroom? Certainly not that stuff my wife reads! :thumb:
Check. Lionel Caboose ornament as an early gift last year
Don't even get me started about the stuff I kept after my Mousetrap car project!
Guess I'm a model railroader too (and proud of it! )
guilty as charged, am I in trouble? I
guity as charged and happy
Wow! I'm really close on a lot of those! I'd like to give a thank you to joncor for reviving a pretty neat thread after 4 1/2 years.
When do we expect him to get out of hospital!
Like the rest of you guilty.
Arriving home in winter with a large group of guests, boiling the kettle, & then using it for the 3 live steam locos outside while the ladies & others are waiting for "their" coffee..........
Hi hmas it's me, I go in on the 4th or 5th depends if doc wants to keep me on the 4th but surgery is the 5th. They are saying I'll be in there till early Nov.
Is it bad if the Christmas Tree Ornaments have their own display year round beside the TV.*LOL* Hallmark miniatures are great and they have several this year
Normal households what ever they are! may see the Christmas Tree Ornaments year round as bad, but I don't
--If your family calls "Train!" when you're out driving.
(If you want fun, there's the wives' bus trips at the NMRA convention.)
When your out driving around and you come up to a crossing and the train is still a ways off but instead of hurrying to get across, you stop and wait for the gates to come down so you can be first in line as the train thunders by! ...much to the chagrine of those behind you.
You see an unusual building and wonder, "How can I make that in N?"
You're watching a baseball game on TV, you hear a diesel horn in the background and miss a double play because you were hoping to catch a glance of the train. :nope: :mrgreen::mrgreen: