You Might Not Be A model Railroader...

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  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    ...you think "highball" is only a drink.

    ..."track" was something you played music on in your car years ago, and yours had eight.

    ......a switch turns the lights on.

    ..."grades" are what your kids get in school, and they aren't all that great.
  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    ...."rolling stock" has something to do with your 401K.
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    ...if you think a calf and a cow are only found in farmers fields.
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    Technically a FRED is Dumb, and an EOT is smart... The FRED just flashes, the EOT can talk to the lead unit's computer.
  5. jbaakko

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    ...You hear someone speaking of a Geep, and immediately say "so & so drives a Wrangler"...
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    ...you couldn't tell a GS-4 from a GG1

    ..you think "Daylight Limited" is a fancy way to talk about daylight savings time.
  7. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

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    You might not be a model railroader if:

    you think a 'caboose' is a wild animal.

    you think a 'crosstie' is something that nightclub bouncers wear.

    you can spend all day on ebay without buying anything.
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    ...You think a crossbuck is a spot where male deer cross the road

    ...that your one tube of CA glue is in the kitchen drawer.
  9. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    ...if you did not feel the immediate urge to go and look up the difference as soon as you read that!
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    if you hear "Cowcatcher" and you picture a cowboy with a lasso, chasing a Bovine.....
  11. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

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    You only think of "Tie" as something that you wear in your coller

    The ONLY definition you know for "Spike" has to do with a Football Touchdown....
  12. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    ......."less than car load" is one person driving alone in the diamond lane.

    ......."piggyback" is another name for an Arkansas college football fan.

    ......."flatcar" is what happens at a monster truck rally.
  13. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    ......"swooosh scheme" is on the side of your sneakers.

    ......
  14. steamhead

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    ...if you think a turnout throw is a new move in wrestling....
  15. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    when you hear the word "diesel" and can only think of an 18 wheeler
  16. CNWman

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    if you hate the Union Pacific

    if you don't know how to lift a Spectrum steam engine without breaking the details

    if you think the SD40T-2 came before the SD45T-2

    if you think Horn hooks are just as good, if not better than, as Kadees because horn hooks stay together better AND come standard on many cheap train sets.
  17. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

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    You might not be a model railroader if:

    you think that 'the permanent way' is some new-fangled religion.

    you think 'the zealot forum' is where followers of the permanent way hang out. :rolleyes:
  18. ScratchyAngel

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    ...when you think of gauge you think of a round thing with a needle
    ...you think a hopper is a bunny or a kangaroo
    ...you think gondolas belong in Venice or Vegas
    ...you know a truck is a truck, a bogie is a monster
    ...you think a speeder is that thing from Star Wars
    ...you think working the yard involves pulling up weeds
    ...you think a railfan must be something new at Bed Bath and Beyond
    ...when you think of a flat car you imagine an accident with a steam roller
    ...you make sure there aren't cops around when you let out the magic smoke
    ...you expect a U-Boat to be filled with Nazis
    ...you know ballast is only for ships and fluorescent lights
    ...you think a fallen flag involves a broken pole
    ...you think of Shoney's first when you hear Big Boy, the Space Shuttle when you hear Challenger, the opera when you hear Mikado, and guys getting laid off when you hear Consolidation
    ...you don't know what pink or blue foam is, and you're pretty sure talking about homasote is not PC
    ...you're not sure what to do with that spare room
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    ...when you order something from a online store and call it mail order
  20. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    ....MOW is something you have to do every weekend during the summer.