You Might Not Be A model Railroader...

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  1. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

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    You might not be a model railroader if:

    you think a 'fishplate' goes well with a fish-knife.
    you hear a loud hissing noise and expect to see a big snake.
    you think a 'Chapelon' is some sort of French drink.
    you expect to find 'mountain class' locos on mountain tops.
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    ...when someone mentions a tank car, you think of your neighbor's Hummer

    ...you think an "auto carrier" is someone that finances your car purchase
  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Sorry...Being from the "Colonies".....Whats a Chapelon?
  4. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

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    Sorry. Chapelon Nord Pacific class is France's most famous steamer:
    Aster Chapelon's Nord 231
  5. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

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    ...You think a hot box is found at a sauna,

    ...a boilermaker is a drink.

    ...a gandydancer is part of a gay caberet act,

    ...a Mallet is a type of hammer, and

    ...poling is a sport at track and field events.
  6. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

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    if you think a rivet-counter is a machine used for stock-taking.
  7. CSXect

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    If when you see a tender and you call it a coal car(even if the train is an oil burner)sign1

    If you think suezie-Q is a snack cake:rolleyes:
  8. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    ...if you think a coupler is a person that marries people

    ...or if you think a brakie is one that gets you a divorce
  9. MCL_RDG

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    you get queazy about an offer to...

    ...hang out at a hump yard to watch all the action.
  10. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

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    I LIKE it!!:mrgreen:

    ...if you think pilot wheels are training wheels for fledgling aviators.
  11. jbaakko

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    ...if you think "wye" is A river/how you pronounce the letter "y"/misspelling of "why".

    ...if when someone says train you say "choo choo, like Thomas?"
    ...if Steam refers to the hot, wet air that comes out when you make spaghetti.
    ...if "stripping" is a 'dirty word' to you.
    ...if your only use for Pine-sol is cleaning the kitchen floor!
    ...if you get angry when stuck at the grade crossing.
    ...if you keep a note book next to your bed and it does not contain 100+ "senseless" uses of of the wife's craft supplies.
  12. jbaakko

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    oh wait...

    ...if you think "The little engine that could" was NOT the coolest book you ever read as a child!
  13. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

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    And along the same lines,
    ...if you hurry to get across the crossing before the train comes.
  14. iis612

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    ...You still think that the saying "The wrong side of the tracks" refers to a bad part of town.
  15. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

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    You might not be a model railroader if:

    you think that this thread is entirely unintelligible.



    (Great gag, MCL_RDG)
  16. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    ............J.P.Morgan used to be on the Gong Show.

    .............McGuiness is an Irish beer. Alpert used to play a trumpet.(New Haven fans will understand these)

    ......the UP is in Michigan.
  17. DeckRoid

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    ... a "friend" of your wife, when told your hobby, asks you, "What are you? 12?!?" and you laugh along.

    (Actually happened to me. I was struck speechless for a moment and was about to verbally abuse said "friend" when the wife stepped in and diverted her away from me for the rest of the evening. She has not been asked back.)

    George
  18. Mountain Man

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    ...if you think "semaphore" is an approxiate number between 3.5 and 4.0...
  19. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    ... if you think a ditch light is something the truant officer uses to find kids that skip school...

    or a conductor only leads a philharmonic orchestra
  20. logicman

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    I could have sworn you were older than me, George. :rolleyes:


    ... if you think a 'bug' is something to do with software.