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Model Railroading

Postby Whiterook » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:58 am

I was a fair ravenous model railroader for several years. I was about to reply to another thread when I realized I'd not posted that here! :lol:

I had a diorama set up for about a year, and would run everything from 1800 steam to modern Amtrak.....I still drool at thee Acela! I'd run them after work and it was such a de-stressor for me. I'd get lost in running the rails, considered monotonous, but to me, a similar feeling of Zen spirit I get from sanding mold lines on models.

I don't (and haven't for a long tome) run them currently, mainly because of the space constraints. For an effective "small" layout, I would go no lower than 5X8 feet. My previous layout was a tad bigger, in my furnace room. That space then became the "Oil for Panzers" Axis & Allies Miniatures game I ran many years ago online; and then, my wife put her foot down on my hogging space :lol: True enough. :D

I still have all the rolling stock and track, though if I move where I plan on moving in my retirement years, I'll be selling the whole shebang.
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Re: Model Railroading

Postby Ecarots » Thu May 05, 2016 7:52 pm

It can be an addictive hobby. I have been ainto model railroading since 1980. I have modeled in 3 different scales and eras mainly likeing the late steam to early diesel era. The most fun was Oscale 2' narrow gauge influenced by the Hawaiin military railroads. In WW1 there was a narrow guage built to deliver supplies tio the trenches. As of late I have been thinking about the armored trains of WW1 and WW2.
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