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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundiesel View Post
    Vintage Farm Engines, constantly learning to be a better Grandad,
    but the biggest distraction from N scaling are my four girls you see here..... Evangeline, Anastasia, Purdey and Daisy
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    To keep in shape, I participate in woods ball paintball on the weekends. I also feel a sense of satisfaction when I am part of the winning team defeating 20 somethings on the field. The knees are telling me that my player days may be numbered in the near future though.

    My neighbor has labelled me as a tinkerer. I enjoy construction projects as a hobby. I don't think I would enjoy it if it was for a living. I like being able to take my time on projects and do it right. I just finished a 7 week project renovating the spare bedroom/wife's office requiring work from the floor joists up to the roof trusses due to a roof leak. Then replacing part of the subfloor, drywall on one wall and part of the ceiling, new floor to replace the carpet and then paint the room out in the bosses colour of choice. Carpenter ants do some nasty damage on wet wood. Oh I also found and patched the roof leak during this period. I haven't looked at the railroad during this time hence the reason for no recent updates on the build. I also have a couple of small projects for some neighbors that I've committed to.

    1990-92 I used to build and drive my own race vehicles in the hit to pass demo car and truck classes at Western Speedway outside of Victoria. It became cost prohibitive resulting in my having to give it up. If you think model trains are expensive, try racing for one season let alone three. I went through 2 chevy cars and 2 dodge trucks. Spending every available hour when not at work repairing the car and truck for two weeks straight just to run 40 minutes on the track every second Saturday night (2 heat races and 2 mains). That 40 minutes of mayhem however was a real thrill I will never regret! I still miss it to this day.
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    Besides my N scale layout and collection (too many locomotives and cars-LOL
    LGB G Scale-Small loop outside
    1/43 scale Diecast Porsche Models-over 200 currently
    Cooking
    Rail fanning with my daughter
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    Amazing the number of sailors here. I spent my teen years sailing the family Rhodes Ranger 28 on the lower Chesapeake Bay. Many years of racing Hobie 16s all over the Midwest, based in Kansas. A year live-aboard cruising a Columbia 31 on the east coast, including 5 months in the Bahamas.

    Quote Originally Posted by P-LineSoo View Post
    I had a 28 Ranger for quite a few years, on Lake Superior.
    And after 24 years in Colorado, I still miss it.

    My time here has been filled with Cowboy Action Shooting, trail riding horses in the mountains, hiking, biking, and (my all time favorite!) working on the Honey-do list.

    Did I forget skiing and exploring microbreweries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    I also read a lot - mysteries and science fiction, a lot of David Weber and Eric Flint.
    I also read and really do like David Weber and Eric Flint also. Liked them so much, I am going back and rereading Honor Harrington series.

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    Being retired for the last 4 years I now have the time to give to give and was looking for a hobby, and so I returned to Model railroading after a 30 year break.

    I have always enjoyed racing games on a PC. As a 2nd hobby I do on-line racing (iRacing). I have always enjoyed auto racing and on line racing is a cheap way to participate in it.

    As I get older I seem to get less & less competitive at it, but still have tons of fun.

    In the summertime when it's too hot (as in the current heatwave we are having) is when I do most of my racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wentzeljr View Post
    I also read and really do like David Weber and Eric Flint also. Liked them so much, I am going back and rereading Honor Harrington series.

    I've re-read the entire series, too. Then, when the new "To End in Fire" came out, I read it then went back to Cauldron of Ghosts and the Torch of Freedom foursome, and read them all again. Fascinating stuff.

    We Two are future historians!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    I've re-read the entire series, too. Then, when the new "To End in Fire" came out, I read it then went back to Cauldron of Ghosts and the Torch of Freedom foursome, and read them all again. Fascinating stuff.
    I did the same thing. In addition to reading science fiction, I also am trying to restore a 78 Triumph Spitfire as well as sing in a barbershop group. Enjoy them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Gato Gordo View Post
    Amazing the number of sailors here.
    Add me to the count. I have two 15' sailing dinghys, one for crusing and one for racing
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    I also go ski mountainering
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    Free solo rock climbing
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    Hike, write and sculpt wood
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    Oh, and how could I forget, I also model narrow gauge in ho scale on 5mm gauge*
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    Hopefully the photos will keep me from a stampeding. I can't belive how the rest of you have got off so lightly

    *The loco in the photo is scrach built. Greenwood & Batley #1263 heading back over the portage with a couple of empty mine tubs.
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    El Gato Gordo - 77 Ranger 28 (Ranger Yachts, Gary Mull design) Sea Caves near Cornucopia, WI, Lake Superior

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    OK, here's one for the stampede. On San Francisco Bay in 2010. We moved to BC and sailed up in 2016.

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    Okay, you guys got me stampede scared! Pardon the photos - they are taken from predigital pics with my phone.

    While in law school in 1982 I won a $50 bet that I could tow a water skier with my Hobie 16.



    Later, racing a newer Hobie 16 on Melvern Reservoir in Kansas.



    Some years later we took a year's sabbatical and went sailing, living aboard a Columbia 31. Here she is anchored off Hawksbill Cay in the Exumas, Bahamas. Went ashore to explore ruins of a post Civil War plantation.



    And finally, on passage from Chub Cay to Cat Cay. Eventually homeward bound.



    Lost my hat that day to a pre-dawn waterspout!

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    My other hobby is magnet fishing. My twin boys and I head out on the weekends to explore, get fresh air, sunshine and some quality bonding time. The expressions when they find something is priceless. We normally have train time when the weather is uncooperative.
    A simple man trying to run my trains...

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    Besides model railroading, I magnet fish with my 7 year old twin boys. We get out on the weekends to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine and quality time. We mostly magnet fish over old bridge sites. We've caught a lot of railroad spikes, tie plates, clips, nuts, bolts. Unfortunately the pieces of track we try to get out of the river are too heavy for our magnets.
    A simple man trying to run my trains...

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    This is my other hobby...the money pit...
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    I like to read, James Bond,Sci Fi , and dystopian stories.
    Also do a fair bit of woodworking.

    My two daughters have kept me busy for the last several years, youngest just finished her first year of college, so now that high school activities are done I do have some extra free time.
    Getting back into the hobby after a couple false starts and life getting in the way

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    Besides modeling in N scale, I also have a decent collection of Missouri Pacific railroad artifacts. Not to mention my railroad antiques/artifacts that some of them dates back to the mid 1800ís. I did give up on my telescope hobby in the recent years, to focus more on my railroad passion. I also have a cool collection of church keys/bottle openers which some are over 100 years old.
    Cheers!
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    My others are, reading adventure mysteries, (Clive Cussler, Mercedes Lackey, Jim Butcher etc) And playing Forge of Empires.
    Ken Price

    It's around 1996-1999. UP, MP, SP. South Valley Railroad. Some where in the west of Texas. Near San Angelo.
    Started in 2007, Super Empire Builder with radio throttles.

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    Drinking. While soaking in the hot tub.

    That's my primary hobby. N scale is ancillary.

    I also read and collect old railroad books, drive and and tinker with old cars, and work on home improvement projects.
    "Do Not Hump!?!?! Does that mean what I think it means?!?"--Michelle Blanchard

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    I am in a band with a some other guys around my age. We get together about once a week and play cover songs. We play a gig or two per year. Mostly it's an excuse to get out of the house and drink beer with other music nerds. I play guitar, bass, and harmonica and sing (not great voice, but I know the words). Band name goes back and forth between Grateful Dad and Man-Go Chutney.

    Since I started model railroading a couple months, I definitely have to budget my hobby time.
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