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    Besides model railroading, do you have any other hobbies?

    Mine are
    Vintage Snowmobiles
    Vintage stereo gear
    Vinyl Records

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    I :

    Play golf
    Collect Die cast Corvettes from 57-60 models.
    Model military
    Visit the Wellness Resort 3 times a week.
    As long as I can model in N-scale, I know I'm not old

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    I was into motorcycles but had to give that up due to health. I also have an old military Willys M170 Ambulance Jeep that needs restored (Jeep = Just Empty Every Pocket). And I also like to shoot too. But I have had to slow down on going to the range due to prices and not being able to get reloading components. Most hobbies are expensive to say the least. I decided to get back into model trains since I can enjoy them year round no matter what the weather is like.
    Just an old gandy dancer.

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    Baking! I do this a couple of times a year, and this past weekend was a bread weekend. Eight loaves of sourdough rye and four dozen bagels. This will go in the freezer and keep me in bread for a while.
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    Most of my other hobbies are directly or indirectly related to my model trains:

    Woodworking, painting, sculpting, electronics.

    Also enjoy cooking and used to enjoy fishing. Haven't been fishing since dad passed several years ago. Just not the same.
    - Gary R.

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    I don't always stop for trains, but when ... oh wait!, Yes I do.

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    HO slot cars
    Aircraft modeling
    My CBR sport bike
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    I collect military guns and bayonets from Koran and before.

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    Sailing - I've owned boats since 1983 and my 34 foot Catalina for 25 years, sailed her up from San Francisco to British Columbia in 2016, trip of a lifetime, although the sailing season here is a lot shorter. I "met" Sumner on boating forums back when he was sailing a lot and reconnected here.

    Vinyl records? Heck, I have tons of them, but think of it more as a method of listening to music rather than a hobby, but to each his own. I do play guitar (poorly- but it's still fun).

    Model railroading has changed a lot since I built my layout in 1987, put it in storage in 1990, and resurrected it in 2021. For me, the "new" part of the hobby was learning how to do maintenance on my engines. I got one locomotive working again that I thought had died. It's all new for me now, which is great fun.

    I also read a lot - mysteries and science fiction, a lot of David Weber and Eric Flint.

    Great question, thanks.
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    Other than whatever revolves around a model railroad:

    - Video filming steam trains. I used to take lots of photos but never do that anymore. I really like the editing process and I've come home from a day out with really crappy shots and still managed to get a decent video out of it.

    - Sailing. A good friend recently bought a cheap 24 ft sailing boat. He has no experience at all, but wanted to see if his old dream has any merit. I immediately volunteered as first mate and I've realized how much I missed sailing.

    - Started playing guitar. I had a guitar some 40 years ago because - you know - the guitarist always gets the pretty girls. Of course, all the guys had a guitar back then, so nobody had any leverage. I also didn't have any patience, so I sold the guitar before I'd given myself any chance to get better at it. Learning to play with girls sorted itself out along the way, but for some time I've had regrets about not learning to play the guitar.
    No time like the present, though, so now at the age of 60 I've bought myself an electric guitar with a small amplifier and I'm having a go at it. This time I want to understand what I'm doing, so I'm having great fun reading music theory, practicing what I read and teaching ye olde fingers new tricks.
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    When I'm not playing with trains, I enjoy writing BBS-style multiuser computer games that almost no one (besides me) plays. I get a kick out of the process, but most of the time I feel like Father McKenzie (writing the words to a sermon that no one will hear). I think my next project is going to be figuring out a way to time-travel them back to myself in 1990, lol.

    -Mark

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    I thought I would add a photo of my 1/35 scale military models and my O scale military train. I am going to pull the workers out of the speeder and mount it onto a flat car once I get the track ran around the room above the doors and widows.

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    I'm outdoors quite a bit - biking, hiking, kayaking.

    And I'm slowly restoring a classic car.

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    If i do not count biking, hiking, fishing, and i focus on modeling anything you can imagine, i need another two life to do what i want to do. Building model ships 1:100 scale, for display or RC from thin metal sheets and soldering. Building RC model car body by tin metal, solder and hammer 1:10 scale. Building in 2 months of Corona-quarantine a Tamiya 1:16 scale RC Truck Scania, kit in the box. List can continue. I built yellow RC tug in 4 month, thin metal, solder, etc. in 1998. Remain on this state since. I need max two weeks to finish the small details and close the job. Look like i get old and just start and not finish. Yellow truck, the same.

    Here a link for pictures, i do not put all here.
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    I LIKE TO WORK WITH BIG SHIP ENGINES BUT I SPEND MY FREE TIME AROUND N SCALE TRAIN MODELS.

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    well like working on my cars and driving the Crossfires as sold my Corvair race car. Still autocross and do track days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu View Post
    Sailing - I've owned boats since 1983 and my 34 foot Catalina for 25 years, sailed her up from San Francisco to British Columbia in 2016, trip of a lifetime, although the sailing season here is a lot shorter. I "met" Sumner on boating forums back when he was sailing a lot and reconnected here.
    I had a 28 Ranger for quite a few years, on Lake Superior. That lake kind of spoiled me...anywhere else just isn't the same, and I now live about 5 hours from it, so...

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    Found model railroading after a drop in my activity level. In a previous life I used to enjoy fishing and exploring Puget Sound.

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    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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    My other hobbies are my 61 Chrysler:



    and photography:



    The bottom pic was taken when I went on a road trip back in 2016. It was near Separ New Mexico at an old abandoned truck stop. I also have a 58 Desoto Firedome Spring Special, but it's sitting in storage in pieces waiting to be reassembled.

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    who has time and money for more than model trains !?

    I have 2 tractors , a 4x4 offroader and a slew of chainsaws and other machines that keep me busy so I guess that's a hobby ? keeping all that stuff running and operable . the farm and animals keep me busy too and I enjoy doing all that stuff . I do make hard cider and wine also but I enjoy drinking it more than making it
    I've been collecting tools since I was 13 , have quite the assortment after being a auto/diesel tech for 30 years . my favorite brands are snap-on and pre 2000s S&K ( both brands have had long standing relations with the rail industry, military and nasa FYI the tool box on the space station has snap on tools in it )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookshow View Post
    When I'm not playing with trains, I enjoy writing BBS-style multiuser computer games that almost no one (besides me) plays. I get a kick out of the process, but most of the time I feel like Father McKenzie (writing the words to a sermon that no one will hear). I think my next project is going to be figuring out a way to time-travel them back to myself in 1990, lol.

    -Mark
    you forgot to mention you're the keeper of one heck of a website ( thanks btw )

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