A morning chat

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by davidstrains, May 6, 2007.

  1. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Another thread in one of the forums is titled "The reason I love this hobby". It caught my eye when I browsed thru just now and I thought I might share a thought. At our church's Men's group monthly breakfast this morning, I salvaged the cardboard tube that came from the 36" wide roll of vinyl table covering that we use. Someone asked "Why?" I told them that it would make great grain silos for my model railroad. Immediately, I was inundated with the scale, how big is the room, era, etc questions. But then one of the guys told us that his wife had told him to "get a hobby" (he has been retired for a little more than a year) and he took up G-scale trains. He wants to see the layout and learn about operation, etc, which I had never considered as a part of this mens group discussions or ministry.

    Our hobby and interests are the same as a lot of other people. And those people are just as anxious to find someone else that talks the language and can provide information just as we were when we first started. From a church prospective - we call it fellowship. Just like the Gauge. That is why I love this hobby:)
  2. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

    Hah! That's great. You never know if the guy sitting right next to you shares your interests until you bring it up in conversation. :)
  3. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Thats pretty cool . hope you all get something going.
  4. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    thats pretty cool,now how do i do that with my wife?...sign1 sign1
  5. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Salvage a tube from the Glad wrap or Reynolds Wrap and tell her it is for your hobby. Maybe you can talk her into building the silo :grin: :grin:
  6. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    i hardly think she would be willing to actually BUILD something LOL the most i got her to do is cut me twigs for trees and paint a backdrop! but even the back drop came out how do you say...Fruity! so i waited till she left and...ugh "improved" it! sign1 sign1 --josh
  7. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Your lucky you got that Josh. The only thing my wife does is say "how much did THAT cost".

  8. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Neat story! I've always liked the way we modelers have a knack for finding uses for ordinary items most people would discard!

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