Armchair work?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by belg, May 28, 2004.

  1. belg

    belg Member

    Folks I need to stay off my feet for a couple of days and am looking for things to do while sitting in my recliner. Now make no mistake this is the better half's domain so there will be no mess allowed in this area. OK, a tiny one MAYBE if shes not watching to closely. :confused:
  2. AIGI

    AIGI Member

    Send the boss to the local Train shop, have her pick up half a dozen to a dozen rolling stock kits (preferably in your era and line). this should be enough to keep you busy and not produce a mess (unless you decide to paint there as well). once your back on your feet, you can paint them, weather them and do what ever else is need and you'll have a few more cars to add to your fleet.
  3. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    I'd start out slow. Read some Model Railroad magazines to start, then start making plans for when your back on your feet.
    When I'm in these situations (Seems to be happening more frequently lately for me) I review my inventory and make a note of repairs and upgrades I would like to make.
    Hope your well soon.
  4. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    I would do the things that Ray is proposing...


    I would use the time to (re)read and (re)view some railroad books. I always have some books on the shelf which I SHOULD study more closely than I did until now. (But there's always the layout and the Gauge coming in between! Ah yes, and doing some work for living... :D :D :D )

    Take care and get well soon, belg! :thumb:

  5. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Get one of them padded "supper" type trays to put on your knees (one of those "steady eddie" trays), and get a few small tools from your toolbox, some cleaning alcohol etc, and your loco's. Park yourself in front of the tele with Oprah or Gerry Springer...... and start cleaning. :eek: but don't go off to :sleeping:

  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Definitely set up a tray for a work surface as Woodie suggests.

    I think this is a good time to work on some of those "picky" things you may not have the patience for when you're up and about. I'd suggest getting a box of Preiser unpainted figures and painting them.

    That way you'll have a bunch of LPB's to keep you company while the better half is running back and forth to the hobby shop!

    :rolleyes: :D :rolleyes: :D :rolleyes: :D

  7. rcwatkins

    rcwatkins Member

    I'd say to get a tray and work on something. Of course I don't know since I don't even have a chair with arms. :(
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