Female Modelers?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by BNSFtheLeader, May 7, 2007.

  1. BNSFtheLeader

    BNSFtheLeader Member

    I was wondering how many lady's there are in the hobby because I remember when I was Younger (12) there seemed to be a lot of girls that seemed more interested in the hobby than boys ( not sure if this was a change in father interaction or just an infatuation with trains ). so I was wondering what the ratio of women in the hobby was.

    I never seen this subject brought before but I have always' wonder' ed about it.
  2. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

    Not Enough
  3. jawharp1992

    jawharp1992 Member

    you said it
  4. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    There's a whole lot more that put up with it than that do it!! :mrgreen:
  5. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    But I do know of at least one really good one.:wink: :grin:


    COMBAT Member

    My wife likes the trains.... she likes the painting part and the crafty stuff, but I think thats the extentent. I cant wait to get her to run a train. I think she will enjoy it. :)
  7. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

    I know of 4 here on the board.

    My wife is one of those who "puts up with it," but she can also get interested in what I'm doing from time to time.
  8. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    my wife does the painting,and the more artistic stuff,she dont care mch for actually building the layout or running it.but she supports me when she nderstands what im saying :D --josh
  9. stripes

    stripes Member

    At the last train show I was at, there were at least a dozen women who attended by themselves. One of them spent $400.00 + for a set of HO Rapido Turbo trains. And one purchased a Jl Innovative kit from me!
    So there must be more out there than you would notice from the forums.

  10. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    now thats my kinda flirtin right there! why cant more women do that for there man?.....:-o :lol: :mrgreen: --josh
  11. moderndaynomad

    moderndaynomad New Member

    I've met very few women in the hobby, but the ones I met were great modelers. :)
  12. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    i was just going to ask a similar quesion...it seems to me I was in the LHS a few months ago and there was a woman in there buying stuff. But my questions would be why? Is this entirely a cultural thing, or is there something genetic that says women won't like trains? You don't see many men stitching quilts, either.

  13. darkcurves

    darkcurves Member

    Hmmm, I personally feel it's the culture, cant be genetics.
  14. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    i think its something to do with the power of a train,i mean come on guys im guessing,like me you first loved trains when he saw a HUGE one up close or a long string of carsd going in front of your dads car at the crossing.women a this time were interseted in dolls and clothes not big machines.--josh
  15. stripes

    stripes Member

    Well how many men have been to a POW WOW just for the drums!!! I think it is the same thing . A testosterone boost. All that rythym and power!

    Darn, now I need a loco fix!
  16. COMBAT

    COMBAT Member

    Before we turn anymore sexist maybe its just not there thing. :)
  17. BNSFtheLeader

    BNSFtheLeader Member

    Well!???????? Hmm! I think maybe that may be the problem.

    I'm all for Women being in the hobby and most of the Architectural reproductions made for jobsite's are made by women ( they are more meticulous and organized ), so I could only wonder what a model RailRoad would look like if one of them made a model.

    Maybe that's the reason, there pushed out of it from social sexist retard ness :evil:
  18. Straycat

    Straycat Member

    I always wanted to be an engineer on a train, you never see women in the cab. Why is that?

    I did notice on our last flight that we had an all male attendent crew and once we even had a female pilot.
  19. stripes

    stripes Member


    A sexy lady at the helm of a train!! Now thats sexy!:p
  20. doctorwayne

    doctorwayne Active Member

    When I took the GO train to Toronto last month, there was an "engineeress" running the train for one of the trips (I made four trips that day). That trip was the fastest, although a lot of that could be due to track conditions and other traffic. She was an accomplished throttle artiste, though, with very smooth stops and starts, and her enunciation, calling out stations stops, was by far the best that I heard that day.
    A few years back, Trains magazine ran a feature on female engineers, which are not as uncommon as you might think.


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