How many of you have done this???

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by railroader9731, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. Peugeotlew

    Peugeotlew New Member

    My wife actually got me into it . I had alway wanted to get into it but had other hobbies. Now it is one thing that we both enjoy. Linda actually buys more engines and rolling stock than I do :) She loves the B&O and I the D&H. Her plan is to re-create parts of the Brunswick MD yard. She grew up around there and her dad worked out of that yard.
  2. oldtanker

    oldtanker Member

    Just found out last night about this!

    My nephew got married last spring to an artist. He has been helping me some with our house renovation. Now that I have trains up and running I got him hooked. He is bringing his wife over to see some of the stuff he did to our house (wood ceiling in the living room) and wants to show her the train stuff as pathetic as it is at this point. He's thinking that she may be interested in doing back drops for me and helping him do a layout himself!!!!!

  3. joefryfry

    joefryfry joefryfry

    My girlfriend couldn't be less interested, although she does like to paint. I even built her a scrap booking area with our computer so she could be downstairs when I am working on the layout. She barely uses the PC and never got into her scrapbooking. That's okay. Those little spurs on my 4x10 layout are for future expansion, which is going to go along the wall of the room, after I move the computer area. Ha! (Ten years from now, of course, when I finish the first part of the layout.
  4. Alan Bickley

    Alan Bickley Member

    I was chatting to one of my society colleagues at a national exhibition last weekend and he told me his wife will kill him if she found out how much he was spending at the trade stands! I guess I will never have that problem with my fiance as she spent more of my money than I did at that event!!!
  5. train1

    train1 Member

    My first wife (that's the one I'm currently married to) likes looking at the layouts when they are finished - but unfortunately shows no interest in my indulgence or is willing to assist in my passion.
  6. OnTrack

    OnTrack Member

    Im not married (im only 18) but ive had the same Girlfriend of 6 years. She like's the scenery aspect, shes not so much into the trains. But she just thinks its "ridiculous how those little things cost so much"sign1 SHE CAN GET OVER IT!
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    One of my friends (now deceased) built his wife some shelves for her sewing in the room next to the railway. It wasn't until it was finished that she found out that one of the shelves had two tracks leading to a turntable for automatic turning of the engine so it could pull the train back!

    When I go to a train shop with my wife, I find that she often spends more than I do.
  8. stripes

    stripes Member

    My Diane is very encouraging about my hobby, but takes no part in the layout. She does for some strange reason really love to go to the train shows I am a vendor at, and is a great salesperson!!
  9. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Member

    Jewelery is smaller, and it costs more:curse: ! Yet , women don't complain about that.:rolleyes: sign1
  10. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    :cry: My wife is suportive(says it gives me something to do since I became disabled), and will take me to the lhs, but other than that ,wants nothing to do with the hobby.

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