modeling on the road

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by nachoman, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Does anyone bring anything to do for when stuck in a hotel in the evenings on a business trip? I brought a bunch of figures to paint once, and for my next trip I am thinking of a structure or two...

  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    I usually only bring something to read - magazine, book, or password for The Gauge! ;)

  3. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Only reading material for me too. I had considered taking some freight cars and supplies to do some weatheirng, but that was right after the Gatorade bottle / airlines incident, and I figured the paint bottles might be a no-no.
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I don't think I would try to bring any models to work on on a plane. I think the exacto knives, glue, paint, etc would not be legal to carry on and I'm not sure that a model under construction could be packed well enough not to render a finished model back into a kit or worse. A couple of years ago while I was on disability, my wife was sent for a wound care class in Las Vegas. The hospital flew her to and from Vegas for the class. She was there from Sunday evening until the following Saturday morning. She made arangements for me to check into her room while she was in class on that Tuesday and I drove up to Vegas and spent the rest of the week there. I took a car load of model projects with me and spent the days working on them while my wife was in class, and while she did her homework after class. Then we spent the evenings seeing the sights. I think the only way I would try to do any modeling on a trip is if I was driving, not flying.
  5. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    Yeah, those airline restricitons are a PITA.

    But gas prices have kinda killed the great american road trip as well.

  6. Torpedo

    Torpedo Member

    Most business class hotels and motels have some sort of broadband connection these days, and it is usually free. I always take a laptop on any trip I take. Surf's up! :thumb:
  7. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Frank Duberry (of Aberfoyle Junction) said that in his early days in Canada he was travelling a lot and took railway projects with him. it must have worked, because he became an MMR.
  8. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    I used to do a lot of extended trips to Europe and South America. Three to four months usually. I took a locomotive and several cars, sectional track and had a 220 volt power supply for foreign use. That was back in the days of relative sanity; however. I made a point of searching for every hobby shop in most countries that I visited.
  9. railohio

    railohio Active Member

    Plenty of books. I rode Amtrak two nights to the west coast in December and had plenty of reading material packed. There exists a vast number of railroad books that are ignored by the majority of railfans. Dig around online and pick up a few for your next trip.

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