Modeling trains keeps me sober

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by Gil Finn, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    At least it helps. I gave it up in September last year and trains have been a big help in building selfesteem and keeping my hands busy and my rearend off a bar stool.

    If you are like me you can whip it also.:thumb:
  2. jetrock

    jetrock Member

    Good luck to of the things that helped me quit smoking was noticing how much smokes ate into my model railroading budget! Make sure you've got some friends to fall back on...model railroading can be a solitary hobby, but there is also the potential for meeting friends who'll last a lifetime, instead of just until your money for buying rounds at the bar runs out...
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    That's a good trade, Gil..... Working on the trains is better :) :) Keep up the good work! :D
  4. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Glad to hear the hobby can be so good for you Gil! Best wishes!
  5. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Thanks. I enjoy this a lot more. My health improved also.
  6. Scoobie

    Scoobie Member

    Good for you Gil. I to gave up the bottle ( 6 yrs ago ). I can say if I still drank I wouldn't be making our ( my son & I ) first layout. I am have a blast with him doing it. I love it. Good luck to you in the future
  7. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    Congrats, Gil!!:thumb: We're all rootin' for ya!
  8. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    There is real truth to this. Sometimes what people need to give up an addiciton is a distraction. I have known many people who go back to smoking/drinking/drugs simply out of boredom. But congrats, Gil, it takes a strong person to beat such things.

  9. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member


    My dog sleeps with me and the better half looks for quarter on her own :D
  10. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Gil, I see these bad habits start where I go everyday (highschool) and I must say it seems easy to fall into those habits, and dig yourself a grave, but you didn't and I really think it's great to hear about a person with enough integrity to pull yourself out of those things, and what better way thena to play with trains! Whoo hoo! :thumb:

    Good job Gil. :)

    Wow, that's another comment on cidchases' signature. I've seen it taken manydifferent ways, interesting. Cool too! It's nice to have a thought proviking signature!
  11. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    Congratulations Gil. Stay with it and don't put an HO scale bar on your layout.

    As far as dog house is concerned I don't have one but I have a building with my trains to go to. It is heated & air conditioned with thick carpet on the floor. So go ahead & sent me there, it even has a refrigerator, stereo & computer hooked to phone line.

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