Other hobbies

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by xbbox, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. caellis

    caellis Member

    My current hobbies in order of participation:
    1) HO model railroading (20 plus years).
    2) Large R/C boats. These are 48" 1/50 scale sea going tugs(20 years).
    3) R/C airplanes (53 years).
    4) Ham Radio (45 years) K3SBQ

    So I never have trouble keeping busy. I have been retired 2 1/2 years and enjoying every minute.
  2. Tayder

    Tayder Member

    These toys keep me occupied when the weather permits! :) :D

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  3. Bird

    Bird New Member

    I have always loved music and actually make my living performing gospel music and I own the Birds Nest Recording Studio in Covington, GA. Music has always been my first love and it's great to be able to make a living with it. I still haven't decided what I want to do when I grow up, but I'm only 61 so I've got plenty of time!

    I just started model rail roading about a year ago and am in the process of building the benchwork for my first layout (been working on it about a month). Here's my progress so far. There will be a tressle all across the front of the layout. I am now building each piece and this will take some time. No pix of them yet, but soon.



    I tried loading pix of the benchwork, but all I seem to get are these icons. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?


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  4. Bird

    Bird New Member

    I see, the images come up automatically. Oh well, first time for everything!

  5. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Loud Music:
    Come to Switzerland! We have LOTS of hiking trails in the Alps along the most spectacular RR routes! (End of plug for Swiss tourism! :D:D:D)

    My other hobbies: I'm collecting, building styrene kits and superdetailing die-cast racing and sports cars from the 1950s up to the early '70s. (After 1970 racing cars perverted to inverted wings on wheels covered with advertisement blurb. :cry::( Don't like them anymore! :curse:)
    Then I do some painting (railroad and racing themes, what else? :D) and photographing (RR again, but also pics outside in mother nature: landscapes, insects, flowers, clouds...)
    On my computer I like to play adventure games (in the style of MYST) and running train simulator.
    And finally I won't forget to take out wifey for a really fine dinner... :)

    All this should keep me occupied for the day. Thank God I'm retired now, so I might find more time to 'work' seriously on my hobbies. sign1

  6. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Hey Lester:

    One Grandpa worked at JI Case, after WWI, in bettendorf, Iowa. To those who wanted to know. Bettendorf, IA is home the Bettendorft tuck! My other Grandpa worked at Farmall (later International Havester) in Moline, Illinois. My Dad retired in 1994 from JI Case in Bettendorf IA and Wausau, Wisconsin. Have an uncle retired a few years ago from John Deere in Moline, Illinois. As you can see, my family was heavily into the farm impelements area. Another cool fact is, the Rock Island Railroad did most of the shipping and recieving!:thumb:

  7. Bill54

    Bill54 New Member

    As far as hobbies are concerned, currently I am only into MRR. Occasionally I go fishing for either bass or trout but that has taken a back seat for the last two years.

    When I was in my 20's I had a 68 GTO that took most of my time. Not only was it a hobby it also was my transportation. I use to race it at the local track. That became too expensive to continue so I stopped racing it and started restoring it. I had it until 2003 when I gave it to my son-in-law.

    From 1989 - 2000 I was heavily into racing electric radio control cars. Unfortunately the clubs in this area closed so the hobby went south.

    Also from 1993 - 1995 I got into 1/24 scale slot cars. I use to work at the track and run the races as well as race in several weekly events.

    My wife and I enjoy camping. We started tent camping in 1986 then bought a 24' Travel Trailer in 2000 and most recently bought a 35' fifth wheel. Some people say it isn't camping because we have all the comforts of home but I still say it's camping since we usually have a camp fire!

    Now it's MRR only.

  8. hooknlad

    hooknlad Member

    Bill, i bet you could get a nice layout inside that 35 footer. A trailer or a cabin is the only way to camp - no flies, no rain , no bathroom searching, no fear of animals stealing your gear, etc... Just take it to the grocery store, fill it up, and park it anywhere and watch Nascar. The kids will be happy too.
  9. Fluesheet

    Fluesheet Member

    My "big three" are model railroading, shooting sports - specifically (at least most recently) competitive bullseye shooting, and motorcycling. I cycle through these three. However, I have the curse of curiosity, so virtually nothing is off limits!
  10. jasbourre

    jasbourre Member

    Hobbies ... Let's see now, collecting Baseball cards, got board with that, sold everything got into Model Railroading. But my number one hobby is collecting DVD movies. If you check my web page you will see I have a pretty good collection going.
  11. spurline

    spurline New Member

    Other hobby intrest

    Besides trying to master the art of model railroading,I like to challenge myself by building model fire apparatus,any type any scale if its on the market I try to get it,modify it to the specs I am looking for.:wave:


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