Pain & Inconvenience II

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Drew1125, Aug 27, 2001.

  1. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Well, I've got a little more in common with you now, Woodie.
    I decided I was going to spend a nice relaxing evening working on the layout, & I was busy cutting some sheet styrene for the roof on a structure I'm building. My usually trusty x-acto, on this occasion, decided to hop over the straight edge, & lay open my left index finger - MAJOR OUCH!!! :rolleyes:
    Well, I bought myself a half dozen stiches, abottle of pain killers, & a week's vacation. (I guess 2 out of three aint bad!) ;)
    I'm also down to one handed typing, so I'll keep this short.
    The moral to the story is - be careful people. With all the sharp objects, power tools, electricity, solvents, & fumes, there is a degree of danger lurking around our fun little hobby. Don't get too lax about it, & let yourself get hurt.
  2. roryglasgow

    roryglasgow Active Member

    You forgot the most dangerous part of the hobby: the trains!

    How many times have you been working on some part of the layout, not paying attention to what was going on around you when WHAM!!!! a train headed up by a pair of Diesel engines smacks into your elbow. What's worse is when you have a collision with a passenger train. Just think about all of those poor folks! Hopefully your layout has a hospital...

    Hope you feel better soon!
  3. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    Charlie you duffer! Wouldn't want you as my surgeon!!:D
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi Woodie!
    So what are you trying to say... that I should return my Time/Life series on home surgery? :D
    From what I understand, your surgeon could use a little refresher course!
    Anyway, I get the stitches out today, so this is my last day on my "duff".
  5. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    How's the finger? Stitches out? For pain & incovienience I recommend total sensory depravation and backup drugs!

    I'm on the mend now, but slowly. The nurse reckons another 2 - 3 weeks before I'll be able to try the 100 metre dash again!

    take care,

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