Rail Enthusiasts Disease

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by MasonJar, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    Just a bit of a follow up to the The portrayal of modelers in the media thread.

    This is the text of a sign that my Dad saw in a pub in Exeter this summer. If I can get a digital image, I will post it:


    Rail Enthusiasts Disease

    *Highly Infectious to Males of All Ages*

    The Symptoms: The sufferer becomes confused and bewildered when not near a railway. Will be observed wandering around with blank expression, muttering strange words. Rapid rise in temperature at sight of a train. Behaviour then becomes erratic: mush rushing about and waving of arms. Foaming at the mouth is not unusual. Is sometimes violent to non-believers. The Patient spends much time and money at book and magazine shops. Seems not to notice presence of "Normal" people.


    The Treatment: Patient must be kept well supplied with items of railway interest. Should be encouraged to go on steam tours and to open-days where he can meet other victims of the illness and exchange ideas with them. Friends and relations can aid recovery with free transport, free beer and meals. In case of emergency, contact your nearest preservation society.

    I've never foamed at the mouth, or become violent, but I sure could use some more treatment...! ;)

  2. belg

    belg Member

    Andrew I think we all here must have just a touch of this disease and I personally could use a large helping of the cure. Maybe we should start looking for a cure in that pub you mentioned if all else fails we'll have a couple of pints under our belts. Good on you Pat.
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I hear what you folks say but, "Is that a horn blowing, where is my camera?" OK so get back to modelling my layout but need to get away from that and got MS Flight Simulator 2004 which has been absolutely perfect compared to previous ones so get back to my airforce days and enjoy flying around but
    " is that a train I see down there. ?" Must get back to MS train simulator then. Ok Ok I need some mental help here. Any offers?
  4. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Here is the sign. Someone posted it awhile ago, or I got it from another site...I don't remember.

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  5. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    Doesn't this sound like something that Errol would do?:D :D :D I mean post something like this at the local pub? He probably would recommend his own "brew" as part of the cure also:) :) :)

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