Time to call it a day.

Discussion in 'Track Planning' started by Why me, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. Why me

    Why me Member

    :cry: Hi guys its with deep sadness im calling it a day on trying to model trains i hv bought books look all over the internet and still nothing comming to mind i hv given this hobby my best and made myself ill with it i can no longer find the inperstion to continue my take this oppertunity to say aBIG THANKYOU AND SINERE GRATIUDE FOR all your help and kind ness you guys hv kept me oing in my dark hours but have no more left god speed to you all and wishing you health and good fortune.mike
  2. northern_blues

    northern_blues New Member

    I hope you take some time to rest and take your mind off it. Then if by chance you still feel that you want to pursue the hobby, you will feel refreshed and ready to go.

    You could always purchase one of those computer train simulator games that are very realistic. That way you could have the train any time you boot up your computer but no upkeep, mate.


  3. 2slim

    2slim Member

    If modeling trains are stressing you out that bad, you're right, it's time to move on. If it becomes more like a chore than something fun and entertaining, then it's no good trying to continue. I wish you well.

  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Go well, where ever you may go. We'll be here if you should ever need us again, you never know where inspiration will come from, or when. :thumb:
  5. csxengineer

    csxengineer Member

    Wait....trust me

    Been there! I had a 11'X10' layout that drove me crazy because I couldn't "tie it all together" to make it look right. I like scenery & operation, and trying to realistically model an area where I live. I finally snapped & sold 80% of everything on Ebay. Now that I made some money, you know what I did? I built a simple 2'X4' module. I am going to detail the heck out of it, and then when there is no more that can be done on it, I'll build another one that connects them together. I am finally happy. I also changed from modeling modern to the 1950's. I have spent more time researching the history than building the module. Try it, and keep us posted. Trust me, I don't have to see my therapist as much anymore!!!!!!LOL
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Good luck to you Why Me wherever life takes you.
  7. sams

    sams Member

    Mike (why me),
    i'm going out on a limb here,
    but from the tone of what you wrote,
    i sense that there are deeper problems involved...
    please reconsider.
    this hobby is a great way to relax...
    and we're here to help out in whatever is troubling you :)
  8. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

    Get Well. We will be here for you when you need us.
  9. Jodam

    Jodam Member

    Quote "Get Well. We will be here for you when you need us."
    Unfortunately Getting well is one option Mike does not have. My Friend has MS as most will realise this disease seriously decreases life expectancy. Sometimes it's extremely hard to look on the bright side, but he tries. We are two peas in a pod health wise, but normally don't mention it, like the others here with poor health.
    We try to glean some enjoyment, from what can be a frustrating hobby for the physically impaired, we work slowly & often stuff up.
    But we keep trying. I chat with mike for hours giving encouragement, & along with a few others contibuted to Mikes International Railway theme, with an Aussie outback Pub and 100+ hand made trees.
    So far i think he might keep going, I for one would hate to see a fellow modeller depart.
  10. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    Best wishes Mike. Come back any time, whether you model or not.
  11. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    Try a small 7" x 15" static display model of a train at a station.Have fun with it,detail it and put it somewhere where you can enjoy it.If that was fun, go to a simple 12" x 3' tabletop diorama with mainline and 1 industry siding.Detail it, wire it and move a car or 2 around.If that was fun build another section to hook to the first so you can move 1 car to a second siding.Table top style will mean no more crawling around trying to do elaborate benchwork.
    When frustration hits,
    Simplify simplify simplify :)
  12. mikanmart

    mikanmart Guest

    Message deleted by Mike Morgan
  13. Hoghead

    Hoghead Member

    I have to agree, this is a hobby to relieve stress, not incur more.

    I also got aggravated with model railroading. No matter how much I tried I could not get the terrain to look right, so I cheated and bought the High Sierra module from Terrains for Trains.

    All completely landscaped, well over 100 trees in this small layout, tunnels and bridges.

    What I am trying to get is, there is always a solution.

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