What do you like moste about modle railroading?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by 3phase, Nov 24, 2004.


What do you like moste about modle railroading?

Poll closed Dec 24, 2004.
  1. Scratch building anything i want.

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  2. assembling plastic modles.

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  3. Using my weathering skills.

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  4. Just watching the trains.

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  5. Planning a layout.

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  6. Shopping at the hobby store!!

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Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 3phase

    3phase Member

    Well so far i like laying the track and making the train run around, but i get the moste enjoyment and relaxation out of putting something togher like a building.
  2. trains1972

    trains1972 Member

    I usually end my day by running the trains before I turn in for the night. Although I do enjoy building the plastic buildings, scenery and track planning. I hate going to the hobbyshop they have tried to sell me more stuff then I needed for projects.
  3. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Cannot vote since there is no listing for "working on scenery or layout". As far as hobby shops, I avoid them. They are little help around here, the closest one to me has a small train section and deals mostly in airplanes and RC cars. One train shop that has a nice range on equipment and accessories in all scales has a couple of cats that have free reign and are just as apt to be sleeping on what you want to look at, or worse, the last time I was there I had to leave since I don't think they changed the litter box in many weeks. :curse: :curse:

    Yes, I enjoy making scenery including structures, laying track and wiring, probably even more than running trains. :thumb: :thumb:
  4. Sir_Prize

    Sir_Prize Member

    Mostly it is the move from a mental thought of a world to a 3-D version of it.
  5. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    The escape!!!
    My world ,my rules!!!
    Born to be a railroad Tyrant!!! :D
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I haven't got a home layout built, yet. I almost had a room that I could use, but a friend of my daughter's needed shelter from an abusive home situation, so we opened our home to her. When the modular club sets up to run a show, I enjoy switching the local peddler freight more than anything else. Operating sessions with switching puzzles are the most fun.
  7. rcline

    rcline Member

    Ok - I voted on what I could. Ezdays is right on the scenery and layout. Myself, I love it all,(mostly electronics) although I have not tried to do any weathering yet, I'm saving that for last! Now lying in bed the other night with romantic thoughts on mind, my wife started talking about trains, (I'm sure she was working at changing my thoughts and she did), and she asked me about useing womens makeup and different size paint brushes to do the weathering and then coating it with a dull clear coat. She said that using the makeup would have a lot wider range of colors to use and it MIGHT be a little easier to dust colors on. Could any of you with weathering experience please elaberate on that idea?
  8. Okay....I had to vote for everything! How about adding a category like 'Paying the credit card bill each month'? :D :eek: :D :curse: :D :( :D
  9. 3phase

    3phase Member

    Wow, that's something i refuse to use for a hobby. I have to want something pretty bad to pay 17% .
  10. theBear

    theBear Member

    Everything we buy goes on the card if possible and it gets paid off every month, so I don't care about the rate on my card.

    Now if I could only get the [​IMG] gas company to direct debit my checking account or charge my card I'd be a very happy camper.

    I like only having to write one check and having a record in one place. It cuts down on the pile of papers I have to maintain for tax time.
  11. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    All of the above!!!

  12. Tileguy

    Tileguy Member

    3 phase,you need to get one of them cards that gives you air miles...You would then understand.I like my free airplane tickets :D
  13. brakie

    brakie Active Member

    After the layout is built and finish as far as I am going to take it I want to enjoy the fruits of my labor and the equipment I bought and operate my layout in a prototypical fashion..That to me is model railroading at its finest. :D
  14. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Just thought of another one......

    Hanging Around The Gauge!!! :) :)
  15. 3phase

    3phase Member

    That's a given, like apple pie with apples..... :thumb:
  16. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Variety!.....so much to model, so little time!
  17. Roger Wellman

    Roger Wellman New Member

    I really enjoy all of these things, but like to take the basic structures and change them a bit to match my layout. I kit-bash some things, alter others. I just enjoy being on the bench and adding things to the layout. Sure is relaxing to "be in control" of my H-O world that operates on my time schedule! This is a great hobby!
  18. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    As usual, I don't fit in a catagory :rolleyes: :D

    I love tinkering, especially taking toy junk and turning it into scale pieces or taking a diecast relic of the past and turning into a DCC equipped, coupler bustin' lokey that'll make any one of today's high dollar thoroughbreds wet their roadbeds and cry :p :thumb:
  19. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    Personaly, I like the friendships that have come my way from this wonderfull hobby, some close by that I can sit and have a beer or two with and move them trains around, and some that are miles and miles away, like the ones I have made on the Gauge. thanks to you all...have a good one...steve
  20. trainking49

    trainking49 New Member

    I consider model railroading, My Great Escape. Ralph

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