You are a Model Railroader if:

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by davidstrains, Jan 31, 2003.

  1. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    I found a bunch of these in another group and they sounded so much like the Gaugers that I had to put some of them in here. I am sure that you have many more.:) :)

    1. You walk into your favorite hobby shop, and the employees
    immediately say, "Hi, (your name), we'll get the boss for you."

    2. You've ever plunked down half your paycheck for equipment in
    your favorite scale, and then wondered what it would be like to
    model in a different scale.

    3. You really agonize over decisions like, "Should I buy flowers
    for my wife or a pair of turnouts for my new staging yard?"

    4. You see a piece of plywood, and your first thought is to
    imagine what kind of layout could be built on it.

    5. You haven't let your son play with "his" trains since last

    6. You've ever gotten into a debate over whether Kato is
    pronounced "kay-to" or "kah-to."

    7. You name the places on your railroad after your wife and
    children, mostly out of guilt for spending so much time on the layout instead of with them.

    8. Brass isn't something you polish, it's something you paint and

    9. The latest issue of Model Railroader arrives on the same day as
    your federal tax refund check, and you open the magazine first.

    10. You've ever suggested that your wife's ceramic Christmas
    village needs a train running through it.

    11. Someone says he's finished his model railroad, and you sadly
    shake your head and say he's missed the point of the entire

    12. You've ever told anyone, "I can quit buying freight cars any
    time I want!"
  2. Rusted

    Rusted Member

    One point for each yes? If so, I had a high score, is that good?
  3. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    A female colleague of yours walks into your office wearing a new sweater, and all you can think of is "man, that is a perfect match for the Conrail colors !!!!"


    You have to go into the heart of downtown at rush hour, and you're constantly reminding yourself NOT to park on any of the "mainlines", as they're no parking zones during rush hour.

    **BOTH** happened to me yesterday. I'm a sick, sick man.
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Count me in for all these :D :D

    And this one Too!!! LOL

    A female colleague of yours walks into your office wearing a new sweater, and all you can think of is "man, that is a perfect match for the Conrail colors !!!!"

    Only it was a color I was detailing a Boxcar with. :)
  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    you are a model railroader if,

    They see a floral arrangement, you see a source for new trees.

    They see a faux fur coat, you see a wheat field.

    You save the sticks from caramel apples, to make pilings at the
    waterfront scene.

    When you talk about air brushing, it has nothing to do with
    pictures in Playboy.

    :D :p ;) :p ;) :D
  6. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I scored even higher on this than I did on that quiz my daughter gave me to see if I was an "on-line junky"!:D ;) :p :rolleyes: :D
  7. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    A friend of yours shows you the new family room addition he built and alls you can think of is what a layout you could put in it.

    Any building you look at has "potential".

    You find any reason to go shopping with the better half, especially when its near your LHS.

    The only time you get the mail is the first week of the month when your Model Railroader arrives, when it does, the rest of the mail stays in the box.
  8. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    You keep a copy of a model railroad magazine in the bathroom!!!
    :D :D :D :D :D :p
  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

  10. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    1. When you're commuting to work, you actually HOPE that a train will pass on one of the four RR crossings you have to go over on the way. This, of course, infuriates everyone else who is commuting with you.
    2. When you say you went to a "show" over the weekend, everyone else thinks you're talking about a play.
    3. At Christmas, your whole family goes, “What would you like BESIDES trains?” Of course, you have no answer.
    4. You look at Dept 56 and Lemax buildings as ACCESSORIES to the train layout, and your wife looks at your TRAIN as an accessory to her TOWN layout.
  11. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    TR-Flyer LOL!!!

    I just did #1 on your list yesterday! It was a short cut of BNSF autocarriers on a branch line in St. Paul. Guess I might be a model railroader! :D
  12. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    You keep a copy of a model railroad magazine in the bathroom!!!
    :D :D :D :D :D :p [/B]

    Guilty!:D :D :D

    Also, when you work on the plan for a new house, you spend days planning the basement that will hold the layout of your dreams, then quickly add the rest of the house on as an afterthought.:D :D

  13. pcentral

    pcentral Member

    Hey, I resemble these remarks! Vic, doesn't everyone keep their RR mags in the bathroom! Steve
  14. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    I failed that test miserably. (or passed with flying colours!!)

    What is a wife? :eek: :D
  15. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member

    You're in church at a wedding and...

    You're in church at a wedding and you notice the ever expanding wood arches that reach from the ground to the arched ceiling- boomerang shaped- prolly 40' tall (long) X 3' wide- tapering, 1' wide at it's width minimum (near the ends- where the engine facilities would be located)...

    ...then you're attention is distracted when a cousin you're extremely fond of flashes you a little leg and you think...

    ...what I could do with that if I could get in here with a chainsaw, a 40' flatbed and a crane.

    Well, no need to go into that here- but let's say, yes- they did get married- Paul and what's her name- I remember the church tho!!! :eek:
  16. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    ....When you're out looking at new houses, and your first stop is the basement! :D
  17. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    When you dream that you're out without your camera so you're making reference sketches of those bridges instead. The alarm goes off and you think - dang! I was having such a lovely dream!

    Yep, just yesterday morning.

    :D Val
  18. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    You're about to throw something out and you stop and think "I'm not sure what, but I bet I could use that to make something that would work on my layout." And then add it to the box full of other stuff that you have accumulated the same way. :D
  19. Mike R

    Mike R Member

    You have burn scars on the fleshy underside of both forearms, from setting them down on a soldering iron..:( ....both on the SAME DAY, since you moved the iron "over to the other side, out of the way", after the first burn....):rolleyes: :rolleyes:
    regards / Mike
  20. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    When you read this thread, & can relate to every single post! :D
    A COPY of MR in the bathroom?!...My wife put a bookshelf in there for me! :D

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