You are a Model Railroader if:

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

  1. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Oh Man!! -- We should start a "support Group"

  2. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Just ONE copy of MR in the bathroom?
  3. K.V.Div

    K.V.Div Member

    That one would also qualify under the most favorite Model railroad injury Mike:D


  4. davidstrains

    davidstrains Active Member

    You honestly feel that, if your wife buys a new video tape, that entitles you to buy a freight car, and a new outfit for her means an engine for you. Fair is fair.

    You spend more on your model trains in a year than most
    Third-World nations spend on the real thing.

    You hate watching The Addams Family because of what Gomez does to those gorgeous, rare tinplate trains.
  5. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member

    Before breakfast, and maybe even coffee, you log on to the Forums.
  6. joncor

    joncor New Member

    Whenever I am reading magazines I look at the photos and try to find the ones that are just about right for O gauge so I can use them inside of my buildings. That's not weird or is it. D'oh
  7. Krawler

    Krawler Member

    Your wife brings in two newly opened roses to show you and you have to finish reading a post on this thread before looking up at them. Just happened here.*LOL*

    When you wife brings home a new box of something and you figure out how many good strips of cardboard you can get out of it for the new mountain your planning.

  8. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    You know your son has potential when he takes the Walthers catalog to the bathroom...(Taking MR is prohibited...). :mrgreen:
  9. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    You are a model railroader if:

    You constantly evaluate things around you in terms of usefulness on a layout, including wondering what you could rig up out of the restaurant silverware.

    You have ever argued with anyone about point-to-point vs operations while everyone else looks on dumbfounded.

    You describe the fork in the road to someone's house as the "Number 4 turnout down the way".

    You get distracted while driving because you're sure you just spotted an old rail grade.

    You visit a town and while everyone else is admiring the shops and historic sites, you're looking around trying to figure out which building was the old depot.

    You stop at all railroad crossings anyway, just in case you're lucky enough to see a train.

    Your spouse complains about waiting for a 120-car coal train to pass, while you just sit there smiling even though you're late for your destination.

    You don't mind being awakened at oh-dark-thirty by a train whistle - you actually look forward to it.

    You have ever used the word "protypical" in an otherwise ordinary conversation.

    You have ever wondered what is wrong with all those millions of people who don't model railroads.

    You know where LHS is even though you haven't been in that town before.

    You don't notice your wife's new hairdo, but you do notice that new ties or rails have recently been installed on the line nearest you.

    You have any railroad Christmas ornaments on your tree.

    You have ever eyed the chest of a good-looking young woman and honestly told your wife that you wondered where she got the T-shirt with the Sante Fe logo it, and if it comes in your favorite logo as well.

    You think it is perfectly normal to stand around at the crack of dawn, in the middle of nowhere, freezing your buns off, just to catch a glimpse of a particular loco. You definitely brought a camera, too.

    You divide all your freinds into those who model and those who don't. You have trouble remembering the names of the ones who don't.

    You have ever received a birthday, anniversary or Christmas card with a railroad theme or scene.

    If you describe Santa and his reindeer as a perfect example of an articulated 1-8-0.

    If the sight of smoke rising into the air does not cause you to call 911, but sends you dashing down to the nearest railroad crossing with high hopes.

    BTW - what other magazines could possibly be suitable for the bathroom? Certainly not that stuff my wife reads! :thumb:
  10. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    Check. Lionel Caboose ornament as an early gift last year :D

    Don't even get me started about the stuff I kept after my Mousetrap car project!

    Guess I'm a model railroader too (and proud of it! :p)
  11. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    guilty as charged, am I in trouble? I
  12. lester perry

    lester perry Active Member

    guity as charged and happy
  13. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    Wow! I'm really close on a lot of those! I'd like to give a thank you to joncor for reviving a pretty neat thread after 4 1/2 years.
  14. hmas

    hmas Member

    When do we expect him to get out of hospital!

    Like the rest of you guilty.
    Arriving home in winter with a large group of guests, boiling the kettle, & then using it for the 3 live steam locos outside while the ladies & others are waiting for "their" coffee..........
  15. Krawler

    Krawler Member

    Hi hmas it's me, I go in on the 4th or 5th depends if doc wants to keep me on the 4th but surgery is the 5th. They are saying I'll be in there till early Nov.

    Is it bad if the Christmas Tree Ornaments have their own display year round beside the TV.*LOL* Hallmark miniatures are great and they have several this year
  16. hmas

    hmas Member

    Normal households what ever they are! may see the Christmas Tree Ornaments year round as bad, but I don't
  17. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    --If your family calls "Train!" when you're out driving.

    (If you want fun, there's the wives' bus trips at the NMRA convention.)
  18. TrainNut

    TrainNut Ditat Deus

    When your out driving around and you come up to a crossing and the train is still a ways off but instead of hurrying to get across, you stop and wait for the gates to come down so you can be first in line as the train thunders by! ...much to the chagrine of those behind you.
  19. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    You see an unusual building and wonder, "How can I make that in N?"

    You're watching a baseball game on TV, you hear a diesel horn in the background and miss a double play because you were hoping to catch a glance of the train. :nope: :mrgreen::mrgreen:

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