You Might Not Be A model Railroader...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Mountain Man, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    I got this idea from, although on their site it was not intended to be humorous:

    You might not be a model railroder if: think 2-4-4-2 is the combination to your safe. think a shark is a large, dangerous fish.

    ...grades are something you got in school.

    ...turntables are for playing those old vinyl records. think firemen ride firetrucks, engineers build bridges and brakemen work at Meinicke.

    ...You can remain calm in the presence of large pieces of railroad equipment. do not keep a camera in your car.

    ...the only magazine in your house is Better Homes & Gardens.

    ...not only have you never been inside a train museum, you were unaware that there were any. have never wandered into a model railroad hobby shop "just to look". have absolutely no idea what an EOT device is, but you suspect it has something to do with terrorism in Iraq. believe that DC is the nation's capitol, and DCC is probably a suburb, possibly connected to the CIA.

    Just a few feeble attmepts to brighten someone's day...:cool:
  2. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

    You think a railroad's car shops are where they fix their Maitinence trucks.
  3. beamish

    beamish HO & Steam Engineer

    the 5th one is my favorite.

    You might be an engineer, but can you drive a train??

    I work with engineers every day, mostly electrical and computer but i am the only one certified as a Power Engineer Steam Traction Class.
  4. iis612

    iis612 Member

    You hear someone talking about frog angles and think that they are out of their mind
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I model 1959 and before, what is an EOT, is that a new acronym for a caboose?
  6. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    End Of Train device, and yep - it is the replacement for cabeese.
  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    You probably know them by another term---FRED Flashing Rear End Device---the little box mounted on the coupler at the end of trains now.
  8. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Member

    This is for Mrs. Doc

    .. if you don't own any plaid shirts.
  9. ScratchyAngel

    ScratchyAngel Member

    ... You think Flashing Rear End Device is another Fraternity prank gone too far.
  10. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    The only "Boxcars" you know of, are on a pair of dice...
  11. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    ...if you are upset because you're the first one in line behind the crossing gates and are forced to look at every car in a very long consist
  12. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    ..if you think that the space taken up by your friends "toy trains", can be better used for a pool table and bar.
  13. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    ...if you agree with your wife that your friend's trains are "cute".
  14. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Active Member

    ...if you think Kato was the guy who hung out with OJ.

    ...if you think Bachmann was the guy who hooked up with Turner to start a rock band.

    ...if you think a "magnetic decoupler" is something you shouldn't talk about in front of the kids.

    ...if you are still wearing a baseball hat that just says something meaningless, like "Massey Ferguson".

    ...if you think Rock Island Line was just a song.

    ...if you think a conductor something that carries electricity.

    ...if you think "air brakes" are what you have to take after eating Mexican food.

    ...if you think a "track spike" is something runners have on their shoes.

    ...if you find the sound of a whistle at 3:00 AM annoying.

    and finally...if you don't think of everything you look at as potential material that might be useful on a layout.

  15. scubadude

    scubadude Member

    ...if the drawer on your wife's side of the bathroom is fully stocked with emory boards, nail files and clippers....sign1
  16. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    ...that you think Whal Oil is for lubing your hair trimmer

    ...that you don't care that your new digital camera doesn't have a macro mode to shoot closeups.
  17. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    You might not be a model railroader if:

    you think that "The Railway Children" was just a soppy kid's film.

    you think that the British movie "Trainspotting" was like, way cool, dude.
  18. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member can't find anything in a crafts store useful for modeling.
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    You have only one use for tweezers..... Pulling out splinters

    You have absolutely no, tiny screwdrivers in your house
  20. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    ...You think a turnout is a sightseeing spot off the highway think a power pack is a bag of energy bars.

    ...when you hear the word "scale", you think of fish

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