New Model Railroad Hobbyist

Is Hobbyist a word? I guess it’s my blog so I’ll make it a word for now! Anyway – I’ve been “ebaying” (another Wyatt’s World dictionary addition I guess) quite a bit over the last few months. I found a few cool gifts for Christmas – the best being a 70’s version of Stock Ticker for my father in law that we had lots of fun playing over Xmas holidays – got that one for 3$ – my best deal so far. Lately I’ve been looking at Train Sets, or “Model Railroad” as the more serious folks say.
Growing up one of my friends, a Mr. Allan Hogg, had a train set, and we spent a lot of great hours playing with it. Perhaps it’s the impending arrival of baby that got me thinking of it, since I’ve been searching Ebay for old toys that I enjoyed – but I got going on Train Sets a few weeks ago. I had no idea it was such a complicated hobby, and there are tons of options on ebay of course. I won an auction last week (picture below) and the set should arrive in a couple of weeks. It can also be addicting… I don’t think one set will be enough, and of course there is scenery, buildings, extra track, custom engines to buy… of course space for all of it is a challenge – the kitchen area should be good for now – I don’t know if my good wife is aware of all the ramifications of this hobby… maybe best to keep her in the dark for a little while?? 😉 (kidding of course!)
I’m really looking forward to having some friends over to play… perhaps the Goertzen/Dunsford crew would accept my invitation, and of course Andrew throughout the summer. Any of you faithful blog readers are welcome of course!

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One Response to New Model Railroad Hobbyist

  1. rg says:

    we’d love to take you up on that invitation!

    that is a great picture of your little one that you posted the other day – how very exciting!

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