OK, I am an anorak ... so what is your hobby

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  1. slobadoberbob

    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

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    I was going to say my hobby was sex, but that is not true, just more of a dream.. so why am I an anorak (hate that word)... I collect and run model trains. Z gauge to be precise. I have a fairly large lay out with about 40 American diesel locos.. These are the very tiny engines.

    I started off with Marklin (german made) but they were to much like a toy so I went over to AZL or MTL (American made items)... I dread to think how many wagons I have and what the cost has been, but I can say a lot of dosh. I make a lot of my own buildings and buy again American made lazer kits.

    These loco even run of DCC (i.e I have a lot running the same time using the same track with one controller using coding signals to the locos)..

    OK shown you mine, so what is your poison?

    I bet I get as much stick from this post as I did over Ezzie the Saint Bernard being a spare battery for my disabled scooter.. oh hell you only live once:Eeek:

    Bob
     
  2. Road Runner

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    Bruno (my boy)
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    If you were a true anorak Bob, you'd be running a layout in the motorhome off the 12v dc supply...:Smile:

    I have lots of hobbies and interests but the only odd one is flying tiny rc helicopters inside the motorhome.

    Anorak? Nerd? who cares. Whatever floats your boat I say.
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    Always wanted a model railway as a lad, have come across wonderful layouts at every turn in my life even a friend in Norfolk who had a big garden layout how I wish I had gone ahead and built the model train I wanted.

    Fate intervened when I had the space did not have the money, when I finally had the money did not have the space. Now I have both unfortunately do not have the inclination.

    Was destined not to win.

    Dave :thumb::thumb:
     
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    Do what you want to do Bob. You're not harming anbody. Who cares what anyone else thinks.

    When we were expecting our first son - over 38 years ago now - I started bulding an N gauge railway. Had it quite nice at one time but other things intervened and it was taken apart and, eventually, sold off a few years ago. I think the board might still be somewhere in the garage though :Smile:

    Graham
     
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    glad I am not the only one


    That cheers me up no end.. I am not the only sad person that uses a motorhome. Like the idea of trying a helicopter in the RV.. have flown (crashed) petrol engines models a few years back (10) .. expensive on the rota's .. made boats, in fact have been in to model making since a boy.. these days I do the trains when I get a chance.

    Bob
     
  8. Janine

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    Probably not at all interesting to you blokey blokes, but I'm a hooker.......

    ...I make hooked rugs..and quilts..and anything to do with textile art.

    This is one I made for an exhibition a couple of years ago.

    (Commissions undertaken :Laughing:)
     

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    looks great to me Janine:BigGrin:

    I can remember tatting and hook rug making with my aunties/gran etc:Blush:
     
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    Poison - that hits the mark.

    RC helicopters.

    Self inflicted pain way beyond anything Opus Dei gets up to.


    Get the picture:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxQhZLzqmtI&feature=related[/ame]
     
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    I have a couple of Marblehead model sailing yachts never got round to sailing them unfortunately, they be 1Mtr hulls with 2Mtr masts big models.
    Used to fly 3mtr Composite F3J competition gliders . Fly indoor and out door electric helis at the moment. Like to do a bit of fishing and bird watching and a bit of water colour painting, kin ell where's me anorack:RollEyes::Rofl1:
     
  12. Road Runner

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    You wanna bet Janine:Wink:

    Hooker?:Eeek:


    Only teasing:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    It's a good job I loves ya, John :Wink:
     
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    Well i have a few...

    Amateur Radio
    Motorbike's (Don't have one at mo)
    Motorhoming :BigGrin:
    Gadget Collecting
    Mountain Biking
    Fixing Computers
    Mobile Phones i am addicted have to have the latest need Iphone 4 NOW!
    Curry's every Wednesday....
     
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    MotoGP
    F1 and cars in general
    Knitting and sewing stuff
    Painting - dog portraits/doodles mainly

    Hopefully some of the above will earn me some money when I bog off around Europe :BigGrin:
     

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    I'm sure you could make money with the dog portraits - you've caught their characters beautifully.
     
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    The Jack Russell picture was dropped off last week and the owner's daughter told me that I'd 'captured the little s**t's evil face perfectly' so I take that as a compliment :Rofl1:
     
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    You real good at it:thumb:
     
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    Great paintings:thumb:
     
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