"Hobby Bug" follow up question:

Johnny Trains May 8, 2002

  1. Johnny Trains

    Johnny Trains Passed away April 29, 2004 In Memoriam

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    Ok, we all have the train bug here.
    But, what's your other hobbies/interests/likes?
    You can make it short and sweet.

    For me:

    TRAINS/ANYTHING RELATED TO (OF COURSE)
    FIRE TRUCKS/FIRE FIGHTING
    POLICE RELATED STUFF
    TRUCKS/BUSES/CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT (SUPER SIDEWALK SUPERINTENDENT!)
    PATCHES
    SCALE VEHICLES (LIMITED TO A POINT-NEED MORE SPACE)
    PHOTOGRAPHY
    NATURE
    LADY SUNSHINE [​IMG]
    TRAVEL
     
  2. blvdbuzzard

    blvdbuzzard TrainBoard Member

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    Plane, trains, cars, boats, helicopters, in small scale.

    Full scale off road trucks, motorcycles.
    fishing, camping, hunting, and related gear, military surplus rifles
    aquariums fresh and salt water
    wood working as in making cabinets and furniture
    astronomy
    trying to figure out how to do ALL of my hobbies and still have time to work.

    Dru.
     
  3. friscobob

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    Besides railroads, both real and model? Well, there's aircraft (especially military- I like the Discovery Wings Channel, and have seen both the Thunderbirds and Blue Angels in action);
    tractors (especially old John Deeres);
    trucks;
    auto racing (NASCAR, NHRA, Indy Racing League and CART, and Formula 1 whenever it's on TV);
    camping (I'm just a few miles away from the mountains);
    fishing;
    and camping.

    Somewhere, I eke out enough time to go to work, and of course spend time with my family (doing some of my favorite pasttimes mentioned above sometimes).
     
  4. RidgeRunner

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    I am a car freak. I love cars. I have a 1993 Pontiac Sunbird LE 3.1 / 5spd (autox/street sleeper project) and a 1967 Caprice 2dr hardtop 327 / powerglide. [​IMG]
     
  5. cthippo

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    Trains, both modelling and chasing
    Dancing (Ballroom, Latin, Swing, club)
    Computers (resident Geek, and proud of it!)
    and reading just about anything I can get my hands on!
     
  6. Benny

    Benny TrainBoard Member

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    IF I KNEW THE CODING, THIS WOULD BE IN LARGE BOLDFACE LETTERING:

    MARCHING BAND

    I am a proud member of The Pride Of Arizona Marching Band. I march Baritone Saxophone, and I wouldn't march anything else even if I had the chance.

    I am the webmaster for the Barisax Website...It is still quite fragile, not finished yet!

    Perfect solution to my social life!

    I also want to learn how to build model boats...I have plans for a Submarine Chaser that I sized in HO, about 120 feet long, that I think would look really cool in my city wharf. Shouldn't be hard once I get time and permanant space! This here computer gets alot of my time, as does college.

    Not interested in the Dark Side of college really. Kind of saw too much of that as a really small child, as well as the consequences of those actions. And now it all just seems a bit old and boring. but I will gladly go to a band party to see my band friends.

    There is just one little question...I can see why the powers that be gave the cheer squad Poms...they cannot really hurt anyone much less themselves with those things. But WHO DECIDED it Would Be a good idea giving these same type of people FLAGS? OR BATONS????!!!!! Has anyone here had to do a line mesh with flags or the twirlers? Has anyone here experienced the sheer terror knowing that on either side of you is a really cute girl swinging or throwing a metal rod within inches of you face???!!! They DO MISS every once in a while!

    They are all forgiven...but it still hurts!!!

    [ 08 May 2002, 08:53: Message edited by: Benny ]
     
  7. Kitbash

    Kitbash TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good thread.

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    • Working on my HO layout and piddling at my hobby workbench (Tie for #1) </font>
    • NC State University Football and Basketball .. collegiate sports in general, especially the ACC ( GO WOLFPACK!!!!!!!!!!!) (Tie for #1) </font>
    • My guitars </font>
    • Our boxer... love that dog. Will NEVER be without a boxer at anytime </font>
    • Cooking good and REAL Italian meals </font>
    • Vacationing at the Outer Banks of North Carolina </font>
    -Kitbash

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  8. justind

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    Trains
    Aircraft and Piloting
    Computers
    Role Playing Games
    Cooking and Eating Italian
    Writing
     
  9. LadySunshine

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    Naval History
    Titanic Buff
    Ocean Liners
    Collecting (coffee mugs, model ships, cats)
    Reading
    TRAINS TRAINS TRAINS TRAINS
    Johnny Trains ;)

    Thanks Johnny [​IMG]
     
  10. 7600EM_1

    7600EM_1 Permanently dispatched

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    Well guys sit down, hold, on and pack a fast lunch! I got tons of other hobbies that I'm not as active in but I do get to them when I have the chance!

    One and formost is my better half. All the time in the world to her if it were possible!

    Second, model railroading as everyone knows!

    Third, railfaning of the CSX lines in my area, and where ever I may end up in travels.

    Fourth, antique, and classicla cars and trucks! The real ones! And big TRUCKS 18 wheelers...

    Fifth, Model Cars and trucks, and 18 wheelers!

    Sixth, electronics, radios, stereo's etc...

    Seventh, metal working, or metal fabrication...

    Eighth, wood working, cabinet making...

    Nineth, painting of all sorts, real houses and all...Pictures even!

    tenth, Drawing wether it being a plain fun drawing or mechaical drawing...

    Eleventh, design work of all types!

    Twelth, traveling.... So far I've been in every continental state of the US besides California, and Oregon.... I've even been to Mexico, and Canada!

    Thirteenth, Heavy machinery collecting like the diecast "Ertl" models of bulldozers, cranes, excavators etc...

    Fourteenth, Music, listening and some song writing... even playing guitar, and my favorite to play, the drums! :D

    That about does it for now..... I can't think of any more that I get into when at ever possible.... :D I used to hunt, but gave that up for health reasons and went onto fishing and gave that up for the matter of not having any time to anymore! :D
     
  11. Ironhorseman

    Ironhorseman Staff Member In Memoriam

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    For me:

    Keeping my woman happy;
    Operating a steam locomotive each summer;
    Riding my Harley with the wind in my face;
    Trout fishing;
    Model railroading;
    Photography;
    Music;
    Collecting shoulder patches.

    Johnny trains ... do you have a California Highway Patrol patch? [​IMG]

    [ 08 May 2002, 15:02: Message edited by: Ironhorseman ]
     
  12. Mark_Athay

    Mark_Athay TrainBoard Member

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    Instead of calling this list my hobbies, I'll call it my things I do.....

    Keeping the wife happy and busy.
    Raising three adorable kids, and involving them as much as I can with the things I do.
    Finishing our basement.
    Yard and garden work. Never finished.
    Reloading, shooting, amateur gunsmithing.
    Hunting, fishing, camping, boating, hiking, anything outdoors.
    Car repairs, home repairs, "dad can fix anything" repairs, ... [​IMG]
    Computers.
    Wood working.
    Electronics, need to get back into ham radio, ...

    Gee, have I left anythin out????? Oh ya, model trains!

    Mark

    [ 08 May 2002, 19:36: Message edited by: Mark_Athay ]
     
  13. Telegrapher

    Telegrapher Passed away July 30, 2008 In Memoriam

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    Model Trains
    Real Trains
    working in my yard with my wife
    Model Airplanes
    real planes
    Model boats
    Real boads
    And last the most important. I love scanning trainboard and seeing all the postings our gals make. They are really something to brag about. :D :D
     
  14. Fred

    Fred TrainBoard Member

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    Model Trains - both HO & "G"
    Railfanning
    Keeping up with my 13 yr old's baseball, hockey & football playing teams:
    Playing Train Dispr 2 Computer Game:
    Going to Red Wing (season ticket holder), Lion & Detroit Tiger games;
    Keeping the family happy.
     
  15. Johnny Trains

    Johnny Trains Passed away April 29, 2004 In Memoriam

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    Bill, no I don't have any California patches. Want to trade a New York one for one please send me a private message. A fire dept. patch is easier for me to get than a PD one, but I can get it if you would like either!

    Benny, I go through worse than that everytime I get on the subway!

    John, I toured the Ertyl factory in Iowa.
    You hit me right in the old heart with that answer about construction trucks. I have more of those trucks in all scales that anything else. Matchbox, Corgi, Ertyl.........LOVE 'EM!!!!!!!!!!!! You'd like New York City! Always something under construction here!!!!!!!
     
  16. Benny

    Benny TrainBoard Member

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    Arizona IS the Perpetual Contrustion YArd. ALWAYS something being done...in EVERY city EVERY Summer!!!
     
  17. Johnny Trains

    Johnny Trains Passed away April 29, 2004 In Memoriam

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    I don't know what it is about all that cool stuff, but as much as I enjoy watching a 60 story crane lifting something WAY up there, I'd rather see machines digging in dirt!!!!!!! HA! HA!

    I love watching old buildings come down (Not all the time though! :( Just junky old ones), then seeing all the cool excavating equipment coming in and the endless parade of dump trucks rolling in one after the other!
    I remember seeing PLENTY of Mack B models when they were still on the road. They made great dump trucks! I had some rather tall buildings go up around me when I was growing up. Watched them from start to finish!

    I remember what people still called "steam shovels", even though they were diesels, but still were the old fashioned kind of digging equipment. Somewhat like a lot of the huge mining shovels now used. Smaller than them but twice the size of the Komatso's and such that are used today.

    One time I was taking a bath in the early morning when I heard all the huge compressors shut down across the street. A 42 story building was going up. I must have been 11 or 12 at the time. Wow. Something was amiss here. It was only 10:30 AM or so..........

    I dried off and ran to the window only to see that a cement mixer had rolled off the top of the earthern ramp and down into the hole!!!!!!!!!!! ROLLED OVER! (No one hurt!!!!)
    To make a long story short, I was over there until 10:30 at night. Two massive tow trucks, one hooked to the other, were trying to pull out the truck after they had set it back on it's wheels.

    One tow truck was up against the front door of a large apartment building while the other was at the top of the ramp! A Cat bulldozer was pushing the cement truck from the rear. It was at that point my family made me go home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Man, what a day that was!
     
  18. 7600EM_1

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    JT,
    HA! I'm sure I would! I've seen NYC in person and yes, their is alot being done with machines for building all the time or well everytime I was in NYC!

    Anyway on the ole toy collecting of Ertl diecast models. I can relate to having a bunch of old Tonka toys! I have the entire 1980's collection of them. Everyone ever made from 1980 to 1989 I have them all! I've also got a few old "Toosie toys" as well and even some really old collectable "Coca-Cola" tinplate trucks! One the delivery truck that I have thats Coca-Cola is like brand new not one scratch or blemish on it anywhere and the last time I knew it was worth $800! Its even got the coke bottles and crates that are removable from the truck and the bottles are removable from the 6 pack crates! :D Not one missing! I was into classic toy truck collecting a few years and all but got out of it being the prices of the stuff was worse then the highest pricing in model railroading!

    I also get into coin collecting somewhat. not to much of that anymore for me but I have alot of old coins from the late 1800's and early 1900's from old family members thats now deceased and all..... And even old bottle collecting!

    But I was always and still to this very day a "crane" fanatic wether is a mobile crane or a crawler crane or a railroad crane, boom, excavator, steam shovel, you name it if its a crane or like a crane I'm hell bent over them! Its amazing with the things and how they opperate and so on... And I have to say that the old line ran knuckle boom excavators have to be my favorite, or right with them, (being I can not pick between them) the smaller crawler boom cranes equipt with a clam shell bucket!

    And even as much. Drag Lines!!!! Those things are even more amazing! HUGE! I got to go through one in Rockwood, PA and that thing was like a skyscaper in size! When in the cab of this preticular one, you were just about 65 to 70 feet off the ground! But the neat part was it wasn't a crawler. It walked! :D

    I feel stupid! I had to edit this, being I spelled "crane" like this "Crain". Duhhh and everyone seen it.. HA! :D

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  19. Colonel

    Colonel Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Ok here are my interests.

    1. My family- wife and 2 kids
    2. My layout
    3. Administering this website :D
    4. Updating my website
    5. Internet
    6. Playing squash
    7. Gardening
     
  20. Maxwell Plant

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    OK, here goes!

    1:My Family and Friends.
    2:Railroading. All it's aspects that I can do. This includes Model Railroading, Railfanning and Rail Travel. I can't drive the big ones but I love watching them.
    3:The Santa Fe Railway, The Burlington, The Rock Island, Burlington Northern-Santa Fe and The GM&O
    4:playing my Guitar and writing songs.
    5:My Cat, Coalette!
    6:Slot Car Racing. Man do I have a neat AC-Cobra! Can't wait for my GT40!
    7:Travel of any kind.
    8:Computers.
    9:Fishing.
    10:Sword and Knife collecting.
    11:History
    12:Science
    13:There's NEVER a 13!
    14:Sleeping in!
     

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