Hall of Fame member, Dave, been in touch again.
I sometimes worry I post too much of his stuff, but judging by the comments he gets, I think I’m just being paranoid.
Anyhow, even I thought, “I have to publish this”… Dave compares his model with the real thing and it’s great viewing:
A big thanks to Dave. And here’s a mail that made me smile:
I’ll admit it was a good lunch, and spurred on by the wine, I thought I’d spoof a confessional. It might strike a chord with some of the community…..
My name is Paul, and I’m an N-Gauge o’holic.
Whenever I see an item for the layout I will probably never build I buy it.
I don’t discriminate. Tracks, engines, coaches, wagons, overhead line equipment, signaling – you name it, I buy it. I could set up a shop with the items I’ve amassed over the years.
I tell myself that this is an investment for the future, but the future is growing shorter, and the collection larger.
I read on a web site years ago that the hardest part of going to the gym was putting on your shorts. Needless to say that as an overweight 5’ 10” chap I identified with that, and decided against it.
I then came across your website where the advice is just to make a start, any start, and see what turns out.
As retirement/dotaget approaches, I can see this is the way to go. The problem is, I’ve now bought several miles of N-Gauge track (mostly from Tomix – a brand that’s not hugely popular here in the UK for some reason) and a fleet that would rival a small train operating company, so to do things justice I’ll have to move into a larger place and live in a shoe box in the kitchen.
Am I alone in this predicament?
Best regards, and thanks a million for the support you provide to us all,
Well, I’m just guessing Paul, but I think you’ll find you are not alone.
And if you fancy ending up like Paul or Dave, it all starts with that first step.
That’s all this time folks because I’m up against the clock.
Please do keep ’em coming.