I'm considering building a small diorama of my idea house/farm situation circa 1920 or so. I think it would be a ton of fun, particularly with all the new HO scale stuff that didn't exist in my 1989 Walthers catalog.
I have several hundred Matchbox/Hotwheels, large amount of 1:24 scale model cars, US and foreign currency, National Geographic Magazines.
And, of course like alot of people here, car parts....
Current Car: 99' Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
Project Car: 84' Chevy Monte Carlo
Past Cars: 84' Buick Regal, 87' Olds' Cutlass Supreme Brougham, 87' Monte Carlo SS, 91' Toyota Corolla
I love watches. I don't have any that are particularly spectacular or super high end, but I love em just the same
"We'll not risk another frontal assault... that rabbit's DYNAMITE!"
MKV GTI : 4dr / TR / 50mm Vogtland & FK cup kit / 27mm Hotchkis RSB / S6 Reps / Stubby Antenna / Baby seat!!!
i used to collect baseball cards and stamps.
even the things i need to buy now, annoying me, cause its just more junk and clutter in my life. i absolutely do not need to buy and compile various crap just because it matches a single theme (coca cola) or interest (guns, knives, baseball cards).
I need to follow this... "Not everything you eat has to, or should, taste really f*cking awesome. Sometimes you need to eat 'boring' food to stay healthy.
Ticket stubs. Movies mostly. I have my sibling's and I's collector glasses from when we were kids. Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Looney Tunes. Too bad the internet depreciated the value of them. Local antique stores had them for sale $10-15, but on ebay you can find them for $3.
Might as well use those old, lead-infused glasses.
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Previously Owned: 2010 Kia Forte, 2010 JK Wrangler, 2007 Passat, 2003 Jetta, 2002 Jetta, 1992 Sentra, 1998 Dakota, 1990 Ford Ranger
pint glasses (it's becomming a large hobby of mine)
beer making equipment
hobbies.... i always do new hobbies.
Also? books i'm starting on as well
The more i learn, the more worrying noises i hear
"Play a Windows CD backwards and hear scary messages. Thats nothing, play it forwards and it installs Windows"
Buy your little enthusiast a Ferrari bike from me.
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That being said, the train guy video gives me the creeps. I'm an enthusiast, but that guy is more than a little off.
I'm sure all hobbies are divided into hobbyists and "freaks/fanatics" (snowboarding/skiiing, car enthusiasts, comic books, video games)
Last edited by PrimaVW; 10-04-2012 at 07:50 PM.
No, I was being very serious. There are a lot of guys on the "spectrum" who just ****ing love trains. Model or otherwise. Its documented, more so than other hobbies. The mega enthusiastic guy sounds like one of them. Not sure what attracts them. I think with model railroading it is an ability to exact an extreme level of control and minute detail over something. Not a jab at all.
Frankly, I'm getting interested in interurbans and traction. Indiana had one of the best interurban systems in the country and it's remnants are still all over the place. Very interesting to me.
Baseball cards (didn't everyone?)
Beanie babies (didn't everyone?)
Since all that ****, not much really.
Previously: 4 Honda Fits, 7 Ford Mustangs, '08 Honda Element, '03 Nissan 350Z, '97 Honda Accord, '99 Volvo V70, '69 VW Transporter, '09 Triumph Street Triple R, '02 Ranger, '99 Ranger, and a bunch of watercooled VWs
Some guys actually get together and have "run" sessions where they each have a job title and make the trains move across a layout as 1:1 trains would... they will actually write up manifests and work orders and file paperwork... sh*ts too much like work for me and frankly I think its f*cking retarded.
Art supplies. It's kind of ridiculous I've realized lately I probably have $10k in just oil pastels, $2k in colored pencils, 5-600 in graphite, watercolors, $1k in oils... Not to mention all the tools, brushes, chemicals, pallets, sketchbooks, canvas rolls, stretchers...
Someday I'll be rich enough to find the time to use it all. Until then I'm going to keep hitting up sales Md doodling in my spare time.
I've got a bunch of high end vintage audio gear I'm clearing out, restored Marantz 4270 - better than new condition; Pioneer SX-5590, 8/10; Concept 16.5, 8/10 cosmetically - 10/10 function. Various high end vintage speakers: Rectilinear Research, AR, Kenwood, Infinity, McIntosh, Leslie 251. PM me for details, clearing out to finance home theater upgrade.