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Old 12-08-2005, 04:05 PM   #1
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Another random curious poll. Just wondering how many of the contibutors or forum 'junkies' are married and what not. How do your significant others feel about the hobby (if you are married or have someone)? Have they gotten to experience the thrill of our hobby? Thanks for any responses ahead of time.
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:03 PM   #2
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I'm 16, and I'm like my cousin Jason, who is 20. We both don't like anything to get in the way of our hobby. He fixes cars and I watch trains all the time, so we both don't have the time and money for another "hobby", at least at this time, I'll start my career as a railroader first. On the other hand I have another cousin who is girl crazy and is a complete slave to any girl he likes.
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We both don't like anything to get in the way of our hobby.
My wife comes with me quite often and enjoys sitting trackside. Our wedding reception was at a now shopping mall with banquet facilities, which was the Como Shops roundhouse in St. Paul. On our second honeymoon we took the Minnesota Zephyr dinner train. I am pretty lucky.
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My girlfriend of two years thinks my love of trains is fascinating. She likes going with me if we're biking or something, but she doesn't like just sitting around on the side of the tracks. She was also going to buy me a new SLR as a Christmas/anniversary gift but my parents wouldn't let her get me it.
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14 and single. I do not want the burden of a girlfriend right now. I wil get into a realtionship later in life...

Ohh how I wish I had a car (any Jeep or 4x4 pickuptruck to be exact )
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23 and single. I've come to the conclusion that women are nothing but trouble.
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20 and single.i donot think of any relationship now.just think in my study(civil engineering),work (civil engineering) and my hobby (trains).
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23 and single. I've come to the conclusion that women are nothing but trouble.
Sometimes you have to go out of your way to get into trouble. Its called having fun.
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Another random curious poll. Just wondering how many of the contibutors or forum 'junkies' are married and what not.
I'm married, but do my forum junkying at work when it is not busy.


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How do your significant others feel about the hobby (if you are married or have someone)?
My wife knows that is what I do, and she accepts it because it makes me happy.

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Have they gotten to experience the thrill of our hobby? Thanks for any responses ahead of time.
She has experienced it, although the word "thrill" is not exactly how she views it. She wouldn't know a 4-8-8-4 steam engine from an SD70Ace, nor does she care.

One problem she does have, though, is thinking that railroad items are junk. I have several signals that I'd love to set up in the yard, but that isn't going to happen anytime soon. How cool would it be to have a 24 foot CPL that says green if you are home, yellow if you are home but don't want anyone to bother, or red if you are gone?
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How cool would it be to have a 24 foot CPL that says green if you are home, yellow if you are home but don't want anyone to bother, or red if you are gone?
Depends on where you live I guess. Not information I'd want to tell everyone. Thats too bad though, that would be a very cool lawn "ornament". LOL
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Depends on where you live I guess. Not information I'd want to tell everyone. Thats too bad though, that would be a very cool lawn "ornament". LOL
Nobody but my friends would know what it meant. I think it would make a great lawn ornament, too. I have a 16 foot Frisco searchlight, so something a little smaller, still no go on that one, either. She thinks it is junk. Some people.
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30 and single. I always end up with a gal who doesn't give two craps about my interests and hobbies.
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Still married to the same wonderful girl after 40+ years-- She has learned a lot about trains over the years, but is happier when I go alone now-- You know, the "Boring" thing-- As in ; "How many damned train cars can you watch being switched?", or "Haven't you seen that one before?"-- But she is very patient and understanding-- She does not understand though, when I was still working and it was raining, I squalled like a mashed cat about having to go out-- Now that I'm retired, I'll jump at the chance to go out to the rail yard if it's -10 and snowing-- But after all of this, we are still in a kissing mood-- I tell her I'm going to watch trains, and she tells me to kiss her butt-- So everything is ok, right?? Best regards, da Gator
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I can't afford a new slr and a woman too. Gotta go for the camera first.

Past girlfriends have had the opinion that I could have a lot worse hobbies. A couple of them have gone on passanger excursions with me or to rail museums ect. Most of them prefered my other photographic interests like shooting old houses and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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I've never heard a camera complain that you took it trackside for 8 hours!
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Married 3.5 yrs this time, my wife has really no desire to join in my hobby.But, also never stands in my way when I want to go out and take pics. My 19 yr old daughter (step) is one of the best photographers I have ever seen,she just has a natural eye for it, and I am trying to get her interested in too.
BTW, guys If you ever saw her trackside, you might rethink the single life
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BTW, guys If you ever saw her trackside, you might rethink the single life

I rethink the single life anytime I see a good looking girl trackside. LOL

At 29 years though, 19 is a tad out of my exposure bracket.

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She doesn't even have to be trackside for me to rethink it, but I always give it a little more thought then.
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