YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE A MODEL RAILROADER IF . . .
While I’m sure it’s been done before, here is our take, myself and the SMARTT staff, on the key signs that you are, in fact, a model railroader. So without further ado, you know that you’re a model railroader if . . .
. . .While every other motorist rushes to cross the grade crossing, you pull over and wait for the train. (bonus here if you brought popcorn)
. . . Your first thought waiting at the RR crossing as the train goes by is “wow, nice weathering, I wonder what they used….”
. . . you get excited at work when you hear that there will be “training” videos the next day.
. . . you spend more time in the hobby shop than your wife does in the dress shop.
. . . When you mark the beginning of the year by the release of the Walthers catalog
Photo from Flickr Creative Commons by Paddling
. . . you map out all your weekly errands so you can run along the railroad tracks as much as possible.
. . . your children know the guy at the train counter better than they know their grandparents.
. . . you return from the hobby shop with a new train magazine in your hand, then when the wife goes into the next room, you go out to get the REST of the purchases.
. . . all your pin numbers are the same as your favorite locomotive number (whoops, damn!)
. . . your mail-order shopping is delivered to your office, not your home.
. . . you have more toys than your children (and they’re jealous!)
—Raymond G. Potter