Its only a hobby………..

Although I try to model at a good standard, I do try and keep it in perspective and it does frustrate me when others don’t.  You particularly see this on the forums but the converse of this is that I have picked up many good tips from these same forums and, occasionally, they make me chuckle.

Whilst watching a film over the Christmas break, I was a reminded of one of these, a wonderful send up of those that can’t quite see that we are only, ultimately, playing with toy trains!  So as a little reminder not to take ourselves too seriously, I thought I would share it – click here,

There will be some followers of this blog that are not close enough to the specifics to understand the references in this video.  So for those that don’t P4 is the true scale version of 4mm modelling and EM is a compromise to make it a little easier to model.  The Model Railway Journal is the magazine of choice for the finescale modeller and in this particular issue there is an article (by a follower of this blog) about using the compromise on the true scale gauge.  This should give you enough to understand the video.

Happy modelling all in 2019 (and the tiny bit of 2018 that is left!) and something more serious to follow soon!

Rannoch Moor

About highlandmiscellany

Just playing trains; my weekday life is a bit more serious though!

Posted on December 30, 2018, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Sorry, I had the distinct impression it was a way of life!

  2. Actually – a few years ago, I discovered some N gauge Fleischmann locomotives that had the nazi era insignia on the tenders. So I briefly had a British n gauge layout where part of the stock was German from that era, and I had the idea of it being a 1950s British layout portraying how things would’ve been if we’d been invaded by Hitler. This allowed me to run superb quality German stock. Sadly it was regarded as gross bad taste, for some reason. Can’t think why…….

    Cheers

    Peter

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Mark.
    Thanks for sharing. Should be compulsory viewing for all who lose sight of the fun part of the hobby – The real reason most of us got started!
    A happy new year to all.

  4. Beautifully put,poor old Adolf he never did have a sense of humour. All the best for 2019.

  5. In the spirit of the captions, I’d like to point out that Russia’s track is laid to 5’0”.
    5’6” was used in Spain and Portugal.

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