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learmoia

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Me: Ohh I won.. $56
Wife: What did you win?
Me: Locomotive...
Wife: Cool what is it..?
Me: NYC steam locomotive.
Wife: Dont you have all of those?
Me: Yeah but this one was listed for parts so I was able to get a decent deal on it.. and fix up a few of my other vintage items
Wife: Does it work?
Me: I dont know.. I mainly bought it to get the box.
Wife:  :RUEffinKiddingMe:

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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2020, 07:53:01 PM »
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lol.

I've bought boxes too.  At least yours had parts in it.

I bought the Shay box from Germany for $25.
I bought the E8 box for about 15.

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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2020, 08:08:04 PM »
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That's the first dirty look from the wife? What, did you start model railroading yesterday? My wife has a permanent frown from all my purchases :D

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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2020, 08:16:25 PM »
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That's the first dirty look from the wife? What, did you start model railroading yesterday? My wife has a permanent frown from all my purchases :D

Noooo... Model Railroading for 35 years we've been married 7 years.. anniversary tomorrow actually...

She has some model train stuff... She collects Smokey the Bear, some of the Halloween stuff..
and Anything with 'Dixie' on it.. (Her late Mothers first name)..
So L&N, NCSTL, and stuff like that..
I found her a NCSTL Consolidation for Valentines day..
And I just found her an NCSTL Mountain with sound.. (for $85 :) )
I suppose for an anniversary gift, but I forgot to send her a link for what I wanted.. so I'm in trouble for not doing that..

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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2020, 08:29:25 PM »
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I feel sorry for you guys.  My wife fully supports my hobbies. Oh wait, I have no wife.  ;)
But my GF also has no problem with any of my hobbies.  It's been like that for 23 years.  I guess I'm lucky.
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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2020, 09:17:39 PM »
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My wife has a permanent frown from all my purchases :D

^ This.

Time to start talking about buying a plane again (Cessna 172?)

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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2020, 09:25:04 PM »
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Now would be the time to do that!..

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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2020, 09:50:30 PM »
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I feel sorry for you guys.  My wife fully supports my hobbies. Oh wait, I have no wife.  ;)
But my GF also has no problem with any of my hobbies.  It's been like that for 23 years.  I guess I'm lucky.

Girlfriends are different!   :trollface:

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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2020, 09:51:23 PM »
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Never a big problem with my wife but one day it went away completely.
She asked me ‘Why would you rather be down in the basement than being upstairs?“
I said “Why don’t you get a Hobby other than making To Do Lists for me?”
She stomped off and got into Quilting.
Best.    Thing.    Ever!!
No problem anymore...she may never catch up with me but it is only because she got a late start.  Huge stash of Fabric and other accessories...sewing machine(s) aren’t cheap.   Ca-Ching!.
She used to spot Hobby Shops as we were driving; now I find Quilt Shops for her!
Harmony reins!!
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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2020, 09:53:30 PM »
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Well since I don't have one of those NOW.................The EX supported my hobby for long time.  She knew when I was out, 98% of it was about TRAINS/Model Railroading.  Wasn't out supporting the local BAR, wasn't out at the GIRLY[you know] Bar etc etc.  I can NOW go to the Train Shows, Swap Meets, and Conventions as I like.  Only thing I have to worry about is: Who is taking care of the DOG, while I'm away?

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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2020, 10:00:02 PM »
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^ This.

Time to start talking about buying a plane again (Cessna 172?)

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I love the old 172's. My fav, is a 60's 210. Haven't flown in 13 years or so. Trains are a lot cheaper.
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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2020, 10:08:16 PM »
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 :)  Charlie Vik, I agree since my wife is a quilter, too.  Besides her own quilting, she also recently joined the area Project Linus group that makes quilts for disadvantaged and sickly children.  A busy wife is good!

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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2020, 10:48:31 PM »
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Girlfriends are different!   :trollface:

Pretty smart, eh?   8)
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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2020, 10:56:35 PM »
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Ex-wife the first time she saw my trains, "who's going to dust all that crap?"

New, keeper wife said, "I don't want you to have to tear down all of your trains so I'm OK with living in your former marital residence."  She earned a down to the studs kitchen remodel/exorcism before we moved back in.  That was 10 years ago and the trains keep rolling and expanding!
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Re: I got my first dirty look from the wife on a Model Train purchase.
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2020, 12:14:24 AM »
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Pete. 23 years with the GF? Marry that girl already! :P
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