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8/09/2010

Monday Meanders 8-9

I have been reminded, lately, how therapeutic it is to build models - in my case, model trains. It was, of course, the result of all that unpackratting we did - are doing - will be doing for a while yet. We ran across my trains.

When I was a little boy, I had a Lionel train set I was only allowed to set up at Christmas - around the tree. When I got bigger, I decided I like HO trains better than Lionel O27 gauge because the HO stuff was more lifelike. Smaller, yes, but the track is more realistic.

I have always enjoyed building models. Planes, cars, and trains. I'm going to publish pictures of my recent work this coming Wednesday. For Wordless Wednesday.

Anyway, I have re-found my yen for playing with my trains. Yes, I am still a boy at heart. That's why you love me. Except for any male readers. You guys like trains, too.

I know that last thing doesn't make any sense.

Ndinombethe.

7 comments:

Jayne said...

OK, move over and let me play engine driver :P
You'll love this tv series on building big stuff with toys and this episode where he rebuilt a disused train line with a Hornby scale set.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

I think hobbies like this are SO good for unwinding and unplugging from the world. It's a great way to give your mind something to think about and do that has NOTHING to do with bills, phone calls, appointments, meetings, or relationships. Just you and the paint and the train. Zen.

Jientje said...

It's a good thing you never threw those away!

Tara R. said...

For my men folk, it's been building air plane models. The Boy probably has a hundred of various sizes by now. We are running out of display space though.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I'm waiting for my two boys to come to me and say, "Mom! we're so over Thomas the Tank Engine! Give us model train sets NOW!"

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

My preschooler would be so happy to play trains with you. He eats, sleeps and breathes trains.

Loraine said...

I'm no good with model trains and such, but my painting and photography are my Zen.