Ramblings of a frustrated armchair Railway Modeller

Everyone is entitled to my opinion, so I've decided to enter the blog-o-sphere in order to share them with you.
My focus is the rationale and development of my model railway, but I am likely to wander off topic from time to time.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Frivilous Passtime Part D'oh!

Model Railroading and I have had a life long love/hate relationship.
That light you see at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train...
That light you see at the end of the tunnel...

Space/Time/Money are finite as is the amount of energy I can generate.

I started with an HO trainset and then dabbled in On30 and fell in love with Narrow Gauge. However, On30 doesn't fit.

I really got my heart set on HOn42 but that only lead to agony and grief.

I'm stuck in a very deep rut.

If you observe the publication dates on the blog you can see it's been a while.

I've been stuck in neutral, going nowhere fast. If only I could finish one little project it would be a real breakthrough.

I've recently come to a realization that I've got too much junk and it is like carrying around some sort of anchor holding me in the past.

I've accumulated a bunch of HO stuff over the years and almost none of it fits the era/theme/gestalt of what I want to do in model railroading and the effort and expense of bashing and converting everything is overwhelming.

I need to purge as much stuff as possible so that I don't feel so beholden to it and maybe restart with a clean slate.

I started going through my Model Railway stuff and a lot of it I haven't touched in nearly a decade. A lot of it is cast offs from other people from when they decluttered.

There's some stuff that I want to keep for sentimental reasons.

There's some stuff that will hopefully be useful in the future.

However, there's a bunch of stuff that I just need to get rid of.

Some of it I want to give back, other things that I can pay forward and maybe a little that will pay off.

Hopefully, not too much will go to landfill.

May the gods of evilbay smile upon me.

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